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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAt the start of the month I drove to York to help my sister move into her new house, I hadn’t visited her since her birthday and she has helped me move several times before, so it was my turn to give her a helping hand. It was the same weekend that Tour de France passed through the city centre and so we wandered into town, stopping to look at the yellow bicycles and bunting scattered around.

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It’s been a week since I’ve moved back home from University and I’m still finding it hard to adjust. I feel a bit in limbo if I’m honest, with boxes of stuff still to be unpacked in two houses, in different towns and waiting to hear back from jobs I have applied to, I’m a bit lost without a solid plan. I’m hoping this week I will start getting back into the swing of things and after the Cosmopolitan Bloggers Masterclass last Monday I am full of new post ideas and potential changes to make to my blog. So keep your eyes peeled for future posts and I will hopefully be posting again soon!

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My exams and degree are finally over. University, particularly this final year, has been one of the hardest things I have ever undertaken. Now it is all over I find myself a little lost as to what to do with my time. Currently I am planning to spend a lot of it seeing friends, getting back into blogging and getting Seventeen.Two up to scratch. On Sunday in order to celebrate finishing university Ellie and I did some boozy baking. All our friends our massive gin fans, so a gin and tonic cake was the obvious baking choice. There are several recipes online but we used this one as we loved how much citrus it used, I like lots of lime in my G&Ts, which we topped off with a gin glaze and gin icing, the recipes of which are here. After reading the posts we were a little nervous about using too much gin so used a tablespoon less in the cake (which we replaced with tonic) and slightly less in the syrup, though on tasting the cake we felt it could definitely handle the full amount (maybe we are just hardened gin fans). Either way we were left with a lovely cake full of citrus flavours with a hint of gin, which is perfect paired with a cup of tea or perhaps an afternoon G&T…

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April turned out to be a pretty stressful month. The deadline of my dissertation, as well as coursework deadlines and full time work over the Easter season, meant very little time for blogging. Despite the completion of my dissertation and all coursework I am afraid I won’t be posting much in May either. My exams start in two weeks and I am going to be spending most of my time focusing on them. However, before I disappear again I have a few posts planned to share with you and will have plenty to post about in June once my degree is finished (how scary!). Today I wanted to share with you the ring I treated myself to as a “well done you’re nearly there” gift. The ring is a silver pigeon claw with gold nails from Tessa Metcalfe’s Homage collection. It’s a really unusual ring but I love that about it, along with the fact that it combines silver and gold, so can be worn with all my other rings.

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