A Ramble About 2018 and Looking Forward to 2019

2018 has been a bit of a weird one, hasn't it? I definitely don't think I'm alone in feeling like that, but it's become a bit of a tr…
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Mince Pie Pinwheels

If you ask a group of people what food they associate most with Christmas, you'll probably get a mixed response. Some might say turkey, some migh…
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Wear Test & First Impressions Of Tarte's Shape Tape Matte Foundation

If I've said it once, I've said it a thousand times - I am a creature of habit when it comes to makeup. Once I've found something that I …
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I've Graduated... Again!

Well, well, we're here again! When I wrote my first graduation post back in 2016, I never thought I'd be writing another one two years later.…
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Accessible Baking and Sticky Toffee Cakes with Bakedin*

If there's one thing I love more than baking, it's spreading the joy of baking. I know, I know, that sounds ridiculously cheesy and un-Brie-l…
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What I Got In My Tarte Custom Kit

I don't know what it is about this time of the year that does this to me, but as soon as winter comes, I just can't resist sales. An email wi…
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A Getaway To High Biggin At Beech Hill Hotel, Lake Windermere

You know those competitions that you see on social media to win holidays that make you think "do people really ever win these things?" As I…
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The Perfect First Birthday with bakerdays*

Time seems to be moving so bloomin' quickly at the minute. Where on earth has this year gone? I feel like it was February only last week! But som…
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Breakfast at The Dome, Edinburgh

I've posted a heck of a lot of foodie posts on here over the past couple of years, but breakfast? This is brand new territory for me. Recently, A…
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Life After University - Moving Home and Unemployment

Some people say that your university years are the best years of your life, and I have to agree, especially with my Masters. I didn't get involve…
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Redcar and the North East Remember - Pages Of The Sea #AD

Armistice Day and remembering those who fought in WWI is something that is significant in our family. We had many great great relatives who sadly los…
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Pumpkin Spice and White Chocolate Sugar Skull Cake

This is it, guys. The grand finale of my Halloween bakes this year! As always, I've loved having a play around and making things that are a littl…
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Lunch at Howies, Edinburgh Old Town

I'm sure I'm not alone when I say that as soon as I have a trip booked, I jump straight on Tripadvisor and look at all the top places to go a…
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Red Devil Velvet Cupcakes

If you've been visiting this blog for a while, you'll know that I am not the biggest fan of red velvet. I can't quite put my finger on wh…
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An Evening in The Enchanted Forest, Pitlochry

What do you get when you cross a forest, amazing light displays, the most relaxing musical soundscapes and the Scottish Highlands? A beautiful walk t…
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Stuffed Pizza Tombstones

Whaaaat, two Halloween bakes in the space of a week? That's right, I actually have my stuff together at the minute! I've been itching to do s…
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My Final Thoughts on Channel 4's 'The Circle'

After having so much fun writing my initial thoughts post and managing to keep up with the whole series, I thought it would be a great idea to chat a…
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Easy Mini Pumpkin Tarts

You guys know that I love to bake, but there is no better time for it than during the last three months of the year. There's Halloween, Bonfire N…
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My Autumn Makeup Bag Essentials

We're well and truly into autumn now. There are leaves falling from trees across the UK and we're past the halfway point in Bake Off (I'v…
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The Perfect Halloween Tipple - Steampunk Spirit's Voodoo Spiced Rum

Happy October everyone! It's officially spooky season (in other words, one of the best times of the year) and what better way to kick it off than…
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Redcar Lemon Top Cupcakes

If you've taken one look at that title and thought "what the heck is a Redcar lemon top?" you're not alone. I held a poll on Twitte…
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Urban Decay's Naked Cherry Palette - First Impressions + Swatches

Finally, the moment has arrived! There are so many new products being released right now and I've been eyeball-ing them all up on social media. S…
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A Weekend At Festival of Thrift

Where can you find a whole host of people promoting recycling and upcycling, groups of arts performers, tons of food to suit all tastes and dietary r…
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Bon Premier Anniversaire, Bistrot Pierre Middlesbrough

