Hi!

So it looks like it's a double post day. I wouldn't normally post twice in one day but I only just realised it's World book day! How did I miss this?
Well I couldn't just let it pass me by so I thought what a perfect way to start sharing my reading list. I've wanted to do this for so long this has got to be the perfect day to start right?
Right!


If you enjoy these kinds of posts let me know in the comments because I'm thinking of making it into a series.

As always I tend to have a whole bunch of books on the go at any one time and April has been no exception.

Usually I tend to have one or two fiction novels in the book pile and then a range of factual books that I'll flick between over a couple of months. These can be all sorts from hobby books (knitting!!!!) and self improvement (those aren't exactly the same are they?!) to biographies, study books or all sorts of popular science books.

At the moment in my pile I have:



Pride & Prejudice - Jane Austen
The Hobbit - J R R Tolkien

Acting in Film - Michael Kane
The Complete Stanislavsky Toolkit - Bella Merlin
(bit of a drama theme at the moment)
Teaching Psychology Online - Neiff & Donaldson

I was also reading a book on building self-confidence until recently but I'm also one of those people that puts down a book and can never find it again (I was a chapter away from the end - typical!) so when that resurfaces it'll be going back on the list!

I love to have a variety of books to choose from I get caught by sudden urges all the time so I need to be able to act on it NOW! It means I probably take longer than the average person to finally finish a book but it also means I'm never bored, and I always feel like there's lots going on (even if it's only on pages and inside my head!)

I'm a good way through a few of these books so I'll let you know at the end of the month how I get on but I wanted to remind you all about World Book Day and say...

"Pick up a book!"

It's always great to try something new so have a look about for something to learn or a new genre to read and get yourself cosied up in a corner with a cup of tea.

If you're reading something exciting at the moment let me know I'm always looking for a good read.

Thanks for stopping by!
xx

Hello!


I've been a busy bee but a few weeks ago the lovely Lauren from laurenslittleblogs nominated me for the Very Inspiring Bloggers Award!


A big part of my blog this year has been giving advice and tips on self-development and improving self-esteem so it means a whole bunch to have been chosen for this award. Big big thank you to Lauren!


Lauren's blog is lovely too with a bit of everything from beauty to lifestyle and baking so be sure to give her some love.

Laurenslittleblogs

If you haven't heard of the very inspiring blogger award it's pretty much what it says on the tin. It's basically a way of showing other bloggers appreciation for the inspiration, thoughts, ideas and enjoyable nuggets of knowledge they share with the world.
So without further ado I'm going to jump straight into the award with the rules for you.

The rules:
1. Link the person who nominated you for the award (check!)
2. List the rules of the award (check!)
3. Share 7 facts about yourself (...almost check!)
4. Nominate up to 15 of your favourite inspiring bloggers and link them to your post
5. Let your nominees know
Short and sweet...so now for the fun bit.

I was lucky enough to be awarded with the Liebster award just a few weeks ago so I've already done some sharing so here's a new 7 things you might not have known about me...

1. Kristen Stewart is my secret (not so secret anymore!) girl crush. I really respect her values, her commitment to her profession and every film I see I'm more and more impressed by her talents as an actress.

2. I'm obsessed with old school point and click games. As much as I try to keep a girly exterior I love computer games and could not get enough of Terry Pratchets Discworld when I was a kid.

3. When I was in uni I had a baby kitten called Sox (she was all black with little white socks), she was my fluffy little world - 100% a cat person.

4. I'm a lover of languages, I can speak Welsh and French, Sign Language and some Japanese if I rack my brain but at the moment I'm teaching myself Spanish and loving it.

5. I had my appendix out when I was 7. I remember my teacher didn't believe I felt sick so I stayed in school the whole day, walked (trudged) home at which point my mum looked at me and in a heart beat said "it's her appendix" rushed me up to hospital, and a few days later my teacher brought me chocolates in the middle of lunch and I scoffed the whole lot down in between bites of jacket potato.

6. I'm a sailor. My Dad has a boat and we've been out on the waves since I was a wee girl but while I was away in University I almost never got the chance to go on a boat so challenge 2014 is to get sailing again (started last week hurray).

7. When I was about 4 or 5 I remember seeing my mum brush her hair in the bathroom and I told her "when I grow up I want to have hair as long as yours" and to this day I've never cut my hair short.

That's it! So last but not least here are my nominees...

