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    The 5 Worst Things About Living With A Blogger

    My other half gave me the idea for this post the other day. I made him wait for his dinner as I needed to photograph it for a new recipe post. While I was faffing, he took some photos of me, taking photos. Yes, this is the extreme I will go to to get pictures. Annoyingly, the photo didn’t even come out that great! My lighting is a bit bleurgh in the kitchen and I am considering investing in some lighting of some sort to rectify this. But that will probably just give him more ammunition to take the piss. After we finally finished dinner, he showed me the pictures…

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    The Top 7 Tag

    We’re almost a month in to 2019 already! Can time please slow down now. Saying that, I also want it to be summer as I’m fed up of the cold! Anyway, the lovely Parenting Phils tagged me to do the Top 7 Tag which is basically a little recap of 2018 and the things I’m looking forward to in 2019. 2018 was a good year for me. I re-launched my blog as self-hosting and really made a go of it. This has lead me to meet some amazing people who I genuinely love talking to. Let’s crack on with the first 7 then: My Top 7 Posts From 2018 First up…

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    Heavenly Desserts Colchester – Dessert For Dinner

    I will start by saying, this is not the post I was going to put out today but it had to be done! If you follow me on Instagram then you will probably have seen that I went to Heavenly Desserts Colchester on Monday (7th January 2019). I took far too many pictures and wanted to say a lot more than Instagram would allow so I had to blog about the experience! Dessert restaurants have become a massive thing in the last few years and who’s really surprised? I know when I go out for dinner I’m usually too full for dessert. I will normally force one down though because,…

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    Growers Cup Review – A Lazy Girls Guide To Coffee Brewing

    Being a parent, I rely a lot on coffee (and alcohol at times). I run on the stuff like a car runs on petrol. It’s what gets me through a day and I would say I possibly have an addiction. I do find this makes me quite picky about the coffee I’ll drink though. “Any old thing” will definitely not do! I realised a couple of weeks ago that I was a bit of a coffee snob when someone made me a cup and I genuinely couldn’t drink it. It was so weak it tasted like dish water. Safe to say that mug went down the sink. I have a…

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    Things I Don’t Like About Christmas

    Christmas is nearly upon us and I’ve been a bit lazy with blogging. Well not lazy, I’ve still been around on social media promoting. I just haven’t thought of an appropriate post given the time of year. I’ve had a couple of revelations in the last couple of days though. I love Christmas but there’s a couple of things that bug me about it so I thought I’d share them…. *Warning* potentially unpopular opinions ahead… The first thing I don’t like about Christmas: It starts too early! I’m sorry but I don’t want to see Christmas cards on shelves as soon as the kids have gone back to school! I…

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    Calorie Counting Scales Review – Stellar Kitchenware

    Calorie counting scales sound like a dream! But are they worth their weight? (See what I did there?) I got given the opportunity to find out! I stopped following a particular diet plan over 6 months ago now. You can read why HERE. I’ve put on a little bit of weight again but I’m not overly bothered. I do manage to maintain and lose a bit of weight when I want to, but I do it through calorie counting. There’s a lot more flexibility with calorie counting and it just makes sense! Don’t get me wrong, the diet plan worked but I don’t think it’s maintainable in the long run.…

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    A Lazy Girls Christmas Gift Guide

    I can’t believe it’s nearly Christmas! I swear this year has literally flown by. I was going to do a family christmas gift guide but I actually don’t know what to get my family for Christmas. One thing I do know, most of my shopping will be done online! I am a self-proclaimed lazy girl as written about HERE and HERE. Yes, my laziness is helping towards the death of the high street. But honestly, do people actually enjoy being stuck in massive queues in stuffy shops? Not being able to find what you are looking for? I personally couldn’t think of anything worse. So this is my guide to…

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    Crossroads Tendring & Colchester – My Job And An Afternoon Tea

    I don’t post much about my day to day life on a personal level so this post is a little different to normal. Not many people know what I do for a living. It’s not that I hide it or anything, it just never comes up in my blogging/social media world. Well, I work for an amazing charity based in a village on the outskirts of my home town. Crossroads Tendring & Colchester are a care company offering respite breaks to full time carers, young and old. There’s some shocking statistics when it comes to care such as 1 in 4 people will care for someone they love in their…

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    10 Unique Things About Me Challenge

    I was tagged by Jen at The Frozen Mind to complete the 10 Unique Things About Me challenge. Like Jen, I don’t know if I can think of 10 things that are unique about me. I really don’t think I’m that interesting but I’ll give it a go anyway. 10 Unique Things About Me 1. I have to have baked beans separate to other food. I can’t have the bean juice touching anything else on my plate. The only exception to this rule is if I can make a chip barrier or beans on toast… But then I don’t put the beans on the toast, I have them next to…

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    My Top 5 Pet Peeves With Blogging

    Let me start by saying, I love blogging! It’s a fantastic hobby/job and I love everything that goes along with it. There are some things that really grind my gears though so I thought I’d share some with you. You can read my previous post about the things I wish I’d known when I first started blogging here. But for now, here’s my little rant; Pet Peeves With Blogging! 1. No one believes how hard you work. I will admit, I was guilty of this before I started blogging myself. It looks so easy but it’s really not! Yes, we mainly write about subjects that interest us so can find…

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