girl talk · Writing

Four winter trends: Tartan, the jumper, the trench, the fur coat and black boot

Nail these four trends and avoid any fashionable faux-pas. As ever here is my ShopLook link

christmas · Looking after you. · Motivation and Looking After You · Writing

December self care reminders/Ideas for optimal festive fun

Whilst this is known to be the most magical time of the year it is also stressful. So here's some self care reminders. Work out your total budgets for presents/decorations after you've paid all your monthly bills. Perhaps you could agree that you concentrate on gifts for the children rather than the adults in your… Continue reading December self care reminders/Ideas for optimal festive fun

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FREE Making Memories Christmas advent calendar printable

I got the idea from a friend of mine on instagram who's little girl has several disabilities and can't eat chocolate. Use this to keep the kids busy this Christmas! Right click to save the image, print out and have fun! You can gather supplies from most pound shops and recipes for the salt dough… Continue reading FREE Making Memories Christmas advent calendar printable

christmas · Writing

Food: Christmas Advent biscuits

ingredients muscovado sugar 225g golden syrup 175g cinnamon 2 tsp ground ginger  2 tsp mixed spice 1 tsp finely ground black pepper ½ tsp eggs 2 baking powder 1 tsp plain flour 650g butter 200g, chilled and roughly grated royal icing sugar to decorate red food colouring to decorate Method Step 1 Mix the sugar,… Continue reading Food: Christmas Advent biscuits

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Book review: A Christmas gift by Katie Flynn

Rating 5/5 Genre: Historical fiction Plot: Liverpool, 1939: Sixteen-year-old Lizzy Atherton is forced to flee her violent step-father in the middle of the night, and finds herself stranded on a station platform completely alone. Desperate to know what has become of her beloved mother, who she had no choice but to leave behind, Lizzy returns… Continue reading Book review: A Christmas gift by Katie Flynn

Entertainment · Writing

Reasons why One Day at a time should not have been cancelled

Even the older generation can change their opinion of something if they really want to and adapt to the times Shows that not all families are nuclear It normalised anxiety, depression & PTSD Has strong female lead Reflects the LGBTQ equality act and discriminations they still face. It highlighted that Sobriety isn't always easy That… Continue reading Reasons why One Day at a time should not have been cancelled