Halloween weekend outcome

As you know we had our Halloween party this weekend at our school.





Games Room



Every year we have a mini ghost house at our academy along with snacks, movies, and games. The kids always love being scared and a lot of kids show up for the event. My husband had a witch-cottage room and I had an Oogie boogie room. As promised here are some picture of how our rooms turned out.

Witch Cottage


Oogie Boogie Room

For the Oogie Boogie room we used neon blacklight reactive paints and 2 black lights but unfortunately the black lights didn’t last for the full 4 hours of the event.


We had a lot of fun during our weekend event but we’re glad that its over with for now and we can take it easy, until next year….



Happy Hour-White Wine Sangria

Back home one of the pubs near our home use to have happy hour on a Friday. It was the perfect day because it means you can wind down from a stressed filled week. Instead of going to the pub though I have decided to have my own happy hour at home by making a White Wine Sangria




  • 1 Bottle Sweet white wine
  • 1/2 cup Raspberries
  • 1/2 sliced Lemon

Put everything together in a jar or bottle. Serve chilled.


5 Ways to spice up Banana bread.

We all how to make a basic banana bread. It is easy and delicious.


Basic Banana bread recipe.


  • 6 ripe Bananas ( most people use 4 but 6 makes it moist)
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 250 grams butter
  • 2 eggs
  • teaspoon vanilla essence
  • pinch of salt

Preheat the oven at 180 degrees. Mix all the ingredients together. Scoop into a bread pan and bake for 20 minutes or until ready. I usually have to bake mine for longer because I have a tiny Wiswell oven.

The Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Add some cinnamon and chocolate chips to your banana bread and there you’ve got it…


Recipe Here

Nutella Banana Bread


  • 4 large ripe bananas { mashed }
  • 1 Cup Butter { room temperature }
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 Cups of Sugar
  • 4 Cups of Flour
  • ½ tsp. Salt
  • ½ Cup Warm Water
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 Cup Nutella
  • 1 Cup Chocolate Chip

Recipe Here

Cream Cheese Filled Banana Bread

For those cheese lovers out there, this one is for you.



  • Cream Cheese Filling
  • 1 large egg
  • 4 ounces softened brick-style cream cheese (lite is okay)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

Recipe Here

Pumpkin Spice Caramel Banana Bread.

With thanksgiving coming up, this might be the ideal recipe for your holiday.




  • 2 cups all purpose flour + extra to coat pan
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (I used McCormick)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter + 1 Tablespoon to coat pan
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs beaten
  • 6 mashed bananas
  • 1/2 cup caramel bits (I used Kraft Caramel Bits)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Recipe here

Banana Bread Doughnuts

Last but not least, if you’re not in the mood to make a whole banana bread, why not make some doughnuts then.





  • ½ C butter
  • ½ C applesauce
  • 3/4 C sugar
  • 2 whole eggs and 4 egg whites
  • Add:
  • 2⅔ C flour
  • Add:
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice (about ½ a lemon)
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 4 overripe bananas- add one at a time

Browned Butter Glaze:

  • ¼ C butter, browned on stove
  • 2 C powdered sugar
  • ¾ tsp vanilla
  • 2-3 Tbsp lowfat milk


Recipe here



Planning the perfect High-Tea

Even before Alice in Wonderland people have been enjoying High-Tea parties.  In the past the High tea was more of an afternoon treat to ease the hunger as dinner use to be served at 8pm. Nowadays however we can’t afford the luxury of tea time snacks during our busy work schedules. Therefore High-tea is reserved for special occasions and holidays

High-usually consists of sandwiches, cakes and scones served with tea.


Table arrangements

Food Display

The food display will be one of the most important things to get right. You could either display all the treats on the guest tables or have a separate food table.

For great ideas on how to decorate a food table you can buy Amy Atlas’s book ‘The Cake Parlour Sweet Tables’.



Adding some colour to the sandwiches always makes it look more edible. The idea is to keep these sandwiches small, and simple but visually appealing


Even Marie Antionette knew how to enjoy proper cake. Instead of going for a full sized cake, these bite size cakes are perfect for your guests.


Over the years mini tarts has become extremely popular. You could serve anything from apple pie to lemon marangue at your High-Tea


Never underestimate the basic scone with cream and jam but you could also bake blueberries or orange into your scone to give it a special touch

May your High-Tea be a sweet success!!!


Dependant Personality Style

Many people exhibit dependant traits but those with Dependant personality disorder have and excessive need to be taken care of which result in submissive and clinging behaviours, regardless of the consequences. They are overly dependent on others to make their decisions for them and are generally unable to make decisions for themselves without advice and reassurance from others (Kaplan et al., 1994).

This fashion style stems from the idea that a person with Dependant Personality Style is a fashion follower. She will know exactly what’s in style this season and what’s not.  She will be reliant on the styles of her friends and on others, will often dress to fit in and follows trends religiously.

Friend style reliant 

Fashion straight from a fashion magazine/blog

Follows trends


Dress to fit in

When it comes to style we all are dependant from time to time. Adding your own flare to trends makes that style your own.

How dependant is your style?

Read more about other personality related styles here, here and here