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January Glossybox

So i currently subscribe to 2 subscription boxes. Glossybox being one of them.

I recently received my first of the year, so lets see what we have. Titled the Edible Edit with Deliciously Stella, i was super intrigued, wondering if this might be food based. Turns out it is a collaboration with Instagrammer Deliciously Stella (no, me either). A quick look on her page and its a very tongue in cheek look at the fads of super foods, latest diet phenomenon etc, i could definitely get on board with this!

Contents of this months box are;

Manuka Honey hydrating and moisturising mask, erm yes please

Unami illuminate Mil cleanser

Nip + Fab Kale fix moisturiser

Spa to you Deep Pore Cleansing Facial Brush and Massager

Matte Eyebrow Palette

 

 

has anyone tried any of these products before?

any thoughts?

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A Joanie Christmas 

Last week I attended an event at Sugar Junction (manchester) hosted by the lovely ladies from Joanie Clothing.

There were lots of treats Prosecco, mulled wine and luxury miniature hot chocolate, cakes and sandwiches.

Rails of beautiful clothes and accessories. The foxy scarf being a particular favourite of mine.

Knit wear come in sizes s-xxl

blouses and skirts and dresses  8-22 (up to 26 on selected items)

Fox scarf – purchase here

Star dress – purchase here

Sparkle skirt – purchase here

I also took up the opportunity to learn Calligraphy with Joyce from Artsynibs. Not bad if I say so myself


Following the event I treated myself to a few bits 

Lip print blouse-purchase here

Astrid bag – purchase here
Now knit jersey – purchase here

Now do I also buy the foxy scarf………
Although I was invited to the event I was not paid for this post, all items were purchased by myself and all opinions are my own

Love me some bangers

So last week the lovelies from Grandads Sausages sent me over a selection of goodies to try.

Some lovely Olde English flavour and Italian flavour bangers and sausage meat. Now being a little bit of a scardy cat in the kitchen I was a little unsure what to do with the meat.

Sausages I can deal with, bangers and mash, sausage egg chips and beans, even whack them in a casserole, but actual sausage meat no idea.

So I called on a friend who is much more adept in the old kitchen dept. So she offered to teach me how to make homemade Scotch Eggs.

And they were amazing, an so simple!

 


Mmmmmmmmm

Ingredients

Eggs

Sausage meat

Bread crumbs

Eggs

Frylight/ equivalent 

Method

Pre heat oven to around 180 degrees

Boil eggs and deshell

Roll out and cut sausage meat into circles (ish)

Wrap the meat around the eggs and seal

Dip in beaten egg

Dip in breadcrumbs

Place on lined baking tray

Spray on frylight

Bake for around 25 mins

Allow to cool, or not and enjoy! 
*although Grandads Sausages provided the meat all thoughts and opinions are my own 

Glass half full?

So you may or may not know this so if you do bare with. I have struggled of the past 15 years to accept who I am, some days I’m happy, some days I’m not, but I think most people are like that. 

I recently spoke to a friend who is experiencing something similar and after a long chat I felt much better about it all. however it doesn’t take much to get me questioning myself again.

one area I’ve struggle to accept my situation is babies. That’s right those little bubbles of joy and happiness. Sadly I can not conceive naturally, due to a few different reasons, which I won’t go into in to much detail. TMI and all that

However I can influence some of them through weightless. Now as I’m sure some of you may have experienced yourself it’s not just as simple as eating salad for a few days. In my case this requires a mental, physical and emotional commitment that can be hard to start and harder to maintain. My end goal in terms of weightloss is huge (double digits people!). And the support you get it variable. Some people think they are helping when saying ‘having a baby should be the biggest motivation’ yeah of course it is but also a huge pressure! 

I digress. So where was I……… oh yes so again I have set off on a mission to shed the pounds and start my family, that old bio clock is a ticking after all.

my beautifully kind friend Liz made me these following our chat.

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knowing I am a visual person, she thought that seeing my progress grow might help me stay motivated.

time will tell.

i’ll keep you updated if the stones move

Y Not?

Before you berate me for the terrible grammar/ spelling I am talking about the Y Not? Festival 2016.

Now i have to admit i hadn’t heard of this festival before a friend very kindly asked me to accompany them for the weekend, and i wasn’t disappointed

Now the line up was pretty similar to that of Kendal Calling, with headliners being Editors, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Maddness, The Hives, Blossoms, etc. some pretty big bands I’m sure you agree. And how could I forget The Lancashire Hotpots

But as always some of the less well know bands on earlier on the main stages and smaller stages managed to catch my attention. Those of note for me were Circa Waves, Eliza and the Bear, Coasts and most of the Country and Western ones in the Saloon Bar.

 

Essentials

  • Tent – erm kind of a given
  • Sleeping bag (s) – double for nighttime warmth
  • Pillows – coz, well i like some comfort
  • Food/ Drinks – Free dried pastas and bottled water and of course the obligatory cider is a must for me!
  • Lanyard – i mean not only do you look super cool but also you can plan your stages
  • Sanitiser – if i need to explain why then we can’t be friends!
  • Head torch – ( see picture) – just for fun and hey see how awesome i look!

 

this is definitely one of the festival line ups i will be checking out next year

 

 

 

Sunday funday

Sunday’s are strange aren’t they?

Saturday’s are all about shopping, lunching, catching up with friends, partying and so on. But Sunday’s are just a pre-Monday build up, chores, food shopping, laundry, blah blah blah

Well this week I decided to go out for Sunday dinner! I know out for dinner, on a Sunday!

It’s so hard to find places that aren’t chains these days (well it is in my area). So when my friend asked me out to lunch we headed to somewhere I hadn’t been for a few years The Swan

But wait it’s now a chain also!

But we had some eating to do so asked for a table anyway, and I’m so glad we did

The inside was decorated so light and airy, with 3 separated eating areas. We were given 3. Menu choices, Main menu, fish specials and Sunday sepecials. 

As always I can’t decide on starter or desert so spoiler alert I had all 3! 

Starter of spinach soup   

Not my usual choice but damn tasty

What do you do when you can’t decide which meat to have with your roast, that’s right all 3  

And pudding had to be my new obsession salted caramel. The salted caramel, brownie and cheesecake sundae, but with no whipped cream extra salted caramel sauce, obviously 

 
All in all a delicious afternoon! 

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