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Books I received for Christmas.

Some of the Books I received this Christmas.

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I received some lovely books this year, some which will be really helpful with my blog.

The first was from my Gran-in-Law, she knows I love to cook but don’t have an awful lot of time in the evenings. So hopefully this Gordon Ramsay fast food book will be very helpful and delicious.

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I also received a fiction book called ‘Chocolate Wishes’. This was from my blogger Christmas gift swap friend Shannon. I have written a separate post on that, which you can find on my blog. I am very excited to read this and I will write a review on it when I finish it.

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I also received two great blogging books from my lovely Hubby. He has seen how much I have enjoyed my blog and since I only started it in April, less than a year I will take all the help that I can. So, these books look really good.

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Blogging for Dummies will certainly have some great tips for me, but also I have found that some of the information in there I do already know. This made me feel like quite an accomplished blogger. Go me!! 😉

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Blogging for Happiness is looking really good too. It does make me very happy, and so does reading. So the two will just go hand in hand. I’m really looking forward to reading this book.

I was also very lucky to have been given a years subscription to The Good Food Magazine. I have subscribed to this before, but ended it a while ago. I used to get so excited about the new issue coming through the door, now I will have that again.

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Hopefully I will find lots of delicious recipes to cook and bake. Then I can tell you all about them here on my blog!

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The last book is ” 101 Great Things Every Woman Needs to Remember”. So, for all you other great women out there, let me give you some good things to remember:

You are beautiful when you speak and act from the heart.

Your mental health is just as important as your physical health.

You’ve got a style all of your own….. and its cool.

I think I need to read this every once in a while to remind myself of all the positives and to behave and believe accordingly.

So, these are some of the books I received as gifts this Christmas. I still have plenty of other books on my to be read list, mainly from author / publisher requests. I will keep reading, keep writing and keep enjoying it all. That’s the best way, and the way I will be starting off my new year.

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL MY READERS AND FOLLOWERS.

THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING ME THROUGHOUT THE PAST YEAR, I HOPE YOU WILL KEEP SUPPORTING ME INTO 2015 AND BEYOND.

I INTEND TO KEEP WRITING, I HOPE YOU WILL KEEP READING.

HAVE FUN AND ENJOY THIS LOVELY NEW YEAR.

AS QUOTED FROM ONE OF MY FAVOURITE BOOKS:

Tomorrow is fresh, with no mistakes in it”    Anne of Green Gables.

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Posted by on January 5, 2015 in Books

 

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My Birthday Celebrations.

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This birthday saw me reach the grand old age of 38!! Not too bad I guess. Birthdays seem to be less celebrated as you get older, so I didn’t hold out any grand hopes for this day, especially as it fell on a Monday, and I didn’t have a day off work.

However, this is how my day played out. I had to leave the house at 8a.m, so had already decided not to open any cards or gifts before I left. I couldn’t help but open one card though. So, I opened the card my Husband had got me. It was a good start. This is the card he got me:

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I work in a school for special needs children (mainly Autistic). When I arrived the girls who I work with wished me a happy birthday and I got on with the day. At lunchtime, I received some lovely gifts from my friends and nice cards. Some ever so cosy pj’s, a nice bottle of Prosecco and some sparkly lovely scented bubble bath. I saw my Friday night planned already!!

The children noticed my birthday bag and one asked if it was my birthday and how old I was!! I knew this was a dangerous question, but I asked anyway:

How old do you think I am?……..
– 53!!!!!
– 18!!!! …….. OK, so at least I can take a happy medium from those answers! It did make me chuckle though. ♥

So, eventually it was home time and time to open cards, presents and do something nice with my Husband. I have to say, I was completely spoilt with all the lovely gifts received.

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I had asked for a camera and a sandwich toaster machine. I got 3 sets of pj’s, a box of Milk Tray, shoes, bubble bath, a wallet, a boots voucher, a whisking machine….. and the camera and toasty machine I had asked for. I felt lucky and loved. Also lots of nice cards.

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As you might know if you follow me (if you don’t, please do 😉  ), my Husband is suffering from severe food allergies and we are still working out what he can and can’t eat. We have been to Brewers Fayre before and they have an allergy file, which tells of all the allergies, potential allergies in every part of every meal. So, this is where we went. I had a chicken tikka masala, with naan, poppadum and mango chutney. It was amazing, especially because I don’t eat this at home because Hubby can’t. Delicious. Hubby had a steak and chips with Dianne sauce. It was delicious and caused no problems. Yippee!!!!

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BIG THANKS TO BREWERS FAYRE, I LOVE THAT YOU HAVE AN ALLERGY FILE.

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After eating, we headed home and I spoke to my family on the phone to tell them about my day and to thank them for their lovely gifts and card. My family don’t live nearby so it was good to speak to them even though I wasn’t able to see them.

My Mum was quite creative with her card to me. It came with a badge and it was originally made for a 3 year old. have a look at her creativity here:

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So, that’s me 38 and a whole another year until my next birthday. That’s ok, I’m in no rush to reach 39!  😉

I hope you enjoyed this post, if you know of any other restaurants that have allergy files for their meals, I would be very grateful to hear of them. Let me know also how you spent your last birthday, or how you intend to spend your next. I would love to hear from you.

Thanks for reading, and until next time, Goodbye.

 
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Posted by on November 9, 2014 in events

 

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