I’ve never been one to shrink away from a New Year’s
Resolution – in fact, I find it a good excuse to think about what I want out of
the year, set some goals and then go get ‘em. But my resolutions always take
the form of doing something, rather than stopping something, because I reckon
that’s a much more positive way to approach life.
This year, in January, as well as setting a few business
resolutions (if you want to find out more about my blogging consultancy
business, click here) I also decided that I was going to throw myself into
trying a bunch of new activities and learning new skills, so the following
three blog posts are about three different things I’ve had a go at so far. Have
you started anything new for 2017? Write me a comment and tell me all about it!
Liqueur-Making at Combe Grove Hotel – set in a stunning
location and led by one of the best mixologists in the city, during this course
I learnt all about the history and mystery of liqueurs, and made my own pear,
thyme & honey vodka. Highly recommended for cocktail fiends!
Lampshade-Making at Homefront Interiors – something I’ve
never tried before but had a really great time doing. I came home with a
gorgeous lampshade that I can’t stop admiring – perfect for interior-design
aficionados who want to get a little creative.
Marmalade Make & Bake Day at Vale House Kitchen – a
full day of getting cosy in the kitchen, creating the most incredible Seville
orange marmalade and an armful of delicious marmalade-based bakes too. For
anyone who wants to get to grips with traditional preserving skills – and
marmalade fans, if you haven’t tried homemade yet, you are seriously missing