It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Blogmas! : Day 1

Hello lovely festive reader!

As the title of this post explains, it is December 1st, which means that it’s finally time to dust off your Santa hat, bulk buy the mince pies and justify every lazy decision with the phrase ‘it doesn’t matter, it’s Christmas’! The festive season has arrived, and I’m excited for every minute of it.

So I am taking on the challenge of Blogmas- I will be making a lot of food, doing some festive decorating, and trying out some new traditions as well as the old tried and tested ones, every day leading up to Christmas Day. And I’ll be documenting them here for you to come along with me for the triumphs (fingers crossed!) and fails (there will be some, without doubt).

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My festive breakfast!

So, to start with, I wanted to ease into Blogmas by showing you what I had for breakfast this morning- of course my Blogmas was going to start with food- what else would you expect?

I really love the novelty of all the normal foods you buy suddenly being turned into festive shapes, so the fact that my crumpet this morning was shaped like a Christmas tree was a definite highlight of my day.

In other news, I have spent the rest of my day preparing some upcoming Blogmas posts with Michael Bublé blaring through my earphones, we’ve dug out the Christmas decorations (it was a dusty and painful experience trying to rummage through the damp garage), and I had a gin and tonic at 3 o’clock this afternoon, because hey, it doesn’t matter, it’s Christmas!

See you tomorrow,

Anna

Soul Exploring with Anna- #1

Hello lovely reader, I have a question for you. Have you ever thought of there being more to life than what you experience with your five senses and emotions? What if there is more to it than that?

I want you to properly take stock of how you feel about the possibility of there being more to life than you are currently experiencing. Don’t worry if you’re sceptical, that’s totally fine, but how would you feel if you knew that there is a whole support system around you that you may not be aware of, whom you can call upon in any moment, who can calm your worries, listen to you when you need somebody to talk to, and inspire you to do the things you really want to do. How would it change your perspective if you felt with every fibre of your being that you were connected to everyone and everything on this planet, right now. Does that feeling make you totally uncomfortable? Does that seem totally impossible? I know how weird it sounds, but these are the things I’ve learnt about over the past year, and this is what I really want to share with you.

I know you may not know me very well yet, but just trust me on this. I will be sharing my story with you as time goes on, but if you want to get to know me a bit better in the meantime, here are 10 things about me.

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So getting back to the aim of the question, how do you feel about the possibility of angels, of guides, of there being a higher purpose than what we are led to believe? I’m going to break down this huge question into smaller chunks or else it is all totally overwhelming, but for the time being, this is the question that I want you to mull over with a cup of tea and some cake, and see if it brings up any emotions. If this isn’t your thing, that is completely fine, but if you are curious, then stick around and let’s see what happens, shall we? I’m really excited to see where this takes us.

Anna

 

10 Things About Me

Hello there! If you’re new to this blog, then welcome, my name is Anna, and I want to introduce myself to you with 10 things about me, which might help you to get to know me a little better.

So without further ado, here they are:

  1. I am a Capricorn, and I know a lot of people get instantly put off when you mention star signs, but I love it all, even the sometimes questionable horoscopes!
  2. I have a black cat called Ruby, she is fluffy, sassy, and my favourite thing in the world
  3. My favourite food is bread and butter- a bit basic, I know, but it is always the thing I fancy, it always seems to fit the mood- you can have it for every meal and it’s completely socially acceptable
  4. My biggest fear? I get totally freaked out by people wearing costumes, I know it’s a bit weird, but it just gives me the creeps
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  5. My greatest achievement- I made and decorated a birthday cake a few years ago for my friend’s 18th birthday. I absolutely loved doing it, it was the best thing I’ve ever done and I’d love to do more cake decorating in the future!
  6. My hobbies- On the same note as #5, I used to bake loads, but I’ve gotten out of the habit of doing it and I would love to get back into it a bit more- my absolute dream is to do some of the Peggy Porschen masterclasses in London where you learn all about how to decorate wedding cakes, pure heaven!
  7. My favourite TV show- I was obsessed with Narcos on Netflix, and lately I have really enjoyed watching Killing Eve on BBC iPlayer
  8. I started this blog because- well, I’d been wanting to start one for ages, firstly about food and baking, but then more recently to talk about things which are really important to me, the things that have helped me to get through some tough times, and I hope they might be able to help you too (all will be coming soon!)
  9. I am a big fan of vision boards- I’ve already made three, and I will be making a blog post about how to make an incredible vision board because it makes me so excited!
  10. I really love cheese puffs and a glass of fizzy- totally unclassy, I know, but it’s my ultimate weekend treat. I also recently bought some pink champagne flutes from IKEA so now I feel like I’m Elle Woods whilst I’m happily sipping!
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Me with my favourite (if not slightly burnt) things!

There you go, a bit more about me, please feel free to ask me any more questions in the comments section and let me know a bit more about yourself, I’d love to know!

Anna