Showing posts with label seasonal. Show all posts
Showing posts with label seasonal. Show all posts

Friday, 18 December 2020

Reasons why you should love winter

Hey readers,

So it is currently pouring down and the wind is blasting my hair around. It has been like this for several days and it can get more down with all the greyness. 

Reasons why you should love winter

So, I thought it would be good to write some positive reasons why Winter is actually not that bad and there are some positives to this miserable and grey season.

Let's start off with food - not any old food but comfort food. The yummy stuff full of carbs and gravy to warm up your belly followed by sponge pudding and custard.

A valid reason to stay indoors when it is so cold and wet. You can even be forgiven for wearing your pj's on all day. You can dose about have a duvet day, keep warm and watch as much trash as humanly possible.

If you are feeling cold a perfect way to warm up is to have a hot bath and getting all warm with fleece PJ's.

Blankets and hot bottles rule when it is so cold and all you can hear is the wind whistling and battering the windows.

I will be honest with one of my favourite things to do is to fall asleep with the sound of rain hitting my window. It is so soothing and it makes me feel grateful that I am safe in my warm home.

That being said you can not enjoy a winter walk in woodland and then know that you can come home to get warm again.

Loads of cuddles keeping you nice and warm, safe from any harm and lazying around is the best knowing that you can just relax at home with your loved ones.

Hot chocolate is the desired beverage - perfect to warm your cockles and feel all cosy inside.

What kind of things do you love about Winter?  Love to hear your thoughts in the comment section down below.

Cheers for reading X

Monday, 23 November 2020

How to make a homemade hot chocolate in a jar.

 Hey readers, 

If you like making homemade presents or giving something with a personal touch then these cute homemade hot chocolate in a jar might be the one for you. I think they look really good and perfect to make for someone as a Christmas present. 

How to make a homemade hot chocolate in a jar.

How to make a homemade hot chocolate in a jar.

What you will need. 

* Mason jar.
* Cocoa powder.
* Sweets.
* Chocolate drops.
* String.
* Christmas tag.
* Hole punch.
* Straw.
 
Method. 

1. Get a mason jart with a lid.

2. Layer each ingredient.
 - starting with 1 cup of cocoa powder.
- 1 cup of sugar.
- 1/2 a cup of chocolate dorps. 

3. Finally add a handful of Smarties (or any chosesen sweets).

4. With the hole punch place the christmas tag in and punch one hole. 

5. Next get some rippon threat through the hole and wrap it around the neck of the jar. Use the ribbon to tie the straw.

6. Finally place the lid to secure. 

How to make a homemade hot chocolate in a jar.

Cheers for reading X

Friday, 13 November 2020

December photo challenge

Hey readers, 

Looking for a photo challenge then I have a fantastic photo prompts for 31 days to use during December on Instagram or anywhere else on the internet. Check out the list down below.


1. Green.
2. Out of Focus. 
3. Secret.
4. Candle.
5. Garland.
6. Christmas Tree.
7. Hygge.
8. Glitter.
9. Today's temperature. 
10. Tree Topper. 
11. Something red.
12. Front door.
13. Sparkly.
14. Stockings.
15. Ornaments.
16. Lights.
17. Looking out of the window. 
18. Silhouette.
19. Christmas cards.
20. Hot beverage.
21. Wreath.
22. Favourite quote.
23. Something wrapped.
24. Drink.
25. Christmas dinner.
26. Lazy day.
27. Outdoors.
28. Scalf.
29. Cosy.
30. Throwback.
31. Midnight.

December photo challenge

Cheers for reading X

Wednesday, 4 November 2020

The best Christmas food to feast on.

 Hey readers,

Halloween is over! Christmas is fast approaching and that means the festive food is entering the isles and shops across the UK. 

I have picked 9 festive food you can pick up over the festive period to get you in the mood. 




1. Festive Colin the caterpillar - M&S.

Who doesn't love good old Colin the caterpillar, especially as M & S have done a twist with a festive Colin costs 10.00 and is being rolled out on 19th November.



2. Specially Selected Mini Beef Wellingtons - Aldi. 

A great supplement for a buffet is these adorable mini beef wellingtons sold in Aldi. They cost  2.99 and are available in-store from December 10th. The flavour is British beef with a mushroom and thyme duxelle wrapped around puff pastry. 