YOU!

I hope I don't get in trouble :p for this but I thought I'd change this. Instead of choosing bloggers I know and nominating them I want to give you the chance to do this too. It's always fun to share so if you're a blogger or have always wanted to start a blog and you'd like to do the Very Inspiring blogger award congratulations - it's yours!

Feel free to name me as your nominator and be sure to let me know if you do it so I can come on over for a read.

Thanks again to Lauren for nominating me!

Tell me a random fact about you in the comments below!
Thanks for reading,
Bye for now xx
Hello!

It's here! The final post in the Self-reflection Sundays series, I can't believe how fast it's gone but thank you so much to everyone who's been reading, I've really enjoyed it and I hope you've found it useful too.

I've loved doing this series so much I'm hoping to do another series very soon but maybe with a new twist, so any ideas or suggestions would be awesome!

You might notice that this post has been put up on a Monday, big sorry for that. It should have been up yesterday but I've been having Internet troubles hopefully that's all sorted now.

I was also hoping to update you on my self-confidence diary this week but I've decided to take a different approach and I'll explain that in a minute. First things first a quick reminder of last weeks post:

Self-confidence...your inner voice



For the final few posts in the Self-reflection series we've looked at self-confidence and how we can help to improve our own self-confidence with simple practical tools.
In my last post I spoke about the inner voice and how hearing criticism inside your head can be as damaging as hearing it from others, but if you recognise it you can change the things you tell yourself and in the long-term make a big impact on the way you see yourself.

I spoke about my hopes to take up acting classes but that my lack of confidence was holding me back. So from the last post I chose three 'mantras' to repeat in my head everyday as often as I could and have been keeping a confidence diary everyday to see how I feel. It truly can do wonders to help you build your confidence.

You can do the same and let me know how you get along.

I chose three to concentrate on but with time I'm sure you can increase this*:

"I trust my partner"
"I trust myself to respond appropriately"
"My performance will look natural and believable"
*Since the last post I changed them slightly to ones I felt more comfortable with.

I was going to share my diary entries this week but I think I might keep that for a future post. A week seems a little short and I'd like to share how much of a difference a month could do - so stay tuned for that coming soon.

What I am going to do though is let you know overall how I've been getting on this week, and also share with you a few other tools I've been using.



So I've been trying to repeat these mantras at least twice a day (first thing in the morning when I'm getting ready for the day and when I'm winding down in the evening before bed) but really I've probably been doing it maybe 7-10 times a day most days. I'd definitely recommend trying to do it as often as you can. It only takes a matter of seconds so you can easily fit it in to your routine without changing anything. 
The biggest thing I've noticed so far is that since I started this positive mantra routine I've become so much more aware of just how often my own thoughts put me down. It's crazy how often we think negative thoughts! But by becoming more actively aware of them I've been able to hold myself back and replace them with a move positive one which has been great to recognise.

I can truly say that I'm feeling more positive. Not just confidence but overall. I don't know if I can say that it's all down to my inner voice yet but I am seeing a difference. I think I'll have to wait out the whole month before I can come to any major conclusions on this.

But i have also been doing a few other things that I'm convinced are adding to my boosted confidence.

For the last month or so I've changed up my routine to try and be more health conscious. I'm eating much better, I struggle with big meals so I've been eating just small meals but much more frequently which is working so much better for me. In fact I'm finding my appetite is huge at the moment which is awesome.
I'm also taking supplements, nothing special just your basic multivitamins, iron, making sure I'm having vitamin C and a few other herbal supplements, and I've also been green juicing everyday which I'm getting quickly addicted too!

Just a few days ago a friend asked me if I actually thought it was making a difference to how I feel and I had to be honest and say I wasn't sure because I'm definitely full of energy and feeling pretty happy and at ease with myself but, I couldn't say whether it was any different from my normal self.
But the last two days were so hectic I didn't get time to do any of it and I realise at the end of the day that actually I was completely zapped. Both emotionally and physically I have been so drained and exhausted it made me realise that it wasn't until I didn't have those things in my routine anymore that I noticed just how much they were boosting both my physical energy levels and my self-esteem.

If you don't always have time to make sure you're getting in all those vital minerals and vitamins I would 100% recommend juicing, it's making a big difference to my whole outlook.

