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    Christmas,  Drinks

    Spiced Cranberry Vodka Fizz Cocktails

    Spiced Cranberry Vodka Fizz Cocktails Cheers to a timely cocktail! The joyous season is almost upon us all and I don’t know about you but I couldn’t feel more festive right now and all with the help of my homemade Spiced Cranberry Vodka Fizz Cocktails. And, just like that, one slurp and I’m in full Christmas mode! This time of year makes me feel warm, fuzzy, homely. Anyone else feeling the same way? The weather here in the Shire has unquestionably turned and the wild winter nights are fast making an appearance. The temperature has plummeted, and the rain is a relentless pelt against the pane. Despite the gloom, it’s…

  • cauliflower and chestnut soup christmas hey lolly
    Vegetarian

    Cauliflower and Chestnut Soup.

      Soup season has officially arrived, and I don’t know about you, but the nights drawing in coupled with my crisp breath in the frosty air, there is nothing more welcome than a warming bowl of soup when I get home at the end of the day. Soup is one of those wondrous things, that gives you the ability to produce something out of almost anything that’s left in your fridge. This happened to me last week, after the Christmas rush and mad panic of trying to get everything done before my boys break up from school left me with little time to shop for the groceries. Frugality inspires me……

  • rose gold christmas luxury wrapping paper gift wrapping hey lolly 4
    Christmas

    An experts guide to making your gifts look more expensive.

    An experts guide to making your gifts look more expensive. It’s that time of year my friends, and love it or loathe it, the vast majority of us will have at least one gift to wrap this year. Nothing says I’ve taken care over your gift like a pretty present sitting underneath the tree waiting to be unwrapped on Christmas Day by your loved one. This year I’ve opted into a Rose Gold theme to wrap all of my presents that I intend to gift and for me it oozes sophistication and class. My gifts have been in wrapped in understated co-ordinating paper with matching rose gold washi tape for…

  • Lolly Diaries

    The Hey Lolly Guide 5 Steps to Self Confidence in Blogging.

    I came across this quote the other week whilst I was in the midst of preparing to make my return to the blogging world and no truer quote has been spoken. I have been away from blogging for a number of months due mainly to work commitments and also perhaps, a steady trickle of self doubt running in the back of my mind, which, thankfully has finally suffered a concluding drought. But what I have learnt during that time is that life has to be be about balance. Maintaining a healthy life balance is not only essential for happiness and well-being; it can be a tremendous boost to your productivity…