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My visit to Cake International

My visit to Cake International

In previous posts I have talked about what an interesting and busy city Birmingham is and it’s time for the blog post on one of my favourite events of the year, Cake International – a cake and confectionery exhibition held at the NEC. The event includes competitions, workshops, […]

A trip to Barcelona- Part 1

A trip to Barcelona- Part 1

Hi everyone! It’s been a while since I wrote my last post, but I promise it was because I didn’t have time and not because I didn’t want to. Besides the time factor, I was also with a creativity block and all this stress accumulated, […]

Reading Week!

Reading Week!

This week has been a busy one. Working full-time, being a full-time student and still trying to remain somewhat fit, healthy and social has proved a little much so I am forever grateful for the timing of our reading week! Work has been mental so I’ve […]

How I spent my reading week

How I spent my reading week

Hi everyone! I hope you are well and had a nice week off. Looking back on past reading weeks, I have found each year they mean something different. In my first year, reading week was about going home to see family and friends and tell […]

Westland visit

Westland visit

So when people ask me what I’m doing today, my normal response is not “I’m going to a herb farm”! So after a couple of weird looks I explained that it was part of my FDA Professional Cookery degree and was all about looking into quality […]

Nail colours I am loving right now

Nail colours I am loving right now

Hi everyone! I hope you are well and are enjoying reading week! I have always loved having painted nails. I love that you can change the colours and make them fit any occasion or season. I will admit I don’t always have the longest nails […]

Life as a mature student

Life as a mature student

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I’ve just turned 27… making me somewhat of a mature student. The first time I went to uni, I was 19 and didn’t have a clue what to do, so impatiently chose a course because everyone else looked […]

Ready….Set….BAKE!!

Ready….Set….BAKE!!

Hi everyone! I hope you are all well and are ready for Halloween!! This past week was international baking week (15th October – 21st October) so I felt the need to do some baking! I have also loved watching The Great British Bake Off (if […]

5 ways to help someone suffering with anxiety and more

5 ways to help someone suffering with anxiety and more

So last week was the World Mental Health day, and fortunately, nowadays people are talking more and more about these serious issues, which is a great step to helping those who suffer from anxiety and depression. My last blog post was all about what we […]

Autumn Shopping Trip

Autumn Shopping Trip

Hi everyone! I hope you are well and enjoying the start of the autumn season. Those of you who know me know that I am a HUGE shopaholic! From a young age I found a love for shopping all things clothes, bags, shoes, makeup, jewellery, […]