The final thing I also wan to mention and absolutely recommend is finding an app for positive mentoring. In addition to the inner voice mantras I've been doing I've also been listening to a positive thinking session every morning and evening, and although it feels a little phoney I'm convinced it's really making a difference to my whole outlook throughout the day.

There are so many free apps out there for this kind of thing I would really recommend looking one up. There are also a number of free hypnosis apps out there which do the same thing, but what I think it great about the positive mentoring is that you are wide awake at the time so I can carry on with my daily activities and have it playing in the background. It only lasts ten minutes which is ideal while I'm doing my skin routine, but I can also put it on repeat as many times as I like.

Although I do think I'm seeing a difference in my general confidence and outlook on life, I'm not too sure about how close I am to taking acting classes, I think that's something I will have to save for the follow-on post in a month or so.
I do feel like my overall outlook and confidence to approach others is increasing though. I've been taking on some exciting responsibilities with the charity I help run, and I hosted a whole family for the weekend which I'm super proud of as I'd never met them before and we had a brilliant weekend. I'll fill you in on that very soon I think.

All in all I think things are looking good. I'm feeling positive and loving my new routine. My internal mantra has definitely become a main part of my day, and looking after my body and my mind has become a really enjoyable part of my life!

I know this post wasn't quite what was expected for this week but I hope my experience gives you a little insight into some of the simple but effective ways you can change your outlook on life and your overall self-esteem.

If you'd like to see another self-reflection (or something similar) series soon please let me know in the comments your ideas and suggestions and I'll have something for you very soon!!

Thank you so much to everyone who's been reading I know I've said it over and over again but this has been so much fun, and I can honestly say I've really being changing my life for the better it's been a wonderful journey.

Thanks for stopping by.
Bye for now!
xx

Hi!

A few weeks ago I saw this great idea for cut out cupcakes on leafTV. The idea was so simple but they looked amazing so I had to try them at to see if they really were going to look that good if they were made in my kitchen!

I haven't included a recipe but you can find a basic cupcake recipe here which is super simple and easy to make.

After baking these cupcakes and letting them cool, all I did was mixed up a batch of butter cream icing and added a few different food colourings for some variety and had a rummage around in the cookie cutter box for some small cute looking cutters.


As is always the way I don't think mine are at all as perfect as those on leafTV but for a 40 minutes from start to finish fun treat I love them!

The little cut-outs so adorable and all you need to do is slice off the top of your cupcake, cover the inside layer with a nice thick layer of icing, using your cutter, cut out a hole in the lid section and pop it back on top and there you have it.

Peep hole butter icing cup cakes.

If you're really skilled you might even be able to practice cutting out your own shapes.

They add the perfect treat to an impromptu tea party and taste yummy.



Enjoy!

xx
Hi there!

I can't believe this is the 9th episode in the Self-reflection series, only one more to go!
I've really loved writing this series and can't believe it's gone so fast. If you'd like to see more please let me know in the comments below and I'll look into making a second series very soon!

You can catch the whole series by looking in the archives but if you missed the first self-confidence post you can find it here...


Last week we reflected on some of the activities in life that we might feel less or more confident about and look for any trends or patterns.
This quick and easy activity is a great way to gain some perspective and hopefully you'll also be pleasantly surprised by just how many things you are confident about that you never realised. It can give you a real boost!

We also discussed the importance of not playing the blame game. It's OK and in fact a very good thing to recognise why you might feel a certain way, or which experiences in your past might have been the origin of your confidence or insecurities, but we don't want to use that knowledge to blame others, we want to use it so we can progress and move past it.

We then set these scene for step 2 - improving self-confidence. I asked you (and you can do this now too if you'd like) to think of an area in your life whether that's in your personal life, professional, or a more practical activity where you would like to improve your confidence.

...so that's what we're going to cover today.

Think about what it is about that situation that makes you feel less secure, what goes through you're head?
Make a few notes on the thoughts that go through your mind when you think about that situation because your inner thoughts is what we're going to be working on today.

I shared mine in the first confidence episode, but here it is for a recap and to give you an example:


My situation: An Actors Improvisation Class

Goal: I would like to build my confidence as an actress so I might feel more comfortable, able to get into character, and confident to interact with others.

Why: I lack confidence in interaction with strangers, the thought of the unknown especially in relations to others behaviours or actions really makes me feel insecure...

