Monday, 30 December 2013

A letter from Emma about: A Year of No Resolutions

Dear Reader, 

This year I have decided not to make any new years resolutions. Not because I won't keep to them but because I  believe that you have any opportunity for change throughout the year and this should not be exclusive to the start of January. 

As many of you may know I really like quotes, so this year instead of resolutions  I have written a collection of my favourite quotes, which I hope will inspire me for the new year a head: 

"Ah yes, the past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it or learn from it. "
- The Lion King

"Worry is a misuse of imagination."
- Dan Zadra 

“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling,

but in rising every time we fall.”
- Nelson Mandela 

Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions."
- Dalai Lama 

"To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all." 
- Oscar Wilde 

"Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be."
- Abraham Lincoln 

"The first recipe for happiness is : avoid too lengthy meditation on the past." 
- Andre Maurois 

“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”
― Mae West


“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness 

was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I 

wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I 

didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t 

understand life.”

- John Lennon 


I have just noticed that lots of the quotes are about happiness, and I guess that what it's all about really: so have a 'happy' new year. 
I would love to know of your new years resolutions or any of your favourite quotes? 


Yours, 

Emma Dilemma

P.S. Quote of the day- all the above. 

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

A letter from Emma about: Cake

Dear Reader,

Today's post is about one of my favourite things in the world: cake. But also about the dilemma of sending Christmas gifts to family and friends who live far away. Since starting Uni I have moved far away from home and also most of my friends have done the same, which means that often gifts have to be posted. We all know sending gifts can be difficult, not only it is hard to get companies that deliver on time and but it's also difficult to find a thoughtful gift without it costing lots of money.
Baker Days offer a great solution to this problem, they deliver letter box sized personal cakes. This week they sent me a lovely Christmas themed cake to review:


 

I really like the sprout cake because its a bit different, and what's more traditional than sprouts at Christmas (even if you're not a fan)! Baker Days have lots of different Christmas designs to choose from,  and you can also add personalised messages and even photo's to the cakes.  You can even choose the sponge type ranging from chocolate to gluten free cake. The cakes are delivered in a compact box, accompanied with a Christmas cracker and party hat, and they taste pretty good too. The box is also small enough to be delivered through the letter box, so none of those dreaded red slips!
Although this is a Christmas themed cake Baker Days also cater for other occasions and with lots of my friends turning 21 this year I shall be ordering from them, I just think its a nice way to say happy birthday. You also don't have to worry about whether or not they'll like the gift because, let's face it everyone loves cake.

You really can have your cake and eat it too! Sorry, I couldn't resit. 

Yours, 

Emma Dilemma

P.S. Quote of the day- "Let them eat cake."
- Marie Antoinette