At first glance it might seem that I am just a happy, normal girl who loves to bake and walk her dog. However, I have suffered with an eating disorder since I was 13. It was only in May 2014 when I realised that this Voice in my head was slowly but surely trying to kill me. And so began the long, hard, and painful journey which is recovery...

I want My Cocoa Stained Apron to be a special place...a place for reflection, memories, shared stories...and of course a little bit of cocoa-staining ;) Recovery might be the hardest thing you ever choose to do in this life. But it is also the bravest and best decision you will ever make.:)

Saturday, 14 March 2015

A - Z Favourite Things Challenge!!! ;)

And now it's time for yet ANOTHER  blog challenge in collaboration once more with my three lovely blogging girls, Ange <3, Olivia  <3 , and Livvy <3 I couldn't recommend their blogs enough and I dedicate this post to them all <3 Love ye girlees :) <3 xxxxxxxx

A Animals (I love them all ;) ), and of course, Ange, my favourite ever gal from Germany <3 xxxxx

B Baking (OF COURSE ;) ), blogging, blue, my favourite colour along with yellow :) Barley Cove (the gorg beach in West Cork where I spent many a happy, sunny day with my family <3, bananas and all the other yummy fruits :), biscuit cake made in the special Emmy way! ;) and of course, my Benny, the best doggy on earth <3

C Christmas, quite possibly myfavourite time of the year!! ;) Chocolate .....<3, and Clonakilty in West Cork, the prettiest, cutest town in Ireland <3!!

D Ducks - since I was a little girl they have always been my favourite animal of all ;) , dresses in all pretty colours and lengths, Disneyland Paris, Dogs

E England, my beauitful home country which I still feel a strong connection to <3 the Excited, joyful feeling you get when you are about to go on holidays!!:)

F Flowers, Felix my cat <3, forests, Frozen - my favourite ever Disney movie, love it so so much :), fresh bread warm out of the oven, and of course, my wonderful, one-in-a-million family <3

G  gardens...I love sitting in a garden on a sunny day <3, Golden Biscuit Crunch chocolate (nommmmmm ;) ) and my incredible Granny Hillier <3

H Horses - I think they are just such beautiful animals <3, Home...there is no other place like it ;), hugs which are warm and full of love <3 and, yyes you know what I am going to say next... HOT CHOC <3

I Ice creammmm <3 espevially when its a 99 cone, Ben and Jerry's, or Tesco Caramel <3, internet (haha I admit - I use it all the time, but I don't think I am the only one somehow!! ;) and Ireland, of course, the little country which has stolen my heart <3

J Just the beautiful simple little things like feeling sunshine on your face, snuggling beside a log fire on a cold winter's night, sharing a meal with the people you love :)

K Knitting scarves...heehee one of my favourite ever things to do to past the time! ;), Kent, my homeland <3

L Letters from dear friends <3, Love <3,  Lizzy, the best sister in the world <3, Laois,  Livvy, my special blogging friend from New Zealand <3 xxxxx

M Mugs (i love collecting them...and of course drinking hot choc out of them ;) ), Music - what would the world be without music? A very quiet and solemn place I say :o Mallorca, Marshmallows on top of a hot choc ;), Maltesers and Minstrels heehee ;) ,Medieval stuff - as you all know I am fascinated by the Middle Ages, for some curious reason ;) and then of course, my lovely, beautiful, amazing Mam <3

N Notebooks for writing and scribbling ;)

O Oreos (especially double stuff!! ;) , and then of course Olivia, my so special friend in California <3 xxxxxx

P Peanut butter <3, Photographs that make you smile and think of the lovely memories you have :)

Q Quirky but somewhat adorable little things such as old-fashioned souvenairs and trinkets you might buy in a seaside town :) I have plenty of them! ;)

R Rabbits <3 I have had several rabits over the years and I will never forget my little fluffy tailed, long eared friends <3, rollercoasters - ESPECIALLY the ones which go upside down !! and Roast potatoes!!! ;)

S Sligo - I went here as a child and I fell in love with this idyllic beauty spot in the West of Ireland <3 , Spain, another beautiful country I am crazy about :) Scones and jam!! :), Smiles <3 and pretty flowy Skirts which make me feel pretty :)

T True friends <3 who are always there for me, I could never have got where I am today without them <3 , and of course Toast , warm and spread with Flora yummmm :)

U Untangling myself from my eating disorder, and learning to find the real Emmy and uncover what she has to offer the world :)

V very cute messages and cards from loved ones ;), Vicks Vapo-Rub for my favourite way to soooth a cold :)

W Woolly pyjamas, walking my Benny <3, writing letters/emails to the people I love,

X Puhhhh the hard one haha!! How about.. xxxxxxxs as in hugs and kisses? ;) <3 xxxxx

Y Yellow another one of my favourite colours <3 and also Yummy food and tasty treats :)

Z Zig-zagging along on a bike when you are going really fast, heehee it is so so fun!!! ;)


  1. Woooooow *_* huuunnii I so much fell in love with this blog challenge =) I reaaaaaaally love your heart-warming style of writing and it really touched my heart reading this one and as well being mentioned OMG :-* so glaaaad about that :) you absolutely hit the topic with every single letter :) and it sounds just sooo cute *_*
    Keep it up like this and I love u sooooooosoo much hunniiiiiii :-* <3
    Buuuuussis xxx

    1. Awwwww <3 I am so so glad you liked it hun <3 and I really enjoyed doing it hun so so much <3 it really cheered me up <3 we should definitely do more of this kind of thing ;) Any suggestions for which one we should do next huni :* ;) <3 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    2. Oh yeeees I absolutely feel like you =) it really motivates you and cheers your mood :) Let´s do more of it, maybe you want to choose one? :) Love u so much huuunniiiii chocciiiiiii <3

    3. Of course hun ! <3 Hmmm, yes maybe we should all try out Olivia's suggestion of writing a fact about each of us starting with each letter of the alphabet...or maybe the one which involves writing down some of the best moments of your life so far? Which one do you think hun ? <3 xxxxx

    4. Huhuuuuuu huuuuunni=)
      I looove the idea of writing down some of the best moments of our life ;) this will be sooo fun thinking about right? ;) sooo I would really prefer this oooooone ;) sooo looking forward to it huuuunniii <3 <3 wish you a lovely day my cutie xxx

    5. Awwww definitely hun let's do it next so hun!!! ;) I will keep an eye on your wonderful blog hun and hopefully I will get my own one done tomorrow!! Love you so so much hun! xxxx