NYE 2010 Sydney Baby!!

Saturday, 31 December 2011

Last year I had THE most amazing NYE ever!!! I spent it in Sydney, Australia and saw one of the biggest fireworks shows in the world! It was such as exciting day! We knew it was going to be crazy busy so we headed over to Sydney's Royal Botanical Gardens early so that we could get a good viewing spot, had a little picnic lunch and dinner there too!! From the Botanical Gardens we could see over Sydney Cove, The Harbour Bridge and the some of the Sydney Opera House (the rest of it was hiding behind some trees lol). The fireworks were magnificent, it was such a dream come true to be there and one day that I will remember forever!

What's been your best NYE ever? What are you guys doing this year?

Happy new year guys, I hope that each one of you had a great 2011 and that 2012 brings your everything you wish and hope for...

Cherry Lane xoxo

Excuse my hair...months of travelling with no GHDs or hairdryer = crazy wild hair!!

Childhood Holiday Traditions - The BFG

When I think of Christmas's from my childhood (around 5-6 years old) I always remember the many Christmas's waking up in the morning, opening presents then having a bath as quickly as possible to make sure I dont miss a second of The BFG (Big Friendly Giant) movie on TV. The movie is based on the book by Roald Dahl and is a real classic. Oh I loved it so much I recorded it on tape from the TV and would watch it over and over and over again!

I havent seen it for so many years so when I saw the DVD I had to get it! Its such a lovely movie if you havent seen it you must! You can watch the whole film on youtube. I had forgotten just how funny it is...this scene in particular....check this out and tell me...what do you think Indian's would taste like?

Cherry Lane xoxo

Kolaveri Di by Sonu Nigam's baby boy...Choooo cute!!!!!

Friday, 30 December 2011

Hey everyone! You probably thinking where on earth have I been for past 5 years or so (living a crazy life) but I have only just discovered the absolutely awesomeness of youtube...so much randonmess in one place! Today me and my friend spent hour looking through random funny vids and came across this. Some of you have probs already seen this cos Kolaveri Di is getting so huge but I had to share it because this kid is just sooooooo cute!! And doesnt Sonu Nigam look kinda hot too! 

Cherry and Chocolate Tiffin Bars

So I was chatting to a friend this morning to see if she wanted to hang out and she suggested making some chocolate tiffin bars and as soon as she said it I thought 'I can put cherries in them and post it on my blog!' Yay!! So here is it....so easy to make and really scrummy!


300g crushed digestive biscuits
230g of butter
4 tbsp golden syrup
4 tbsp cocoa powder
2 tbsp icing sugar
400g chocolate

Here's where you can be a little creative....we also added the following:

Glace cherries of course!!
Coco Pops


1. Put greaseproof paper on the bottom of your chosen tin/dish
2. Crush the digestive biscuits, chop up the cherries and also also cut the Malteasers in half
3. Melt the butter in a saucepan and transfer to a large bowl once melted.
4. In the same bowl add the golden syrup, cocoa powder, icing sugar and mix together.
5. Then add the crushed digestive biscuits and all your extra fun ingredients and mix well.
6. Transfer the mixture into your chosen tin and press the mixture down firmly.
7. Melt the chocolate and pour over the tiffin mixture to form a chocolate top layer
8. Place in the refrigerator for 1 hour to set, slice up and enjoy!

Cherry Lane xoxo

My First Giveaway!!! {CLOSED}

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Hey girlies! As soon as I started this blog I wanted to do a giveaway cos giving gifts makes me happy and I wanted to share the love so now that I've got a few posts under my belt I thought I would go for it! After giving it abit of thought I've decided that for every 5 new followers I get I will add an extra gift into the prize box. I'll kickstart with an awesome cherrylicious gift to begin with and once I get to 15 followers I will add another, then another at 20 followers and so on and so on. Once I reach 50 I will add a new gift for every 10 new followers.

Because I have received so much support from you guys I have decided to introduce a secret 2nd prize!

So here are the rules and procedure....

1. Giveaway is open internationally.

2. MANDATORY - To enter you must follow my blog via GFC and enter a comment on this post.

3. OPTIONAL - If you follow me on Twitter you can have one additional extra entry
                         - If you 'Like' my page on Facebook you can have one additional entry
                         - If you write a post or sidebar about my giveaway you can have two
                           extra entries. You are are free to use my Giveaway photos in your post.
                           Please also kindly link back to my page.

This means you can have a max of five entries per person - please just let me know your Twitter name/ Facebook name/blog when you make your comment below.

4. Entries close on 31st January 2012 GMT. The number of gifts in the prize box will depend on the number of followers to this blog by 31st Jan.

5. I will input all entries on a Excel spreadsheet along against a unique number and use  random.org to generate one number and therefore the corresponding winner. I will announce the winner on my blog on 3rd Feb. 

I hope this all makes sense and if I have missed anything please let me know!!

So my first gift is ....drumroll please....a big tub of The Body Shop Wild Cherry Body Scrub !

Hope you all like this first pressie, please enter, share the love and good luck!!

UPDATE - NEW 2nd and 3rd Prize

I started this giveaway with just over 10 followers and now with just one week to go I have almost 160!! The support you have all given me is immense and so I wanted to give something extra back to you so that more people can share the joy of winner a prize therefore I have decided to announce a 2nd and 3rd prize as follows...

3rd Prize
L'Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream 30ml
Montagne Jeunesse Cucumber Peel-Off Masque

2nd Prize
ELF Smokey Eyeshadow Palette
Montagne Jeunesse Dead Sea Mud Facepack

1st Prize

10 Followers - The Body Shop Wild Cherry Body Scrub 200ml

15 Followers - ELF Nail Polish in Twinkle

20 Followers - Original Source Black Cherry & Almond Shower Gel

25 Followers - Cupcake Bath Fizzers

30 Followers - Bourjois So Laque Nail Polish In Rouge Casino

35 Followers - A sachet of Cherry Kool-Aid (very difficult to get hold of in UK!)

40 Followers - A Pair of cute and chic black earrings...

45 Followers - MUA Lipstick in Shade 11

 50 Followers - MUA Blusher in Shade 5

60 Followers - Garnier Skin Naturals Pure Self-Heating Sauna Mask with White Clay and Zinc

70 Followers - The Body Shop Wild Cherry Shower Gel

80 Followers - MUA Pearl Eyeshadow in Shade 4

90 Followers - Cherry Flavoured Popping Candy

100 Followers - Scarlett & Crimson by Ruby & Millie Smokey Eyes Eyeshadow Palette


110 Followers - A GoAhead Cherry Fruit Bake Bar
These's are absolutely lush!!

120 Followers - Vivo Trio Eyeshadow Palette in Sugar Plum

130 Followers - Liz Earle Botanical Essence Eau de Parfum Sample

140 Followers - Nicky Clarke Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner Samples

150 Followers - E.L.F Luscious Liquid Lipstick in Cherry Tart

160 Followers - ELF Eyelid Primer in Champagne

170 Follower Update - Montagne Jeunesse Strawberry Souffle Face Mask

180 Follower Update - Leopard Print Wrap Nail Foils

190 Followers - The Body Sop Delipscious Tinted Moisturiser

200 - The Body Shop Chocmania Soap

Good luck!!

Cherry Lane xoxo