#1 - introductions - and some tasty halloween treats

Friday, November 01, 2013

Happy 1st of November! This month I've signed up to Rosalilium's 'blog every day in November challenge', which officially started today. Gulp.

I started blogging earlier this year as a form of relaxation and creativity - inspired by some of my favourite blogs I've been following 'for yonks'. (Big shout out to junkaholique, Conversation Pieces and Poppy Loves.) So far it's been going okay. My focus is to blog for enjoyment only and nothing else.

Some things about me:

  1. By day I work in pretty large digital team for a very well-known UK corporate company. Some people love us, some people hate us - but either way we are always striving to surprise and delight our customers even if they don't know it!

  2. By night I'm a sushi scoffing, book reading, gym addict - and I would describe a great night in as: a workout that turns my legs to jelly - followed by a Dragon Roll (nom nom nom) - followed by a good cuppa and page-turning book.

  3. Other than my husband, my one great love in life is travel. I grew up in New Zealand, but since then have lived in the United States, Japan and now currently resign in the UK. Knowing what country to settle down and buy a house in is a on-going conversation right now. I've been travelling non-stop since I left home at 17, and at last count had been to 47 countries.

  4. Trips I've got coming up in the next two months are: Stuttgart - to visit a very dear friend, Cologne - for the Christmas Markets, Val Thorens - for skiing at Christmas and Marrakech - for my birthday and New Years. Can't wait!

  5. I also love to bake...
Halloween Spider Cookies

Yesterday was Halloween, and to celebrate I made Halloween Spider Cookies to share with friends. I would love to take the credit for coming up with these guys - but in truth I read about them on a post last week by Coco Rose Diaries, who I believe found them on Coffee & Vanilla. Don't you just love the world of blogging sometimes?

The recipe was 'dead-easy' (ha ha ha), and I made one small alteration - adding sour lemon icing under the spiders for an extra tongue curling surprise.

Halloween cookies - fresh out of the oven
my Halloween cookies - fresh out of the oven...

Halloween cookies - with chocolate spiders!!!

Halloween cookies - with chocolate spiders!!!
... and all decorated - with zingy lemon icing and chocolate spiders!!

The whole lot got eaten over the course of the evening, so I'm pretty comfortable in saying they were good :)

Happy Friday everyone. I'm looking forward to meeting lots of other bloggers this month who are also taking up the 'blog every day challenge'.

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15 comments

  1. Wow 47 countries? I'm stuck at about 12 I think, and I thought that wasn't bad!!

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    1. Lol - well I pretty much dedicated all my time and money to travel for a few years after university, and now that I'm in the UK and Europe is so close it's pretty easy to get away and explore. Thanks for reading :)

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  2. Hooray for #BEDN! Can't wait for all these great posts and those biscuits look absolutely fab! xxx

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    1. Thanks Jojo. Me too - bring on tomorrow and the next round of blogging :0

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  3. Love the title of your blog, and those biscuits look delicious and super neat. I'm curious about the company you work for; I'm in digital marketing too! Looking forward to tomorrow's #BEDN post. Leanne at Knit me a cake x (@knitmeacake)

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    1. Thanks Leanne :) I love working in digital, things change all the time and the work is always exciting.

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  4. Oh my those cookies look so good!! Yay for #BEDN

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  5. You are so lucky to have travelled to so many places! New Zealand is one place I really want to go, Japan too. Those biscuits look amazing!

    I'm also taking part in #BEDN can't wait to see what everyone does for each post!
    Hannah
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    http://daintyandivory.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/quick-fire.html

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    1. Hi Hannah, I know right - Nov is a great month for having a cuppa and reading lots of lovely blog posts. I would defo recommend visiting Japan one day. It's my favourite country, has a little bit of something for everyone.

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  6. Love your blog! Those cookies look great :) Ella x

    http://towanderandtoroam.blogspot.com

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  8. I'm amazed at how many countries you have been to! Amazing! Those cookies look really good. Will have to remember it for next year.

    Gemma x

    http://musings-of-a-gem.blogspot.co.uk/

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  9. I love, love, love those cookies - so simple yet so effective!
    Good luck with the rest of #BEDN, look forward to reading the rest of your posts :-) x

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