Thank U, Next: Things I Have Learned From My Exes

Unless you’ve been living under a rock since the beginning of November, chances are you’ve heard of Ariana Grande’s new song, thank u, next. If not, you should really check it out.

I’ve always thought Ariana is an unbelievably talented singer, but none of her songs have ever really stood out to me or made me want to play them on repeat, until this one.

It’s probably got to do with the fact that I actually know the story behind it – which always makes a song 10x more interesting in my opinion – but regardless of the reason, it’s a pretty great song.

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For those who haven’t heard it, it’s a song about most of Ariana’s exes, and the things they taught her. It’s actually really sweet, as she seems genuinely thankful for the relationships that she’s been in, but it’s also wonderfully sassy in the way that it’s saying “thanks for what we had, but I’m ready to move on now – NEXT!”.

Somewhere around the 30th time I listened to this song, I had the inspiration for this post, as I do think it is important to remember the past and that every bad situation would have taught you something in the long run, even if it took you a while to realise it. I also wanted to write this post as a lot of people – in real life and online – like to say how lucky I am to be in a perfect relationship.

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For the record, I agree 100%. I am super head over heels in love with my boyfriend, who I’ve been with for over 5 years, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been to hell and back with men before. I’ve only had three relationships in the past that I would actually “count”, but all three of them were… not the best, to say the least.Read More »

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Multiple Ways to Use Flavour Extracts & Essences

Aside from food colours, flavours are some of my favourite baking items to collect! I have acquired an awesome range of different flavours that are really fun to play around with in the kitchen when I’m creating.

I thought I’d write a little post about the many ways you can use these delicious little bottles of flavour goodness, as you may not have thought about some of these yet!

You can get a better look at all the flavours I have in my baking shelf reveal, so feel free to let me know if there’s any flavours that you’d like to see in a recipe, as I really don’t use them enough 😋

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VARIOUS ICINGS

We’ll start with the most obvious one: icing. Everyone who is at all familiar with baking would be aware that you can add a few drops of a flavour essence or extract to a bowl of buttercream or royal icing to give it a bit of a kick.

You can also add flavour to fondant by kneading some drops of essence or extract into it, much like you would if you were trying to colour it (let me know if you’d like a post on how to colour fondant – or any other tips for working with it!). Read More »

Fran Fine Outfit Cookies for The Nanny’s 25th Anniversary

Dear readers, I have fallen in love!

With what, you may ask? Well, with TWO things: The Nanny, and painting on fondant!

If you pay any attention to my Instagram Stories (which, for my own nerves, I pretend that no one does… Until I get people responding to my Stories and sending me messages and then I realise OH MY GOSH, PEOPLE ACTUALLY WATCH ME BLABBER ON ABOUT STUFF?! But anyway), you will be well aware that I have recently started watching The Nanny.

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At the time of writing this I am almost finished with season four, and boy has this show sucked me in! I am addicted to it; I watch it every moment I can. I even bring my laptop into the kitchen with me now so I can watch it whilst I wash the dishes and bake 😅 I have shed many tears over this show, and NEED to know how it ends.

The end of season three/beginning of season four particularly got me (AKA the plane scene, and after it!!!!), but the episode with Nigel and the boat also tugged at my heartstrings furiously – but it’s not just the Fran and Max storylines that I love about this show.

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I honestly love all the characters. I think the kids are hilarious and great actors, and I’m really loving the development between Niles and CC. Of course, some of the show’s best lines come from when he’s being mean to her, but I also screamed when they kissed, and teared up when they danced together after attending an event.Read More »