Monday, 24 October 2011

A Bit Of A Bish Bash Bosh Post

Right, so in order to bring myself up to date with where things are at at the moment on this blog I'm just going to have to do a few posts with lots of useless stuff crammed in.
Number 1: As I'm sure anyone reading this will be eager to know, I had a yearning recently to become a cupcake extraordinaire. Well it didn't exactly take off massively, but I tried a few ideas out of my cook you can probably tell from the photo my skills need a little practice, (especially icing), and some fresh ingredients may help, but I did however manage to get the inside of the sponge blue and the outside what I would call 'original cakey-brown'. For anyone interested to know how I achieved this effect, go and ask an expert because I haven't got the foggiest.
 I also adapted a recipe for savoury muffins. The first batch I made tasted oh-so divine, I made enough to have one for lunch for a week and each one was as more-ish as the last. The second batch I shielded from human consumption and binned...not sure what happened there :'(

  One night recently I found myself with not much to do after work, so I decided to cut out the tiny pictures from the NME and varnish them onto my nails. I expect someone has done this before, but I thought it was just a neat idea and a little more original than painting on a colour. I recently adorned myself with David Bowie and Bjork, (in celebration of her latest album, Biophilia).

Mom returned from Cuba- Hooray! And she did the right thing by bringing back 3 bottles of rum and other spirits, good old mom. She also got me this lovely carving of a cat, which I've used to hold my lavender near my bed. 

 Lots of good things have been happening over the last few weeks, and lots of positive changes, and hard work where I've tried to change things in my life are beginning to pay off. I'm starting to come round to think that maybe people are right when they say 'all good things come to those who wait' :)


The Belated 21st Birthday Post

Yes I've become quite the busy little missus; Hence why the blog about all the goodies I was spoilt with on my birthday is here a month or more overdue! I really must get back into posting on here as I've a lot of my creations to show the world, but with university, work, a beautifully hectic social life and everything in between it's become increasingly difficult- but that's ok, what's life without a little challenge and a busy schedule? ;)
 So I'm going to keep this one fairly simple and to the point, as I had a fairly quiet day on my actual birthday, (however the preceding Friday was another story). Here I am eating a banoffee sundae when mom took me out for dinner at Frankie and Benny's. I am wearing my new sparkly, wooly, knitted jumper. I bet you are enthralled to learn this.

 Above: The hoard: Dad got me Alice: Madness Returns on xbox360. Mom got me make up, sparkly jumper and spending money, the bruvs got me choc and Pirates of the Caribbean 4 dvd, and dad's girlfriend got me a lovely photo album which is quickly filling up.

Below: I know how to treat a lady, especially if that lady is me. So using some of the birthday money I received I got a cupcake cook book (knocked down from £20 to £6- bloody bargain!), glitter pens (one of life's necessities), a few dvds of films I had wanted to see, (My Blueberry Nights had some beautiful shots, but out of the three Amelie is my favourite without a doubt and just in time while I start my French classes), Moomin figurines (which if you know me I don't need to explain), face masks for nights where I get to chill (increasingly few of these lately), then onto the stuff that makes me seem a little less of a dork- Manic Street Preachers- Generation Terrorists and Echo & the Bunnymen- Crocodiles, and the Echo & the Bunnymen 2011 Ocean Rain tour T-shirt :) Just bought the Stone Roses cd too. Laaaavly.

That's that troopers, there are creative/ productive posts on the way, I don't just sit at home online shopping now I promise.