Nutella Chocolate TrufflesLast Friday we had our annual bake off at work to help raise money for Children in Need. Instead of going down the traditional cake route, I thought I’d try making something I’ve never attempted before – chocolate truffles. After receiving a large jar of personalised Nutella for my birthday, I decided to make use of it and make some scrummy truffles with an added kick. View Post

Osiris facial scrubAbout a month ago, I graced the tiles of Lidl in a bid lower the cost of my weekly food shop. Now that I’ve got my own house, I finally realise how expensive food shopping can really be (sorry mam!), so after many recommendations to visit Lidl or Aldi for low priced yet high quality produce, I decided to test it out for myself. Never in this world did I think I would be faced with a skincare product priced at 99p that I genuinely feel has transformed my skin into a silky smooth haven. View Post

10806425_10155363806070355_8748595644050733642_nAs a fond lover of eating out, I thought it was about time that I shared one of my favourite restaurants with my lovely readers. As it was my birthday last weekend, it seemed necessary to celebrate at the Blacksmiths Arms – the home of steak on the stone. Located in North Yorkshire, this traditional country pub is situated in a lovely little village called Swainby. Whenever we have something to celebrate, whether it is a new job, a birthday or anniversary, this place is always on the top of my list of places to visit. View Post

Birthday HamperI’ve been a little quiet on the blogging front recently because I’ve been mega busy. With Halloween, bonfire night and my birthday all happening in the space of a week, it’s fair to say there’s been a lot going on. In today’s post I thought I would fill you in on what I’ve been up to with some of my favourite photos from the past fortnight. View Post

blogger recognition award

Earlier this week the lovely M who blogs over at The Life of Little Me nominated me for the Blogger Recognition Award (Thanks lovely!). This is the first blogger award I’ve been nominated for and I’m so pleased to be a part of it. Like similar blog awards, the Blogger Recognition award basically does what it says on the tin – it helps new bloggers (like little ole me!) gain recognition for their blog and help them find their feet in the world of blogging. No matter how big or small you think your space on the internet is, it’s another outlet for you to express yourself and inspire others with your thoughts and opinions. View Post