Cause: I think this probably comes from my childhood. I grew up around some people who were very hard to predict and could fly off the handle without warning. As a result I feel very conscious of other people's behaviours and how they might react to me which makes me very wary.

My Inner thoughts:
"I don't know what they will do/say"
"How will they know what I'm going to do/say?"
"Will they mock me?"
"Will I look foolish?"
"Will I know how to respond? Will I just end up standing there like an idiot?"
"Will my response look natural/believable?"

Do you notice how all of my thoughts seem to be pretty negative?
Your thoughts have a huge impact on your confidence and can either boost or hinder your self-confidence so in order to build it up we need to change those thoughts.

First I just want to say, I'm not suggesting this is the complete fix to self-confidence but it's an important part and can help you on the journey to self improvement and a more confident outlook.

I also want to say that I'm not one to sugar coat things, I like to think I'm a realist and when I first learnt about these methods I was sceptical because to me they seemed a little 'airy fairy' but actually they honestly work, and as a psychology researcher I've done the background so I can truly say that if used regularly these simple steps can really help you on your path to greater self confidence and quality of life.

In honest truth one of your best mentors you can ever have is yourself. You're own thoughts play a huge role in how you feel on a day-to-day level, and how you react to all situations.
The act of thinking reinforces your thoughts, views feelings and emotions and by 'hearing' yourself think something you can have a massive impact on your confidence.

So if you were to have the confidence you're aiming for in the situation you've chosen, what do you think you're thoughts would be instead?

Here's mine:

"I have trust in what they are going to do/say"
"I know they have confidence that I will do my part well"
"They will respect my response"
"I will look professional"
"I trust myself to have an appropriate instinctual response"
"My performance will look natural and believable"

It may make your feel uncomfortable at first but having put a new more positive spin on your inner thoughts, try saying them to yourself, out loud or in your mind on a regular basis. Repeating positive thoughts in your mind two or three times a day can in itself have a great impact on your outlook and your confidence. By listening to positive thoughts it can have the same impact as hearing someone else say them to you. It seems a little false but with practice and regularity you'll be pleased by the change it can have on your perspective.

To track your progress I'd recommend keeping a confidence diary or even a video diary too. Everyday remind yourself of your goal and look at how you are feeling about your confidence that day and keep track. Hopefully with regularity you'll start to notice a difference in your confidence over time and you'll find your motivation increases too.

I'm going to be doing this very activity all week (and beyond) and in next weeks final Self reflection I'm going to share with you my weeks confidence diary entries and let you know how I progress with my acting aspirations! I hope you take part too!

What are you hoping to improve your confidence in? Let me know in the comments below and if you have any great tips for improving self-confidence please share them so we can all try them!

I hope you've found this useful, and you come back again next week for the final episode in the Self-reflection Series! I'm going to miss all this!

Thanks for stopping by!

xx
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Hi!

Today's another Self-reflection Sunday and we're going to be talking about confidence.

No matter how happy, well balanced or confident we now are, we have all at some point in our lives felt unsure of ourselves, some of us more than others.

With my VIVA VOCE (Postgraduate final dissertation exam/presentation) coming up confidence is something that's been on my mind a lot and I thought, what a perfect time to share some experience and tips to improving your confidence.

I can admit that I've definitely had my fair share of insecurities but in order to build our confidence we need to first look at the reasons and causes for are low self confidence.
What makes us confident, and what takes it away?

I don't want this post to be about my sob stories, I'm very pleased to report I live a happy adult life, but to serves an example I've certainly never been the most confident of people, and as a result I've missed a lot of great opportunities.

When I was younger, I spent a lot of time (wasted time) playing the blame game for my lack of self confidence, but it took me a long time to realise that it wasn't helping me find happiness. I started to look within myself for the route of my low self-esteem and that's where my little story ends and my advice can hopefully serve to help you or maybe someone you know.

STEP 1

The first and important step to improving our self confidence is to look at the things that make us feel insecure but also the things that give us confidence. The aim is not to find places to lay blame but to recognise the cause for low self-esteem so we can then work on it.

Here's an example of some of the things that came up on my list. Have a look and see how you score on a scale of 1 (low confidence) to 10 (high confidence). Then make your own list and see not only where you might lack confidence but also where you have confidence, you'll be surprised to see that you can probably find quite a few things that you are confident with.

