Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Easter At Glenroe Open Farm

On Easter Monday, the four of us headed off to spend the day with my bestie and her two sons in Glenroe Open Farm for their Easter Egg Hunt and to see what animals they had.

Sophie may only be one but she is already following in mine and Jacks footsteps of being animal lovers. She is fascinated by them. 

To say it was busy would be an understatement. I've been there several times and have never seen so many cars in the car park or people strolling around. It cost us €21 (Sophie was free) Not a bad price when I compare it to some of the open farms we've been too.

There was lots to see and do including two of my favourite animals (Deer and Horses)

Have you visited Glenroe or have you any recommendations for other farms?

Xxx Anita xxx

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Newest Chocolate Biscuit Cake Recipe

I love to bake but there is no question that it can be quite stressful. The cake may not rise, it could crack. Sometimes, I just like something sweet that doesn't cause any of that panic.

My latest rediscovery is Chocolate Biscuit Cake. It's so easy to make, literally melt the chocolate,butter and golden syrup and then add in the biscuits and maltesers.

My recipe (for 8inch round tin)

🍫 450g Good Quality Chocolate ( I like a mixture of milk and dark)
🍫 400g Unsalted Butter
🍫 175ml Golden Syrup ( I like to use the squeeze bottle to avoid mess)
🍫 1 packet Digestives
🍫 1/2 packet Rich Tea
🍫 1 small packet of Malteasers

Grease your cake tin and line with baking paper, pour mixture in and leave set in the fridge for 3-4 hours. 

For special occasions, I decorate with kit kats/chocolate fingers and whichever sweets takes the fancy of who I am making it for. There's no doubt this is c not so calorie friendly but you would only eat a small slice so it goes quite far for special occassions.

Have you ever made Chocolate Biscuit Cake or do you have a favourite cake you like to bake?

xxx Anita xxx

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Taking Small Steps

Hi all, so after saying forever that I'm getting back to blogging, I am finally taking the first small steps.

Life hasn't been easy this last year and I found myself not interested in much. The only saviour has been himself and the kids.

Sophie turned one a few weeks ago and is doing brilliantly. She's been walking since 8 months so my days have involved chasing her around.

Jack is also doing much better and is getting ready for primary school in September. Seriously, where does the time go???

Now things are back on track, I'll be aiming to do a maximum of three posts a week. While I'll still be writing about beauty, I'm also going to break out into other topics so if you'd like to see something in particular, let me know in the comments.

xxx Anita xxx

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

MY UK Makeup Bag

I'm extremely blessed to have a pretty epic selection of makeup that I can call on to help me. However, it also means that if I have to go away anywhere I tend to go a bit mad with bringing way too much makeup. This trip is no different but even though I have a 20kg allowance for my suitcase, I wanted to break my makeup packing bad habits and cut down on space. Partly because i'd never possibly use it all but also it means there may be space for some newbies for the trip.

I thought I would give you a close up of the eyeshadow palette and cheek products. I always pack two blushers in case I feel like a change. I love the Lightly Toasted palette as you can probably see from some of the shades are. The palette is great for both day and night. I'm all about the contour lately having finally mastered it in a way that suits my face and really love the Sleek Makeup offering.

Other brands I've packed include L'Oreal, Sleek and Flormar

Are you like me and pack way too much makeup?
Have you tried any of the products pictured?