Sunday, 28 February 2016

Little Things I've Loved This Week #22

I know I say nearly every week is busy, but this week I've been struggling to even keep on top of what day it is! When it came to writing this post, I couldn't believe how long it feels since the start of the week. Since last weekend, I've travelled to four towns/cities and did a midweek night shift so it's probably understandable that I've lost track a little! However, a packed week means there have been lots of happy things to write about...

I've been loving working on my new Instagram account. I decided now was the time to start using Instagram to help grow my blog and that it would be a good idea to move from my personal account to a blog-specific one. It's really helped inspire me to work on my blog and I've enjoyed looking out for things to share. I'm getting to grips with using hashtags to get my photos seen and I'm already seeing a slight increase in blog traffic, so the effort is paying off!
Ginevrella Instagram Grid
The news story about the baby gorilla being delivered by C-section at Bristol Zoo, performed by the director of my medical course. Not only was this a pretty cool story medically, but it was even more exciting that I knew the doctor involved! And to top it all off, the day the story broke I actually attended a feedback session he was running and we got a first-hand account of the events.

The incredible colour of this pink smoothie. Photos just don't do justice to the fabulous shade of pink thanks to the beetroot in this smoothie. I'll definitely think about adding to homemade smoothies and juices.

Friday night rugby. I like trying to watch the Six Nations matches when I can, so it was great to be able to catch the Wales vs France game while sitting in my hotel room on Friday night.

Dinner out with my placement group on Wednesday evening. It can feel like a bit of a pain being away from Bristol on placement, but it was lovely to head out as a big group this week for dinner at a local Italian restaurant.

Longer, sunny days. Ok, I won't get too carried away - it is still February and it does still get dark by about six, but I'm definitely noticing that extra little bit of daylight and the bright sunshine has been making me feel pretty good this week!

Watching the world go by from the train. I had a seven hour train journey on Friday which sounds far worse than it really was! It was actually really peaceful and relaxing just gazing out the window and spotting all kinds of sights, including plenty of wildlife.

I've been in Edinburgh this weekend for a psychiatry conference, so make sure to keep an eye out for a post on what I got up while I was there :)

What have you been up to this week?



Friday, 26 February 2016

The AM & PM Tag

It's been a long time since I did a tag style post, but actually I think they're quite a nice way to find out a bit more about people behind their blogs! I found this one on Abi's blog, Kemples and decided to give it a go myself.


1. What is your morning beauty routine?
I don't really have much of a regular 'routine', I just sort of do whatever's necessary each day! I'll usually apply some moisturiser, then do my make up once it's sunk it. Some days I'll put on foundation, other times I'll just use a little concealer. I normally do some sort of eye make-up, always mascara and then maybe a little eyeliner and or eyeshadow.

2. What's for breakfast?
Nearly always cereal. During the week, I'll have breakfast at about 6.30am and at the moment I'm working through a box of Golden Grahams at my placement accommodation, and porridge in Bristol. I don't have a microwave, so I've been making porridge on the hob and it's so much better! If I've got a little extra time, or it's the weekend, I'll often have eggs either poached or scrambled on toast. 

3. Coffee or tea?
In the morning, I'll usually have coffee - white, no sugar. I drink it because I like it rather than because I need it and I'm not a different person if I don't have one! 

4. How long does it take to get out the door?
Actually not too long - I'm usually ready to go in about half an hour to forty minutes. I do however get up about an hour and forty five minutes before I leave because I like taking my time in the morning and usually spend the extra time reading my book or watching TV.

5. What is your go-to makeup look on a fuss-free morning?
It varies, but I guess my 'go-to' would be No7 Essentially Natural foundation, a light brown or bronze eye shadow, a little black eyeliner and Clinique High Impact mascara.


6. What is your evening beauty routine?
Not much of a routine here either! I do always take off my make up though with wipes and cold cream. I'll often use some sort of cleanser, perhaps Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish if I've got it with me. I usually moisturise before bed too.

7. Snack time! What's in the bowl?
Most likely chocolate, although I'll sometimes have yoghurt with raspberries or blueberries as a post-dinner snack. If you've read much of this blog, you'll know I love baking so quite often I'll have some sort of baked goods in the kitchen that I might snack on instead!
8. How do you wind down and prep for bed?
I start getting ready for bed pretty early - almost as soon as dinner is finished. I tend to shower in the evenings, so I'll do that and put on pyjamas before watching TV. I've been trying to get into the habit of reading for a bit when I get into bed, so I normally try to get through a chapter or two. I also like playing an audiobook once I've turned the lights out. I use the Audible app which has a sleep function - handy, because I fall asleep pretty fast. Even with only 15 minutes sleep timer, I usually have to rewind it the next day to find where I stopped listening!

