How I Celebrate Bonfire Night
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How I Celebrate Bonfire Night

Remember, remember the fifth of November, gunpowder, treason and plot With bonfire night being on Thursday, I thought I’d let you in on how I celebrate the day. For me, nothing signifies winter more than wrapping up warm, eating jacket potatoes and watching beautiful colours fill the sky. For those who don’t know what bonfire night is, it’s the day which remembers when Guy Fawkes tried to blow up the Houses of Parliament in the 1600s. Gunpowder is what fills the sky in fireworks, and a ‘Guy’ (or dummy) is burnt on the bonfire which signifies the safety of the King. We’re a twisted little country really for celebrating this, but it makes for fun I suppose. I start each bonfire night in the same way every year, and that’s by eating a particular meal: a jacket potato with the crispiest skin, tons of butter, baked beans and as many sausages as will fit on my plate. And rice pudding for dessert. This has always been the go-to meal on bonfire night in my family. My boyfriend thinks that jacket potato and sausages is a weird meal, but I think it’s delicious. It’s taken me a few years to learn how…

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Halloween Treats
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Halloween Treats

Disclaimer: I am no way a chef or top baker but I enjoy cooking so I wanted to make a Halloween post. Any future bakeoff candidates need not to worry about me stealing their thunder. On Tuesday I discussed what to do if you’re not celebrating Halloween by going out, so today I want to talk about the treats you could make if you’re staying in. Although Halloween is an annual thing, it always catches me by surprise. I’m going to a party tomorrow and I still don’t know what I’m going as (I’m thinking spider or zombie), and all through the week my boyfriend has been requesting my ideas for him. So although my costume is still up in the air, on Sunday I baked some treats for Halloween, and tomorrow I plan to take some to the party I’m going to. Strawberry Ghosts These ghosts are delicious and super easy to make. All you need is a punnet of strawberries, a bar of white chocolate and some black writing icing. Melt the white chocolate. I melted mine in a bowl over a pan of hot water because I don’t own a microwave at present, and the chocolate is…

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Small Halloween Celebrations for Big Fun
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Small Halloween Celebrations for Big Fun

Not everyone wants to go mad on Halloween, but even if I’m staying in, I love to celebrate somehow. Since I’ve been a student I’ve gone out every Halloween, but I know that’s not for everybody. So just for you I’ve decided to compile my favourite ways to celebrate the holiday without needing much more than a laptop and a little bit of creativity. Treats When I was still at school, my friend’s grandma used to throw us a little Halloween party. She would make scary snacks like Witches Fingers (frankfurter sausage with knuckles sliced into them and false nails at the tip), Banana Ghosts (halved bananas with an ice lolly stick at the flat end and eyes drawn on), and Jelly Eyeballs. There are hundreds of recipes for Halloween treats out on the internet, and I recommend checking out out Kat‘s recipe for Halloween Shortbread because they look divine (I’m making these on Thursday and I can’t wait!). Don’t forget that shops such as M&S sell Halloween crisps which always look adorable as well. Top it all off with blood orange juice for extra spookiness. I actually have a post about treats coming up on Friday so don’t forget to…

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What’s In My Loyalty Card Stash
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What’s In My Loyalty Card Stash

The other day, I was having a sort through of my purse and whilst binning endless receipts (I hate having to save receipts because I hate seeing how much money I’ve spent), I thought I could make a blog post about it. My purse is a sort of Aladdin’s cave of loyalty cards, many of which have expired, but I always like to see what other people have to see what I’m missing out on. Most of mine are actually loyalty cards to bars, but I swear I don’t have a drink problem!

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September Favourites 2015
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September Favourites 2015

Only three more months until 2015 is over! I can’t believe how quickly this year has gone. With it being the beginning of October, I have a new favourites post coming at you. I spent the first half of September in America so a few of these products I discovered there and used a lot on my travels, but the other half of the month I was in the UK moving to my new flat and I’ve had the chance to use up bits that I left here.

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My Stationery Wish List
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My Stationery Wish List

I love stationery. Stationery is love, Stationery is life. Let’s be honest, how many bloggers reading this don’t love stationery? It’s cute, it’s affordable (usually), and it keeps you organised. I have a really boring blog organisation system but it works so I’m scared to change it up. However, being a student, I can get away with still buying stationery and just say that it’s for university (it isn’t, it’s to look at and hold when I’m sad). Since school and college and university are all starting soon, there are so many deals on stationery, and so many gorgeous bits and pieces out there that I have been lusting over, so I thought I’d share with you what I’ve been wanting to pick up. My favourite places to pop in for stationery at the moment are Paperchase and Urban Outfitters, but you can pick up some lovely bits from other places (as you’ll see in this post).

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