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A Visit from the Tin Birds

Two weeks ago, it was my grandma’s birthday and Heather¬†and Tiny Tin Bird came to stay for about a week and a half so we could all celebrate together.¬†My grandma absolutely loves watching him potter around and had carefully taken everything off her small, low coffee table so he wouldn’t get in to anything he …

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The Fancy Picnic

It was such a lovely day today that after training at the canoe club, lounging in the sunny garden and seeing my Grandma, my mum and I decided to pack up some food and head to the canal to have a picnic in our favourite spot. Here’s last year’s post when we did the same …

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I Know, I Know…

I know, I know, I’ve been absolutely rubbish at posting regularly recently, but things have just been getting in the way! Heather and Tiny Tin Bird came to stay for just over a week and went home on Thursday, so lots of that time was taken up by showing him the garden, taking him for …

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Chocolate Ganache

Just a warning, this is a very picture-heavy post. Not sure if that’s a good thing or a bad thing, but I just thought I’d prepare you! When I was home, nearly two weeks ago now (I honestly can’t believe how fast time is going! I seem to have so much work and it’s just …

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A Weekend of Food

The weekend just gone, I decided to come home just because. It actually turned out to be quite an extended stay as I didn’t have any lectures on Friday, so caught the train back on Thursday evening and then went back to uni on Monday morning. It’s strange, but I always find when I come …

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Eclairs

Before I went home last weekend, I’d said to my mum that I really wanted to do some cooking while I was there. I love cooking and baking, but it’s just so hard to do it at uni – the kitchen’s tiny and most of the time it’s covered with dirty washing up. I also …

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The Best of Both Worlds

Saturday was my mum’s birthday, so naturally I decided to go home to spend the weekend with her. With my alarm set for some ungodly hour known as 7:30am, I was all ready to catch the train and have a nice time at home. Only, at 7:25, I got a text from my mum saying, …

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How to Write an Essay

As other university students will be aware, the Christmas and Easter holidays are not real holidays. They are in fact fake holidays where, although you don’t have to attend lectures, you are set an unimaginable amount of work/revision to do just to make sure that you don’t enjoy yourself too much. Having been seeing my …

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Christmas

Isn’t it funny how everyone has their own take on Christmas? Like which presents Father Christmas brings – for us, our stocking presents are from him (yes, we still have stockings), but for other families he brings ALL the presents. And when we cooked our Christmas meal at university, everyone had different ‘proper’ ways of …

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Christmas Bake Off Challenge – Gingerbread House

I have FINALLY finished the little (haha) project that I’ve been working on for over a week now, and as you’ve probably guessed, it’s a gingerbread house. I had the idea to make one when they had to do them on The Great British Bake Off and was going to do one for a bake …

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