At work at the moment we are going through some brainstorming for campaigns and such like, to wow and get something amazing down as new ideas for this year. Trawling through our brains, listening to the cogs working, and putting together the bits and pieces we already had from experience, in an hour and half lunch meeting/session (well the research before the lunch meeting definitely made up to a lot longer than an hour and a half, but we collaborated for over an hour), brought together a few pretty good ideas. BUT we wanted spectacular creations – Not some good ideas that would do the job! So during an afternoon in the middle of last week we took a lovely office outing to the Design…

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Last night was my girls night in with the London Bestie. A night filled with laughter, food and films. Perfect to start the weekend! We decided earlier this week we were going to make homemade pizzas on our girls night in, as a treat, and watch chick flicks. Heather had never seen Pitch Perfect…I was shocked! It is an amazing girly film I would recommend if you’re looking for a great musical chick flick. All the songs are catchy, and it has a great story line – When I went home for the weekend before Christmas, the family had been drinking a little, and had Pitch Perfect in the dvd player fast forwarding to the songs to sing along. Evidence it goes down well with…

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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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