I started my maternity leave 4 weeks before Freya was due. Funnily enough, my words to my colleagues were that I would more than likely have the baby early as I wanted to spend those 4 weeks watching lots of TV and working on my blog.
I obviously jinxed myself as 2.5 weeks later Freya arrived into the world and all the TV shows I had planned to watch were side-lined to being a mama. Now Freya is 7 weeks old, we are slowly getting into a better routine which means binge-watching TV shows is back on my agenda for a rainy afternoon. I am not ashamed to admit that a bit of bad weather is welcome in this house as it means lots of playtime indoors and TV show watching. We are lucky to have some excellent quality televisions in our house to watch these shows on however if I could, I would absolutely purchase a Panasonic Oled 4K TV as the quality of the screen is just amazing, and makes everything clearer.
After being introduced to the world of Origins skincare a few weeks ago, I’ve found myself browsing their website and Instagram page more and more and creating a wish-list of products that I’m now absolutely desperate to try.
Rather than give you a huge list to read through, I thought I’d pick my top 5 products that I really want to try out and plan to treat myself to now that I’m on maternity leave.
Now I’m on maternity leave, I thought I’d finally get round to some how to posts in particular; Baking.
I will admit that the revival of Bake Off! has re-inspired me to bake some more and I kicked things off last week with Millionaires’ Shortbread.
Ingredients Required for the shortbread:
- 250g plain flour
- 75g caster sugar
- 175g butter, softened
Ingredients needed for the caramel:
- I decided to cheat a little and rather than make my caramel from scratch, I decided to test out Lotus Biscoff Spread
Ingredients needed for the chocolate topping:
- 200g plain or milk chocolate, broken into pieces
First Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees before lining a tin with baking paper.
To make the shortbread, combine the flour and sugar in a bowl before rubbing in the butter until it looks like breadcrumbs. You then knead the mixture until it forms a dough and press it into the tin so it is even and prick with a fork.