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MBV’s Christmas Party with Moon Pig

If you have been following my Instagram stories via @mybreakingviews, you will already know that I attended my first Christmas party of 2019 a few weeks ago. I have to give special thanks to Char of Memoirs & Musings who enabled me to attend such a fantastic eventin her place.

Who exactly are Moonpig?

Moonpig are a UK leading online personalised gifting, flower and card retailer. It’s incredible how well Moonpig have done in the retail industry. Over 17 million cards were purchased last year, and with a range over 10,000 cards with infinite number of ways to customise. It’s not surprising that they are an award-winning retailer. 

The event

A couple of weeks ago, they invited bloggers and influencers to enjoy a customised Christmas card making class,  flowers decorations and Christmas cocktail making. 

The event started at 6.30pm, but of course, I was stuck on the underground with multiple red signals (thank you TfL). Despite being late, I was lucky to have Hannah of waiting for me, so I wasn’t nervous about attending the event by myself.  
Upon arrival, I was warmly welcomed with a glass of champs (I love a cheeky class) and the Moonpig photo booth. I had left work, so I had my laptop and all sorts of work stuff with me, but all my stuff was stored in a safe place. There was lots of Christmas finger food floating around… ham, turkey, sausage rolls, cranberry sauce and more. I was told to help myself but I didn’t have to be asked twice. Life is too short to say no.

Getting crafty 

We were split into 3 groups one for Christmas card making, table flower decorations and of course cocktail making. Read below to find out how my evening went. 

Christmas Card Making 

We first made personalised Christmas cards. I was going on about how I didn’t have any lashes or makeup on. However, the Moonpig photo booth made the photos look pretty good if I do say so myself. Confidence is key, right?

 Table Flower Decorations 

The next thing we did was make table flower decorations. I had never done this before, so I was quite excited about learning something new. The instructor taught us how to cut the stem of a flower to fit the vase. We had three different jars a large, medium and a tiny one and was able to decorate with the assistance of course. It was lovely to learn a new skill and walk away with our creations in the evening. It’s nice to do something yourself for once too.   

Christmas Cocktail Making


The last activity was the Christmas cocktail making class. I think I enjoyed this class the most because I have always wanted to go to a cocktail making class, and Moonpig made my dream come true! We had little competitions on who could make the best cocktail, and I’m proud to say that I made the Gingerbread Mojito!! Get in touch if you want to book me. 

Check out the cocktail menu:

  • Gingerbread Mojito – Rum, Mint, Lime, Gingerbread Syrup, Soda 
  • Port of Call – Gin, Port, Cranberry Sauce, Cinnamon Syrup 
  • Christmapolitan – Amaretti, Lime, Cranberry Juice, Champagne 

The event finished off with photos with Santa Claus, even more champagne, more food and a lovely wrapped Christmas gift from Santa.
Final thoughts…
The event really got me into the Christmas spirit! I would like to give a special thanks to Moonpig for starting my Christmas right for 2019! 

Find out more about the products used on the night below: 

Personalised Christmas cards:
Flowers used for the table decorations:
Gifts section, including the spirits we used for the cocktails:

Are you looking forward to Christmas? What are your family Xmas traditions?

Ade xo 

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How to Make My Breaking Views Banana Bread

Thanks to DiyWithJoyce, I have got back into the baking and have been experimenting with new food. I don’t know if you know, but ever since I was a kid, I have always had a liking to baking and making cakes. And while I am not travelling, I usually like to keep myself occupied with other things like making banana bread.

I remember as a child making lots of fruit cakes, don’t ask me why because I hated a fruit cake and still do now, but I was good at it. I also made a right old Victorian Sponge, M&M cookies and little old muffins – these were my specialities. It’s a shame I didn’t really stick to it because who knows where I would be with it now. As I got older, I guess I lost interest and stopped baking as much. I can’t exactly remember why I stopped, but I didn’t pursue it thoroughly, and I think I just lost the confidence.

I have recently moved into a new place and decided that I would like to get back into baking cakes again! Lucky me, my auntie was nice enough to gift me with a weigh scale, and so I decided to make banana bread. If you are already a baker yourself you will know that there are a million in one way to make banana bread, so I thought it would be good to share how My Breaking Views made this amazing banana loaf!


  • banana x2 (soft)
  • 150g butter softened, plus a lil extra for the tin
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten well
  • 150g self-raising flour
  • 1 tablespoon of peanut butter
  • 1 tsp baking powder

You may need time to prepare your ingredients, so I would suggest giving yourself around 15- 20mins. Don’t rush it you want this to come out really good! Pre-heat oven your oven 180C/160C fan/gas 4.

It will roughly take around 40 –45 mins to bake at around 180C.

  1. Mush your bananas I do this with a fork, but I know there are more exclusive tools which can be used.
  2. Soften butter & peanut butter. I only eat crunchy PeanutButter, but I am sure you can use any PeanutButter. I usually add this to a bowl and put it in the microwave for like 15 seconds, I wouldn’t suggest this, but it does make it easy to mix!
  3. Add sugar to butter with Peanut Butter (Remember the peanut butter is optional).
  4. Make this mix nice and fluffy.
  5. Add the flour and eggs
  6. Butter your tin
  7. Add mixture into your tin
  8. Place in the oven
  9. Let it Cook
  10. & Enjoy

And mix! Hopefully, your mixture looks something like this:

And it’s as easy at that!

Hope you find the recipe easy and if you find time to make it, share a picture in the comments section below.

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