Dorset Holiday Photo Blog

It’s been a quiet few weeks here at the blog, but don’t worry, nothing is wrong! If you were keeping up with me on social media you’ll already know I was on my holidays 🙂 I had planned to have a working holiday, especially as we had wifi at the cottage and then I ended up just having a completely restful and relaxing break away. It was much needed and to be honest, the only one pushing me to work was me. I wasn’t falling behind, I had no reviews that needed to be desperately finished and I thought it was best for myself toRead More →

Sharing Saturday - tried and tested recipes

One of the things I love about Pinterest is the wide array of yummy recipes people pin. I have had a recipe board for yonks, and recently have started adding Atkins/Keto diet recipes to a diet recipe board too. The problem with pinterest is that you never quite know what you’re going to get from a recipe or a DIY idea. So this week I’m sharing with you some of the recipes found on pinterest that I’ve personally tried and tested. There’s some personal pictures mixed in, however, I don’t have photos of all my attempts sadly.   Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars   UsuallyRead More →

Sharing Saturday: Online advent calendars

  Yep, another advent calendar sharing saturday. The last one I promise and probably the most exciting one because I’m introducing you into the world of online advent calendar competitions – which are free to enter! I enter them every year and for the past couple of years have won several prizes. They’re great fun, a tad bit addictive and easy to take part in. There’s so many that I’m not going to list them, I’m just going to explain the types of competitions and then give you some sites where fabulous people have listed all the advent competitions they find.   Type of AdventRead More →

Sharing Saturday: luxury chocolate advent calendars

  Rounded up the advent calendar Sharing Saturdays this month is luxury chocolate calendars! We’ve all had an advent calendar which promised chocolately goodness and failed miserably (I distinctly remember a pink chocolate Barbie one as a kid… urgh). So if none of the alternative advent calendars tickled your fancy indulge in some gorgeous chocolate in these calendars!   1 – The Advent for Two from Hotel Chocolat, £26.00. 2 – The Advent Calendar – Caramel from Hotel Chocolat, £12.50. 3 – Continental Advent Calendar from Thorntons, £12.50. 4 – Lindt Bear Advent Calendar from Sainsburys, £12.00. 5 – The Rocking Horse Advent Calendar fromRead More →

Sharing Saturday: Alternate Advent Calendars - Food & Drink

  I love advent calendars, however, opening little doors just for a tiny bit of chocolate isn’t as appealing as it once was. I’ve been doing online advent calendars (I’ll introduce you to some at the beginning of December when they open!) for several years now, and last year I came across beauty advent calendars! This year I kept an eye out, found several different beauty ones as well as some other alternative advent calendars. So over the next few weeks I’m going to be posting the best ones I can find, starting this week with food and drink calendars!   Hot Drinks   1Read More →