9. Cozy up! What are you wearing to sleep?
Pyjamas - and almost always a matching set! Luckily none of my bedrooms are too cold, so I don't have to layer up.

10. What are some things you must do before hitting the hay?
Switch my phone to silent! I hardly ever turn my phone off, but I do silence it overnight so I'm not disturbed by any notifications. I also have to make sure I've set my alarm of course, and I try to have picked out something to wear the next day so I don't have to stand around making decisions in the morning. 

Let me know if you give this tag a try, and make sure to look back at Abi's answers too! :)

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Honey Cinnamon Buns for Brunch

Or not for brunch. I'm not sure brunch was the actual purpose of these - but there are no rules on what constitutes brunch food, right?

I guess that's the beauty of brunch. You can eat just about anything, because it's definitely not breakfast, and it's technically half lunch and we all know you can eat all the treats post-lunch time. 

By the way, I think it's totally fine to eat cake or ice cream or chocolate for breakfast. But some people seem to frown upon this,and such foods never seem to make it onto breakfast menus... (if medicine fails me, I'll be opening up a café with a breakfast menu filled with cakes. I had the idea first - no stealing it now!)

I actually made these delicious buns on Saturday evening - staying in and baking is apparently the new going out. They took a good four hours, but the result is well worth the time and effort.

They're sweet and sticky and nutty and just glorious. I always forget how good cinnamon is as a flavour. I don't think I got quite enough rise in the pastry, so they could have been a little lighter - but dowsed in cinnamon caramel and topped with walnuts, it really didn't matter a bit.

I took the recipe from The Great British Bake Off's Big Book of Baking and for the first time in ages, didn't make a single adaptation to the recipe. It also wasn't too difficult - there are a few things I'd do better next time I made them, but for a first attempt at buns they turned out pretty good.

To make 12 buns: 

For the dough
450g strong white bread flour
7g fast action dried yeast (1 sachet)
7g sea salt, crushed
1 medium egg at room temp
2tbsp set honey
250ml lukewarm milk

For the filling and topping
240g set honey
140g unsalted butter, softened
1tbsp ground cinnamon
140g light brown muscovado sugar
50ml single cream
100g walnut pieces

1 roasting tin or baking tin about 22x30x5cm (I used a roasting tin)

1. Put the flour, yeast and salt into a large mixing bowl (don't put salt directly on top of the yeast) and mix together.

2. Mix the egg with the honey and 225ml of milk until thoroughly combined. (Use a warm spoon to help spoon out the honey). Make a well in the flour and pour into this. Mix everything together by hand. You should form a soft dough that is not sticky and comes away cleanly from the bowl. Add more milk if it is too dry.

3. Lightly dust a surface with flour, then turn out the dough. Knead for about 10 minutes until the dough is smooth and stretchy.

4. Put the dough back into the bowl, cover with clingfilm and leave to rise and double in size for about an hour and a half at room temperature. 

5. Knock back the dough to deflate it, then tip out onto a lightly floured worktop. Press or roll into an even rectangle about 25x30cm. Cover lightly with a piece of clingfilm and leave to rest while you make the filling.

6. Put honey, butter, cinnamon and sugar into a mixing bowl. Beat with a wooden spoon until smooth and fluffy. Stir in a little cream to form a 'sloppy' consistency.

7. Uncover the dough and spread about 1/3 of the filling over it, covering the entire sheet of dough. Sprinkle half the walnuts over the top, then roll the dough. To do this, start on one long side and roll away from you, tightly, making sure not to squeeze out the filling. Pinch the seam to keep it closed, then slice into 12 even discs.

8. Grease the roasting/ baking tin, then pour in the remaining cinnamon filling and spread evenly across the bottom. Place the rolls cut side up into the tin (so the spirals are showing) and just light touching. Put the tin inside a large plastic bag (I actually used a bin bag and it worked fine) and secure the ends. Leave to rise for about 45 minutes. Before this time is up, heat the oven to 180°c (or about 160°c fan).

9. Remove the tin from the bag and put in the oven. Bake for about 25 minutes until golden and the filling is bubbling. Take out of the oven and leave to cool for a few minutes.

