Thursday, 25 February 2016

25 Things I've Learnt by 25

The big Two-Five.

So today is my name day and as you've probably noted by now i've added another year and hit the big twenty five. If i'm honest, i'm not sure I feel comfortable with it. I sort of feel like i'm stuck in limbo, I don't want to grow up yet but I don't feel young and care free either. In the words of Britney "I'm not a girl, not yet a woman". My social media feed is filling up with engagements, babies and honeymoons and I'm just not there yet. I'm still sat at home with a colouring book and takeaway.

Is this feeling the beginning of a Quarter life crisis? This is the start of my late twenties and i'm on the express train straight to thirty. Will I wake up tomorrow with a whole head full of grey hairs? I'm not sure. To stop myself becoming a quivering wreck i've decided to focus on twenty five things i've learnt in my twenty five years:

Saturday, 20 February 2016

Recipe: Creme Egg Brownies

Creme Egg Brownie Recipe
It is officially Creme Egg season and after last year's chocolate change debate Creme Eggs are still a firm chocolate favourite for me... I just wish you could get them for the other 8-9 months of the year. 
When it is creme egg season I tend to go a little creme egg season (last year I bought a wholesale sized box to keep me going... until um, may - please don't judge me). A friend gave me this recipe two years ago now and its a seasonal favourite that I thought I would share. I made a few alterations to the recipe given to me as it wanted me to cut the creme eggs in half and place on the top, I like to fill the brownies with mini creme eggs so they make a nice surprise when you cut into them. Here's how to make these dreamy rich and fudgy brownies:

Thursday, 18 February 2016

Review: Thriller Live

Last night I was lucky enough to secure tickets to go and see the touring version of Thriller Live at the Bristol Hippodrome. While I ended up sacrificing dinner due to traffic woes - Bristol why are you always gridlocked? - the show was brilliant enough that it managed to keep my inner hangry monster at bay.

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Valentines Day Edit

February is the official month of love. Its a month that plays host to my birthday, Valentines day and pancake day which is for me one of the dreamiest days of the year. With Valentines day looming next weekend I think it's important that everybody celebrates, wether they are ordering takeaway for one, treating someone special or celebrating with friends, v-day shouldn't just be about partners declaring love. Personally the whole concept of spending the big bucks to tell someone you love them for one certain day of the year is commercialised rubbish. There are 364 - or in 2016's case: 365 - other days in the year where you could tell someone you love them too, and should.

Friday, 5 February 2016

Instagrams to Dream About

I have a confession to make... I am totally addicted to Instagram. I love just scrolling through all the amazing pictures; they seriously brighten my day at work as they allow me to daydream my way into another world and away from hard hats and high vis.
It turns out that my 4 favourite Insta's to follow are all run by amazing bloggers. Here they are below:

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