Back to blogging and baking.

Food & Travel

I hope I stay on the blogging wagon for a while. The month of non-blogging was for several reasons:

1) had to do some shadowing work for four days a week for the past three weeks, therefore

2) I was knackered beyond belief

3) I was way too concerned about changing my skin care regime and spending most of my online time on Caroline Hirons’ blogĀ 

4) I was a bit lazy!

So, whilst my blog post compilation has not increased, my skin feels amazing (thank you Caroline!!) and I’ve realised most working mothers of young ones have stamina and will power I am not so sure I possess.

Before and during my blog sabbatical I was getting into some baking and rediscovered my love of baked desserts. Here are my works of ‘art’…

My cakes    via

My cakes

They are not perfect, but bear in mind it was the first attempt at proper icing. My favourite one is the one on the bottle left. I call it the Areola cake.

And here is a rose ombre cake I made for a local fund raising event.



Out of my many pipe dreams, owning a cute, little pastel bakery is one of them! Like this one:

Hope you have had a great month!


Real beauty.

Beauty & Fashion

I think it’s fair to say that most people have quite a few un-pretty days in their lifetime. I know I have the odd day where walking around with a paper bag over my face seems a real option. Heck, a whole body bag would be nice at times. Especially at that time of the month.

Source: via Beth on Pinterest

This video really reminded me that beauty (or lack of ) is founded on perception. And most of us do not perceive the beauty that shines through the layers of anatomy that house our essence.

I’m sure when I’m sixty or seventy, I’ll look back at photo albums and wonder what the fuss and insecurity was all about.It’s time to stop the worrying, stressing and insecurity that self flagellation brings. It’s time to own our beauty.