Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Sick for Christmas...Again!

It's starting to feel a bit like ground hog day for me. This time last year I was diagnosed with tonsillitis and glandular fever and had to spend a week in hospital  hooked up to a drip.
Then low and behold, last week I started to feel ill again and finally went to visit the doctor today. I have got like the worst cough in history of coughs so the doctor gave me a new inhaler and some steroids which, fingers crossed, will make me feel better (and stop coughing!) soon.
I'm just hoping that I will be healthy next year!

Friday, 20 December 2013

Yankee Candle

Recently there has been nothing I have enjoyed more than burning a candle. My favourite brand by far is Yankee Candle, yes they are a bit pricey but the scents are AMAZING!
My top four scents are: Salted Caramel, Christmas Cookie, Merry Marshmallow and Snowflake Cookie and Vanilla Cupcake.. You may have guessed it by now, but all the candles I pick out are either vanilla based or baking related, much to my sisters annoyance!

Holiday Season

It's that time of year again when all of the holiday decorations come out. I have really been enjoying burning festive candles whilst decorating my house for Christmas.

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Green Tea

I have really been loving tea recently, (and I don't mean typical English tea with milk and sugar because that is gross!), especially green tea, peppermint tea and orange tea. Tea has such great health benefits that it seems silly not to drink it!

Particularly good benefits:
- Increased metabolism
- Preventing diabetes
- Protection against heart disease
- Protection against certain  cancers
- Cholesterol regulation
- Delayed brain cell deterioration
- Prevention against tooth decay
- Regulation of blood pressure
- Aid relaxation
- Anti-viral properties
- Anti-ageing properties

Who could say no to all that?!

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

How To: Home Made Rocky Road

500g Rich Tea Biscuits
300g Dark Chocolate
300g Milk Chocolate
200g Butter
300g Golden Syrup
200g Dried Fruit (I used cherries and dates)
120g Nuts (I used Hazel nuts and Pistachios)
100g Mini Marshmallows

1. Line a square/rectangle cake tin with cling film, leave some sticking over the sides of the tin.
2. Break the biscuits into small pieces.
3. Chop the dried fruit, nuts and marshmallows into small pieces.
4. Melt the chocolate, butter and syrup in a bowl over a pan of simmering water.
5. Remove the bowl from the heat and add the biscuits, nuts, fruit and marshmallows. Mix well.
6. Pour the mix into the tin and refrigerate for 6 hours.

Serves 16 approx.

Monday, 2 December 2013


Map Shirt - Topshop
Turtle Necklace - Gift
Last night the majority of my work went to the Pollards for a meal as it was one of our duty managers leaving do's. I must admit the food wasn't the best, but the company was great and we all had a lovely evening, even though it ran on until gonr midnight and i had to be up early for uni this morning!