3. Duluxe mince pie ice cream - Lidl.

If you like the flavour of mince pie ice-cream I recommend checking out Lidl's festive mince pie flavoured ice cream. It is making a return and I did buy some last year and rate it highly. Also, cracking bargain at 1.99 and available now so what you waiting for!



4. The best British turkey cushion - Morrisons. 

If your bit of a traditionalist then Morrisons have your back with this delightful British turkey cushion.

It looks spectacular and sounds amazing with turkey breast with pork and smoked bacon stuffing, wrapped in maple-cured streaky bacon and topped with a sticky maple glaze. It costs 23.00 and you can order from 19th November.


5. Pink rose prawns - Sainsbury's.

If your looking for something a bit special to serve then check out this aesthetically pleasing Taste the Difference pink prawn roses by Sainsbury's. You do have to order these, they cost 8.00 for 20. 


6. Fish and chips cones - Iceland.

A quirky little number from Iceland in the form of mini fish and chips with the icon newspaper cones. Another fab addition to adding to a buffet and something different that you don't expect. 

You can pick up a box of 16 mini fish chunks and chips in November and price is yet to be confirmed.


7. Giant pigs in blankets - Tesco.

If you're a fan of pigs in blankets then you need to check out these impressive giant pigs in blankets by Tesco for 2.00 for a pack of 10. 

Each pork sausage has been seasoned with pepper before being hand wrapped in streaky bacon rashers. You can pick some up from 23rd November.


8. Bruce the brussel sprout cake - Asda.

If you hate Brussel sprouts then maybe Asda has found a solution to making you change your mind with this adorable brussel sprout cake ;)

 The cake has layers of chocolate sponge with a delicious chocolate frosting. The cake cost 10.00 and is available on the 30th of November. 


Is there any festive food you have noticed that I haven't mentioned that you think to look good? Love to hear your thoughts in the comment section down below. 

Cheers for reading X







Friday, 23 October 2020

Halloween Monster Toilet Roll Craft

Hey readers,

Looking for an easy craft to do for Halloween then check out below how to make Halloween monster toilet craft.


What you will need.


* Paint (any colour you fancy or have to hand).

* Toilet roll.

 * Pipe cleaners.

* Foam sticky shapes.

* Googly eyes. 

* Paper clips.

* Hole punch (for holes to thread pipe cleaners through).

* A small stick of some description, I used a bamboo stick but I cut it down to fit. 

How to make the Halloween monster toilet roll craft.

1. First paint the toilet rolls on the outside with the colour you have chosen.

2. Once the toilet rolls are dry,  you need to hole punch each side of the toilet roll at the top. Then thread the pipe cleaner through the hole to the other side and thread it through. Finally, shape the pipe cleaner in an arc angle. 

3. The other toilet roll push the bamboo stick through the toilet roll so it reaches the other side and cut it to fit. 

4. Add accessories of your choice such as the foam shapes, paper clips.

5. Add the google eyes to be placed at eye level.

toilet roll craft

There you have an easy Halloween craft to do with your child. 

Happy Halloween.

Cheers for reading X

Monday, 19 October 2020

35 Spellbinding Halloween Quotes.

 Hey readers, 

Who doesn't love a quote and to get you feeling fangtastic for this upcoming spooky season?

I thought I would share some squeamishly good Halloween themed quotes to get you inspired. 


