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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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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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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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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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Breville Slow Cooker Review

Breville Slow Cooker review

September is such a great month, good for harvesting and getting things ready for those winter months ahead. This includes thinking of what to eat on those cold evenings when you arrive home from work, tired and hungry. Because of this, I purchased the fantastic Breville Slow Cooker. This great piece of equipment will make my life easier and help me to eat delicious hot tasty food when I arrive home from work. The Breville Slow Cooker has 3 settings, low, high and keep warm. So In the morning I prepare my food in the slow cooker before heading to work. When I arrive home I can enjoy a tasty evening meal.

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Running – Couch to 5k

I have a love hate relationship with exercise especially running. In my teens I would happily run long distances pounding the streets and coastal paths releasing endorphins and feel fantastic. However as I have grown older my love for running has dramatically decreased. Five years ago I decided to train for the Race for Life, however onced I had completed it I had no interested in running again. I don’t know why this happened, I have no plausible explanation.

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