Part of my Christmas presents to everyone included fudge – Home-made, chocolate drizzled, crumbly, vanilla Fudge. In a bid to save money this Christmas as on a very tight budget, I was making Christmas presents. After researching different treats I could make to accompany presents and also to form the main part of a few gifts, I decided on fudge – I wanted to make something I’d never made before and you always find fudge at Christmas markets. It was hard to choose a recipe, as many say you need a candy thermometer to stop simmering when the fudge reaches 115 degrees, but I am no candy maker normally, and I didn’t have the money or time to find a candy thermometer (YES, I left…

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So it’s been way too long since blogging last time, and I actually feel guilty for letting myself get away with it! I love writing, I just didn’t have enough time. It is actually quite hard putting time aside, making sure it’s a time you’re relaxed enough to really love writing you blog ( as let’s face it, there’s no point writing if you don’t enjoy it!!), and a time when you are actually going to be happy with what you write! My time over Christmas was jam packed! Visiting home, making Christmas presents, seeing friends before Christmas, working (as I’m in retail too), making the most of Christmas, Winter Wonderland, sales shopping and New Year! But now come the New Years Resolutions – TO…

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Christmas is coming, and fast. But we all know that! Have we all finished Christmas Shopping? A lot of people I have asked have said they have,or that they only need to get the odd thing. I’m sure I’m not the only one who has only started recently. I  started wondering just how much people spend on Christmas. From my experience, my parents have always gone over the top, and still do even though we’ve all grown up, but then I guess it’s always hard to admit your children are now old enough to cut back. I have always wanted my presents to appear amazing and look like I’ve spent a lot, so perhaps this is from my upbringing; but normally this is still budgetted…

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Last night I had my first ever work event … yes first ever, apart from when I worked at the wacky warehouse, but I’m sure conferences where they imitated what a kids party should be like – you playing conga, musical chairs, dressing up games and eating buffet food doesn’t really count as a proper work event. Last night I attended the SmartCookie party at the Covent Garden Hotel – Very swanky location, gorgeous place to have an event! When I first left the office, I felt nervous. I didn’t know how well I’d perform at a networking event, all I could do is think POSITIVE, CONFIDENCE and cross my fingers (and toes!! Which, just to let you know, were freezing..silly weather). Me and my…

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When you’ve been living away from home for a while, you miss certain things – being made cups of tea when you wake up (No I wasn’t spoilt), Cuddling up on the sofa in front of the wood burner, having family there whenever you need them. One thing I really do miss is having my dogs around. For all you non-dog owners out there, dog owners get so used to having dogs around; Laying their head/paws on you for attention; watching over you when they think something is wrong, just generally being around. They are like an additional member to the family. So for all of you who miss your family, think about having another person you miss. Currently having an evening where I’m thinking…

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