10. Take a large baking sheet (or heatproof chopping board/ similar) and put on top of the buns. Carefully turn the tin over in a single motion so that the buns fall out of the tin and onto your baking sheet/ board. Pour any remaining caramel from the tin over the tops of the buns. Scatter the leftover walnuts over them, leave to cool (or don't - but be careful!) and enjoy.

(Recipe from Big Book of Baking by Linda Collister)

They were wonderful straight from the oven, still warm and with the caramel bubbling slightly. 

But they were also wonderful the next day, enjoyed on a bright Sunday morning, alongside poached eggs on toast, a glass of juice and served with sweet, juicy strawberries (and an episode of Suits). A casual brunch at home is a great way to start the day, especially now I'm able to enjoy my weekends without having to revise.

I've marked out a few recipes for Danish pastries for future brunches... something I've not eaten since discovering in the second term of first year that our halls served a Sunday brunch that almost no one was ever awake for!



Monday, 22 February 2016

February Pawsomebox

Saffy is one spoilt pup!

Another Pawsomebox* has made its way to the door - perfect for cheering up a little dog who seems to have a sore leg at the moment :(

Luckily this February Pawsomebox was a great way to show her some love with a few presents. There was the usual mix of toys, treats and grooming items to try out, plus the usual newsletter with information about the products, news and plenty of cute pictures of other dogs enjoying their boxes!

Icy weather isn't always kind on paws, so we tried out this Paw Protection Spray from Biogance - the same brand who make the Protein Plus Shampoo that's nearly all gone since the Christmas Pawsomebox. This spray is designed to be used daily for dogs who live in cold conditions or are exposed to anything that might irritate the paws. The spray is really easy to apply and helps keep the pads healthy through the winter.

M&M's Kitchen products are featuring quite regularly in Pawomeboxes at the moment, and this month's offering was a packet of 'Pawnut Butter' treats. These homemade dog biscuits are a favourite with Saffy,and are made with rice flour, peanut butter, honey and vegetable stock. 

Also included this month were some FluoFresh dental cleaning chew sticks. Saffy isn't so keen on these types of treats, and I'm always a bit wary of anything quite so brightly coloured! However, plenty of dogs do enjoy these and many owners find them a useful way of keeping their dogs teeth in good condition.

Something I've never heard of before is infused water for dogs - and we got a bottle of this Drinkies Infused Water this month. Obviously there's nothing wrong with fresh tap water for dogs, but this is part of the fun of Pawsomebox - trying out all kinds of weird and wonderful new products!

Saffy gets through toys rather quickly, so receiving a new one in each box is very hepful. This month she got sent a Jolly Doggy comfort toy monkey. She wasted no time in getting hold of him and settling down to nibble off his ears... before, err, destroying him. I guess all dogs find comfort in different ways... She also got a football toy which has lasted longer than the monkey!

Thank you to the lovely people over at Pawsomebox for sending Saffy a box!

Make sure to check out the Pawsomebox website to order one for your pet now :)



Sunday, 21 February 2016

New Blog Instagram!

Until recently, I simply just linked my blog to my personal instagram and didn't give it much more thought.

I wasn't really using instagram for my blog, but just had it there so readers who already knew about Ginevrella could follow what I get up to and it didn't link back the other way, i.e. people who found my instagram account couldn't find a link to my blog.

Although I link my blog to my personal twitter (and have no intentions of changing that just yet), I keep my blog pretty quiet in real life. I've always maintained that it's not a secret blog, just not one I'm ready to actively promote to all my friends and family right now! Not many of my friends actually use Twitter, but a few follow me on Instagram which is why I never published a link to my blog on the account.

I enjoy using Instagram and can definitely see how it would benefit my blog. I'm hoping to make more use of it now to drive traffic and followers to my blog - and this obviously means I'll need to be able to properly link them together!

You can find my new blog instagram account at 'Ginevrella_Blog' - and I'd love it if you'd give me a follow!

If you're already following my personal one, I have no problem with that and certainly won't be asking to you stop! I'm hoping to keep the two accounts totally separate and ideally not post the same pictures on both, so it's not like you'll just be seeing everything posted twice. 

I'm looking forward to making more use of Instagram from a blogging perspective and I hope you enjoy what's to come.

Now all I have to do is remember which account is which when I'm posting... #confusing

Make sure you're following the new account, and leave me your instagram name so I can follow you too!


Little Things I've Loved This Week #21

This has been one of the those great weeks where the weekdays seem to fly by, and the weekend lasts ages. This might be because I didn't go back to placement until Monday morning (rather than Sunday evening), and had Friday off. I spent the week on the surgical ward, plus an afternoon in theatre which was interesting. Then I've spent the weekend at home, enjoying plenty of time in the kitchen or out with Saffy! Here are the little things that I've loved this week...

