20’s Me vs 30’s Me…

~ 20’s me could walk up the stairs without any thought. ~ 30’s me holds onto the banisters and my knees click.. – 20’s me could stay up ’til 3am watching tv. – 30’s me worries that 9pm is too late to start watching a film.. ~ 20’s me could drink during the day, pop home for a shower and go back out that night. ~ 30’s me is half asleep after 2 glasses of wine.. – 20’s me laughed in the face of danger.. (Well, a bit). – 30’s me always looks slightly worried and says “be careful” a lot.. ~ 20’s me wore less makeup to look fresh. […]

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The Easiest Bun Recipe Ever…

It’s been a while since I posted any baking related blogs – mainly because I’m fairly shite at baking! The last one was the Apple Tart recipe, which I haven’t made since.. well probably since I blogged about it! Anyway, I present you with ‘the easiest bun recipe EVER!* Completely fool proof! You seriously cannot go wrong with this recipe* (*I take zero responsibility if you manage to f*ck it up) So here goes: Ingredients: 6oz Butter 6oz Sugar 6oz Self Raising Flour 3 Eggs Vanilla Essence A bowl¬† (No shit!) A mixer (Seriously..?) Mix the butter and sugar. Add in the flour and mix. Add in an egg at […]

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The Emotions Of Getting An Extension

My blog has been quiet lately. That’s because we are currently getting an extension on to the back of our house. While I know it will end soon(ish) and will be brilliant, the current state of my house is: ‘Absolute F*cking Kip.’ In the last 2 weeks I have experienced the following emotions.. Excitement. We’re going to get a proper big kitchen. Yay! Fear and apprehension as the builders rocked in and knocked walls down all over the place. (Okay, one..) Stress and exasperation just trying to keep SOME of the house in a normal state. Who knew one room getting done could cause such chaos! Impatience. WHEN WILL IT […]

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12 Things You’ll Do In Your 30’s…

  Here are some fun facts about being in your 30’s. 12 things you’ll do… or at least I do anyway! 1. You feel genuine pleasure on a sunny day putting the washing out. 2. Your bones click when you walk up the stairs. 3. You can’t get up off a chair without making a noise. 4. If you kneel down it will take you several minutes to straighten your legs again. 5. A night out ends before some are even beginning. 6. If you do stay awake long enough to get to a club you feel about 100 years old when you’re in there. 7. A hangover lasts for […]

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Exercising and Eating Right…

Exercising and eating right. Neither of which I have ever been very good at. I’ll be 32 this year, and I don’t know if it’s something that happens you after you hit the ’30’s’ but I’m finding I’m not able to eat whatever I want and remain in tip top – well, fairly ok shape anymore like I seemed to get away with all through my 20’s. I’ve been fighting it for a while now, eating whatever, pigging out, running around like a lunatic all day and forgetting to eat a lunch and then shovelling a packet of crisps and a kinder bar down my throat an hour before dinner […]

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Easy Peasy Apple Tart Recipe

If you’re like me and baking doesn’t exactly come naturally to you, here’s a nice easy peasy apple tart recipe for you! What you need: Cooking Apple (I used around 4 large apples) 1/2 grated lemon grind 125g sugar Caster sugar 350g plain flour 175g margarine Water to mix Egg to glaze Method: Pre heat the oven to 200c / Gas mark 6. Put the flour and margarine in a bowl and rub them together until they resemble breadcrumbs. Add enough water to form a stiff dough. Roll out the dough on a well floured surface. Use half to line the bottom of your pie dish. Peel the apples and […]

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A Recipe For Chocolate Heaven…

Me and a friend have been doing a baking course for a few weeks now. I’m not the greatest at baking – hence the course! – and so far not much has been edible… until last night! Last night we made Chocolate Pudding with sauce. Oh sweet Lord it’s delicious! I’ve already scoffed a load of it this morning after the school run. (Take tinfoil off, have a small taste, put tinfoil back on, skulk around it eyeing it up, take tinfoil off, take another taste, put tinfoil back on..) That’s been me for the last half an hour! Anyway seeing as that it was so delicious I thought I’d […]

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