Girl Off Grid…

Ok, ok. So not exactly ‘off grid’ as defined by the Oxford English but these past few months I’ve blogged less and less. Until last month… when I didn’t publish a blog post at all.

I haven’t fallen out with blogging or social media in any way. I still get instagram related thumb cramp like the best of them. I’ve just been taking some time back for me and chilling out. Since falling pregnant this time around I can totally appreciate the ‘constantly exhausted pigeon’ meme doing the rounds on Facebook. Read more

How To Make PERFECT Chocolate Truffles

I’m pretty sure it won’t come as a shock to you when I tell you I’m a bit of a chocoholic on the sly.

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How To Make A Victoria Sponge

It’s very nearly that time of year for me where I get to go insane in the kitchen and do loads of baking and food crafts, fill the kitchen full of treats and lovely sweet smells… and then give it all away!

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I finish work for nearly two full weeks on Wednesday next week (the eve of Christmas eve) and I cannot wait to get creatin’.

I love to bake, and although I’m getting pretty good at it by now (I’ve been getting plenty of practice) sometimes even the most basic of things baffle me… I’m trying to find a way to make most of my recipes gluten free for Mr Vista but I need to perfect the simpler version first. Read more

December: Five Under 5

Do you remember Julia?

She was my blogger advent door number 8…

Julia has been writing her Five Under 5 posts monthly since September. I’ve loved reading them and have even picked up a few of the items that Julia has liked… and Little Miss Vista just adores the Paperchase ‘Bambi’ we got after seeing it in November’s post… even if the one we picked up happens to be a drunk and refuses to stand up!

Her posts were so popular and she enjoyed researching and writing them SO much, that Julia has turned this recurrent blog post into a Linky!

Sadly, I’m too late with my post this month to link up – but I love the posts SO much, I thought I’d join in anyway.

A lot of the frivolous items that my family and I pick up tend to be under £5 because we’re on a bit of a budget. Not as tight as it used to be but we’ve learned to rein in the expenses. Some of our luxuries are often worth more than a fiver but we just get them from the ‘right’ places.

you are the best katie from life on vista street shares her December five under 5 pounds. Read more

Blogger Advent: Door #16

Welcome to day number 16 of blogger advent.

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