New year, new start. So I started this year right (well actually I ended 2019 having started right - if that makes sense at all). It all started with leather cushions in the living room that was REALLY past their prime. I finally convinced hubby that it was the perfect time to replace it. Honestly,… Continue reading Extreme Makeover: Trudie Edition
I would LOVE to be a millionaire. But I'm not. We are an average family with an average income. What I am however, is someone who loves changing the look of her house. And that costs money. I have learned a few lessons over the years when it comes to interior decorating. Today I want to… Continue reading Home Decorating on a Budget
Yesterday I took a me day. What is a me day? It is a day where you do what YOU want to do. Nothing else. All responsibilities becomes someone else's for that day. So what did I do with all that me time? Well, first of all, I only got out of bed at… Continue reading Me Time
I know, I know, you all thought I have disappeared off the face of the earth. Lost the address to my own blog. Forgot that I had people following the blog. Not true, but unfortunately I have no good excuse for disappearing for so long. Other than the fact that I had nothing to write… Continue reading Being Pig-Headed
A friend said a while ago - 'I'm so good at it, I put the pro in procrastination'. He could just as well have been talking about me. As I'm sitting here, I'm supposed to be baking. But I've just spent an hour playing PC games. I mean, if I HAVE to procrastinate, why not… Continue reading A Study in Procrastination …
Yes I know, I have been quiet about this for a while. Things have been going really well lately, but we all know Murphy, don't we? I have been eating extremely disciplined for a while but still no exercise. Then a dear friend decided to become my gym partner - what a blessing. Since she… Continue reading Fat Loss Journey Update
Give credit where credit is due ... I got my amazing buttercream recipe from a lady in London. Shikita Singh. I took a few classes from her - Fair Cake - back when we were still living in London. That's how The Sugar Fairy came to be. Being diagnosed with depression and anxiety was no… Continue reading Buttercream or Ice Cream?
Today's post will be short and sweet. A while ago I wrote about a sadness that folded around me like a blanket when I found out that a friend has cancer. Today I am over-joyed! I just received the news that she is clean. No, not in remission, clean. The doctors can't find a trace… Continue reading JOY
1. We all know this one. Melt in your mouth marshmallow, covered with chocolate ... and a very messy face once you've bitten into it! I never know how to approach this thing! 2. Who have bought this 'gadget'? It promises the most amazing cake pops. But all that it delivers is the most dry… Continue reading Will you be my Sweetie Pie?
Poor bitches – what did I do wrong – I work so hard and yet I am poor. This was a Face book entry. I reacted by offering to mentor the person who clearly wanted to change their situation. My offer was met with disdain – I was rebuked by her friend for my audacity… Continue reading Who do YOU take advice from?