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Christmas Cupcakes & Cake Decorating Store

Christmas Cupcakes & Cake Decorating Store

I confess to be not great at details and finishing touches on cakes and biscuits. I long for the patience and time and one day I will master it, even if it just the once. Hayley introduced me to the rather lovely Cake Decorating Store which is chocker bloc full of cake decorating heaven. Oh the colours, the gadgets to magic shapes on out with a quick press, jiggle and push and the gorgeous cake … Read entire article »

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Frontera Rose Chocolate Mousse

Frontera Rose Chocolate Mousse

As it seemed the combination of chocolate and wine together in my last Frontera Wine blogger challenge recipe Gutsy Vegetarian Chilli seemed to be a hit, I thought we try to work it again. This recipe is simplicity itself. 3 ingredients plain chocolate, Rose wine and cream. Yes it is rich in a nice way. The Frontera Rose’ wine is rather gorgeous and one I have in fact had before. It is a very drinkable … Read entire article »

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Monday mutters – A brush with a criminal

Monday mutters – A brush with a criminal

Sorry I gave Monday mutters a miss last week, it would have been a Monday Moans and quite frankly I thought you could do without that! Well I could have! Last week actually continued in the vein of the previous ones, not that we are going to mull over that. So Thursday came, the rest of the week was a blurr again. Stress levels were high as we had a meeting at school for Bex and … Read entire article »

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Gutsy vegetarian chilli with wine and chocolate

Gutsy vegetarian chilli with wine and chocolate

Wine and chocolate I hear you cry, I know I spoil you. This my first recipe is for Frontera Wine blogger challenge. I always like a bit of a challenge and when it involves wine too, well who can refuse! I often use a little bit of wine here and there in recipes usually meat recipes. So I decided I try it with a vegetarian recipe first. The result with the addition of the wine … Read entire article »

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Re-vamping some of our rooms.

Re-vamping some of our rooms.

We have been in our house for nearly 15 months. Bit by bit we have changed it to our home. One room our ‘middle room’ has had a big change around. I know, I know I should have done before pictures but it has been one of those jobs that has taken us ages to do. We started back in September, got half done and we are still not finished yet. Ironically this is the … Read entire article »

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Review – Chocolat Chocolat

Review – Chocolat Chocolat

Chocolat Chocolat may have dropped the ‘e’ from the word chocolate but they certainly have a lot of wonderful chocolate to offer. Chocolat Chocolat as I type the name I can hear a French accent to the name is in fact based in Cambridge. Their photographs show a shop full of wonderful chocolate and chocolate goodies you can almost smell the chocolate through the screen! And who doesn’t like chocolate so I was really excited to … Read entire article »

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Roasted pear & dark chocolate tray bake

Roasted pear & dark chocolate tray bake

This recipe was a look in the cupboard etc and what can I make kind of bake. Friday evening once a month I go to a ‘Take a Bake’ club. Where we all bake something along a theme. This time was Autumn, I planned to bake my iced pumpkin and orange slices until I realised a bit too late that the pumpkin had gone lets say a little past baking with! So thinking cap on … Read entire article »

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Monday Mutters – Grateful

Monday Mutters – Grateful

Last weeks Monday Mutters was on a more serious note than usual and though I could continue with that tone, I decided I would flip it! Today the weather forecast was for rain and yes it may well rain later on. But for now the Autumn sunshine is blissfully out there, with blue skies be it dappled with white clouds. Autumn and winter sunshine was such a gorgeous colour to it, making everything look lovely with … Read entire article »

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Happy people can feel sad

Happy people can feel sad

I read an article this morning that one of my Facebook friends had shared. 22 habits of unhappy people. It is an interesting read and makes a change from the usual habits of happy people. In fact if you were to compare them you will find many are just the exact opposites. Which is obvious really isn’t it? On the list of 22 there was a couple that perhaps I have. Well I do, I am … Read entire article »

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The magic of Christmas past & present

The magic of Christmas past & present

Christmas, no matter what your age deserves a bit of magic, don’t you think? Think back to your Christmas pasts and what do you remember? Was it the big main present from Santa himself or the little things in your stocking? Was it the decorations, the smell of Christmas baking wafting in the air. The family around a the table for the big Christmas lunch, candle light dancing in the middle of the table even though … Read entire article »

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