*I was sent a Wilkos gift card in return for creating content, however, all opinions are my own as always
Baking is something that I thoroughly enjoy doing; I find it cathartic and obviously, there isn’t much that beats snacking on homemade cake with a big mug of tea now, is there? However, sometimes I can’t be bothered with the washing up and just want a quick cakey fix. That’s when my trusty mug cake recipe comes in handy! Perfect for a little January pick-me-up. Diet? What diet? Enjoy.
A little while ago, I was looking at the online HR system that we use at work and realised that I still had some annual leave to take before the new year. I had no plans (nor the funds) to book a last minute getaway yet didn’t want to lose my paid holiday allowance once January rolled around.
When it comes to Christmas shopping, I’m a bit rubbish. Every single year, I end up leaving it until mid-December then doing a frantic online shop without even checking how much I’m spending. The result is predictably rather stressful and ends with January being fulled by beans on toast and regret.
Just after Adam and I got married in 2016, we made pact to go on a ‘date night’ at least once a month. Despite our best intentions, we only managed to actually keep this little treat going for two whole months. Yay marriage!
The problems is, we both lack motivation and work long hours, meaning that by the time the weekend rolls around, we’re mentally and physically exhausted, opting to veg at home and recoup before another hectic week creeps in.