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Fast Forward 9 Months...

 


Hello everyone,

As the title says lets fast forward 9 months... 

We are in the middle of a pandemic, we have had to adjust to new conditions and I am over Quiz Zoom Nights! 😐

I thought that I would be blogging over lockdown but I've really been enjoying getting outside and having long walks (when the weather was warm and sunny). I did say at the beginning of the year in my 2020 Horizons Post that I wouldn't be having an upload schedule but I didn't think that it would be that long! I was inspired the other day whilst I was working and I realised that I really miss writing and I wanted to get back into blogging so I have renewed my domain name and here I am! 

Lockdown for a lot us involved not seeing my loved ones as much, queueing at every shop that I wanted to enter and dodging everyone in the street trying to keep a social distance. Aside from that I have been adapting working from home, training remotely and attending lots of different webinars. I'm thinking about doing a separate blog post on working from home. 

I think I really learnt that with lots of the shops not being opened I did used to buy a lot that I didn't need and although I am now still going out to local shops and supporting small businesses I have been a lot more savvy with my money. I can honestly say when I found out the local coffee shop had opened for takeaways I was straight down thee ordering my skinny latte! 

During these last few months I have really learnt to appreciate those around me and what I already have (cheesy I know). The fact I was able to sit in the garden in the warm weather, go on walks in my local area and spend quality time with my family (when we was allowed to). 

I'm sure there have been a lot of bloggers and writers talking about their lockdown journey's and I am jumping on that bandwagon. I have been incredibly lucky that I have been able to still work and have a great team around me. I have certainly learnt a lot about myself these last few months and what I can really achieve if I challenge myself. 

I have tons of ideas floating around in brain as to what I can write about so hopefully it won't be too long until my next post. Now the nights are drawing in and the weather is getting colder, this is the perfect time start doing what I love! 

How have you been these last few months? 

Lots of love Chloe 💋



Why I'm Not Making New Years Resolutions for 2020



Hello Lovelies,

If you saw my blog post What's on the Horizon for 2020? then your know that I have written a few things down that I want to do for 2020 both blogging and personal. I wouldn't see these as New Years Resolutions more of what I want to include in my day to day routine to make life that little bit easier and better.

Every year like a lot of us I say I'm going to make New Years Resolutions like doing Dry January which I have failed on so many occasions or go to the gym at least 3 times a week. Lets face that is possible but sometimes life gets in the way and when you don't do something in particular then it feels like you have failed and it all goes down from there.

That is why I'm NOT doing New Years Resolutions this year. I think we make resolutions and stick to them for about a month and then when it gets to February we forget about them. Now don't get me wrong resolutions are good for some people, they see it as motivation to help reach their goal and that is amazing but it doesn't work for me.

I want to feel like I have factored something into my life for the keep like upping my fitness game or eating more healthier not saying I'm cutting out alcohol for the whole of January because lets face facts this girl likes a drink every now and again!

Have you made resolutions this year? 

Lots of love Chloe x 

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What's on the horizon for 2020? 

Malteser Tray Bake







Hello lovelies,

I am trying to get back into baking and to try new recipes. Malteser's happen to be Josh's favourite so as a New Years treat I thought I would make an attempt at a tray bake.The fact it didn't include any cooking time apart from a little bit on the hob it looked too good to miss!

Ingredients:
100g Butter
200g Digestive Biscuits (I didn't use the whole amount)
200g Milk Chocolate
225g Maltesers (leave about 10-15 maltesers to add on top)
2tbsp Golden Syrup

Method:


  1.  Melt the butter, chocolate and golden syrup in a low heat pan. Be careful not too over cook the chocolate it doesn't take that long to melt. I melted the butter first then the chocolate and syrup.
  2. Crush the digestives and maltesers and add them to the mixture. I crushed the biscuits with a rolling pin in a food bag but you can use a food processor if preffered. 
  3. Line a baking tin with grease proof paper then add the mixture to the tin.
  4. Add the left over maltesers to the top of the mixture making sure they are pressed in firmly.
  5. Once the mixture has been added cover with cling film or tin foil and place in the fridge to chill and set. I left the mixture in the fridge for about 2 hours. 
  6. Once the mixture is solid cut the tray bake into squares, serve and ENJOY!
It really did taste delicious if I say so myself. I kept the tray bake in the fridge to keep it fresh. If you do decide to make this recipe then please do let me know!

What do you enjoy baking? 

Lots of love Chloe x 

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The Horizon for 2020



What's on the horizon for 2020?



Hello lovelies,

How is it 2020? A new decade and a new year with lots of new adventures on the horizon. Life has just been so hectic; with a new job to get used to and so many busy weekends, I am BACK with a new blog post all about the outlook for 2020.

No Upload Schedule:

The reason as to why I fell out of love with blogging in the first place is the pressure of uploading. I always used to say to myself that I would upload 3 times a week but I soon realised that was a bit optimistic not impossible but it put so much pressure on me and with a new job. I have told myself that I'm going to upload when I have inspiration and time to write a good solid blog post that isn't rushed. I'm hoping then I will be more consistent and my love with blogging will come back.

Health and Fitness:

Not blog related but I really want to up my fitness and health game this year. I already have a LOVE for fitness but sometimes I go from working out every day to once a week. I feel like now I have found a balance with health and fitness but I just want to keep it up so I see a difference.

Notebooks and Diaries:

Now I know I said I wouldn't have an upload schedule but I do like to write down ideas when they spring on me! Also when I do come up with ideas I like to have a day as to when I'm going to upload them so I'm on top of what's going out on the blog.

Vary my Content:

I already do Beauty, Life, Style and Travel which is a huge variety of content but I want to start making more IGTV videos as I actually find I do enjoy them more. I want to try and do more food blog posts too. I've found a love for cooking (especially baking) so I'm hoping to write more recipes posts.

Support Fellow Bloggers:

Engagement and support on fellow bloggers posts is so important not just for insight but for motivation too. I love it when other bloggers and content creators comment on my posts so I am going to make much for of an effort to comment and engage more!

Here is to another year of adventures and I'm sure challenges in 2020 and I am so excited to see what this year holds for me!

What's on your horizon for 2020? 

Lots of love Chloe x