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Do you?! …

It’s been a while, a whole month in fact, since posting my last blog and what can I say, I’ve been found guilty of hiding out with my best friend and worst enemy … Food.

It always seems to be the safety net I reach for… that piece of cake or junk food to numb my system and justify the “what are you doing!?” question with “Huh?… oh, never mind”… but sometimes, when I put the plate down, all that’s left is the stark reality of what I’ve done … and I realise it’s time to ask myself some tough questions and take some responsibility again.

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…. do you?

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Say it with flowers ….

For centuries we’ve been conveying messages of love and happiness with flowers because, lets face it, what better way has there been to say what we struggle to say to someone in person … than with a bunch of flowers?

Well, it was up to now … because I reckon its time to up the f&*king game!

Yep, its time we started to smell the roses, no I mean … EAT the roses by adding a cake in to the mix, a healthy cake of course! Now that’s real love, right?!

So, here’s a decadent recipe for you all where rose and dark chocolate flavours entwine … what a truly beautiful, fulfilling and tasty way to show some love?

Continue reading “Say it with flowers ….”

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Is a balanced life a crock of sh*t?! …

I’ve heard a lot of people talking about having a “balanced life” of late, after which I quite often sit scratching my head (or my arse more likely…) because I find it hard to believe that finding a true balance to life really exists?! Surely, we’re setting ourselves up for failure in this “wild” expectation, right?! Continue reading “Is a balanced life a crock of sh*t?! …”

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Boost Balls!!! …

I appear to be on a “roll” lately recreating “branded” chocolate bars and these  “Boost Balls” are my latest addition! If you’re interested in the my earlier “recreations” you’ll find them on my Instagram feed! Do look if you like a Topic or Fry’s Chocolate Cream?!

They’re all refined-sugar free so healthy but… if you eat the batch all in one go, maybe not so super healthy!  – you’ve been duly warned, disclaimer done!

You’ll be glad to read that they’re simple to make and come out about the size of golf balls, woohooo!!! This recipe makes approximately 15 in total!  So, are you ready to address the ball and see how many holes in one you can achieve! 15 out of 15, right?! Continue reading “Boost Balls!!! …”

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I’m not anti-social, how about you? ….

With a significant amount of jetlag and a huge dollop of sugar withdrawals after a rather indulgent trip back to the UK, where we spent time catching up with family and attending my daughter’s graduation ceremony … I have got to hold my hands up and concede that I’ve been rather anti-social of late, not like me I know, sorry!

Can you guess freaking why? Continue reading “I’m not anti-social, how about you? ….”

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Social Media, Social Network, Social Connection … what’s your take on it?!

It’s not surprising, with an impending trip back “home” to the UK, that my mind has wondered of late… with my a-game focussing on family and friendships back there, compelling me to look deep into the eyes of belonging, from my past, present and into the future –  all without the help of Ebenezer Scrooge or any freaking Ghosts too, I might add!

I’m not a mean-spirited, or a miserable old woman either, it’s just that I’ve been remembering how, in my past, these intimate connections have helped me through the many up and downs in my life but… my present though, sees me feeling torn, by what really is miles!

Of course, I still have that sense of belonging, that connection, feel loved even but … freaking time zones and distance really push the limits! And eventually, the virtual hugs, small talk and big freaking talk – when the shit hits the fan – become less. It’s hard, real hard, to maintain without the day to day, in your face… LIFE together.

So how do we then go about making “new” connections and friendships … to start to belong once more? Continue reading “Social Media, Social Network, Social Connection … what’s your take on it?!”