*This post is sponsored by Whiskas but all words and opinions are my own.
Those of you that have been reading this blog for a while will already know about my cats (given that I share more pictures of them than I do of my children over on Instagram). For those of you that are new around here, my name is Lisa and I’m a lifelong cat lady. We currently have three felines at home – Lex, Luther and Oscar. As a child, I grew up with a house full of cats so it was always a given that I’d adopt my own as soon as I left home.
I’m going to let you in on a little secret – many moons ago, I worked as a jeweller. Ok, so it’s not really a secret per se but I do love a dramatic opening every now and again so there you go. I gained my JET qualifications and found myself particularly drawn to the part where we learnt to grade diamonds by clarity, size, colour etc.
I‘ve always preferred sweet food over savoury. Whilst traditional British food can often leave a lot to be desired, our puddings have always managed to shine. From Victoria Sponges and Lemon Drizzle Cake to Jam Roly Poly and Queens Pudding, they are the perfect Autumnal comfort food for a sweet tooth like me (I have no idea if these particular dishes are actually native to Britain so don’t @ me – just relax and enjoy the recipe).
I’d been a people pleaser for as long as I can remember. You see, I learned early on in life that it was simply easier to keep the peace than risk confrontation and daring to challenge other people’s bad behaviour only leads to misery. It inadvertently became part of my core being to placate others and most of my decisions were based on what would make them happy or comfortable. Right there, a ‘Yes Girl’ was born.