Quick Catch Up

Okayyyyyy so I have been seriously Missing In Action lately and I just wanted to give you a quick update to explain why. Just before Christmas I found out I needed an operation on my foot and so last Wednesday I went into hospital and had the operation, which has left me in lots of pain and a pain-relief-haze. I am just starting to feel myself a little although I will be on crutches for six weeks and so I won’t be that mobile. On the upside though that gives me lots of blogging time and I shall be writing up lots of posts so that as soon as I am a little more mobile I can take some photographs. So you shall be seeing a lot of posts from me in the next 5 weeks or so which will hopefully make up for my lack of posts recently.

Love,

Kathryn xxxx

Blogging and Me

When I started blogging it was because people were always asking my advice about beauty products and where I got things from and so I thought what better way to do this than blogging. I used to love trying out new products and letting my readers know all about it. That was back when I lived home in Yorkshire and since moving to Lincolnshire to live with my boyfriend James, I have tried my best to carry on, but with a new full-time job, housework, the food shop, going back home regularly to see my Dad and Goddaughter Willow, and spending time with James, I have recently gotten a little (well, a lot!) behind on things. December is always a busy month regardless of where I am and so that hasn’t helped either, plus the fact that we only got Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Eve off, when I am used to having a couple of weeks off at this time of year.

I love working with PR companies, it enables me to try out and share new products with my readers, but sometimes I do find them a little pushy it getting blog posts done – I would love nothing more than to be a full-time blogger, but I have a full-time office job, and a home and kitten to take care of as well as everything else and so I am seriously behind on things. It is a hard situation to be with as without PR companies sending me new products to try out, I wouldn’t normally be able to buy them myself, as having a house is not a cheap lifestyle to have and therefore I don’t want to lose my relationship with them.

I seem to have that many blog posts to do at the moment that I don’t even know where to start which then usually means I don’t end up adding any at all. I also am having trouble sleeping on a night as all I can think of are all the blog posts and housework that needs to be done and so on an evening after work I am so tired all I want to do is lay on the sofa and catch up on Hollyoaks, Eastenders and Surbugatory. So, I am asking you very kindly if you could all bear with me whilst I get my act together. Do any of you fellow bloggers ever suffer from this kind of thing? If so, I would love to hear how you organise yourselves and cope with this situation. Please let me know in the comments below.

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas time and you all see the New Year in, in style.

Love,

Kathryn xxx

Decorating the Christmas Tree with Baileys

Woo-hoo it’s December, which means CHRISTMAS time, which also means decorating the Christmas tree! I always put my tree up on the first of December, but with it being a Monday I begged James to let me put it up on Sunday evening.

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I got all the lovely new decorations out, popped on some Christmassy tunes and got to work. Now decorating a tree is not easy work, we have an artificial tree and so first of all it needs to be put together, then there are the lights to add on, the tinsel and then all of the decorations (of which we have a LOT of!), and so after about an hour I decided it was time for a break.

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This time of year I love having a glass of Baileys, to me it is a festive beverage, although I have drunk it at other times of year, and the smell and taste really gets me in that Christmas mood. I grabbed my bottle of Baileys Chocolat Luxe, and poured myself a drink. And Oh my gosh it smelt heavenly. I am sure you will have all heard of the regular Baileys, an Irish cream liquor, but the chocolate version really is something else.

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It fuses real Belgian chocolate with Irish whiskey and cream, combining luxury ingredients including Madagascan vanilla and over 30g of real Belgian chocolate per bottle – when my time of the month rolls around, I am now dumping the bar of chocolate and getting this little beauty out!

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I think the Baileys Chocolat Luxe is a fab drink to have on the table if you are having friends and family round this Christmas time, as well as it being a great gift idea for the alcohol-lover friend or family member. The taste is so luxurious and creamy, and definitely tastes special and is a perfect treat to warm those insides whilst it is super cold outside. Baileys have also brought out a special Gold edition bottle in time for Christmas, which is available at all major stores for £16.99.

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So, eventually, after heartbreakingly parting from the Baileys Chocolat Luxe, I managed to finish the tree. For those who might have missed it, we recently got a little kitten called Millie, and although the tree is still standing, she is working her way through pawing off each decoration and we have only had one broken decoration so far – TOUCHING WOOD A LOT HERE! Pass me the Baileys, it is going to be a long December.

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You can read more about Baileys at www.baileys.com

Love,

Kathryn xx

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