2020: Looking back with light, looking forward with hope.

A look back on the year and hopes for 2021

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Cancelling Christmas for Happiness

Yes, that’s right! ME! The ‘Extra’ Christmas girl. The woman who is slowly making her way to becoming Mrs Claus’s replacement, is cancelling Christmas this year. Not because 2020 has finally beaten me, not because I have Covid, not because anyone else has Covid. I have cancelled Christmas because I am DONE sacrificing my mental…

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Candy Cane Cupcake Recipe

Tis the season to be jolly! Well, that seems to be jolly well hard this year. Although the festive season might seem a little bleak and unpredictable, we can still take comfort at home and celebrate the 2020 way. Just like at the start of lock down when we all put our oven gloves on…

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Under 3 Christmas Gift Guide

My daughter just turned two this month and as I was hunting for Birthday presents for her (and Christmas presents) I noticed it’s really hard to find things suitable for under 3s. Every toy, activity set and art supply seemed to be branded with the 3+ warning. Which leaves what? A cheque? No! So, I…

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November Christmas Prep List

With all the craziness that goes on at this time of year (as well as the craziness of 2020) it’s always a good idea to start preparing for Christmas early. Whether you’re the Grinch and hate Christmas or practically Santa Claus himself, it’s always a good idea to get ahead of the game rather than…

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Halloween Cobweb Cake Tutorial

It’s the last week of the Halloween Treat Series! Every week for the month of October I have uploaded a tutorial to a Halloween treat. With 2020 trick or treating plans going out the window, this year why not stay home and make some yummy treats to eat in front of a great movie? (If…

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40th Birthday Weekend on a Budget

2020 has not been the kindest of years. Some people have suffered with their health, some have ended relationships and some have struggled with the lonely isolation and new adjustments. This year had really impacted on us, financially. We’ve had to borrow money from family members just to pay bills and put food on the…

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Halloween Ghost Cupcakes

Welcome to week 4 in our Halloween Treats series! Every Thursday in the month of October, I am uploading a tutorial to a Halloween Treat you can make at home! With 2020 ruining traditional Halloween plans, a lot of people are searching for ways to celebrate at home. So, why not bake some yummy treats,…

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