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Month: October 2016

My pick of this years Christmas decorations ?>

My pick of this years Christmas decorations

I have a large collection of Christmas tree ornaments and really don’t need any more but every year I add a few more to my ever growing stash of glittery treasures. There’s always something that I can’t resist and this year top of my list is this little pink camera tree decoration from John Lewis.  I love it every year when the new decorations hit the shops and always enjoy a wander round to see if there’s anything that catches…

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Redcastle mini break

I’ve previously blogged about staying in the beautiful Quigley Suite at Redcastle Hotel in County Donegal and how much I love it so I was delighted when hubby said he’d booked us in again for a little mini break.  As it’s only an hour and a half drive from where we live it’s ideal for a short break without having to book flights etc. I packed some magazines and my kindle along with candles and some homemade macarons as we…

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French macarons ?>

French macarons

French Macarons are notoriously tricky to get right and I’d read so much about how difficult they are to make that I must admit it really put me off attempting them.  After seeing an IG friend saying she had a foolproof recipe I decided to give them a go. I watched a few YouTube tutorials and took careful note of all the tips before I started but like many recipes it’s really a case of trial and error and it’s…

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Vintage Christmas ?>

Vintage Christmas

It’s that time of year again, the changing of the seasons and when you start to feel a nip in the air. It’s my favourite time of year and I’ll take it over summer anytime.  Cosy nights in with log fires, candles, blankets and hot drinks are my idea of bliss. I always start to burn my cinnamon Yankee candles in October and I feel that Christmas music is perfectly acceptable from anytime in November!! I absolutely love the Christmas…

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