Thursday, 28 November 2013

5 a day

I know I always give you guys a million and one excuses about how busy I've been but I have good news, things have finally slowed down! The last couple weeks I have almost non-stop rehearsals on top of assignments and that's why I've been a blog hermit (not sure if that analogy actually makes sense)! The thing I had rehearsals for is done (sniff sniff) and now I have a lot more time on my hands (well technically I should be doing a lot of reading but I consider blagging it in seminars a talent that should be regularly practised).

Anyway, excuses and apologies aside, I whipped up (quite literally) something very tasty and in what some circles is considering healthy for you...Carrot Cake!

Considering that this was the first time I'd made carrot cake, and my housemates were very very excited to eat it, I was under a little pressure. Personally, I think as a first try, this cake came out absolutely delicious and so perfectly moist and just perfect in every possible way and the cream cheese frosting came out so nice and light and just...sorry. I am so proud of this cake and how delicious it was!

Queue the excessive number of mouth watering pictures...

Can we just pause for a minute and discuss the perfect golden brown colour of the cake. Also my housemate helped me line my cake tins and she always does it perfectly and I'm not sure how I'm going to survive without her at Christmas :(

Yeah so the cake. That was real good. Recipe was taken from Robin Hood. Not the actual Robin Hood...DUH. Only change I would make to the cake would be to put more icing in the middle. Other than that I am pretty darn proud of my first attempt.

So the cookies below...I've done a second post for! Its not up on the website yet, but it should be soon so keep an eye out!

I'm thinking of doing a post on my budget health & beauty d'you guys feel about that?

Ahh heck, I'll probably do it anyway...and I think I might go and bake another carrot cake too :O

The song below is awesome and I still need to see Despicable Me 2!

Sunday, 10 November 2013

White Noise

You know what I really love? CAKE. I know, obvious enough, but you all know exactly which cake I absolutely adore, that chocolate cake! Recently though, as a student, with a rather slender budget, buying all the ingredients to make that cake isn't exactly smart.

So instead I decided to make something different; but not too different, it still had to be chocolate cake...

...with a twist!

This was a delicious and moist (is that a weird word? I keep being told it is...dirty minded friends) cake and the white icing was just, perfection. I took it to one of my rehearsals and everyone loved it, as did my housemates! I received a text from one of my housemates the day after I'd made the cake saying "Omg where did all the cake go!", clearly exasperated at the fact that there was the tiniest slither of cake left on a large plate in the fridge. That people, is the sign of a good cake!

Then...yesterday I went to see some fireworks with my housemates and they were beautiful! Pretend you were there by looking at some pictures haha

I personally really like the way I edited the last picture, I feel super professional now...

Anyway, a cliché song that describes what I've just written about...

Hope you all had fun this weekend!

Friday, 1 November 2013


Is it possible to be a what is very close to a perfect state of being? Cause I think I'm pretty much there.
Everything in my life right now isn't necessarily perfect, but I'm the happiest I've been in a long time and I'm pretty happy with that!

I think the busier I get, the happier I get! I've joined a new society, actually started reading the books for my course this year and enjoying two out of three of my modules, and I've started writing for a website...but more about that later!

Here's a snippet of what I've been up to recently...

Just an FYI I do more than just party at uni, I just don't really take pictures when I'm at my society or when I'm working. I find that a wee bit sad...

Anyway so about that website I've started writing for...

I am SO excited about this! As someone who loves writing and has never necessarily had the right platform to showcase it, this is an incredibly opportunity that I am so so grateful for. I've just had my first post published so you can see it here. For now here's sneak preview of what it entails...

Apologies for the lack of regular posting but as I said I've been pretty busy as of late and I don't want to just bung any old thing on here, I want to make sure that I put time and effort into what I post here. So know that even if it takes time, whatever I put up here has had a lot of thought put into it!

I was going to try and think of something philosophical to say about happiness but to be honest its different for every person. Find something you love, do it, be happy! (See what I did there???)

Cue the cliché happy music... 

Currently sitting in bed, watching Blue Bloods, then going to sleep cause I getting up crazy early to go to the library and whack out an essay. Late night blogging is nice and relaxing although the torrential rain outside my window should make for an interesting attempt to get to sleep! Ah well, some William Fitzsimmons should put me to sleep!