Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Eats | Brownie Energy Balls...

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Brownies are one of my favourite sweet treats however they are by far not the healthiest.

These easy brownie-inspired energy balls are simple and quick to make. Perfect for that mid-afternoon slump.


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Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Trend Report #009 | The Sparkly Dress...


Whenever the Festive period rolls around, it goes without saying that anything sparkly is never far away. Needless to say, as it's now December and all that, the High Street is currently an array of sparkly goodness.

Personally, I love the sparkly dress which is perfect for an office party, a night out with the girls or even Christmas Day itself. The High Street has some great options of sparkly dresses right now and below are my favourites:


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Monday, 5 December 2016

Monthly Favourites | November...

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November saw a couple of rugby games, a trip to York, a trip back home and the start of a new healthier lifestyle. It also saw the Christmas panic set in, various flat issues and a well-deserved Sunday spent doing nothing.

Here is what I have been loving:

Butternut Squash:
This vegetable has pretty much been a weekly staple this month. I love the sweetness of it. Combined with some roasted sweet potato, it makes a tasty addition to any meal.

Satsumas:
Continuing with the food theme, this month I have been loving satsumas. Small and succulent, Satsumas make a tasty afternoon snack or just when you need a little something.

Gimme Brow:
This actually featured in my favourites last month but my love for it this month is still going strong.

Carmex:
With all the cold weather that we have been having, my lips have been a complete nightmare and to be honest, the only thing that has saved them is Carmex. Thankfully, they seem to be back to normal now.

Polar Watch:
I've had this watch for over a year and I go through phases of using it. This month I have been using it a lot and it's been interesting to see the data.

The Cuckoo's Calling:
I'm always reading books and this month my choice has been 'The Cuckoo's Calling' by Robert Galbraith (aka JK Rowling). I've not quite finished it yet but so far it is really good.

Heck Food:
As a fitness lover, this brand is one of the best that I have come across in regards to protein and fat content. They taste pretty fine too and I thought I was doing so well finding them until the Christmas ranges started to move in and I haven't been able to find them anywhere. Hopefully come January, the supplies will be plentiful...
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