Chocolate bunnies and egg hunts, what’s not to love? Easter is just a week away and whether you choose to celebrate the holiday or not, it provides the perfect excuse to make a colourful, buttercream filled, egg topped, sponge layered treat. This cake was surprisingly easy to put together and makes a show stopping centre piece for any Easter festivities you might have planned. Oh, and it is gluten free…

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TRAVEL

SKIING VLOG 2017

While I don’t always advise being fixed behind a screen or lens, I find getting my camera out when I’m away so important. Not only do I enjoy photography, but a picture or video keeps your memories alive forever. I look back on holidays from 10 years ago and think of how many things I would have forgotten by now if I didn’t have something to take me back to…

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FASHION

SOFT SPRING STRIPE

When Spring starts to come around you can afford to drop a layer, and for me, flannel shirts are a must have. A light yet concealing layer to style with jeans and boots for easy, casual chic. Being a country girl at heart, I have always been drawn to western inspired fashion and of course, check or stripe shirts. The neutral tones in this super soft, block stripe fabric keep…

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GLUTEN FREE

GLUTEN FREE BLACK FOREST GATEAU

While this might not be your traditional black forest gateau, laced with kirsh and full of wheat flour… my easy, gluten free, non alcoholic version is very moreish! Cherries and chocolate are a winning combination and this cake makes a great centre piece to impress your friends and family. INGREDIENTS 175g / 6oz butter 175g / 6oz caster sugar 175g / 6oz gluten free self raising flour 50g / 2oz…

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LIFESTYLE

GETTING PERSONAL | #MadeByMum Mothers Day Campaign

When posed with the question: ‘what has your mum taught you?’ I thought to myself well the real question is what HASN’T she taught me? The lessons my mum gave me get me through every day life and she will forever be number 1 role model. This is why I think Mothers Day is such an important day to celebrate. Time to give back and appreciate all the strong, inspirational,…

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FASHION

BACK TO BLACK | Fashion Staples

It is clear I have too many neutrals tones and dark pieces in my wardrobe, but there is good reason for it. On days when I do not have the energy to pair a colour coordinated outfit together, black is my fallback. I am pretty sure that is not just me? You can always rely on a black number… its forgiving, slimming and will mask any marks (a god send…

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GLUTEN FREE

FETA & POMEGRANATE SALAD

So we might not be getting out the floppy hats and the beach towels just yet, but the days are definitely getting longer and the light is finally creeping its way back into our lives (hooray!). I love summer, not just because of the ability to reinstate t-shirts and spending long evenings sat out on the patio with a glass of wine, but the food… oh I love summer food.…

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