              Teaching a big group                                  8
              Meeting new people                                    2
              Driving a car                                              3
              Finishing a super sudoku                             9
              Doing well in an interview                            7
              Trying an actors improvisation class              1
              Putting together flat pack furniture               9
              Playing a competitive sport                          3
              Swimming 100m                                        4
              Cooking a meal for my friends                      7

So just from my list you can see I have a real mix of lower and higher self confidence in a lot of different things! I'm sure you'll find you do too!

The next step is to separate these out into two groups of high and low and see what it is about that situation that makes me (and you) more or less confident. You might even find a trend in each group.

Although there's a few outliers (I'm just not a good swimmer) I found a pretty strong trend in both my strengths and weaknesses. The situations that make me the least confident are those with competition, or when I have to either meet people on a more personal level or if I don't know what to expect from other people. Driving is a perfect example of this. I find driving very nerve racking because I don't know how to predict what other drivers might do, and improvisation is exactly the same!

But then on the opposite side the things I feel most confident about are things I'm practised at. In an interview or when I'm teaching I have confidence that I know my stuff, the same goes for cooking or sudoku, I've done it before and I know I can do it.

So straight away I can see the clear difference between what gives me confidence and what doesn't - the known, and the unknown! Finding that out was quite a break through for me and if you try it you might find it could be for you too!

But the most important thing to note here, is I haven't blamed anyone or anything. It's OK to recognise why something is, but you'll find that dwelling or blaming doesn't help you to move on, but recognising what causes you to feel less or more confident can be a great tool in building your confidence back.

STEP 2

We're only going to touch on step 2 this week but this next step looks at the areas where I or you want to improve our self confidence. At the moment I'm really enjoying learning about the theatre and acting for film, so learning to interact with others when I may not be able to anticipate their actions is really important.
But it doesn't have to be something from your list. Think of an area in your life where you would like to have more confidence.

At work or at home?
With your friends or family?
Meeting new people or making contacts at work?
Fixing the shower next time it breaks?
Any area of life that you're thinking "having the confidence to do that would really improve my life or open great opportunities for me".

Make a note of it now, and think about what it is that's making your less secure. If you can't think of one right now that's OK but have a think about it and try to write something down when it comes to you, it doesn't have to be anything big, any change is good change.

I don't want this post to be too long because building self-confidence doesn't happen over night so come back next week for the rest of STEP 2, but in the mean time really spend some time on STEP 1, and while you're thinking of those areas you'd like to improve for step 2, think how the things we found out from step 1 might help us to start improving out self confidence.

I'd love to know how you scored on my example list, and if you add anything to the list let me know in the comments below!
In fact if there's something particular you want to work on let me know and I'll try and include it in next weeks self-confidence guide.

Thanks for stopping by!!
xx
Hi!

So far this weeks been one of those where I feel much busier than I probably am.

In reality I have much less work related tasks to do than it feels like but some how the days have been racing past.

I thought today I'd give you a little window into my world and see what exactly it is I'm keeping so busy with, so here's a little update:



Blogging
I've really been getting into blogging lately. Although I don't currently think I could fit it in around my job I wish I had the time to blog every day. I've really enjoyed sharing my experiences and talking with so many of you. It brightens my day every time I get a comment or a tweet and finally get to really 'talk' to you.

I've also been taking on a few guest blogging projects which has been really fun. Just yesterday my post for Just singles went live! I spoke all about alternative date ideas and my favourite dating experiences. You can find it here:

Dating Essentials: Try something different

I've also been working hard on a new website for my one-man business. It's really coming along and I can't wait for it to finally go live! I think one of the elements I'm most excited about it the blog element where I'm looking forward to blogging about something a little different; current affairs, mental health and academic topics (something I love to chat about).

Speaking of jobs...

I've also been working hard on course materials for my upcoming course. I've only touched on this briefly before but my job covers a range of topics. I'm a Freelancer, which lets me do a lot of different jobs. At the end of the month I'm going to be conducting my first self-designed course which I'm so excited about! It's the first course I've designed, implemented and conducted myself so it's a big step for my career so preparing materials has been taking up a lot of my time, but I'm really loving it, can't wait to get teaching!

In less than a week I'm also going to be sitting for my VIVA which I'm terrified for, and working really hard to revise. Just to make sure we're all on the same page, a VIVA exam is basically like an interview, where a postgraduate (either an MPhil or PhD) student has to quite literally 'defend' their thesis (research). During the interview (that can last from a couple of hours to a whole day!!!!) two examiners will test me on my knowledge and understand of my research, and determine whether I need to add/remove/change anything. It'll be my job to defend what I did, why I did it, and that I did the best job I could. Fingers crossed!

