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Christmas Shopping Meadowhall And Christmas Reindeer Jumper


Christmas Shopping Meadowhall And Christmas Reindeer Jumper

Christmas Shopping Meadowhall And Christmas Reindeer Jumper. How cool!? Hello Friends. Happy Sunday evening.

How has your weekend been? All good? Any fun plans for the week ahead?

Are you all ready for Christmas or are you like me and still have so much to do?
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Christmas Holiday Nails with Barry M: Red, Green, Sparkle


Christmas Holiday Nails with Barry M: Red, Green, Sparkle

Christmas Holiday Nails with Barry M: Red, Green, Sparkle. Who does not like pretty nails at Christmas?

Christmas Holiday Nails with Barry M: Red, Green, Sparkle:

Happy Friday afternoon friends. I am really getting into the Christmas mood now and I have even painted my nails for Christmas. In Christmas colours of course ๐Ÿ˜€.

(Only not too sure how long this nail varnish will last though!?). Have you ever tried Barry M before?

I love to see long, beautiful painted nails with amazing nail art but they are just not practical for me. I can not type on my computer properly with long nails.

No way would I want to wash the dishes or do any housework in fear of breaking them. Also in my sleep, I pop my arm under my head and always scratch my neck when my nails are long.

Christmas Holiday Nails with Barry M
Christmas Holiday Nails with Barry M
Christmas Holiday Nails with Barry M

Christmas Holiday Nails with Barry M.

How pretty are these nail colours?

Shopping For New Nail Polish:

My Daughter talked me into going inside the beauty outlet in McArthur Glen last week when we went shopping.

I wanted some new nail varnish for Christmas off we went for a look. I had been looking for some high gloss nail polishes for a while now and when we went inside, we found some straight away.

These Barry M nail varnishes were a bargain at 3 for £5.00 so I picked out 3 straight away.

Christmas Holiday Nails: I wanted my nails to look like Chrismas so I think I picked out the perfect match. Here is a little bit about each colour, just in case you see any you fancy:

Kiwi: The plain green one is called Kiwi and looks lovely and glossy on. Lovely colour.

Can't Get You Out Of My Red: The red one is called can't get you out of my red and is stunning. I always go for red and this is so glossy.

Catwalk Queen: The greeny, bluey gold one is called catwalk queen and is beautiful too. I can not resist a bit of sparkle, especially around Christmas time.

What do you think of these colours? Love them too? Which one is your favourite?

Christmas Holiday Nails with Barry M: Red, Green, Sparkle. Dressing My Nails Up Like A Christmas Tree!!

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Isle of Wight Tomato Risotto

Isle of Wight Tomato Risotto

Isle of Wight Tomato Risotto.

Isle of Wight Tomato risotto - Take your time to stir up this delicious risotto Its just the thing on a chilly November evening to light up your night.

Serves: 4

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 1 hour

How To Make Isle of Wight Tomato Risotto:

You’ll Need:
  • 450g fresh whole Campari tomatoes or similar
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and halved
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 800ml chicken or vegetable stock
  • 15g butter
  • 1 tbsp light olive oil
  • 2 finely chopped echalion shallots
  • 2 cloves crushed garlic
  • 1 tsp chopped fresh rosemary
  • 200g Arborio rice
  • 150ml dry white wine
  • 100g mozzarella roughly chopped
  • 30g freshly grated Parmesan plus extra for serving
  • Chopped fresh basil for serving.

Isle of Wight Tomato Risotto
Isle of Wight Tomato Risotto
Isle of Wight Tomato Risotto

Isle of Wight Tomato Risotto What To Do:

1.) Preheat the oven to 190 degrees C.

2.) Put the tomatoes and garlic in a bowl, sprinkle with the sugar and a touch of salt and freshly ground black pepper, drizzle with olive oil and toss to coat.

3.) Lay the tomatoes and garlic halves on a baking sheet and roast for about 30 minutes or until the skins of the tomatoes have collapsed and are just starting to brown.

4.) Put the roasted tomatoes and garlic in a blender along with the chicken stock and blend until smooth then keep hot in a small saucepan.

5.) Heat the olive oil and butter in a medium saucepan. Add the shallots and cook until soft and translucent, 5-7 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for another minute. Add the rice rosemary and salt & pepper, stir and cook for one minute. Add the white wine, bring to a boil, and boil until the wine is mostly evaporated, 2-3 minutes.

