Guest Blog: Louise’s homemade truffles

This year has almost reached its conclusion and looking back 2014 has been eventful; I have changed job, moved house twice, organised a hen party and sadly bid farewell to my grandfather.

While there are many highlights – the hen party was a triumph – in this season of goodwill I am awarding the prestigious title ‘Michelle’s Moment 2014’ to my sister Louise for her wedding in August past.

To give the whole day an authentic touch Louise and Barry (with sporadic help from yours truly and other members of the supporting cast) made invitations, table decorations and their wedding favours; it really was a beautiful and unforgettable day that gave everyone something to look forward to.

As her reward Louise has been granted a guest slot on my blog (much cheaper than buying a trophy) in which she exclusively shares the recipe for her homemade truffles …

Happy New Year everyone. Continue reading

‘Tis The Season To Be Jolly: Sold Out At The Christmas Market

Tonight Lord Sugar will choose his new business partner in The Apprentice Final, a programme that often leaves me shouting at the TV screen as the teams battle to make his Lordship cash.

Watching from the comfort of an arm chair it is easy to pin point errors such as poor branding, the wrong product selection or a flawed pricing strategy, and think I could do better than that.

Well a few weeks ago I had an opportunity like this at the Orba Health and Well Being Christmas Market, run by Bridin Mullan. Continue reading