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Lifestyle

Christmas Preps In November

Christmas Preparations

This month I will finish writing my Christmas cards, visit the shops and buy my last few items.

Also I will be purchasing any vouchers and  gift experiences. I often find it difficult to choose something special and unquie for my parents. Because of this I tend to buy some gift experiences. This year I have purchased a Christmas lunch from the Bodmin & Wenford Railway, a Gin Master Distiller’s Tour at Plymouth Gin and a Camel Valley wine tasting afternoon.

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Food

How to Make a Courgette Rosti

How to make a Courgette Rosti 

I feel as though Autumn has finally arrived. The air is cooler, the leaves are changing their colours and I’m ready to start wearing my winter coat. So after walking Bella on a chilli morning, I’m thinking about what to have for lunch. Normally I tend to choose a warm lunch through the winter months, mostly soup. However I’ve decided to try my own variation on the trational Swiss Rosti, making mine from courgettes. This is a great lunch for everyone.. fab as a weekend brunch or a great snack if eaten cold. Whichever way you choose to eat your lovely Rosti I’m sure you and maybe your little ones will enjoy it. Choose your own topping fried egg, smoked salmon, scrambled egg and bacon.

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Books

A Book For October.. The Life Changing Magic Of Tidying Up (Declutter)

Declutter your life….
So since I can remember I have always been a huge fan of decluttering. I thought that I was good at getting rid of unwanted stuff, which just piled up in my cupboards. However once I started reading this fantastic book everything changed. Marie Kondo has been studying the art of decluttering since she was a child. She uses all of her knowledge to help and guide you through decluttering your life once and for all.

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Lifestyle

Homemade Face Masks

DIY Face Masks

Feeling a little strapped for cash, but want to treat your face to a luxury facial? Look no further, I have found the perfect homemade face mask. These brillant masks are a cost effective way to rejuvinate your skin.. So rummage through your cupboards and create your very own diy face mask. Then sit back, relax and feel pampered whilst enjoying a little you time.

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Books

Why Is Reading so Important?

Since as long as I can remember I have always enjoyed reading. Finding a fantastic book with a great story line that is going to transport me to another world. I love to read and I find it incredibly relaxing and therapeutic. Reading is fundamental to us in our society, reading instructions, filling out application forms or following a map, they all require the ability to read.

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Lifestyle

Plymouth Gin Distillery – Gin Tour

I recently visited Plymouth Gin Distillery on the Barbican, for one of their tours. This distillery has been in operation since 1793 and is the only one in the city. On arrival we headed into the reception. Here we received information regarding our tour, then shown the location of the toilets, Refectory restaurant, the bar and given a complementary voucher. This voucher entitles you to a free drink at the end of the tour or a free minature bottle of your choice.

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Lifestyle

Sloe Gin Recipe

How to make sloe gin

Since Autumn is finally here, it’s time to start foraging for sloes. These plump ripe sour berries make the most delicious sloe gin. However this tasty festive drink takes 2 months to mature. This is why I start foraging and making mine in September to ensure it’s ready for Christmas.

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