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Summer Ceramic And Glass Painting

If you're a crafter I bet you have times when you're restless and want to make something but don't really know what you fancy doing. I was a bit like that recently, so I raided my crafty stash from Baker Ross and decided to do some ceramic and glass painting.

Baker Ross have produced a great colourful summertime range of products, and I was impressed by the range of things there were to colour and personalise as well. 3D items and flat decorations. I was sent:

Ceramic Seaside Hanging Decorations - £3.95 for 5

Glass Tealight Holders - £4.50 for 6

Large White Porcelain Mugs - £4.48 for 4

My first impressions were good, for me I think the value is there and you get quite a lot for your money, especially with the tealights, but they all looked sturdy and good quality. Having ready glazed mugs was great as well.

The only downside were my porcelain pens, they seem to have a mind of their own at the moment. I stored them as instructed, but at times I'd take the lid off and not…

Easy Spicy Pasta Recipe

I don't know about anyone else, but as work on my blog I'm getting a bit hungry. I normally review snacks and things here, but when mum's looking after my nephew, or it's a bit less hectic at the end of the day, then it's my turn to cook.

I was watching Celebrity Masterchef the other week when one of the contestants was making a supposedly spicy tomato pasta for a challenge - as you can probably guess it didn't taste spicy at all. At the time I thought 'I can do much better than that', so that was my challenge next time I cooked. I don't tend to use a recipe for things like this, although I am sure there are similar out there, but at the time I cooked, it was just me and the cupboards!

Ingredients

Pack of sausages

Tabasco

Crushed chilli flakes

Worcester Sauce

Sugar

Can chopped tomatoes

Tomato Ketchup

Fresh or dried pasta



Recipe

This was super easy to make, and a lot of it was tasting and adapting as I went along to get the sauce how I liked and wante…

The Liebster Award

Hi all,

I've been nominated for something, which is pretty exciting, especially as the Liebster Award is all about finding new blogs, and finding out more about bloggers. Thanks to the lovely Lauren T at Princess Of Pretty for nominating me. Here are the rules:

Thank the person who voted you and leave a link to their siteWrite 11 facts about yourselfAnswer the 11 questions given to you by the person who nominated youNominate 11 up and coming bloggers with under 200 followersCome up with 11 questions for your nomineesLeave a comment on their blog with a link to your post to let them know you've nominated them!
11 Facts About Me

1. I became an aunty for the first time in 2012, and now have a full of mischief 18 month old in my life.

2. I was once in the audience of CD:UK and got filmed on camcorder by H from Steps.

3. Swimming with dolphins is probably the ultimate on my 'things I've always wanted to do list'.

4. I hate onions with a passion and refuse to use them wheneve…

The Tour De France Came To Chelmsford

There's been a few debates going around this week, one was how on earth Brazil failed so dismally in their 7-1 defeat in the World Cup to Germany, the other is a local one, and that's was it worth watching the Tour De France come through the county on Monday. I don't normally sit on the fence with my opinions, but I am pretty undecided about this one.

I've never seen any live pro sport before though, so when I heard that the famous cycle race was coming through Essex, and at one point crossing a point that I could reach and watch from I was a little bit excited. I do follow cycling a little, although mainly when the big events are on TV or events feature in the Olympics etc. It's a sport I like, but it's not one of my favourites, but it was coming to Essex so I set off to where the Tour De France passed through Chelmsford on the junction of Chignal Road and Roxwell Road, and prepared myself for a long wait.




I'd read that the Caravane was huge and someth…