DIY Bauble

For this craft you’ll need:

  • 1 Bauble
  • Music/text from a book
  • Pva glue
  • Glitter
  • A paintbrush
  • A bowl/plate

The idea is pretty much, cover the bauble in glue, cut up your music/text into smallish pieces, glue them too the bauble (use your fingers if you need to)! Sprinkle with glitter and hang to dry, it’s that simple!

I made a video tutorial if that’s more your thing!

A Winter Evening

I’d planned to put together a post showing you my winter evening routine, but if I’m honest my routine every evening, pretty much, is to get home from work, get my PJs on and watch DVDs until I fall asleep. But every now and then I treat myself to a little bit of luxury and in the new year I want to make the effort to pamper myself a little more when I get in from work.

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Advent 8th – 14th

Another week of fabulous Body Shop goodies from my advent calendar!

I thought the eyelash curler was an interesting one, it doesn’t really shout Body Shop but it’s still a really good item to get!

I love the little soaps, I’m not normally a soap bar type of person, just because I don’t like how they sometimes don’t dry between uses and can get a little slimy. But these little ones won’t last very long anyway.

I’m hoping to get a few more makeup items in my final 10 days, and I wouldn’t mind getting another item from the festive range, I love the smell of the plum.


Christmas Jumpers

It’s that time of year!

With so many options for Christmas jumpers I thought I’d have a look at a few online and let you know how I feel about them.  Some wonderful and some not so wonderful…

Please use #elfieselfie to show me any pictures you have with the Elfie Selfie jumper!

The Simple Things

If your looking for a new magazine that you might actually read every page of then I can highly recommend The Simple Things.

I’ve been getting this magazine for a few months and every month I love taking a few minutes  here and there to sit with a cup of tea and read a few pages.

Their tag line ‘Taking time to live well’ is a good hint at the theme of the articles and features, all of which are very interesting and relaxing to read. My favourite regular interview feature is ‘My Day In Cups Of Tea’

Along with plenty of ideas for things to do this Christmas, this issue contains lots of winter recipes, all of which look very tasty.  This is by far my favourite magazine at the moment.

 I should mention that I’m not being paid for this post.  🙂

Making it Festive

Decorating the tree has to be done at just the right time, if I do it too early then I lose my festive feeling and the wait until christmas day seems to go on forever, if I do it too late then I rush it and I’m disappointed with the result. I’d say the only disadvantage to getting a real tree is that you need to get it early in the season – to ensure you get a good one. This means running the risk of early decorating, but if you don’t decorate then it looks sad.


Yesterday was tree decorating day for us, maybe a little earlier than normal (Andrew would have us wait until christmas eve if he got his way)! I wanted to record the decorating so it needed to be done in good light which meant picking a day I was off work, yesterday seemed like a good day!  I’m pleased with our little tree, you can watch me decorate it over on my YouTube channel or down below.

Nan’s Christmas Cake

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Every year me and my dad have the discussion ‘who’s going to make the Christmas cake?’ We use a recipe from an old cookbook of my Nan’s that makes two cakes. One of us will make the cakes, keep one for ourself and deliver the other when we have our Christmas time visit. It’s a tradition that I love.

This year we made the cakes together and because we all now live in Norwich we’ll all get to enjoy both cakes this Christmas. We’ll have a day to make the almond paste (we use this instead of marzipan) and then a few days before Christmas we’ll ice it. The first slice is enjoyed on Christmas Day when we settle down with a nice hot cup of tea to follow our Christmas dinner.

Do you have any Christmas baking traditions?