1. Lunch at Deliciously Ella's Mae Deli in London. I've seen a few reviews of Ella's new deli/ café and lots of mouthwatering photos on instagram and was keen to check it out. My sister and I headed into London on Friday. I usually end up avoiding places while there's lots of hype about them, but we only had to wait five minutes for a table when we turned up at quarter to two - obviously the lunchtime rush had died down. We each had a mixed mae bowl - a selection of four hot and cold dishes - and a Tropical Bloom (I think?!) smoothie. The food was excellent - fresh, colourful, filling and full of flavour, and the deli is beautifully decorated. The only problem? Neither of us can remember quite what we ate, or what what was in the smoothies!

Jar of white roses with green candle

2. Coming home to some pretty finishing touches in my room. I generally only give my family a few hours notice that I'm coming back for the weekend, so it was nice to get into my room and find that my sister had made the bed nicely and put in a candle and some flowers :)

Bars of dark and milk chocolate

3. Chocolate. Every week of my life features chocolate, of course, but this week I decided to move away from simply buying blocks of Cadbury's and treat myself to a few different things. I've actually only eaten the Green & Blacks Sea Salt - so I guess the other bars will be little things to love next week!

4. Walks in the wood with Saffy. Finally I had the time and the good weather to wander down to the woods with Saffy. The deep mud seems to be keeping people away, so it was wonderfully peaceful and just nice to be out in the fresh air. Unfortunately Saffy also decided to misbehave by running off into the undergrowth at one point, so I rather disturbed the peace by madly chasing after her, jumping and ducking over and under the brambles!

5. Baking fresh bread. Apparently the only essential breadmaking tool is a dough scraper, so I got one this weekend and tested it out while making wholemeal, seeded bread. I'm still very much learning the art of bread making, so a good few hours were spent troubleshooting in the kitchen but it's been thoroughly enjoyable.

6. Being up to date with Suits for the first time EVER. This is quite possibly my favourite TV programme of all time, but I've always been way behind. This week though, the internet behaved itself well enough for me to finally watch all the available episodes of series five... now hopefully it'll stay like that so I can watch Monday night's!

I hope you've had a lovely week - do tell me what things you've been up to!

Thursday, 18 February 2016

Additions to my Cookbook Collection

I began university with a single recipe book and not a whole heap of enthusiasm for cooking or baking.

Fast forward to final year, and I've got a growing collection of cook books - plus a huge pile of Waitrose recipe cards and a few well-thumbed food magazines. 

With Christmas and then my birthday over the past few months, I've received some new additions to my collection. Now that I've had the time to sit down with them, read from cover to cover and even try out a few recipes, I'm ready to introduce them in a blog post.

While you can find a recipe for just about anything online, there's something nice about books to flick through, cover in post-it notes and generally just enjoy. 

Absolute Favourites by Mary Berry

Pretty much anything Mary Berry does to do with food is going to be good. I love her classic recipes - good, family food without trying to keep up with the latest food fashions. I like how this book covers everything from canapés to cake, to meat dishes fish dishes, soups and salads. Everything sounds like hearty, tasty food. I'm not normally tempted by recipes for beef or lamb - but this book could be the one to change my mind. It caters equally well for day-to-day cooking and entertaining, a real all-rounder of a cookbook.

Favourite recipes tried so far:
Mini Bakewell Tarts
Butternut Squash and Lentil Samb

Recipe to try:
Golden Goat's Cheese, Beetroot and Squash Salad.

Crumb by Ruby Tandoh

This is a great baking all-rounder book. Although I didn't love Ruby as a Bake Off contestant, I've certainly warmed to her after reading this book. I like her philosophy of baking being a simple pleasure, with no need for fancy equipment and in-depth consideration of science. She developed many of her recipes in her student kitchen, and this is something that greatly appeals to me as someone who has baked in many a student kitchen over the past five years. There are recipes for bread, cake, pastries, pies, biscuits and plenty more. This book covers the basics of everyday bakes alongside plenty of more challenging recipes to try. The photographs accompanying the recipes are beautiful, and there are detailed explanations of various techniques required throughout the book.

