• My thoughts and sorrows

    Just be a WOMAN!

    One of my goals this year is to try and take care of myself a lot more than I done it in 2013. I want to go out with my friends more, to spend some more quality time with myself. I want to lose weight and be slimmer through healthy dieting and exercise. I want to buy more stuff for myself. At the moment I only buy stuff when something is broken or too small. Because I am not as happy as I should be with my body I tend to buy clothes for my girls and my husband. And surprise surprise their wardrobes are full of clothes and mine…

  • My thoughts and sorrows

    My style my fashion

    I’ve been thinking a lot at the way I wear my clothes these last couple of weeks. I never got dressed after a trend or a fashion. Oh well maybe when I was in high school I was a bit more the rocky kind of style and I wanted to get dressed like that.Since I can remember I could never walk into a shop see something and know for sure that it will fit me. I always had to try it on and then try and try again until something fitted me. As it happens I never walked out of a shop crazy in love of the outfit I bought……

  • Family Stories,  Uncategorized

    2014 – Happy New Year!

    Last year was a life changing, difficult and interesting year all together. I am not gong to talk about what happened last year because i already done it in a different post. I am hoping that this year will come with more happiness then the year before though. I am hoping that i will change my way of thinking and concentrate more on the positive side of things rather than on the negative side of things. I will try and enjoy the good and positive in my life. I think this will be better than try and change the negative. Sometimes negative things need to happen. Taking a break from blogging…

  • My thoughts and sorrows

    2013 – A retrospective

    Last year I was writing me about my wishes for 2013. Now looking back…do I analyse what I achieve and what I didn’t achieve? Although I found the post and linked it up above I am finding it really hard to read it because I know that at least one thing didn’t change. Although it’s been a year since I gave birth to my second daughter Baby A – I am still way more overweight than I should be. The clothes that I used to wear before I got pregnant are still too small and although I’ve been trying in my own ways to change I didn’t. I even started…

  • Family Stories,  Uncategorized

    Guest Post: My new style crushes – and how I’m stealing their style this season

    While I’ll happily drool over celebrities’ red carpet moments, it’s not very often that I attend a movie premiere with a bunch of A-listers so my inspiration tends to come from looking at stars’ off duty style or even spotting someone walking past on the street who has put an outfit together in a way I might not have thought of. Here are just a few of my fashion crushes at the moment, and the pieces I’ll be buying to steal their style. Lena Dunham Country pop star Taylor Swift has recently named Girls star Lena Dunham as one of her style crushes. And I have to say I agree.…

  • Desserts,  Recipes

    Four Of The Best Marzipan Treats

    Christmas is definitely marzipan’s time of year. Although the sweet almondy treat gets used year round in various cakes it always sees a huge resurgence in the festive month of December. Obviously it always works for a Christmas cake, and marzipan fruits are also a classic Christmas sweet, but there’s so much more you can do with Renshaw marzipan. To give you some creative ideas here are four of the best marzipan treats you can rustle up this Christmas. Chocolate Marzipan Log. Alongside the Christmas cake and traditional brandy-soaked Christmas pudding, a yule log is a staple of every cake maker’s Christmas recipe list. Normally you’d have a layer of…

  • Christmas Cookies
    Biscuits

    Making Your Own Christmas Presents: Cookies

       As you know from my previous posts i love baking and cooking because it’s so relaxing. It is something that i can do with pleasure and without stress especially when i use the best tools and ingredients out there.    This time around the lovely people from Renshaw Baking send me all the ingredients I need it to create my Christmas presents this year. I chose to make cookies as they are something that no matter how old you are you always enjoy eating. Ingredients for the actual cookies: 125g of unsalted butter 55g caster sugar 180g plain flour Ingredients for decorations: 250g Renshaw Original White Marzipan 250g Renshaw White Ready to…