• Eat,  Travel

    Whisky Travels

    Enjoyed by millions throughout the world, whisky is synonymous with history, luxury… and Scotland! It might seem strange then, that so few of us understand the origins of the spirit. Admittedly I knew very little about it, but after visiting the distillery in Edinburgh with my parents a few years back I learnt a lot more about the spirit. In this article we’ll provide five facts to impress your friends with at your next whisky tasting session! 1. Origins: the word we use comes from the Gaelic word “uisge beatha” and translates as the ‘water of life’ – and the modern word wasn’t in use until around 1715. After a…

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    Eat,  Live

    Indulgent Cakes – A review of Low Calorie Brownies

       Brownies are my ultimate weakness as I’m sure you have discovered with my recent brownie baking bonanza! But all my over indulgence at work and home has led to me putting on a few too many pounds in the run up to Christmas, girls who eat like horses and still have abs – tell me your secrets! I digress in the bid for me to keep eating what I love and still maintain a healthy weight, I came across Indulgent Cakes. Karla Thomas started Indulgent Cakes with the intention of providing low calorie cake options and diner party services for people seeking indulgent treats without feeling guilty. Which is exactly…

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    Bake like Elle,  Live

    Festive Films

    Nothing screams Christmas more to me, then getting all cosy in my pyjamas and settling down in front of the television with some nibbles and drinks to watch a feel-good festive film.  I don’t truly feel in the spirit of Christmas until I have settled down to enjoy my favourite festive films.  The best way to capture the true magic of these festive films which are so rich in sound and colour,  is to invest in a OLED televisions  Panasonic. With superior colour contrast ratio, wider viewing angle and improved picture quality you truly can have a cinematic experience at home this Christmas.  Which one of my favourite festive films will you choose…

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    Bake like Elle,  Live

    Feeling Festive

    Christmas is quite frankly the most wonderful time of the year. A chance to spend time with your family, friends and loved ones, to indulge in festive food and drink and battle it out with your family to be the winner of Monopoly. I’m not sure where 2018 went but as we get closer to my favourite day of the year take a look at how myself and my fellow bloggers are getting into the festive mood.. Christmas Baking  Baking at Christmas is a very exciting activity, you can cover everything in glitter and give baked goods to family and friends as presents or to wow at your festive dinner…

  • Bake like Elle,  Live

    Spooktacular Celebrations

    As Halloween draws closer it’s time for some spooktacular celebrations. When I was a young child instead of trick or treating I would mark the 31st October by dressing up at home, sitting on my kitchen worktop and carving pumpkins with my mum and my brother, we’d opt for the traditional spooky face design. In my late teens and early twenties I would dress up for house parties and club nights with my outfits ranging from witches to dead cheerleaders and even a cat inspired by Mean Girls. This year however I’m celebrating Halloween in a more creative way and spending time with my family. Over the last few years…

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