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I'm going to go out on a limb here (a generalised limb) and say that dads are hard to buy for. I find Mother's Day so much easier when it comes to gift giving, but Father's Day tends to be tricky.Do not default to socks this year though; they are strictly off-limits. I think there are ways to keep the budget low, while still finding a rocking gift that your dad will love.

I’m addicted to coffee and I’m not afraid to admit it. What does pain me though, on this daily quest for caffeine, is the NASA-like skills it requires to operate some coffee machines. I have one at home and I find myself not using it very much, going for the instant coffee instead because it’s just so much easier to navigate.

I won't lie; I get through a typical day with about four or five coffees. It's my vice and I imagine it's going to stay that way for a while to come (who in their right mind gives up coffee?). When I got the chance to sample a new coffee machine from Breville, it was like all my Christmases had come at once - and I haven't looked back.

I must start this post with an apology; Koskela,

Sparkle Cupcakery - Apple and Cinnamon MuffinIt's safe to say that I'm addicted to sugar. If I didn't run regularly I'm not sure in what state my body would be in (actually, a pretty blissful one). In any event, I was delighted to pop into the wonder that is Sparkle Cupcakery at the weekend and finally try one of their fantastic cupcake creations. I'm going to keep it real and admit that they're going to be a staple in my diet from here on in because they're that good. And on a sidenote, I will need to run more.