Hello lovely people and welcome to my little patch on the internet. My name is Samantha Jade and I write a little lifestyle blog based in and around Northern England. Proud Northerner and full time Nurse.
What's on my music playlist list month? ~ March edition
George Ezra ~ Paradise
Rudimental ~ These days
Picture this ~ Never change
Florence & The Machine ~ Bird song (oldie but so under rated)
Hiya beautiful people. There's that word thats dashed all over instagram 'fitness'. We see hundreds of accounts day in, day out with beautiful 'fitness models' with all the latest gym gear and all the 'ads' and 'spons' for funky protein mixes which in fairness, tastes like crap unless mixed with milk really. We see people post videos of themselves in full makeup, doing some sort of routine in the gym with perfect hair, not breaking a sweat. Myself, like most people, will hate going to the gym in full makeup and 'perfect' hair doesn't stay too perfect after a down pour of sweat leaves hair strands clinging to your face, head and neck (very glamorous).
I used to dabble in going to the gym every week when I was younger, mainly because I wanted something to do when there was no Eastenders on a Wednesday so to the gym for a few hours and come home and that would be me done. I also used to do netball and high jump at school and I used to go to…
Hello lovelies. Welcome back to another baking post. As it was Rob's birthday recently, he requested a carrot cake for his birthday buffet as it's his favourite and he never can eat a shop bought or cafe made cake as he has a super severe nut allergy. I've made him one a few times however this time I altered my usual recipe (shock) and it tasted bloody fantastic if I do say so myself. With a mix of spices and some super sweetness, this cake is a delight to have at a birthday, tea party or just a casual weekend cuppa and cake get together with close ones. Obviously, feel free to add the traditional walnuts to top the cake off, however this recipe uses a totally nut free recipe. Happy baking my loves.
Ingredients for sponge 250g carrots finely grated 150mls vegetable oil 3 large free range eggs 230g self raising flour 230g light brown sugar or golden caster sugar 100g caster sugar 1 tbsp golden syrup 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp ginger 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnammon 1/2 tsp mixed spice Ingr…
In honour of International Nurses Day, I wanted to write a post about what it's really like to be a Nurse. I've been qualified since November 2016 and prior to this, I've worked in the NHS since 2015 doing various things such as a Health and Social care course, Nursing cadets and then as a student Nurse leading to where I am now, a qualified Staff Nurse. I love my job. There is no doubt about it, I love working with patients and with other devoted staff to bring the best healthcare possible to those who are in need. I never wanted to be a Nurse, I wanted to be a paramedic originally and got told all through school to aim to be a Doctor. I never fancied being a Doctor, the main reason I didn't want too was I thought I couldn't tell someone their loved one had passed away. How little I knew, this is mainly done by Nurses now. Something I still struggle to do.
I some how ended up choosing subjects at college and school to get me into either paramedic training or nurse …