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Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Plum And Ginger Duff...


Plum and ginger duff. This is of course a traditional Christmas recipe; a steamed pudding in the style of a Christmas pudding. If you have never made a steamed pudding before, it might seem a bit intimidating but it’s really not difficult to make. You will need string, a 1.5 litre (2½ pint) pudding bowl, greaseproof paper and foil.


Preparation time: 25 minutes

Cooking time: 3 hours

Serves: 6-8

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Monday, 5 September 2016

Skinny Tiramisu...


Introducing Canderel Sugarly Festive Skinny Tiramisu.

Why miss out on this Italian treat!


Serves 4 | Prep 20 mins | Cook 30 mins

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Saturday, 9 January 2016

Mince Pie And Cream Posh Milkshake...


If your on a New Years diet? Look away now!! Haha!!


I am suppose to be on a healthier eating diet but when you find some mince pies in your favourite supermarket at 10p a pack of 6 with a few weeks use by date on them, it is hard to refuse them!! Then I popped into my local shop and they have double cream at 25p a pot, need I say more!?

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Monday, 21 December 2015

Creative Mondays Blog Hop..


Happy Monday everyone.

Creative Mondays is my favourite blog hop of the week as I get to see all your amazing creative ideas. Link up, have fun blog hopping and please be kind enough to link back to the hop in your post.

Today I am sharing a few of my favourite things from this week:


Are you ready for Santa? 

The children have all broke up from school and uni now and we are almost ready for Christmas. I just decided to decorate the living room on the 1st of December. Almost ready but then again so much still to do too! I can not wait till Friday to relax!!

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Saturday, 19 December 2015

What I Wore : Christmas Jumpers ..


Happy Saturday :) The weeks are just flying by at the minute, aren't they!?! I have so much to get done before Christmas it is unreal.

Yesterday I grabbed a bit of metime and went to the hairdresses. Not that my husband noticed my hair had been done! He just thought I'd washed it!! Also realised with all the decorating I have been doing, I had not wore my Christmas jumpers. Eek, I have collected a few over the years and they need to be wore. Now its a jumper a day to get my wear out of them before they get packed away for next year!!

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Saturday, 12 December 2015

Chocolate Rudolph Cake...


Today I have a sweet Chocolate Rudolph Cake to share from Stork:


You will need:

Cake:
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Friday, 11 December 2015

Welcome To The Weekend Blog Hop..


Welcome To The Weekend Blog Hop.

Thanks for stopping by and linking up to the weekend blog hop. Happy you are here and hope you have fun hoping around and finding new blogs to read, follow and comment on. If you like the blog hop please be kind enough to link back so others can join in the fun too.


I been busy around the house clearing old things out the cupboards, painting and lots of jobs I keep putting off. Hopefully it will all be finished when my 2 sons come home from Uni on Sunday for Christmas. Just a few job lefts and the Christmas tree!!
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Wednesday, 9 December 2015

#XmasStartsWith Marisota Bloggers And Blog Hop..


If you have been reading my blog this week you will have seen many pictures from a Christmas fashion campaign #XmasStartsWith I was invited to a few weeks ago. Here we are, me and the 4 other lovely bloggers who took part in the photo shoot and a video for Marisota.


From left to right starting with me :  BeckyEmmaNikkiEmma
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Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Orange And Cranberry Cupcakes...


Fancy trying some orange and cranberry Christmas cupcakes?



Preparation time: 15 mins

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Monday, 7 December 2015

The Red Christmas Dress : Creative Mondays Blog Hop,,,


Happy Monday everyone.

Creative Mondays is my favourite blog hop of the week as I get to see all your amazing creative ideas. Link up, have fun blog hopping and please be kind enough to link back to the hop in your post.

This week I am sharing some of my photo's from a photo shoot with Marisota. Starting with the red Christmas dress. I love red, as you may guess from the outfits I picked.


Outfit and photo's c/o Marisota
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Sunday, 6 December 2015

My Sunday Photo...


