Spruced up oat cookies

Day 38 – Getting my bake on When I got home from work this afternoon I had a strong craving for something sweet, some muffins, some cake or some cookies, so I decided to raid the kitchen and see what I could rustle up whilst trying to keep it moderately healthy. After some deliberation I…

Meatless Monday

Day 37 – Food glorious food, or should that be vegetables glorious vegetables? Sometime ago, two years to be more precise, I stumbled across a website about not eating meat on Mondays, or to use the given name “Meatless Monday” and I drafted a post about it. I wrote about my thoughts on it and considered…

Another Stepping Stone is back, what’s new?

Back and ready to roll! It’s been a long time since I sat down to write anything apart from essays and revision notes, but today marks a new month and three days since I finished university. I started this space about two years ago now because I wanted somewhere to share my experiences as a…

Tea and Cake makes everything great – 100 days of happiness

Like yesterday, happiness has been found in food, but this time tea and home-made cake at a lovely cosy tea room new to town with my Mum. Oh the joys of being home. Sometimes it amazes me what tea and good company can do to our mood. As soon as I saw the “Monsterberg” (Batten-berg)…

Food is good for the soul – 100 days of happiness

Over the last few days I’ve been finding the time to get back to baking and cooking some delicious foods. I’m made wholemeal bread with walnuts and mixed seeds, I’ve made a healthy version of flapjack that are yummy scrummy yet have no sugar and I’ve being playing around with salads. Since I started, even…

Getting my bake on! – 100 days of happiness

Today I awoke and the birds were chirping and the sun was shining, a great way to start the day. Since returning from my year abroad I’ve been trying and failing to keep Another Stepping Stone going despite being back in the UK with few travel opportunities so I’ve been reading a lot of other blogs…

Erasmus Bilbao – The Last One

They say that all good things come to an end, and that good things come to those who wait but I’m not so sure that I believe in that. Now in June the end of my Erasmus year in Bilbao has ended, I’ve packed up my room and am back in England albeit after 20…

A day late Flashback Friday: The story of New York City

Flashback 10 months and it’s April 2012 and I’m boarding a plane across the pond to New York City, the big apple. It’s my first time out of Europe and I’m doing it alone. It’s a trip that I’ve been meaning to write about for a very long time, but one that I’ve never quite…

A Journey through Castilla y León

Arriving in Burgos and it’s a beautiful sunny day, the sky is a brilliant blue and the air is crisp, there’s a feeling of the changing of seasons from winter to spring, and it feels great to be somewhere new, to explore and discover. Leaving Bilbao, the bus journey to Burgos took us through rain,…

You know you’ve lived in the Basque Country when…

As second semester begins, and I’ve been lucky enough to get Friday’s free (hello three day weekend!) I’m left with some time to reflect on what it really means to live in the Basque Country and have come up with a few things which I feel depict this region, so here we go: You know…