Favourite recipe tried so far:
Daily Bread

Recipe to try:
Tiramisu Cake
Seeded Tin Loaf

Brilliant Bread by James Morton

Why did it take me so long to acquire a bread book?! I've realised I love to bake bread - although I still need a lot more practice. Cakes and biscuits always go down well, but you can't beat having bread straight from the oven for lunch. James was also a Bake Off contestant and is now a doctor - I always used to feel some sort of connection with the medically-minded contestants! I'd heard many a good thing about this book, and now that I own it I can see why. I just want to try everything and having read the descriptions of the breads, I'm sure it'll be no trouble to find people to eat all the bread with me. Like both other books, this one has plenty of beautiful photographs to accompany the well-written recipes. I get the feeling that anything is possible when I read this book, and will certainly be trying out as many of the bakes as I can.

Favourite recipes tried so far:
Basic White Bread
Fast Flour Tortillas

Recipe to try:

Which recipe books should I be getting next?!



Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Sushi Sunday

I can't remember when I decided I liked sushi.

I recall making it one open evening at school with my Italian teacher (and not, weirdly, my Japanese teacher), but I don't remember when it became one of my favourite lunches.

I should probably put in a bit of a disclaimer straight away though - I'm really talking about vegetarian sushi most of the time. Raw fish still freaks me out a little bit (although I reckon I could probably have my mind changed with reallyyyyyy good sushi).

(I should also point out that the title of this post is not a mistake. There has been no scheduling error and I know it's not Sunday. It's just that I actually made sushi the Sunday before last, and 'Sushi Sunday' has a nice ring to it.)

The weekend before last, my flatmate and I were looking for something fun to do that didn't involve being outside in the rain and ideally gave us a chance to watch rugby at the same time. I don't really know how we came to pick sushi making. Perhaps I ought to actually eat a bit more fish and then my memory might serve me better! But anyway, inspiration hit from somewhere and we headed to the nearest supermarket to get the ingredients.

Most big supermarkets seem to sell sushi kits that come with the essential sushi mat and the basic ingredients. All you have to do next is buy the fresh ingredients to fill your sushi. We went for tuna, smoked salmon and a selection of vegetables.

The kit also came with a handy instruction sheet, and we set the rice to boil while we chopped the other ingredients. The rice has to boil in a saucepan with a lid - which led to the discovery that we actually don't have a single saucepan with matching lid. Adulting all wrong, clearly.

We also consulted a few youtube videos on the sushi-making process in order to make sure we were doing everything right and decided to halve our nori sheets (the dark green seaweed sheets that encase the rolls). 

Then the fun really began. We pressed a layer of rice onto the nori sheets, then added our filling before attempting to roll them up. 

It's actually really tricky! It's tempting to make the rolls really full with all the delicious filling, but actually this makes them harder to roll. And there's a bit of a knack to using the mat.

By the time we'd mastered the technique, we'd run out of nori sheets. We did a bit of mad dashing about in the rain on a Sunday afternoon looking for more, but unfortunately all the big shops were shut. We didn't actually need anymore - the amount of sushi we'd made was enough for two, but it was a bit frustrating to run out just as we'd got the hang of it!

Once all rolled up, we sliced them into small pieces, arranged on a plate and instagrammed and snapchatted to our hearts' content. Because that is what you do in 2016, isn't it? 

We then popped the plate into the fridge and just about resisted devouring them before an acceptable dinner time. (Obviously though we'd eaten all the untidy ones for testing purposes...)

When dinner time came around, we dug in to our sushi with a little soy sauce, ginger and wasabi and marvelled at how good it tasted. Definitely something to try again...

Empty dinner plates and wine glasses
Clean plates, a sure sign of good food!

Have you made sushi at home before?

How to make your own homemade sushi


Sunday, 14 February 2016

Little Things I've Loved This Week #20

Yet another week has passed by - how is it mid-February already?! This may have been a week that brought bad news for junior doctors (and future junior doctors too), but I still managed to find plenty of good things to focus on and enjoy over the past seven days. Here are just some of the little things that have made me smile this week...

Taking my time over a coffee. With Wednesday being a day off, I decided to head into town and find somewhere with better wifi than my placement accommodation so I could update my eportfolio. Turns out though that I was more on top of it than I realised, so I used the opportunity to people watch and catch up with some blogs.

Meeting the Park Run on my Saturday morning long run. Any time of day or night, you're bound to meet a fellow runner in Bristol - my housemate assures me that she's not the only one out at 5am... But when I'd dragged myself out of bed before seven on a weekend morning, and had been running for nearly an hour already, it was quite nice to round a corner and spot at least a hundred hi-vis and lycra-clad people all out doing the same thing. I've never done a Park Run, but I'll definitely think about doing one in the future!

