Category Archives: Alphabet Dating

Why not try a blogging challenge..

It’s the New Year …….so why not try a new blogging challenge!  I’ve been looking back on a few challenges I’ve tried in the past couple of years and also eyeing up a few that I may get round to having a go at. It’s time to make a list methinks. 🙂

Sunday Sevens ~  Natalie from ‘Threads and Bobbins’ posts 7 photo’s of her week every Sunday and I’m sure she would love you to join in too. Link to posts  right here.

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Blue Lagoon. #take12trips

Take 12 Trips  ~  Here’s One I joined in with in 2014. The aim is to blog once a month about a trip ( whether it be a local day out or a weekend away or a week in the sun) for twelve months. This challenge really made me get out and about and I discovered some fab new blogs too.  Check out  Need Another Holiday  for details.

Jo’s Monday Walks  ~  If you enjoy a stroll in the country or a saunter through the city, then why not link up with  Restless Jo. She does an ever growing roundup of folks walks and takes you along to some interesting places.

Photo Scavenger Hunt  ~   I love love love joining in with Jills  Scavenger Hunt  when I can . She compiles an excellent list of prompts every month and it’s lots of fun interpreting them with photos. 🙂

Photo an Hour  ~  And here’s another photo challenge I love to take part in. Simply take a photo every hour of how you are spending your day. You can join in on Instagram, Twitter or your blog. Or all three!  Janey from  Is That You Darling  will be setting February’s date.

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Foodie Pen pal goodies ready to send. 🙂

Foodie Penpals  ~   Ooooooh I love this one!  If you would like to send and receive a parcel of foodie goodies every month ( and make some new pals) then check out  Foodie Penpals . You get to sample goodies from other parts of the UK or abroad. Who doesn’t love parcels of treats! 

Alphabet Dating  ~  This looks like good fun. 🙂  If you are in a relationship why not take it in turns to organize a date together , alphabetically.  You arrange an outing beginning with A ( Afternoon Tea maybe ;0)  ) then your partner sets up the next date beginning with B ( Bingo,Boat trip,Band night) etc etc. Work your way through the alphabet like   Erase and Rewind  and blog about it. X

If you can recommend any other blogging challenges let me know……..

 

 

Easy Peazy Baking and Alphabet Dating.

Well folks my boyfriend has gone off on a Dirty Weekend…………without Me!  Ok he is actually mountain biking in deepest darkest Wales with the boys.This involves lots of falling off into muddy ravines etc , whil’st trying to get ‘Air’. I say ‘boys’  though they are all in their late 30’s and some ( no names mentioned ! ) are 43. I guess it keeps them out of mischief. 😉

So here I am Home Alone for a whole weekend. Ok i’m not strictly alone, I do have a certain black labrador for company. He mostly just sleeps and eats , dear old man.   Friday eve I happened to mention the word ‘baking’ though and he suddenly sprung to life before I could tie my Cath Kidston Apron strings. 🙂

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Jake giving me his best ' Can I lick the bowl clean' look.

So here is my attempt at making Mars Bar Crispy Cake Tray Bake which the lovely Emma featured on her blog High Heels And Pink Glitter.

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Its a Tray Bake!

The results will be taken to the Zoo today ( not to share with with the monkeys Honest) and of course I’ve left a couple for when the wanderer returns. They do look a bit tempting though……………..

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So the blogosphere inspired me to bake this wknd ( well easy peazy baking anyhow 🙂 ) and i’ve also been following the progress of an Alphabet Dating challenge over on the fabulous blog Wrapped Up In Rainbows. Have you heard of Alphabet Dating? Laura who writes the blog and her other half Chris are busy working their way though the alphabet on their days out together.For example their first alphabet date was the letter A so they went out on an Animal inspired date. And their B date involved Beer and Bulls Icecream! It sounds great fun and I have already suggested it to Wil. I think when you have been together a while ( 8 years! )you can slide into doing the same old ,same old ,dvd date night
or aft in the local pub. Alphabet Dating should get us out of our comfort zone and doing new things. What do you think? Why not give it a go too. 🙂 Hopefully October may be the month to start! <3<3