#1 - introductions - and some tasty halloween treatsFriday, 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:
- 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!
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!
- I also love to bake...
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.