Advent calender Today is the day we’ve all been waiting for – the first day of advent! There’s no better feeling than  knowing you have a solid four weeks where eating chocolate for breakfast is actually acceptable. With it being my first Christmas in my own house this year, I knew my mum wouldn’t be buying me an advent calendar which made me think about a new way to countdown for Christmas. Whilst I was tempted by the Yankee Candle calendar and the Lush 12 days of Christmas calendar, my creative side was itching to make an entrance. View Post

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