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Scary Good Chocolate Cupcakes

As it’s Halloween season, it seemed only right to do a bit of seasonal baking! Of course I always do, whether it’s shortbread, or cake! This year I thought I’d make some scary good chocolate cupcakes! Just to do something a little bit different!

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The biggest change here was the frosting, which wasn’t remotely complicated!

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Posted in Crafts, Food and Drink, Home, Paper Crafting

Eating and Drinking – A-Z Challenge 2021

Oooh now here’s a subject that we can all get our teeth into! I’m definitely a big fan of eating and drinking, and so grab a cuppa and have a read for some of my favourite food and drink based content you can find here on the blog!

A-Z Challenge 2021

If you’ve missed it I’m currently working my way from A-Z while sharing a retrospective of The Craft Room and Beyond; looking back at some older content you may have missed; as part of the April A-Z Challenge!

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Posted in Food and Drink, Seasonal Content

12 Days of Christmas 2020 – Fab Christmas Cocktails

I thought I’d share something a little different this year, and throw in one for the grown-ups; with some fun Christmas Cocktails!

We all like a little tipple at Christmas, and as some of us are going out a little less this year, why not have a little fun at home. Please drink responsibly!

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These fab Christmas Cocktails, can all be made fairly easily, with ingredients you may even already have at home!

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12 Days of Christmas 2020: The Blogmas Tag

It’s no secret that I love a good themed tag post, and I’m really surprised I’ve never done a Christmas themed one before! So today for day 2 of my 12 days of Christmas I’m sharing The Blogmas Tag!

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I’m delighted to share our answers, and of course ask that you stop by and check out the blogger that tagged me; and for this I was tagged by the fab Jupiter of Life with Jupiter and Dann!

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Posted in Crafts, Food and Drink, Home Decor, Knitting, Life, Other Craft, Paper Crafting, Seasonal Content

Shop Indie This Christmas

I wanted to do something a little different this month, and share some fab indie biz. It’s fairly officially Christmas shopping season, and it’s a great opportunity to support small business; shop indie; and spread a little love to those that may be struggling; as there are no craft fairs or the like this year!

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

So here are a range of some of the handmade products from some of my friends online! If you have a small business, get in touch and I’ll happily add you to the list! Please don’t link spam; if you have a gift guide similar to this one, do tell everyone about it in the comments below!

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Posted in Food and Drink, Home

Halloween Baking: Very Berry Sponge Cake – Blogtober 2020

I’m no stranger to Halloween baking, as I do something every year, but this year I thought I would do something a little different, and bake a cake!

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We don’t need an excuse for cake in our house in all honesty, so I thought it would be fun, to make something tasty, sweet and Halloween themed, basically so I could blog about it this month.

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Autumn Fruit Picking – Blogtober 2020

Is there anything more autumnal than visiting a pumpkin patch? While it’s a little early to be picking up a pumpkin; this weekend we headed to a local pick-your-own for some autumn fruit picking!

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It’s been a while since either of us have been fruit picking, but we thought, why not! A nice excuse for some fresh air, and exercise, and a bit of fun!

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Lockdown: Staying Positive – This Week #12

So we’re all back to normal after the April A-Z Challenge, but of course things for the last few weeks things have been far from “normal”. To begin, I just want to say a HUGE thank you to any keyworkers out there, whether frontline NHS and medical staff, or those working in shops and other businesses keeping us, our families and friends all safe and hopefully healthy. My heart goes out to those affected by the coronavirus, whether literally, or in terms of stress from the lockdown, working from home, home schooling, or those who are lonely and isolated. We are all in this together!

This Week

I confess, the situation has been quite bearable here, the A-Z challenge has been something of a blessing really in terms of avoiding the weekly posts of what I’ve been up to! There is only so much you can really say considering I last worked on the 23rd March! So, here we are at the beginning of May and while I haven’t been up to much, I thought I’d share what has been going on this April!

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