Cotswold Lifestyle

Welcome to my Lifestyle Blog from The Cotswolds

Tips and Tricks to Cut Food Waste

How to Reduce Food Waste in Your Home 1. Create a Shopping List You Can Stick To 2. Make Your Own Lunches and Take Lunches with You to Work or School (or any other place you'll be away from home) 3. Plan Ahead of Time for Dinner and Make a Meal Plan Ahead of Time 4. Buy Food on Sale and Freeze What You Don't Need for Later Use We are all well aware of how much we waste food in the Uk and we would all love to save some money. Maybe you have a...

The Cotswold Lifestyle August Giveaway Win a £50 Amazon Gift Card

August is here, and soon we will be thinking about heading back to school. In the mean time the following bloggers have collaborated together to bring you a fantastic competition to win a £50 Amazon gift card. The bloggers taking part are: FeliFamily | All Things Holidays | Stem Play | Life Changing Side Hustle | Our Life Interrupted | The Cocktail Bird | Bossy Girl | Bake More Cake | Vegan Book | Nishi V | The Coffee Chef | Giving...

Quick Chicken and Sausage Pasta Bake

Ingredients Serves: 6 450g fusilli or any other pasta 1 tablespoon olive oil 4 Italian sausages, sliced 2 skinless, boneless chicken breast fillets, cubed 1 red onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, peeled, finely chopped 1 green pepper, diced 1 teaspoon Italian herb seasoning Salt and ground black pepper to taste 1 (400g) tin chopped tomatoes 350g pasta sauce 100g mushrooms, sliced 3 courgettes, thickly sliced Method Prep:20min  ›  Cook:20min ...

Writing a Product Review That Google Will Love

Writing a Product Review That Google Will Love Writing product reviews have been a staple of bloggers since almost the beginning.  It is a great resource for readers and a good way to introduce affiliate products so you can make money blogging. But in recent times, Google has become a little sterner about them.  That’s because there’s a lot of poor quality stuff out there that doesn’t really help people and is just there to sell...

How to Create a Tutorial Blog Post

How to Create a Tutorial Blog Post A tutorial blog post is a great way to show readers how to do something. Whether it's cooking an egg, using Photoshop, or setting up a new piece of software, tutorials provide step by step instructions with images and videos for every stage. In this guide we will be looking at why you should write tutorial blog posts (hint: they're good for SEO!), what makes them effective, and how to go about planning one! Why...

Create an Opinion Blog Post That Puts Your Opinions Into Context

Create an Opinion Blog Post That Puts Your Opinions Into Context The world is full of opinions, and it can be difficult to know how to write a blog post that puts yours into context. This guide will show you the steps necessary for writing an opinion blog post that is both insightful and presents other arguments around the topic in a positive way. What is an opinion blog post? An opinion blog post is a blog post where the writer shares their...

A visit to Snowshill Manor National Trust

If you love the Arts and Crafts style you will adore Snowshill Manor. It was a gorgeous sunny July day. We visited around 2pm which we found not too busy there is a narrow way single track to enter the National Trust site but plenty of parking free for National Trust members. The gardens and Manor are open most of the year. The cheapest way to visit is to take out the National Trust membership. Snowshill Manor  was created in 1919 by the...