Healthy recipe..Cantaloupe and Cucumber Salad

Cantaloupe and Cucumber Salad


1/2 cup plain yogurt
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 tablespoon honey
1 fresh cantaloupe, cut into bite-sized pieces
2 fresh cucumbers, peeled and thinly sliced
2 celery ribs, thinly sliced
2 teaspoons chopped fresh mint
1/3 cup sliced almonds


In a large serving bowl, whisk together the yogurt, lime juice and honey.

Add the cantaloupe, cucumbers, celery and mind to the dressing; toss to combine.

Sprinkle with the almonds and serve!

a sunny friday

Its a beautiful warm sunny day outside. I love it. I slept in late. I did get up and had some breakfast but then I went right back to bed again. My plans to go out never materialised. Oh well. I’ll definitely go out on monday. I did go out in the garden though with the dogs. I played fetch with them.
We had a lot of fun. Mom is strimming the grass and my dad cut it. My sister came after a little while with my niece. My niece has a day off of school today. So my sister took her shopping. She was all excited showing me all the new stuff she got.
Food wise I am doing really good today. I’ve had a very healthy breakfast of eggs and toast, and I’ll be having a healthy dinner of chicken stir fry with noodles. I am drinking a ton of water too. I’m already on my second 500 ML bottle.
I gave my PA the evening off. Since I am at mom and dads, and staying here for the weekend, I figured there was no point in her coming, I’d have to go home again and I just didnt want to bother doing that.
I asked mom to go to the store for me in a little while because I want to buy some fruit and some water. She said she’d go for me after she’s done strimming the garden.


its really warm here this afternoon. its nice to just sit outside in the sun. i’ve been outside playing in the garden with the dogs. they’ve been having so much fun chasing a ball. they are funny to watch. nitro is so selfish he keeps taking the ball from my dads dog biggy and running away with it. then my niece and nephew were playing with him with it and he wouldnt drop it out of his mouth haahaha.
he’s such a goofy dog. i love that the weather is nice enough now that we can all be outside in it. im in my pj’s though lol. i figure what the hell i’m going out in the nice weather and not even bothering to get dressed and im like who cares, whose gonna see me?
the dogs are exhausted now. so me and nitro came in and i made a coffee and now i’m going to catch up on some emails and blog posts of friends blogs.

10 happy things

so i’ve been feeling low tonight. a blogger friend recently wrote a list of 10 happy things in her life, and so I thought I’d do the same, and maybe just maybe it would make me feel a little better.

So here goes!

1 Nitro
My wonderful furbaby Nitro always makes me feel happy. Whenever I am sad or down, all I have to do is call him to my side. He comes, licks me or gives me the paw, smothers me with doggy kisses, and thats it, I’m instantly happy again.

2 My niece and nephew
I adore them. My niece is 9 and my nephew is 4. They are the lights of my life. I love being an auntie. It brings me great joy.

3 Reading
A good book is always sure to make me happy. I love true stories, autobiographies and memoirs, stories about people overcoming things, animal stories, and a little fiction sometimes too.

4 Coffee
Yep, nothing better than a good cup of coffee. Starbux is my absolute favourite kind of coffee. I always say to myself I drink way too much coffee, but oh well, I dont care. It makes me feel good, and makes me happy.

5 Sunshine
I love when it is sunny outside. In ireland we dont get a lot of sunshine though. So I am always so grateful when it is sunny outside.

6 Friends
My friends mean the world to me. They are always there to pick me up when I feel bad, they are great listeners, they keep me sane on my most insane days. I love all of them, both my online and offline friends.

7 blogging
This blog, it means the world to me. I’ve made so many wonderful connections on here. So many wonderful people who like and comment to my posts. I appreciate all of you. I love it when someone writes telling me they can relate to something that I’ve written.

8 My sister
Me and my sister havent always been very close. But over the last 2 years we’ve become super close and our relationship really means the world to me now. She is 9 years younger than me, but she’s a wonderful sister.

9 Music
I love music, I am constantly listening to music, some of my favourite artists are taylor swift, pink, linkin park, katy perry, rihanna, etc. I have a huge playlist on my i phone, I also subscribe to apple music.

10 Making youtube videos
I love making videos. Again its like my blog, people relate to them, leave me wonderful comments and feedback and I absolutely love it. My youtube channel is not as active as my blog, but when I have the time, I do love to make videos. It makes me so happy.

What makes you happy? I’d love to know!

todays writing prompt, favourite memory?

its hard to just pick one. i have a lot of favourites.

however one that automatically comes to mind is the memory of being in disneyworld in florida with my partner Jess and we were walking along the foothpath at the caribbean beach resort where we were staying. we stopped and climbed into a hammock, we were swinging to and fro, giggling and chatting about how the resort was so beautiful. All of a sudden a group of ducks, baby ducks, began walking along, we got up to take photos, started walking towards them, and then, all of a sudden they started following us! It was sooo swee. 

uneventful rest of my day

the rest of my friday has been uneventful. again, i couldnt stay awake. i think i got overheated. i tried to sit outside in the afternoon but the tiredness got the better of me. i told mom i was going to go lie down for an hour. that ended up being 2 hours though.i woke when mom and my sis came back from grocery shopping. we all ate together. mom made a salad and she also made sandwiches for me because i did not want salad. she bought this gorgeous bbq chicken, it tasted so good. she also got this lovely wheat bread that I had my sandwich on. i’m doing really well health wise. i just had the wheat bread with beef and one slice with chicken on it for dinner. mom tried to get me to eat more but i said i had enough. i didnt get to do any exercise today though which i am kind of disappointed about. i asked mom if she wanted to go for a 15 minute walk but she said she was too tired. no worries though there is always tomorrow. my sister wont be coming over to moms tomorrow because she has to pack her cases for going on holidays next week. so it will just be mom and dad and me until sunday. we were going to go to a vintage car show on sunday but my sister said she felt tired after her week at work so we might just go to a local park with the kids instead. once i get my walk in tomorrow i’m good. i might go visit my friend in the afternoon too. my friend norma that is. i also have to finish packing for respite on monday. i’ve been watching tv for the evening and just relaxing. hope you’ve all had a good day today.

carol anne