17 February 2017

Life: Exploring Scotland

Instead of buying Valentines Day gifts me and my Boyfriend instead decided to go on a mini break, so for the past couple of days I've been exploring Scotland (with no phone signal or WiFi connection) and it's been rather lovely!

As we have a city break to Bologna planned for early March we decided that our mini break to Scotland would be dedicated to walking. We stayed in an AirB&B apartment in Strachur which had wonderful views and was situated near to The Cowal Way walk, which we decided to walk part of on our first full day. 

9 February 2017

Natasha Paris Bakes: Simple 6 Step Chocolate Brownies

Since receiving the Mary Berry Baking Bible for Christmas I've been itching to try out some new recipes. Last weekend I baked a batch of chocolate brownies following Mary's Chocolate Chip Brownie Recipe and added a few tiny tweaks.

The ingredients I used to make the brownies were:

275g butter (softened)
375 caster sugar
4 large eggs 
75g cocoa powder
100g self-raising flour
100g chocolate (I used a mixture of dark and milk chocolate, broken into chunks)

1 February 2017

Beauty: LUSH Valentine's Haul

I had a day off work on Monday and decided to spend my morning doing some shopping. I popped into LUSH and was very pleasantly surprised at the choice of products in their Valentine's range. Of course I decided to treat myself to a couple of Valentine's goodies.

LUSH Valentine's Haul

The first item I picked up was the 'Lover Lamp bath bomb', a returning product which I have previously tried and really liked. I also picked up a Ladybird bubble bar, which is another returning product (however, I'm pretty sure this has previously featured in the Spring range rather than as part of the Valentine's range) but is one that I've not tried before. 

26 January 2017

Life: Weekend Walks

Wow it feels like a very long time since I sat down to write a blog post but life away from the internet needs to be a priority and I've been a busy little bee lately. 

I'll be the first one to admit that I'm typically not a very 'outdoor-sy' kinda person, but I'm aiming to try to get out and explore more. Whether that's by travelling, visiting a new place or exploring what's right on my doorstep. I've started going walking most weekends, and I really enjoy it. I've even agreed to to Scotland in February with my Boyfriend, purely to go walking. Who even am I?! 

Although I might moan that my legs hurt (occasionally), wrapping up warm and heading out walking in the outdoors really does help to improve my mood (and of course my wellbeing too).  I wanted to put together a little selection of photos I've taken on some of my recent walks as some of the scenery is just too pretty not to share.

Pictured: Clumber Park
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