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27 mars 2016

Are prices of Lush cosmetics the same all over Europe ?

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Hiya !!! A few days ago, I watched a video on youtube were a youtuber was showing all the Lush products she had recently brought at Easter time in England. I live in France, when I went to Lush during the Christmas holidays, sadly I couldn't buy so many Lush cosmetics because they were so expensive. I just recently descovered Lush last year and I love all the cosmetic products that they have. It's such a shame that the cosmetics seem to be so much more expensive here in France than they are in England.
Why is this ???

20 mars 2016

Gingerbread Easter bunnies !!!

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Hiya ! Why not make something different for easter... Gingerbread easter Bunnies ! ENJOY…

- makes 30

- 50 mins : preparation and cooking time

- difficulty = 3/3

Ingredients

For the dough :

  • 1 cup honey
  • 2 and a half cups of brown sugar
  • 1 and a half cups butter
  • 1 cup ground almonds
  • 4 cups plain flour
  • 1tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1/4 tsp ground mixed spice
  • 4 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tsp finely grated lemon zest
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 tbsp water
  • flour, for the work surface

To decorate :

  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • a little water

Method

Heat the oven to 180C° (160 fan) 350F, gas mark 4.

Heat the honey, sugar and butter in a pan on a low heat, stirring, until the sugar has dissolved. Remove the pan from the heat and pour it into a bowl, letting it cool down.

Add the ground almonds, flour, spices, lemon zest and egg to the butter bowl and mix well. Stir in the bicarbonate of soda and water and continue kneading until the dough is shiny and does not stick to the bowl. Add a little more flour if needed, to form a dough.

Roll out the dough on a floured board with a rolling pin, to a thickness of 4-5 mm and cut easter bunnies using a cutter. Place on the backing trays and bake for 14-18 minutes. Carefully remove from the oven, and stile them off the baking tray on to a wire rack to cool.

Mix the icing sugar with enough water and lemon juice to make a creamy icing. Put it into an icing bag, or plastic food bag, and snip off a corner to make a small hole, and decorate the Easter Bunnies. Leave to dry.

Top Tip…

Use different shaped cutters to make stars, hearts or gingerbread people !!!

I hope you will have fun making these delicious gingerbread Easter bunnies !!!

Love From Cara xxx

5 mars 2016

A new book to read !!! Book club...

Hiya ! I hope you've loved reading "Listen to the moon" by Mickael Morpugo ! If you haven't finished it don't worry you still have a few days. I haven't posted the article on the book yet. I'm so  sorry for the delay, but I'll be sure to post it in the next few days. Meanwhile, if you've finished reading "Listen to the moon" you can start our second book that we are going to read on the Book club : Girl Online by Zoe Sugg. I hope you will love this book as much as the first one. If you have any questions about the Book Club you can go and read the article that explains everything you need to know to participate, clique here : (http://gorjussthings.blogspot.fr/2016/01/book-club.html). If you have any questions on the book just send me an email (cara.raynaud14@gmail.com) or leave me a message in the comments and I will reply to you as quickly as I can.

Love from Cara xxx:)