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Wine Crate Bookshelf- a no-nonsense DIY project

Two facts about me: I am a keen reader and I live in a really, really small flat. Though seemingly unconnected, the fact that those two things are absolutely true means that my very small flat is often overrun with books, crammed into the oddest corners or wedged behind furniture. It also means that my life is often a mess. That is no way to live, so a few weeks ago I said: ‘ENOUGH!’ and vowed to produce more appropriate storage for my musty tomes. I looked around for a good bookshelf to fit a rather small and awkward little area of the flat, but nothing seemed quite right. Luckily, the Pal is rather handy with the tools, and I had an idea. The Wine Crate Bookshelf, a no-muss no-fuss bit of DIY that even the most tool-averse can execute.

Light and Loaded- potato soup

Guys, it’s hella cold here in London. So cold the only thing I can think about is fleecy pyjamas and steaming bowls of comfort food- preferably served to me in bed, where I can eat them under my duvet and my lambswool blanket. Unfortunately- it’s also January. You know January; the first month of the year when lots of us make ridiculous promises to eat clean, not drink and exercise for moronic reasons like new year, new me? That one. Well, I have actually been keeping my promises for a change and all in I do actually feel better- but, today is especially cold ad I hear it’s even going to snow. So my brain is saying: ‘eat healthy Rita, you can do it xxxx’, while my stomach is saying ‘give me baaaaaaacon and carbs!!!!’. I crave loaded potato skins like nobody’s business, you guys. NOBODY’S BUSINESS. Luckily I have found a recipe that is both light(er), but also full of bacon and potato and cheese. It’s a slow-cooker recipe which is just the best because it …