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GOOKIE DOUGH 💕

Hello everyone! 

Well… I said in my previous post that I was going to be writing about things that were good for my well being and where better to start than with a yummy food review? I have never written a proper review before (except my WAGOLLs for class!)  and I am super excited that my first one is on the absolute delight that is Gookie Dough! 
I had seen this product making appearances on my newsfeed on social media and knew immediately that I just HAD to try it. I bloody love cookie dough and this is just that, edible cookie dough… *gasps! * I know right?! I’ll just let you take that in a moment…

No cooking or faffing about required. Just yourself and a spoon! It comes in 4 different flavours, Funfetti Cake Batter,  Red Velvet, Gooey Chocolate Chip and Triple Chocolate Fudge. Naturally I had to sample them all. 

When my parcel arrived it was all beautifully packaged with shredded tissue and had one of those cool squidgy ice packs to keep everything fresh. I paid around £20 for these delights (which I thought was a bit steep at first, for a snack) but they last ages. However, I am quite good at having things in moderation (sometimes!) … Unlike my boyfriend, who will scoff whatever is in the house in minutes! These are quite sickly though if you plan on eating them straight from the jar like I did! Even though they are delicious, they are quite heavy on the tum! Thankfully they come in mini tubs at 150g (which is what I opted for) but if you fancy something bigger,  they also do some fabulous monster tubs at 450g!  

The monster tubs are particularly great if you are more creative in the kitchen, as you can use this product in all sorts of gorgeous recipes. Gookie doughs Instagram has some fabulous ideas how to use it more adventurously. From cakes and buns, doughnuts and even as a topping on pancakes! The possibilities are endless and I cannot wait to have a go at playing about with some recipes myself.

So which is the best one?! Well I am one of those people that always tries to leave the best one till last and get the one I fancy the least out of the way first! But this totally backfired on me! I didn’t think I’d like the Red Velvet as much as the others, but my goodness,  it was blummin beautiful! Definitely my favourite of the 4 flavours.

If I had to rank them in order, I would say:

1. Red Velvet 

2. Triple Chocolate Fudge 

3. Funfetti Cake Batter

4. Gooey Chocolate Chip

But they were all pretty tasty to be honest!!!! 

Gookie Dough is such a fab little company that has hit the nail on the head with this product and I cannot wait to see if they bring out anymore flavours. 

Go check them out at 

http://www.gookiedough.co

They are currently offering free delivery on orders over £50 😊

Hope you’ve enjoyed my first review and it hasn’t made you too hungry!!! 

Bye for now! 💕

education · Lifestyle · teacher · Waffle · wellbeing · work

Trying to find that work life balance. 

Hello!

I havent managed to post in months, since my second post to be exact  😦

I was so determined to make blogging my new passion, my way to release my worries and share good times, but since returning back to work in September I have been… KNACKERED. 

I started this blog in the summer holidays, with extra time on my hands and a life to myself. But as a teacher, like most of us find, this life has been somewhat lost since returning to the classroom. I am now in my third year of teaching and although some things have gotten easier, more responsibilities and a particularly difficult class has left me drained. I seem to work all hours and when I’m not working,  I’m stressing about work that I have still to do. I find myself feeling guilty about stealing an hour relaxing with my boyfriend or going out with my friends, because I have books to mark,  data to input or lessons to plan (amongst the rest of it!) and I am actually really organised! The list is just never ending. Don’t get me wrong… I absolutely adore my job. I love the children as if they were my own and I wouldn’t change what I do for the world. I am sure other teachers out there feel the same, that finding that work life balance in this career is difficult and on my quest to think about which direction my blog should go, I am becoming more inclined to write about my mission to find that balance.

So…I am going to get thinking about what us teachers (and other workaholics!) can do for our wellbeing and good ways to simply switch off for a little bit. 

I have some reviews to come (that I’ve been meaning to write for ages!) alongside some of my own personal experiences with diet and exercise, fashion and some other posts that will hopefully just make people smile.

I’m looking forward to posting again! 

Tarah for now 💕

Lifestyle · Waffle

A little bit of an insight into my life.

After a great deal of ‘umming’ and ‘ahhing’ about what my first post should be about (and about what my blog in general should be about tbh!) I have decided that the most logical place to start is with myself and with a bit of an explanation as to why I decided to start this blog.

I have always wanted to blog, but as a teacher, I wasn’t sure it was the best idea. Blogs are very public. I am an incredibly private person and in my profession, privacy is VERY important. However, it is something I keep coming back to. I have followed a variety of different blogs for years. Fashion, lifestyle and even some teaching blogs. So I thought WHY THE HECK NOT?! I may be a teacher, but I’m also a person with interests. Interests that I want to share… Although, I am known for swearing a fair bit when I’m not at work, so thought I’d best keep this blog PG and avoid it, just in case some little eyes (or their parents) happen to stumble across it! So prepare for a lot of “sugar” “oh heck” and if I’m feeling particularly annoyed I might even throw in a “bloody hell” because lets face it…teachers have personalities too!

A bit about me.

  • Name: Chelsea
  • Age: 26
  • Height: 5ft 4 (and a half…that’s very important)
  • Weight: Not as fat as I used to be!
  • Relationship Status: Taken by Michael ❤
  • Tattoos: 1
  • Kids: None of my own, but I do have a class of 24 that I always call “my kids”
  • Fave foods: Cheese, pastry, gravy, cereal, pizza….the list goes on.  Tbh, it would probably have been better to list what I don’t like. Sweetcorn…when its on the cob and coriander. Literally about it! I’ll eat anything.
  • Fave movies: The Breakfast Club, The Goonies, The Lost Boys and anything with Tom Hanks.
  • Fave bands: ADTR, The Amity Affliction, Beartooth, Blink 182, Neck Deep, State Champs, Enter Shikari, Architects….to name just a few! (I have seen all of these bands except Architects *cries*)

What else? Well…I could write a post about most of the things I have mentioned above! I don’t want to bore you all with a mammoth post straight away! haha. If you have any questions or helpful advice for me (much appreciated!) head over to my twitter or leave me a comment 🙂

So what is my blog about?

Well…I am yet to figure that out! I want to blog about EVERYTHING. From the gigs I go to, to the movies I watch. Even about how I am feeling, the products I’m using, teaching strategies I like and the places I’ve been. Basically, my blog is going to be an outlet for me to waffle. I hope you all don’t mind.