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The Famous Easter Bake-Off


I love a good old fashioned family tradition. One of these traditions in our household is the annual Easter Cake Bake - one of us creates the most majestic of all cakes, covered in all things Easter related, and we scoff the lot within a couple of days.

I can't imagine Easter without a fabulous cake so I thought I'd share my best tips for creating a cake that Mary Berry would be proud of.
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Embracing Change


"Everything is about to change". This statement will either fill you with excitement, or utter fear.

Recently I read an article by Heidi Grant Halvorson that said that people believed that "longevity = goodness" (you can read the rest here), and therefore the longer we sustain something the better it is. This means that we are already programmed to be resistant to change.

My generation is one that is stuck in what I’m going to call a ‘change conflict’; we strive for tradition, longevity in actions and the ideal notion of being loyal when, in reality, we live in a world that is constantly changing and moving on. It is impossible to sustain both ways of living. In fact, I’d argue that it’s impossible to live a life of keeping everything the same and be happy.

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5 Ways to Sleep Better


Being unable to sleep is one of the worst feelings someone has to go through in my opinion. I myself have trouble getting to sleep, and staying asleep, and this in turn has had a dramatic effect on my well being and happiness.

It took me a while to establish a method to help ease my inability to sleep, and some nights it is more a struggle than others, however I have found these five tricks have helped me so much over the last couple of months, improving my quality of sleep.

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Coming to terms with a break-up


Break-ups are hard. Trying to come to terms with the idea that someone you loved and cared for no longer wants to be with you is the most unbearable and heart breaking feeling you can face. But, the fact of the matter is, unless you're extremely lucky, you will have to deal with it at some point in your life.

I know the feeling very well; if you follow me on social media you'll be aware that my long-term boyfriend and I have been broken up since the beginning of January. Honestly, I'm still not over it. It's been very difficult to accept for me, as I haven't been given any closure and it kind of ended up in the air via text. But that's another story...

Having said that I'm struggling with it, I have found ways to make it easier for me to deal with and move on with life. I don't know if I'll ever get over him, but I'm pretty sure I can get over it. I've put together some things I've found helped me the last few weeks with this break-up. It gets a little personal at times, so apologies in advance!


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Chocolate Vanilla Cookies for Mother's Day


Does anything feel better than DIY gifting? One of the easiest things to make yourself as a gift is cakes, cookies, anything you can bake! As part of Cotton Traders project for Mother's Day, I'll be showing you how to make these amazing vanilla-chocolate double stacked cookies, which I am sure will go down an absolute treat if you decide to make these for Mother's Day!

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