Hello

Thank you for having a look at my blog!
I've been away for a little while but I am back. I hope you enjoy my rambles!!!
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I am planning to up date as often as possible

Lucy xx

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

GOSH Cosmetics, The Stardust Range, Million Stars Review, Nail Lacquer. Shimmer Baby!!!

I haven't done a beauty post in a while, its so long over due.  GOSH are a fantastic high street brand of cosmetics.  Their range is ever increasing and become very glamorous.



I recently tried out GOSH Nail Lacquer. The Stardust Range is part of the AW14 collection.




They all have the Pearly, Shimmer, Shiny Finish.  I have to say the range so stunning, I love sparkle and these are little beauty pots of sassy fun.

Easy to apply, not runny or gloopy, each coat dried to the touch within 5 minutes, I applied 2 even coats. Its a great smooth finish.

I used the 631 Million Stars, the base colour is Slate Blue, with beautiful shimming purple and bright blue tones.  I love it.


I've been wearing it for 3 days, no chips so far (I am also wearing a Top coat) 8ml bottles RRP at £3.99 a very good price indeed.  Can be purchased in Superdrug and available online GOSH Nail Lacquer







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Friday, 23 January 2015

LEGO Ninjago, Masters of Spinjitzu Magazine! Exciting news its here - Released 28th January

LEGO NINJAGO, Masters of Spinjitzu MAGAZINE

New Release


Dear LEGO FANS I am delighted to let you know LEGO NINJAGO, Masters of Spinjitzu MAGAZINE is here!

This new magazine is packing a spin kicking Spinjitzu punch, full of excited goodies, this first months issue will have some great stickers and a super great to, Kai the Red Ninja. You'll get to meet the his fellow team members, the rest of the Ninjas and if you think your good enough you better join the Academy.    





Monthly features, posters, facts, great for any Ninjago Fan! 



 So dont leave Kai cold, on a shelf, get your copy and bring him home to stay play.



I am also running a competition over on Twitter.  - 5 lucky winners will win a copy of the first issue.  So what are you wanting for come on over if you dare. #ninjagomaguk Ends: 4pm, 4th February

 T&Cs: PR is Immediate Media Co London UK 16yr+ 5 winners picked at random > Follow must have correct answer

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Monday, 19 January 2015

My Honey (Minion) Cake

Over Christmas and New Years Me and my youngest were super ill. Such a shame as I had to cancel my sons birthday.


My older sister suggested we have a family get together at hers and celebrate.  She the greatest, it makes since too as all my family live very close together in West London.  I'm the only one who lives faraway.


A lovely friend of mine Renna, recently gave me a pot of Haughton Honey.  Honey can be used for all sorts, personally I use it on toast, in sandwiches, I love a lemon tea, occasionally to glaze my roast carrots, I'm not that overly adventurous.  As I am trying to be healthy, I wanted to make something special. So a honey cake had my interest.

  • 250g clear honey, plus about 2 tbsp extra to glaze
  • 225g unsalted butter
  • 120gdemerara sugar
  • 3 large eggs, beaten
  • 300g self-raising flour
Method:

Put the cooker on gas make 3, grease proof a 20in (loose bottom) cake tin.  

On a low heat cook the butter, sugar and honey together. Once all the sugar has dissolved and the butter melted, the liquid will run clear, keep stirring until it does. Then bring everything to boil for one minute.  Then leave to rest/cool down off the ring for 20 minutes.

Sift the flour in a large mixing bowl, add the eggs and the cooled down honey mixture, mix together with a wooden spoon. The cake mixture will be runny once done.      

Pour the cake mix into the cake tin, place in the oven for 1 hour. - well after 40 minutes the cake had risen, looking good but getting brown on one side. So I spun the cake around and turned the cooker down to 2. I let it cook some more, about another 20 minutes.

I took the cake out, it looked cooked but it was still very wet at the bottom, I could feel it.  I flipped it over (poor cake - and rubbish oven) cooked for another 20 minutes.


Finally cake done.  Springy to the touch, my house smells divine.   The cake had a heavy/soft texture. I cut in half, added cream and mixed in grated chocolate for it filling.

I decorated my cake as a naughty minion.  After an hour he was born and popped out of sight and hidden from little hands and eyes.

My son was over the moon when he saw his cake.  He had the biggest slice and wanted more.  I have never eaten or even made a Honey Cake before.  It was lovely, the honey come through, its not over powering, no sticky.  The cake mixture isn't gooey either. Nice and firm. Sweet honey flavour come through.

I say if you want to try something different go for it, if it goes wrong dont worry, style it out!   

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Wednesday, 14 January 2015

HELLO its 2015!


I've had a massive blogging break (block).... more like fallen off the radar, like a little star that has burnt out.  Well, I'm burning again!

SO HELLO

 


I hope all my followers are all well and happy. Wishing everyone a great 2015.

This year I purposely didn't write up New Years Resolutions, not wanting to disappoint myself however, I have set myself a few goals.


1) Get Fit - Thats very vague but I want to start training again. This will be my heaven, the start is always hard, not having the energy and motivation but once started I usually feel great, the endophins rushing throught my head, waking my body, making it easy to continue my journey.