If you cast your minds waaaay back to last September, you'll remember that I went along to the media preview night of the brand new Bistrot Pierr…
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My Initial Thoughts On Channel 4's 'The Circle'

In my opinion, reality TV has been stagnant for some time. We're all used to the formats and programmes that have been running for years, so it w…
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5 Things My Master's Degree Taught Me

If you've been following my blog or any of my social media channels over the past year, you'll know that I've been doing my Master's …
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An Autumn Date Night at Turtle Bay Middlesbrough*

Let's get one thing clear before I jump into this blog post. I can most definitely use "autumn" in the title, right? It's September…
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The Perfect Christening Cupcakes with Katy Sue Designs*

You guys know me, I'm a cake lover - both of making cakes and of eating cakes. It's not often that I turn down baking a cake for someone, pur…
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KathleenLights x ColourPop The Zodiac - Full Collection First Impressions + Swatches

Well, hello there! Long time no see, am I right? I'm slowly but surely dipping my toe back into the world of blogging after what's been a nig…
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Trying Vegetarian Street Food with The Waiting Room at Orange Pip Kitchen*

If you've read my last two posts, I'm certain that you'll have realised that there is a lot going on in Middlesbrough at the minute. Our …
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Cake Fest Middlesbrough Rises To The Occasion #AD

After a weekend of early mornings, copious amounts of eggs and icing sugar on every surface imaginable, Cake Fest Middlesbrough is done and dusted (w…
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Baking Baker Street with Cake Fest Middlesbrough #AD

I absolutely love where I live and I try not to make a secret of it either. Middlesbrough has received so much bad press in the past, but in my opini…
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Where Have I Been? - A Huge Life Update

Wow... long time, no see! It's been well over a week since I posted anything on here and that's the longest I've gone without publishing …
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Gifts With Personality From Old English Company*

Now, I don't want to sound big-headed here, but I like to think that I'm the type of person that's really good at gift-giving. I could ho…
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Anxiety and Blogging Events

I've umm-ed and ahh-ed about how to start this blog post, and I don't think there's an easy way to go about it. I want to talk to you all…
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Around The World In 80 Plates with DFDS*

If you've been here for a while, you'll know that I'm a huge foodie. If you've just stumbled upon this little corner of the web, hi, …
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A Series Of Unfortunate Events - Season 2

If you've read my review of the A Series Of Unfortunate Events season 1, you'll know how much of a fan of the programme I am. I read the book…
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The Perfect Spring Palette with Too Faced

Things have started to heat up in the UK (watch it drop back down to 5c now that I've written that) and because of that, I've been wearing a …
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Transitioning to Loose Leaf Tea with Adagio Teas* + GIVEAWAY

I'm kind of obsessed withloose leaf tea and have been for a good few years now. In fact, I prefer it to bagged tea! The kitchen windowsill behind…
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April 2018 Gratitude List

I realise that this photo is pretty terrible quality, but it's the perfect summation of what April was about for me. But before we get on to that…
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Cinco de Mayo Brownies (Chocolate, Chilli and Lime)

Wow, it has been so long since I've baked anything, so I'm very very sorry! I've been extremely busy with university lately, so trying to…
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The Mexican - Krakow

It's no secret that Krakow is full of amazing restaurants and cafes to eat in. You can get food from almost any cuisine and in all shapes and siz…
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Tasting Homemade Cakes with Bendelow's Kitchen*

I share my love for a lot of things on this blog and one of the most prominent is cake. I've got a raging sweet tooth, so anything sugary, whethe…
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Hard Rock Cafe Krakow

I realise that my last post was a foodie one from Krakow, but you have no idea how difficult it is to keep this post in my drafts, knowing that it ha…
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Walkative's Krakow Food and Vodka Tour

One thing that Poland is known for is the food. You can't even turn a corner without seeing little stalls selling zapiekanki or obwarzanek, and t…
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The Note by Zoe Folbigg

When it comes to my YouTube habits, I'm pretty terrible. I'm the type of person to get sucked into a rabbit hole after watching a video that …
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Arcade Fire at Manchester Arena - 08-04-2018

If you know me, you know I love going to gigs. I have absolutely no problem with dropping a whole load of money on concert tickets, but will I buy th…
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