Strawberry Santas – WOW

Just seen these, and I have to admit, they are the coolest things I’ve ever seen! Okay, so maybe not ever seen, but they are pretty cool! I actually really want to make these now…

They actually look pretty simple to make too. Just some strawberries, piped cream and black/white icing pens!

A fun, festive treat – and you can call it healthy(ish) because they’re strawberries 😉

Oh, and…. HAPPY CHRISTMAS! I hope the big man brings everyone something lovely 🙂


Pet Hates – 10 things that annoy me about everything…

In no particular order…

1. People who breathe loudly – come on, everyone’s been on a bus or train, or in a room where there’s been someone who feels the need to breathe ridiculously heavily, and let out a sigh after every breath. Even if they don’t have a cold. When they, do, it’s worse because it sounds all snotty too!

2. The X Factor– Let’s be realistic here, we only like it because of the rubbish people, because yes, they are funny, but the live shows are overrated, and losing my interest quickly. It seems to be fixed, and it’s boring, and quite frankly, none of the “good ones” are actually that good! I’ve heard much better singers in my life, and they haven’t made it. The ones that get through to the live shows are picked because they have a “story”. Take Christopher Maloney for example; he followed his nan everywhere and had confidence issues, therefore he got through to the semi’s when he can’t even sing! However, Gary Barlow is attractive, so we’ll let him off 😉 Here’s a picture so we can appreciate his beauty:

3. The sound of cutlery scraping across a plate – I just cannot stand it! The noise goes right through me. It’s like running fingernails down a chalk board.

4. People who say you can do something, then complain– My mother’s a culprit. I always get told I can audition for Drama Schools, then when I get an audition date through, or they ask for my audition fees, she complains! It’s almost as bad as people who say you can do something and then don’t let you…

5. People cracking their finger joints– any other body part doesn’t bother me, in fact, I often crack my hips, knees, ankles, toes, wrists and back, but for some unbeknown reason, people cracking their fingers makes me shudder…

6. People that always talk about carsSorry, it just annoys me, because I find it boring, and don’t understand how people can have conversations that last for several hours, several days a week.

<< I mean, what’s the appeal guys?

7. People that eat with their mouth open– It’s just common manners. Don’t do it.

8. People that make noises when they eat – It’s worse than seeing the food, because you can hear it mushing around in their mouth. Ew.

9. People who walk reeeaaaallly slowly in front of you– It always happens when you want to be somewhere quickly! Old people are often the culprits. Also, people who walk next to each other and take up all of the path so that you have no way of getting past them, really annoy me… just get out of the way!

10. People who believe in “end of the world” stories – It’s often school children running around screaming “Oh my god, we’re all going to die!!” No, we’re not, shut up and look at the evidence. Number 1, the world will not end just because the Mayans didn’t feel the need to write anymore numbers on their calendar. Number 2, you’d start to notice things in the sky or elsewhere sooner than a day before… such as fire in the sky, because our atmosphere would burn up. The only way our planet will explode is if we get too close to the sun. That’s a long way off yet, thank you.

<< Saw this on Facebook and it made me laugh. It was captioned “Don’t go to town guys, the Mayans were right!”

There are other things that annoy me, but 10 seems like a nice round number. Maybe when I think of another 10 I’ll do another post.

What annoys you?

10 things I love about Christmas…

In no particular order…

1. Food – when else is it okay to eat everything you possibly can fit on a plate, then go on to eat a big piece of Christmas cake and THEN nibble on sweets and crisps all day?! Okay, so you put on twice your original body weight in a week, but it’s all worth it 😉

What's better than a Christmas dinner?!

What’s better than a Christmas dinner?!

2. Secret Santa! – It never ends up staying secret, but it’s so much fun! It’s also okay to buy the most ridiculous gifts for your friends. Plus, everyone gets something, but you only have to buy one gift each.

3. Peeking under the tree – Come on, no matter how old you are, everyone does it…

4. Wrapping presents – I love making them look pretty with ribbons and bows! It’s only going to get ripped off, but it’s nice to know that I spent time on it…

Wrap them beautifully so they look good under the tree :)

Wrap them beautifully so they look good under the tree 🙂

5. Putting up the tree – It makes you feel festive several weeks early!

6. Waking up really early – You never want to wake up at 6am in the morning at any other time of the year, but suddenly at Christmas, it’s okay!

7. Spending time with the people I love – It’s not every day that you get to spend time with nearly every member of your family, and all f your closest friends. Plus, it means lots of parties 😉

8. It’s okay to wear red and green together – MAJOR colour clash at any other time of the year, but at Christmas, it’s “festive”.

9. Watching rubbish T.V – Everyone complains about rubbish daytime T.V throughout the year, but make it Christmas themed and everyone wants to watch it… ALL DAY!

10. Christmas films! – Elf, Love Actually, Home Alone… Christmas films are the best movies ever!

What’s your favourite part of Christmas?