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Missie Cindz Pud Inn

For someone who's trying to diet, I've eaten a lot of pudding this month. In fact I've attended 2 pudding clubs.
Last weekend I was invited by Cindy or Missie Cindz to join her for her Pud Inn.
The line up of desserts looked absolutely amazing, I mean, check this out;

I arrived at the Rutland Arms to this cute little set up. We had treats to take away, and score cards, and a pudding related quiz.
I was seated at table 2 with Clare - @pinklittlebean, her mum and her mum's friend. After exchanging twitter names, Clares first question was if I had a puppy. {Maybe it's a sign I instagram too many pics of him?}


First up was a Zuppa Inglase from Zerboni Taste - which was a combo of custard and cake and booze - something a little liquorish-y. It was nice, the cake was super light, and the custard-y bits were yum!


Next up was a Mango and Passionfruit icecream from the wonderful Yee Kwan. I'm a massive icecream fan so this was always going to be a winner with me. It was amazing. My only complaint - I wanted MORE!

Our third course was a Champagne and Strawberry cheesecake from Very Delicious. Again - cheesecakes are a big favourite of mine and this didn't disappoint. The base was crunchy, the cheesecake light and the jelly topping super sweet. 



Our forth course was Cindy's creation - a cake shot consisting of a slated caramel base, a rich chocolate mousse type affair all concealing a little ball of cake in the middle. Topped off with sprinkles. I think the caramel layer was my favourite!



And our final dessert was an elderflower and apple jelly with blackberry and vanilla icecream. There was a lot of discussion at our table about our massive love of elderflower flavoured things - mostly elderflower and gin. Then there was a lot of discussion about our love of gin - out table loved GIN. But I digress this was maybe my least favourite of the puddings, but still delicious. 


Overall, an amazing way to spend an afternoon. A chance to meet new people, have a chat and most importantly taste some delicious puddings!
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"When things aren’t adding up in life, it is time to start subtracting"

I came across this quote a few weeks ago and it seemed resonate with me at the moment.

I've been thinking for a while it might be time for a clear out - not just of clothes and stuff, but of people.

So I deleted some 'friends' on facebook - the ones I had on hide, or haven't spoken to in forever. I stopped following some people on twitter - The people who just brag and show off. And had a major clean up of my google reader account - it was getting out of control and seriously I just don't need to know how perfect your home/job/children are. All the people who made me feel a little inadequate, or made me feel that my life just wasn't good enough.

And you know what, it's made me feel lighter. It might be just what I needed. Now I just have to takle the clearing out of my clothes and stuff!
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Forward thinking

I know it's super early to be posting about this, but I have some decisions that need making about Christmas gifts. Last year I made a series of gifts and packaged them for my friends. It wasn't a quick process, but I liked to think of it as a little christmas hamper.
Last years gifts
But I'm just not sure if the time and effort I put into it was fully appreciated by everyone, so the dilemma I have is whether to do this again this year?

And that's a question for you all - would you prefer a, series of handmade gifts that might not all have meaning to you or something that might be a little smaller, but has been bought/crafted just for you?
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