Being told my hair is in great condition by the hairdresser after I admitted it had been 'a while' since I'd last had a trim. The last time I had my hair cut, my friend was texting me updates on a Six Nations rugby match, which (as I didn't get my hair cut last weekend) means it's actually been a whole year. I'd been expecting to be told I'd need to lose a couple of inches of dead hair and split ends and to book more regular appointments. Instead, I had only a tiny bit taken off the ends and was told it seemed to be in excellent condition!

Homemade tortillas on Friday night after I realised I had only a single wrap in the freezer. I'd bought ingredients for fajitas on my way home, but forgot the wraps. Luckily, my birthday present copy of Brilliant Bread by James Morton has a recipe for tortillas and I had all the ingredients to hand (well, I swapped the lard for butter). Homemade tortillas are so, so easy and taste great! I'll definitely do them again. 

Home made tortilla wraps bread
Flour tortilla recipe book

Homemade guacamole - because actually I only seemed to have bought half the things for fajitas... No worries though, my housemate knows how to whip up a delicious guacamole from scratch and I think it tastes much better fresh.

Chicken fajita mix in pan with homemade guacamole

Being featured in Chloe's 'Blogs to Follow' post. The Life and Loves of Nine Grand Student has been a favourite blog of mine for ages and I admire Chloe's dedication to blogging alongside her degree and developing her career. So it made me happy to see that she's included me in her list of bloggers to follow under 'for amazing achievements'. Thanks!

More tasty food. Madagascan vanilla yoghurt and Waitrose salads... I treated myself to these on my way back to Bristol after a long week of placement.

Getting an 'excellent' score for my neuro exam on my long case. I'm so close to having all my assessments done for the year and this week had my final long case. It's basically about an hour spent with a patient, taking a history and performing an full examination - all under the observation of a doctor. The neurological examination is notoriously difficult because it has so many elements, is rarely performed fully unless the patient has a neurological complaint and can take ages to perform. Therefore it made me pleased when the consultant watching me said she was really impressed with mine!

Suturing fake skin. It's just one of those things that feels really satisfying! Especially as I've actually got the hang of it now and never thought it would ever make sense to me.

What have you enjoyed this week?


Wednesday, 10 February 2016

January Pawsomebox

I got a text from my rather confused father a couple of weeks ago, to say that a parcel addressed to 'Jennifer Saffy' had just arrived at the door. Saffy doesn't get a lot of post, so it was pretty easy to deduce that this was probably a special parcel sent by the wonderful people at Pawsomebox*.

We've got these Pawsomebox arrivals down to a fine art now - my sister knows what to do, and Saffy appears to understand it's all for her! Apparently she was straight into the box to pick herself out a toy before any photos could be taken.

Jack russell pawsomebox

In the box was the usual array of toys and treats. 

First out was a pink stuffed toy which didn't appear to survive very long before Saffy had its ears off - sorry pink toy!

We also received some 'Kelp Care Sprinkles' by Seahorse Atlantic, containing a mix of vitamins and minerals plus loads of 100% natural kelp. They help keep dogs happy, healthy and shiny and can be sprinkled on top of regular dog food. While not something I would necessarily pick up for a dog, they did seem to go down ok with Saffy. (Although we did have a little incident where we didn't properly read the packet, and my sister pretty much covered Saffy's dinner in these before we found a tiny little scoop buried inside the packet that was supposed to measure out the right amount!) This is all part of the fun of Pawsomebox - a great way to try out things you never knew existed.

A good supply of tasty treats keeps Saffy happy, so it was great to receive a packet of chicken and carrot minis. These little treats were very much enjoyed by Saffy. The box also came with a packet of 'chicken bones' treats - also enjoyed by this spoiled Jack Russell!

I'm always impressed by the products supplied in Pawsomebox, including this 'Munchy Beef Bar'. Saffy hadn't tried it out when I was home, but the way it was packaged almost like a chocolate bar did look pretty clever.

There was a tug rope included, which I have been informed was a very high quality rope. In fact, Saffy needs to keep hold of it because apparently someone in the family would like to keep it for himself as he thinks it's far too good for a dog!

As always, a big thank you to Pawsomebox for sending all these lovely bits Saffy's way. If you think your dog (or dogs!) would love a box of goodies, definitely make sure to check out Pawsomebox's website and order one. They match boxes to your dog, so you know that you'll be getting goodies perfect for your pet.

Even better, you can get 25% off your first box on any plan! Simply enter the code blg5k1qz to get your discount - a little something from me and pawsomebox. Let me know if you get one!


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