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Versatile Blogger Award

Hi folks - I'm finally back!! Apologies for not posting for a while but I have been incredibly busy with rehearsals and concerts etc. and I had to have a self-enforced break from Social Media sites and blogging as I know that I would spend too much time there and not enough doing the other things I needed to do. I'm thrilled to say that, in the meantime, Cupcakes and Cadenzas has been awarded a 'Versatile Blogger Award' by Girls Who Love to Read  (Please click on the link to visit this entertaining blog). Thank you so much for this. It's nice to be reassured sometimes that people do read your blog and that all your hard work isn't in vain although I love blogging so much that I would still do it even if no-one read it. Anyway - before I start to sound like Gwyneth Paltrow at The Oscars - there are a few things that you need to do to fulfil the conditions of getting the award. 1. You have to thank the person who gave you the award and link back to their blo

Finding the Perfect Perfume

Hurrah!! I've finally found it! I've finally found myself a new perfume. I don't know if any of you are the same as me but I find choosing perfume really difficult. I never seem to be able to find just the 'right' fragrance. I have accumulated so many bottles of perfume over the years that I could start a shop. I have either bought them for myself, really liking them at the time, only to find that a few days later I really don't care for the smell or it gives me a headache. I also have several bottles that people have given me as gifts and, to be honest, I wish they wouldn't. I don't mean to sound ungrateful but perfume is a very personal thing and I don't think anyone should give anyone else perfume unless they know for a fact that the person really likes a particular fragrance or they already wear it. It's also an expensive gift and for it to lie unused is such a waste of money. For some reason people seem to think I like those 'green