1. Happy Halloween! Time to carve out the pumpkin, bring out the candies and let’s get sugar high.

2. Life is a witch and then you fly.

3. What do you get when you divide the circumference of your jack-o’-lantern by its diameter – Pumpkin PiCopied!

4. Ghosts and goblins and jack-o-lanterns at night; I sure hope your Halloween is the best type of fright!

5. Fire burn and cauldron bubble.

6. Double, double toil and trouble;

7. Nothing about Halloween scares me more than how psychologically enthusiastic you already are for Halloween.

8. A candy a day keeps the monsters away.

9. I am guilty of eating candy in cold blood.

10. I wave my wand and put on my cape and wish you lots of treats and success coming your way. Happy Halloween!

11. This letter is sealed with a vampire kiss and bite.

12. May the ghost be with you.

13. You are scary beautiful! Enjoy your Halloween!

14. And God said “Let there be candy,” and there was candy. Happy Halloween!

15. Silent night, ghostly night all is calm all white. Round yon candy, goodies and treats.

16. A candy a day keeps the monsters away.

17. Keep Calm and say BOO!

18. Look, there’s no metaphysics on earth like chocolates.

19. Trick or treat, bags of sweets, ghosts are walking down the street.

20. On Halloween, the parents sent their kids out looking like me.

21. Mummy mummy mummy I got love in my tummy and I feel like haunting you.

22. Keep calm, trick or treat and carry on.

23. Hope all the candies don’t go to WAIST. Happy Halloween!

24. Today I can be moody and be a little witch!

25. Roses are red, violets are blue, I’m out of candy, look how scary are you.

26. Life with you is just getting boo-tter and better. Happy Halloween!

27. I’m a sleeping beauty and you are my prince charming now let’s get out of here and go trick-or-treating.

28. I’m a sexy ghoul and I know it.

29. Free flying lessons, BYOB. Bring your own broom.

30.  I have a sugar crush on you.

31. Oh, Halloween’s frightful but the candies are delightful, and since there’s no place to go, let it boo let it boo let it book

32. When black cats prowl and pumpkins gleam, may luck be yours on Halloween.

 33. I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself than be crowded on a velvet cushion. 

34. There is magic in the night when pumpkins glow by moonlight. 

 35. I put a spell on you because you're mine. 

Happy Halloween,

Cheers for reading X






Wednesday, 30 September 2020

60 autumn blog post ideas

Hey readers,

Sometimes it can be difficult to think of ideas on the spot so I have 60 fantastic blog ideas for the autumn period so you don't have to stress. Hope they help find some inspiration. 



  1. Autumn wardrobe capsule.
  2. Outdoor activities to do during autumn time.
  3. Your favourite autumn Instagram captions.
  4. How to deal with darker days.
  5. A seasonal recipe.
  6. A coat wishlist.
  7. Favourite autumn Instagram accounts to follow.
  8. Things to do in autumn with the family.
  9. Your favourite knitwear.
  10. Morning routine.
  11. Evening routine.
  12. A list of autumnal walks in your local area.
  13. Autumn bucket list.
  14. How to carve a pumpkin. 
  15. Different ideas to decorate a pumpkin.
  16. Autumn self-care routine.
  17. Autumn wellness tips. 
  18. Things to do on a rainy day. 
  19. Slow cooker recipes.
  20. Hot chocolate recipes
  21. Ways to embrace Hyggee.
  22. Why you like autumn.
  23. Your favourite autumn candles. 
  24. Halloween nail art.
  25. Halloween DIYs.
  26. Autumn photo props.
  27. How to take blog photos\ on darker days.
  28. 10 autumn stables.
  29. Frugal autumn meals.
  30. How to cut down on your heating bill. 
  31. Autumn bag essentials. 
  32. Autumn hairstyles.
  33. Loves and lusts for autumn.
  34. What's worth watching on the telly this autumn.
  35. Your favourite Halloween movies.
  36. How to keep warm this season.
  37. Places to go pumpkin picking. 
  38. Autumn date ideas.
  39. Product review.
  40. What I am thankful for this year.
  41. Your favourite autumn scents.
  42. Blog post ideas for autumn. 
  43. Share a Q & A autumn tag.
  44. Best bloggers to follow this autumn. 
  45. Your autumn workout routine.
  46. How to save money during autumn time. 
  47. How to layer clothes.
  48. How to deal with dry skin.
  49. Where to get cheap Halloween decorations.
  50. No cost fall activities.
  51. Top 5 autumn beverages.
  52. Autumn stables you can not live without. 
  53. Autumnal activities to do with children.
  54. Autumn/Halloween decorations you have in your home.
  55. Favourite Halloween memes
  56. Halloween costume ideas.
  57. Do an autumn photography challenge.
  58. Blogging essentials for autumn. 
  59. The boots you need this autumn.
  60. Share an autumn music playlist. 
Have I missed any good autumn blog post ideas out of the list? Love to hear your thoughts in the comment section down below. 

Cheersn for reading X

Monday, 28 September 2020

50 best Halloween films ever.

 Hey readers,

October is just around the corner and what better way to celebrate the scariest month of the year is to sit back with a good old Halloween film.

