Happy New Year from The Crafty Gentleman blog
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Happy New Year! (and my 2015 highlights)

HAPPY NEW YEAR, you awesome blog readers! I’m sure most of you will have a slightly sore head from the celebrations last night – but worry not, I’ve got some nice easy reading to ease you into 2016. 🙂 In fact there’s just three things I want to say… First up, wowzers. What a year 2015 was! I look back on where I was with my blog 12 months ago and I can hardly recognise it. I was still in…

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The Crafty Gentleman wish list
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My birthday wish list!

Today is my birthday, whoop whoop! Yep, I’m one of those unfortunate souls that was born in the same week as Christmas… (although to be honest, I kinda like it). I’m turning the ripe old age of 25, which means I can definitely no longer get away with referring to myself as “early 20s”. Sad times indeed. Anyway, in honour of this period of gifts galore, I thought it would be cool to share what’s been on my Christmas and birthday wish…

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November roundup

The month of mince pies, gift-giving and ‘80s Christmas songs has begun… happy first of December! Before we get too excited about what’s to come, let’s have a quick look back at November on the blog… I went to Scandinavia! A few nights in Copenhagen, including a day trip over to Malmo. It was the BEST, I loved both cities – I’m eager to return one day. I worked with the guys at Woodwork wine to create a tasty spiced…

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The harbour in Copenhagen
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3 days in Copenhagen (and a quick trip to Malmö)

I love love love travelling. I travel pretty often, whether it be overseas or within the UK, but I’ve never really shared this on my blog… However, I’ve come to realise that I really enjoy reading the travel stories of other bloggers – so I thought: hey, why don’t I get in on that and share MY travel stories?! Not only do I then get to share a snippet of my travels with you super duper readers, but I also start to build a sort of digital…

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DIY coffin blackboard Halloween decoration
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October roundup

Okay, hands up who’s got a slightly sore head from the Halloween festivities last night?! My Halloween cocktail party was awesome, the drinks went down really well and we all had a great time. 🙂 That’s that for another year! But before we say goodbye to Halloween, let’s have a quick look back at the past month on The Crafty Gentleman… The BIG news of the month was my exciting partnership with Innocent smoothies, to help raise awareness of their Big…

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Happy Halloween from The Crafty Gentleman
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Happy Halloween! (and a sneak peek into my messy flat…)

It’s finally here! Although a slight confession – I’m actually writing this post a few days early, because I know my Halloween weekend is gonna be a busy one… I’ve got a bunch of friends coming to stay with me for the weekend, and I’m throwing my traditional Halloween party – you know that one that I’ve been banging on about for the past month? Yep, that one! At the time of writing, I’m just putting together the last minute preparations:…

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Copenhagen, Denmark - Tivoli Gardens Halloween party 2015
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Tivoli Gardens Halloween party 2015

You might have already seen this on my Instagram the other day, but I spent last weekend on a mini city break in Copenhagen. I travel quite regularly, but this was my first time to one of the Scandinavian countries – it was LONG overdue! I’ll share more photos and stories next week, but I just couldn’t wait to share these snaps of the Tivoli gardens Halloween party. The gardens are basically a big theme park smack bang in the middle of…

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Halloween cocktail recipes - cocktail shaking
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Halloween cocktails: 3 spooky recipes for you to try

Just incase you missed them, here’s a quick roundup of the Halloween cocktails I’ve been making this October… I can’t wait to serve these at my Halloween cocktail party this weekend! I’ve got a few more party surprises up my sleeve (that I’ll be sharing a sneak peek of on the blog later this week) – until then, check out my spooky recipes below. Scary Espresso Martini recipe I partnered with the nice folk over at Pact coffee to create…

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