2) Getting a Job - I'm terrified and excited. Now my youngest is at school full time, its definitely time to get myself sorted.  I'm not 100% sure where is start, what I want to do, full time or part time.  My back ground is the Hotel Industry, I've been lucky enough to work for some exceptional names in the business.  So I'm not sure what to do, maybe something new.  I doubt I will be traveling into London, its too far, travel is too expensive.  Living so close to Watford, fingers crossed there is something suitable and perfectly matched for a loyal hard working individual like me.



3) Write More! - Since I started blogging I call myself 'Not a natural writer'.  There are times I find it hard to put pen to paper, the ideas and inspiration don't just flow.
I like to feel passionate about the things I write, when I feel ignited, I'm off like a little fire burning away.  

4) Fix my bike... Actually nag my boyfriend to fix a bike he found.  Its a lovely looking ride, it needs a few new bits and some love before its ride-able.  Would be great to get around town.  I hate wasting money on the bus.

So here is to 2015...  I will continue to be me! 

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Christmas Fayre at Yorke Mead Saturday - 6th December #Croxley, WE NEED YOU!


ITS THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN

YORKE MEAD SCHOOL WILL BE HOSTING ANOTHER FUN PACKED CHRISTMAS FAYRE




To make this a successful event, we need YOUR HELP! We are looking for RAFFLE PRIZES, can you or your business donate?

Even better still, would you like to be part of our events, host a stall?
Outside stalls are great, It is £10 for small table, £15 for large and a donation to the raffle.
 
If you are having a Pre-Christmas clear out, we also need clean Teddies.
(they must have CE labels)

Also Bric-a-brac and toys will be great too.

Please contact Mrs. Southin. 
foym@herts.sch.uk

All money raised goes back into the School! 

THANK YOU

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If you are local to Croxley please do not hesitate, pop-in on the 7th and see us make Croxley a wonderful place to live, for our children and families alike!






Monday, 17 November 2014

Huge eBay clearance! My favourite seller. Christmas is coming get Bidding!





My closest friend is having a huge Sale, selling all sorts of fantastic items.

I said I would add a page to my to blog for her.  So please have a look, share if you can on your social media sites, that would greatly be appreciated.

Christmas is coming and I am sure you can grab a magnificent bargain!




 eBay Rave2hard










Electricals
Tech
Perfumes
Clothes
Bags

Something for everyone and lots more great items to be added.







Thank you for looking!
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Thursday, 13 November 2014

Skylanders Universe Magazine Review and Trap Team Starter Tablet Pack Giveaway



A few weeks ago I was invited a superb coffee morning to meet with Immediate Media Co at the their offices in Hammersmith, my old stomping ground. Me and my boys were going to meet with the some of the main members behind the new Skylanders Universe Magazine.  Thats right the NEW... and OFFICAL Skyklanders Magazine.

Much to James and Liam's surprise I didn't tell them what we were up too until we set off.  They spent the entire tube journey into London extremely excited.  We were all very lucky to attend, only 5 family bloggers in total took part, this was very much a personal event.


On arrival we met Natasha, our host for the afternoon.
She introduced us to Editor Craig Donaghy and Senior Art Editor Nikki Davies.  I have to say they have the best jobs in the world, creating a magazine for children, designing the pages with storylines, puzzles, interesting facts and making it all come together must be an awesome feeling! Ace job!



These offices have magical giant steps that took us to a rather fun basement. Its was like walking into Santas Grotto for a Skylanders fans! Posters, Magazines, Trap Team figures all around, even I got very excited.  Big kid in a candy shop, springs to mind.    



Craig, wanted to hear our childrens thoughts, did they like the general look, what changes should be made, what would they like to see inside. Well, no complaints from us, everyone agreed its an awesome layout.  












My boys would make up the younger Skylanders audience, Liam is 4 he is just starting to read, James is 6 and we read together.



James enjoys the entire magazine, he loved the Skylanders Search page, with its hundreds of Chompies, we are still looking for the scroll.  He likes the Battle Arena, covering the facts of battling Skylanders its awesome.  There is a list of competitions, I have been told 'WE' need to enter them all.


Liam is my little artist, with colouring pens in hand, he colours-in his magazine and asks me to reread the story, facts... actually the entire magazine over and over again.           

The best news is that SKYLANDERS UNIVERSE will be issued every 4 weeks at £2.99.  Every issue is packed with great extras.   Issue one had collecting cards, Trigger Happy's Gun and posters.

Featured: Fun Storyline, Competitions, Special offers, Letters, Puzzles, Facts. Amazing Art work and so much more.  I am already looking forward to this months issue being published in 2 weeks time.

We had a lovely day, we even got to design our own magazine covers.  It was fantastic way being creative with our favourite Skylanders.   Liam came 3rd and won a Magical Trap for our Traptanium Portal.  Awesome!




We were totally spoilt rotten, Christmas came early as the boys were given some new Skylanders Trap Team characters.





















I was very fortunate to be given the New Skylanders Trap Team Starter pack game for the tablet! Retails from £50
As I love you guys so much, I am going to give this away on my blog.  It will make someone very happy, hopefully just in time for Christmas!

We have the game already and its the bees knees.
What to expect for Skylanders Trap Team




a Rafflecopter giveaway








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 - Winner contacted soon after  


Thank you, I hope you have enjoyed my review, please look out for this months issue and tell me your thoughts.



Disclaimer: This is an unsponsored post: I was given a Tablet Starter Pack to giveaway.

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