 If you're stuck for a title to watch then do not fear as I have come up with a list of 50 spooktacular movies to help you decide. 


50 Spooksenational films to watch this Halloween

  1. Hocus Pocus.
  2. The Nightmare Before Christmas.
  3. Halloween. 
  4. The Adam's Family.
  5. Beetlejuice.
  6. Casper.
  7. Scary movie.
  8. E.T The Extra-Terrestrial.
  9. Poltergeist.
  10. Night of the Living Dead.
  11. House on Haunted Hill.
  12. Friday the 13th.
  13. Dracula.
  14. The Sixth Sense.
  15. Coraline.
  16. Sleepy Hollow.
  17. Jeepers Creepers.
  18. Frankenstein.
  19. Saw.
  20. The Exorcist.
  21. Shutter Island.
  22. Children of the corn.
  23. The Blair Witch Project.
  24. A Nightmare on Elm Street.
  25. It.
  26. Coco.
  27. The Silence of the Lambs.
  28. The Shinning.
  29. The Ring.
  30. Scream.
  31. Carrie.
  32. Pet Cemetery.
  33. Scream.
  34. Carrie.
  35. Ghostbusters.
  36. Goosebumps.
  37. Monsters House
  38. The Amityville Horror.
  39. Practical Magic.
  40. Child's Play. 
  41. Halloweentown.
  42. Corpse Bride.
  43. Donnie Darko.
  44. The Cabin in the Woods. 
  45. The Crow.
  46. Song of the Sea.
  47. Frankenweenie. 
  48. The Rockie Horror Show.
  49. Pumpkinhead.
  50. Fright Night.

What films do you enjoy at Halloween time? Love to hear your thoughts in the comment section down below. 

Cheers for reading X




Monday, 25 November 2019

43 Christmas Instagram Captions!

Hey readers,



Looking for a fun way to comment on your Instagram photos this Christmas? Look no further have a variety of different festive captions to enjoy and be merry!







FUNNY CAPTIONS.




1. All the jingle ladies. 




2. The tree isn't the only thing getting lit this year.



3. It's beginning to *cost* a lot like Christmas.



4. But first, let me take an Elfie.



5. I'm dreaming of a white Christmas. But if the white runs out, I'll drink the red.



6. Me every day: slay. Me in December: sleigh.



7. I can't wait to exchange all these presents.



8. This is my resting Grinch face.



9. Don't mind me, I'll just be over here crying and watching Hallmark Christmas movies.



10. At least the presents were beautifully wrapped for a couple hours ...



11. I'll be ho-ho-home for Christmas.



12. One more cookie and I swear I'll fit in the Santa costume.



13. Instead of listing everyone in this photo, let's just call it, "The Naughty List".



14. Don't get your tinsel in a tangle.



15. It's like they WANT stockings full of coal.



16. Current status: ready for a long winter's nap.



17. All I want for Christmas is you (and maybe some cookies, too).


SONG CAPTIONS.

1. "It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!" — Johnny Mathis.

2. "I'm dreaming of a white Christmas." —Bing Crosby.

3. "All I want for Christmas is you." —Mariah Carey.

4. "We can hardly stand the wait. Please Christmas, don't be late." —Alvin & The Chipmunks.

5. "Have yourself a merry little Christmas." —Frank Sinatra.

6. "Silver bells, silver bells. It's Christmas time in the city." –Bing Crosby.

7. "Deck the halls with boughs of holly." –Thomas Olliphant.

8. "Rockin' around the Christmas tree, at the Christmas party hop." –Johnny Marks and Brenda Lee.

9. "Although it’s been said, many times, many ways... Merry Christmas to you." – Mel Tormé.


CUTE  CAPTIONS!


1. It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air.


2. May your days be merry and bright.

3. My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others.

4. If kisses were snowflakes, I'd send you a blizzard.

5. All is calm, all is bright.

6. I got all spruced up for the holidays.

7. Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind.

8. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

9. Love the giver more than the gift.

10. Meet me under the mistletoe.

11. Although it's been said, many times, many ways ... Merry Christmas to you.

12. My favorite color is Christmas lights.

13. I'm only a morning person on December 25th.

14. One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas Day.

15. On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me ...

16. All I want for Christmas is you!

17. Snuggled up together, like two birds of a feather would be ...

Cheers for reading X