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Quarterly Catch Up


Again I've been quite quiet on the blog front but after speaking to some of my amazing blogging pals - I'm not going to apologise for it. Life happens and sometimes there's just not enough hours in the day to put everything together in a rambling post. As I have been MIA though I thought I'd pop up a little catch up post to let you know what I've been up to lately, obviously in between all these great things I've also been doing my day job but I didn't think you'd be interested in seeing my hard hat and my steel toe cap boots - but if you do then be sure to let me know (no one will let me know... ).


Lately I've been LOVING reading and I have added quite a few great books to my collection including Ice Cream for Breakfast by Laura Jane Williams. If you feel like you don't have your shit together or that you've just been feeling a bit 'meh' lately then go pick this up and it will do exactly that to you. It's such a feel good book and it leaves you feeling empowered ready to take on anything and everything.

Speaking of empowered, I spent a night eating chocolate, having a cheeky Nando's and a lil' cocktail with two incredible ladies. Katherine and Georgie (click on their names to check out their blogs. Katherine kills it with Fashion and takes you on her journey of modelling and Georgie is a fabulous woman with great taste, humour and has an obsession with all things Beauty). We spent the start of the evening at a Chocolate event which we spent chatting away about all things blogging and having a general catch up then we headed to the wonderful home of chicken, Nando's. It was great speaking away about everything (I mean, everthang) and we didn't want the night to end there so off we popped for a daiquiri at Revolucion de Cuba. Great night spent with great company - I love those girls!

Hello Leabags


One thing I absolutely love is taking photographs. So much so that I completed a night course at my local college doing Conventional Photography. One pain with this is carrying around all the gear and equipment that I have accumulated over time (trust me, there is a lot as I have a tendency to hoard everything even if it's broken) so I have been on the look out for a bag to keep everything in while I'm on the go and Leabags have come to the rescue with this one, the Greensboro backpack!



Leabags is a German company that specialises in hand crafted leather goods for every person for every occasion whether that is your daily commute, your trip to the gym or like me, to hold your camera equipment. The Greensboro is made from genuine buffalo leather, has sturdy leather and canvas straps and padded Velcro inserts so you can section off the inside of the bag which is perfect for keeping your different lenses safe and protected. 

Homemade Chocolate HobNobs

A cup of tea and a chocolate hobnob, it's so fantastically British and so goddamn brilliant!


Ingredients

120g unsalted butter
80g of light brown sugar
2 big teaspoons of golden syrup
100g oats
100g wholemeal flour or regular flour
50g of ground almonds
1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
1/2 teaspoons of salt

For the Chocolate topping

120g of chocolate of your choice
25g of unsalted butter

Preheat your oven to 120 degrees (fan) Add the butter and the brown sugar in a bowl and mix until creamy and smooth.
Mix in the golden syrup and once it's all combined add in all the dry ingredients and mix.


Once everything is is combined take a small amount and roll it into balls. I went for just smaller than golfballs and they ended up being quite hefty so it completely depends on the size you want. Pop them onto greaseproof paper and make sure they are spread apart as they do expand in the oven. Flatten out the balls until they are about 2 inches in diameter then pop them in the oven for 12 minutes.