Earlier this week I got 100's of pictures sent me from a photo shoot with Marisota. So many favourite shots and this one makes me laugh out loud! The camera man was filming the day and I was very nervous at first.


After a while I got use to him filming. Trouble is I am not usually to good with speaking on camera. My words usually all come out wrong!! Hopefully I was OK!?! I can not wait to see the video now.

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Saturday, 5 December 2015

A Model For The Day...


Next week I have lots of photos to share from a day with Marisota at the JD Williams head office in Manchester. They kindly invited me up to take part in their latest campaign #XmasStartsWith.

It was such a great day!

Exchanging my running trainer for high heels and my stay at home mum of 4 routine, to be a model for the day!

How exciting!!


I thought I would start at the beginning and share some of the back stage photo's. First up picking my outfits from the rails of sparkly party clothes.
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Saturday, 21 November 2015

Lemon, Coconut And White Chocolate Truffles...


Lemon, Coconut And White Chocolate Truffles...


Makes: 24 -30 truffles

Preparation and Cooking Time: 20 minutes plus overnight chilling

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Monday, 9 November 2015

Oh Come All Ye Tasteful: And Some Christmas Items Tried And Tested...


This week I have a special round up of all things Festive. All the things that I am loving at the moment. Some things I have been sent for review, some things I have purchased from the shops, some things I have already eaten!


1.) Cook Book: Oh Come All Ye Tasteful - The Foodie's Guide to a Millionaire's Christmas Feast written by : Ian Flitcroft. Around this time every year we like to find new seasonal recipes and try them out. I can get lost in a new recipe book, even more so when it is full of Christmas recipes. Now which recipe to try first!?! Oh yes coffee and cream.
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Sunday, 8 November 2015

Funky Christmas Jumpers Review..


Now it is November we can officially start mentioning the C word.... 'Christmas'. My favourite time of year.


If your a regular reader of my blog you will remember from last year how much I love my Christmas jumpers. I try to wear one every day throughout December as I love them so much!
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Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Quick And Easy Party Sausage Rolls...


Always a good recipe to have in for last minute picnic or party ideas.

Quick sausage rolls...
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Monday, 29 December 2014

Our Christmas Day..


Hoping you all have had a lovely Christmas day?

We have been having a great time. Too much food, not much sleep, lots excitement and quality family time together. Even snow on Boxing day made it just that bit extra special!!

So many fun things have happen over the last few days which really do feel like weeks. Husband and children all home with time off work, school and university. Family visits, baking party cakes, Christmas day and opening presents. Christmas dinner, parents visiting for tea, more food, tasty cakes and drinks. 

Boxing day out for a party lunch at my mum and dads. More amazing food and cakes and home before the snow arrived. Snow came. Straight out at night to play in the snow in-case it disappeared by morning. 

More party food. Out to the park in the snow. Walking 3 miles to the shops for a spot of sale shopping. More snowy walks. 2 and a half miles walk around the woods to make the most of the snow. Sit down, heat on, feet up, nice cup of tea, more chocolate!!...

This is my catch up! What have you all been up to?

Sharing our Christmas eve through to Christmas day pictures today...


A present for Santa and Rudolph...



Now I really do need to get back to the gym, the weight is starting to creep on!! but it is still so cold, snowy and icy outside when it is lovely and warm inside..



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Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Wed 24th Dec : Egg Nog Day : Cheers...

I love Egg Nog and have brought myself a bottle for Christmas. There is only me who likes it so it is nice to have a drink, leave it a week and have another. Today I am sharing some home made recipes so you can have a go at making your own...












Cheers...


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Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Chirstmas Crafting...

Love these little Christmas decorations my children have made. Empty toilet roll, paper glue pens and lots of imagination..

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10 Christmas Party Treat Ideas ....

Making lot of home made treats today and tomorrow. Christmas baking is so much fun. Today I'm sharing some yummy party treat ideas.

All links click-able to recipes~

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