6.) Add about ¼ of the hot tomato mixture. Cook, stirring regularly, until most of the liquid has been incorporated, then continue adding a little at a time, stirring regularly as the rice absorbs the liquid (this will take 20-25 minutes). The rice will begin to swell and become creamy in texture. Stir in the mozzarella and Parmesan. Add salt and pepper to taste. If the rice is too dry, stir in a little extra hot stock.

7.) Serve immediately in wide bowls, sprinkled with freshly grated Parmesan cheese and chopped basil.

Isle of Wight Tomato Risotto

Recipe courtesy of The Tomato Stall.

What do you think of this Isle of Wight Tomato Risotto recipe?

Fancy making some?

Isle of Wight Tomato risotto - Take your time to stir up this delicious risotto Its just the thing on a chilly November evening to light up your night.


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Grinch Christmas Jumper: Primark


Grinch Christmas Jumper: Primark

Grinch Christmas Jumper: Primark.

Hello friends. Happy Friday๐Ÿ˜ƒ. Are you ready for the weekend? I am, day off from work tomorrow too, yippee!! I am feeling a little sore today as I have just had my blood taken. Not fun being over 40! I had it taken for my over 40 health check and to test me for coeliac disease. My Daughter got diagnosed with coeliac disease in April this year at the age of 13. Bless her. The nurse said if you do not hear anything in about a week everything will be OK and if anything is wrong we will send you a new appointment. Eek, I will be nervously waiting all week.

I work in a supermarket by day and blogger by night. We were told on Monday that this month we do not have to wear their uniform if we do not want to, we can wear Christmas jumpers! How cool!! I love this time of year and any excuse to buy a new and wear my old Christmas jumpers is greatly accepted.

Can you guess where this Christmas jumper is from? Oh yeah, I popped it in the title! Doh, but can you believe it is really Primark? Such a great price for a licenced jumper and the design, style and colours look so good together.

Grinch Christmas Jumper: Primark:

What I Wore: Grinch Christmas Jumper: Primark | Faux fur coat: c/o Marisota | Trousers: Nike | Boots: c/o Sainsbury’s

“And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled 'till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.”- Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

Winter Wonderland Theme At McArthurGlen East Midlands Designer Outlet:

I took these photos at Winter Wonderland in McArthurGlen East Midlands Designer Outlet. I also picked myself up a few bargains. I needed some comfortable black work shoes and I picked up some lovely Skechers ones for £24.99. When I visited my Mum and Dad in the week I showed my Mum them online and they were £59.99 so I got a real bargain shopping there.

Grinch Christmas Jumper: Primark
Grinch Christmas Jumper: Primark
Grinch Christmas Jumper: Primark
Grinch Christmas Jumper: Primark
Grinch Christmas Jumper: Primark
Grinch Christmas Jumper: Primark
Grinch Christmas Jumper: Primark

4 Outfit Tips:

1.) Buy Quality Pieces: Buy a few quality pieces of fashion each season that will last you well throughout the season and for years to come. Think about what you buy and will it mix and match with cheaper pieces?

2.) Style Yourself: Look around the shops and pick something you like and not what everyone is going for.

3.) Look Out For Something Unique: Shop online and instore. Try charity shops and eBay to find that unique jumper no one else is wearing.

4.) Hold On: If you have not picked up a Christmas jumper by now, hold on a few more days as shops will start to reduce them as they are wanting to sell them before Christmas.

Do you have a Christmas jumper? Have you ever visited the McArthurGlen East Midlands Designer Outlet? Have you got yourself a bargain lately?

Grinch Christmas Jumper: Primark.

It Came Without Ribbons. It Came Without Tags. It Came Without Packages, Boxes Or Bags -Dr. Seuss, How The Grinch Stole Christmas!

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Christmas Shopping Meadowhall And Christmas Reindeer Jumper:  How cool!? Hello Friends. Happy Sunday evening. How has your weekend been? All good? Any fun plans for the week ahead?
Are you all ready for Christmas or are you like me and still have so much to do? Christmas Shopping Meadowhall And Christmas Reindeer Jumper.

Christmas Holiday Nails with Barry M: Red, Green, Sparkle: Who does not like pretty nails at Christmas? Happy Friday afternoon friends. I am really getting into the Christmas mood now and I have even painted my nails for Christmas. In Christmas colours of course ๐Ÿ˜€. Christmas Holiday Nails with Barry M.

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