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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!

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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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This Week #4 Work Meal, Birthday, Baking and Bad Boys 3!

Happy Friday! We’re at the end of another week, and at the end of January!

This month really has seemed to drag, probably not helped by fairly rubbish weather, and not really going anywhere or doing much. It does mean however that I’ve actually spent time chilling and reading, and watching TV, and generally relaxing, which wasn’t really a thing last year!

This week however, has been slightly more interesting!

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Blogmas 2018 – Christmas Baking – Mince Pies

I do a little Christmas baking every year, I have shared a couple of my recipes this month, though there’s one essential I haven’t shared yet, and that is of course Mince Pies!!

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A Christmas classic if ever there was one! You can do this simply and easily, using a jar of mincemeat (not meat), and some premade pastry, or make it entirely from scratch! While I usually go for the first option (still counts!) here you will find how to make everything yourself!

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Blogmas 2018 – Festive Shortbread

I love making my own shortbread, and it’s such an easy make, so it’s no surprise that Festive Shortbread makes an appearance each Christmas!

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At this time of year I tend to make either traditional shortbread, or some fun stars with various toppings. Makes approximately 20 stars depending on size… a couple of rounds you can score to snap into triangles if you’re feeling traditional, or of course the classic shortbread fingers.

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Gingerbread Cupcakes – Blogmas 2018

One of the best things about Christmas is the food right? So for the next few weeks I thought I would share some fun Christmas baking ideas, starting with my fun gingerbread cupcakes. Of course these are a great treat ALL year round!

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This is a delicious and surprisingly simple recipe. I have perfected it over time, so I can’t state my sources; as it’s probably a combination of three or four recipes by this point!

I’d love to hear if you give them a go! By all means take photos and share them with me on social media! (All my links are below!)

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Recipe Book Autumnal Apple Crumble

Nothing says autumn like good food, and as much as it’s been a while since I’ve shared some recipes on the blog, I thought I’d start it up again with a favourite – Apple Crumble!

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Apple crumble, or any fruit crumble, is just so easy to make, and great with ice cream, clotted cream or custard. Perfect for an autumnal dessert!

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Disneyland Paris 25th Anniversary

I’m so excited to share this post. Writing it has been done on a bit of a high, since we returned! So this is possibly the biggest thing we’ve done this year: Disneyland Paris 25th Anniversary!

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This is the second time we’ve been to Disneyland Paris together. We visited two years ago; and we just had to come back; as a lot was closed for refurbishment when we visited last time. Also because it’s the anniversary! How fun is that!

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Recipe Book – Chocolate Star Frosted Cupcakes

So for a quick easy post, inspired by the skirt I shared at the beginning of the month, I thought I would share a quick and easy cupcakes recipe, that is easy, fun for both kids and adults, and really versatile (which is always good!) 

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I use this quite often as it’s a sort-of store cupboard recipe, and you can use whatever you have laying around in terms of toppings, fillings and flavourings.

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