Tips & tricks for last minute entertaining

Emergency Entertaining Tips & Tricks

Have you ever had friends descend on you with no notice and you need to pull out some guest-friendly snacks and drinks for entertaining? You are desperately trying to scrabble out of your pyjamas before they arrive yet you need to be the hostess with the most-ess. How about a last minute dinner invite, all the shops are shut and you can’t buy flowers or chocolates for your host? I’ve been there!

If this has happened to you, don’t panic – I have a few tips and tricks for you!

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8 things all country girls know to be true

Country Girl Rules

If you’re a townie, you can probably smell the difference between your local coffee shops or smell the fresh sea air from your front door but when you’re a country girl and you live in the countryside, you learn to differentiate the smells of which manure the local farmers are spreading on their fields (Pig poo is the worst!) and you think going to a country fair is the highlight of your weekend.

If you think a Barbour jacket is a necessity not a fashion accessory, read on. I found myself nodding at quite a lot of these!

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The problem women won’t talk about – hair loss

Hair Loss

Us Bloggers are usually a pretty open and honest bunch but there’s 1 touchy subject that for women, no one seems to want to discuss. Or even own up to.

Hair loss.

Hair is a woman’s crowning glory and also the only crown you never take off. I have suffered with hair loss myself and I am not ashamed to admit that….

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How to make healthy choices when eating out

Healthy Choice 2

 

As you probably already know, I write for a food magazine (Taste Magazine) as well as my weekly Food Friday features here on the website. As much as eating out is great and fun, it sometimes becomes a chore when you are trying to eat sensibly or follow a diet plan.

I dine out regularly as part of my work with Taste as well as client meals and work events let alone date nights with the husband. As much as I am always mindful and try to make a healthy choice, it can be damned hard, especially when your host or chef is watching over you wanting to get your reaction on a risotto with a life times supply of cheese or the triple cooked in beef fat fries. Thankfully I don’t have a sweet tooth but it’s hard to say no!

I know it’s something other people struggle with to, so the lovely Rebecca Moore has kindly given her suggestions on how to be healthier when dining out!

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Finding your inner peace

The Rockies Colorado

I’m still in that post holiday zen chilled out bubble as 3 weeks out of the office with minimal online time and no stress was just what I needed.

I’ve had a few doses of negativity and drama since I got back but I have found it so easy to just cut it and the guilty offenders out of my life instead of fretting about it. I think I have the holiday to thank for that as I don’t want anyone to bring down my relaxed mood!

It seems like I am not the only one wanting inner peace and to minimise stress levels so I have some super handy hints and tips from todays guest – Rebecca Moore

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