Sunday, 25 September 2016

Little Gin and Lime Meringue Pies | Recipe

I'm not going to lie, I've watched The Great British Bake Off and immeasurable amount of times this weekend. After two weeks of not being able to watch it (a last minute trip to California for work and Joe's birthday celebrations are to blame) it's safe to say I've indulged. Pastry week inspired me to try something I've been meaning to try for a while now, a meringue pie!

But I fancied trying something a little different by giving it a bit of a gin twist, the September Gin Explorer box arrived last week and the Bath Gin sample sounded ideal for blending with lime, pastry and sweet meringue so I experimented and the results were actually pretty delicious! Buttery pastry, tangy lime and sweet meringue, dreamy.


Saturday, 24 September 2016

The Gin Explorer Box: August

I'm not sure about you but I adore receiving post, in our ever increasing digital world there's something so satisfying about getting physical treats. What I like even more is getting gin in the post! The Gin Explorer subscription box arrives every month, much to my delight, complete with four new gins to try, two tonics and extra treats. 

I am so behind with my blog, work has been madness recently with an impromptu trip to California and Joe's birthday trip to the Lake District meaning September has been a bit of a no show over on Tweet and that I'm only just now talking about the August box. I'm bad. BUT it's too good not to talk about so here's a peek inside! Keep an eye out next week for a rather delectable Bake Off inspired gin recipe from the September box too.


Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Fit in Six: The Challenge

I'll be honest, I'm not great at sticking to diets or exercise regimes. I always do really well for about a week and then after that it descends into a cake and prosecco party to celebrate the 2lb that I'd lost that week, it all goes downhill from there...

Over the next 6 weeks however I'll be trying my hardest to lose weight and get healthy. Thankfully Worsley Park Country Club is on hand to help, they have challenged me to get fit in six weeks (scary!) with the help of their gym, pool and personal trainers.


Saturday, 3 September 2016

Lookfantastic Birthday Beauty Box Review #LFBDAY

Another month, another Lookfantastic beauty box, but this month is extra special because it's their second birthday! The birthday box has been filled with party perfect goodies so that we can celebrate with them.

This box is one of my favourites as it's such a mixture of different products including skincare, haircare and cosmetics. Plus, a lot of the products have two uses to celebrate the second birthday! Here's a closer look at what's inside...

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

4 Podcasts for Girl Bosses

Chiara Ferragni Phone Case from Farfetch and Sony Headphones

I go through phases with podcasts, from not listening to them at all to pretty much just exclusively listening to them. At the moment, I'm very much in the latter phase with my headphones in at any available time, whether it's at the gym or driving home from work.

My current favourite podcasts all have a recurring theme: they're all focused around strong, successful women with incredibly interesting stories. It all started with me happening upon Garance Doré's podcast, Pardon My French, which I instantly fell in love with. My favourite thing about these podcasts is that the stories of these women show that they were ambitious women like your or I who had an idea and made it a reality, they still do completely normal things like doubt themselves or eat a whole tub of ice cream in one sitting.

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