Monday, November 30

Christmas | Secret Santa Gift Guide

It's December tomorrow (if you didn't know already...) so I figured it's now definitely acceptable to be mentioning CHRISTMAS over on Kath and Cake - my favourite time of the year! I absolutely love buying presents for people and Secret Santa is becoming more and more common these days so I thought I'd put together a little gift guide for varying budgets...

Friday, November 27

Life: 12 things to remember more often

I wrote this post a long time ago and for some reason I never got round to posting it. Sometimes it doesn't feel right to post certain things but somehow today seems right. Things have been a bit rubbish recently with what feels like lots of bad news but sometimes it's good to put things in perspective.

Monday, November 23

Food: The Lost & Found, Birmingham

The whole family being back on home turf meant a trip to Birmingham to pick up my big brother, a mooch round the German Christmas Markets and a meal out was justified.
I've popped into Lost & Found for a drink before, during Birmingham Cocktail Weekend back in the summer in fact.

Monday, November 16

Sheffield: Brunch at Alyssum Cafe, Crookesmoor

This weekend I took a long awaited trip to Alyssum Cafe for brunch. It's perfectly situated in heavily condensed student area which is severely lacking in some nice cafes, so Alyssum fills the gap perfectly. It is quite possibly the smallest cafe in Sheffield so be sure to get down early if you want a seat (they do offer takeaway though!)

Monday, November 9

Hair: Temporary Hair Chalk Dip Dye and Giveaway

Now we all know my love for ombre hair - see my post here. I've also previously dip dyed the ends of my hair pink in my "rebellious" stage (ha ha ha). I was a quiet teenager. So when HairChalkCo contacted me with not only an opportunity to test out their products but to host a giveaway to, my inner 15 year old jumped at the chance to be young again.


Friday, November 6

Sheffield | The Depot Bakery, Kelham Island

The Depot Bakery recently moved over to Kelham Island, Sheffield's up and coming area which already plays hosts to my favourite pizza place, Craft & Dough and others that I'm yet to visit, Urban Quarter and The Grind Cafe.

Wednesday, November 4

Recipe: Welsh Cakes #WrenFamilyFavourites

I am a nostalgic old bean if you hadn't noticed so when Wren got in contact asking me to take part in their #WrenFamilyFavourites campaign I was completely on board. I've been baking for as long as I can remember and I know my mum and my granny were a massive influence. Wren asked me to share one of my favourite family recipes so here it is. This recipe for Welsh cakes is from my Welsh Granny's cookbook, unfortunately she's no longer with us but I distinctly remember always having these when we went to visit my grandparents and they bought back found memories whilst making them. I'm a quarter Welsh so I hope she's proud of how these have turned out and happy that her recipe is being shared around!

Monday, November 2

Life: October Catchup

Hello, hello! It's been a busy old month so I thought to keep track of what I'd been up to I'd put a post together to help me remember.
The first week and a half of October began with heading to Peddler Market, a street food market in Sheffield (and a favourite of mine!) that was celebrating it's first birthday.
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