Self-improvement

If you follow me on twitter you may already know that for the past few weeks I've been working towards my TEFL qualification which I'm pleased to say I finally completed this weekend. I'm not sure if I ever planning on using it but it's something I've always wanted, and I love to learn so it's been a great experience. I also plan on doing some serious travel in the near future so it might come in really handy while I'm away!

I've also been doing a lot of clutter clear out, and self-development. Just today I finished reading 'Refuse to choose', a book about being a "scanner" something that's also been quite influential in my Self reflection series on the blog. I absolute loved this book. Although I already knew I was a scanner, I've learnt some really great tools but most importantly I've built my confidence and reaffirmed my ambition to have a full and varied life and career.

As a great start to this I've been really looking into drama and acting, something I've wanted to try for a long time and for one reason or another never have. Although I'm not in acting classes yet I'm reading a lot and learning some really interesting theory on acting, and acting for camera. I can't wait to try my first drama class but until the opportunity shows itself I'm really happy to have started learning at all!

Cooking & Nutrition

As you'll know from reading my blog, I've been cooking more and trying out new recipes which has been so much fun. Just this week I made meringues for the first time which I'm so chuffed with (they are super yummy) and I've also been trying to juice everyday but I'm not totally convinced by green juice yet. I'll have yo keep you posted on that one.

Life

On the slightly less exciting side, I've been catching up on some of my latest TV. I was a very late joiner to the desperate housewives fan club, but I've been storming through the seasons and just finished season 4 which was so amazing! I'm also watching the walking dead and have been abusing my Amazon Prime subscription and finally caught up on some films I've been dying to see for so long. Off the top of my head I finally watched The Perks of being a Wallflower, The Kings of Summer, Tangled, Seeking a friend for the end of the world, and The Bling Ring.

I've also been working on my garden, fixing the pond, generally cleaning up and seeding the vegetable beds. The Apple trees have just started to bloom and I really can't wait for summer fruits!

Giveaway

One thing I've absolutely loved this season is the amazing range of clothes, home, body and life products making the shelves in my local boutique stores. You may have seen my boutique hauls 
I can't help be give regular visits to all the local boutiques in this area and on my trip I've been picking up some really unique and chic pieces to put into one beautiful blog giveaway. I really want to make this one special so I'm going to keep looking for those perfect pieces but if I hit 100 followers on bloglovin' I'll be finding those final beauties and hosting my very first give away.
So if you're not already following I'd be so thankful for your support and be sure to keep you updated on my upcoming give away. It's going to be so special!

So I suppose, although this is more of a two/three week update, maybe I've been busier than I realise!
I like to dabble in multiple things on the go so on the whole having just written this I think I can actually say things are going better than I realised!!

I'm looking forward to starting some new projects very very soon and I can't wait to fill you in.

Until then!
Thanks for stopping by!
xx
Hello!

Welcome back to another Tuesday Review day!

A few weeks ago I saw a post by Cathryn from "Little Paper Swans" about making your own candy coloured meringues.

I've always been an absolute meringue obsessive, bring pavlova to dinner and good luck getting a piece! Still, I've never tried to make them myself because I've always thought they were one of those well known things, like soufflĂ©, that you just can't make yourself unless your a kitchen goddess! 
But Cathryn made them look so simple I thought I'd give it a shot.

If you'd like the original recipe you can pop on over to Little Paper Swans.

I'm pretty chuffed with these! Although certainly not as lovely looking as Cathryn's they taste great and really were that easy! They will definitely be making a regular appearance in my kitchen from now on.




I can't say what Cathryn's were like but I'm pretty sure I made mine a lot bigger so they ended up crispy on the outside with a sticky chewy centre which luckily happens to be my favourite sort of meringue (yay me)! I think if I'd made little bite sized meringues they would have lost the chewy centre but I'll have to experiment and see what happens.

I definitely need to give my colour swirling a little more practice too but overall not bad for a first try I think! Thank you for posting the recipe Cathryn!

I'm trying to get more creative with my desserts and sweets so if you have any recipes you can recommend please let me know and I'll give them a whirl.

Just a short one today!
Thanks for stopping by!!
xx
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