Sunday, 22 January 2012

Happy Chinese New Year!

Dress: Charity Shop
Lipstick: MUA Shade 13

Gong Hei Fat Choi!

I've been waiting for the right occasion to wear this dress since I got it last summer and Chinese New Year seemed so appropriate (with it being red an' all) Add some red lipstick, delicious food and family and I was ready to start the year of the dragon in style! Now I'm just off to nurse my food baby...

OOTD: Bee loves sale buys!

T-shirt - Market stall
Skirt - Primark
Tights - Primark
Blush - 2tru from Superdrug
Lipstick - MUA Shade 11
Gormless expression - Model's own

My brain's barely functioning today - I blame it on revision and the cold weather (when in doubt, blame the cold), so I'll keep this post short and sweet:

  • I got this skirt in the Chester sales. Some people go frantic and animalistic during the sales - rifling through every clothes rail for anything they can find. I am one of those people.
  • If there was an award for the most creased outfit, this outfit would win, hands down.
  • It's Chinese New Year tomorrow and I'm spending the evening with the family, yay! I'll be a few pounds heavier tomorrow, I just can't resist my gran's cooking :)

Sunday, 15 January 2012

My Sunday in Pictures

Revision = my sad

Tried to tidy my room today...failed

Old photo I found of the Christmas cakes my friends made for me, yum! :)

Does't my Sunday sound fabby? (Don't answer that.) My next week will be exactly the same - schoolwork and revision, and I need to get my room tidy for next Monday (that'd be a miracle.) Monday 23rd is Chinese New Year and I'll be spending the night at my grans - eating, drinking and being merry...all I can say is roll on the 23rd...

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Weekly Want-it: Apple & Sultana Cake!

My gran has a huge apple tree in her garden which this year bore an insane amount of fruit. We spent a whole Saturday picking apples (my social life rocks) and by the end we'd collected around 6 crates. Now as a family we eat alot of apple crumble and apple pie but not even we could eat that much so she gave a few crates away to her neighbours and as a thank you one of them gave her this lovely recipe.

P.S. I wasn't keen on the idea of apple cake at first but give it a try, it's delicious!

The Ingredients
  • 12oz self raising flour
  • 8oz butter
  • 6oz caster sugar
  • 4oz sultanas
  • 1lb apples
  • 3 eggs

The Recipe

First of all line your tin with baking paper, not foil (we just had no baking paper left). I used an 8 inch round tin but you can use a rectangular tin of 30 x 23cm if you want :) Preheat the oven to 160C.

Sift the flour into the bowl and rub the butter into the flour until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs

Then stir in the sugar and sultanas

Peel and core the apples and dice into little cubes...

then add them to the mixture :)

Beat the eggs in a cup and stir them into the mixture with a metal spoon. Only stir it until the egg is mixed in, don't go crazy with the stirring (it makes the cake go flat)

Spoon the mixture into the tin and pop it in the oven until its' golden brown and firm. The recipe says bake for 45 minutes but mine took 2 hours (though that may have something to do with my awful oven...) Cover the top with caster sugar while the cake's still hot

Go make a cup of tea and have a slice of cake - enjoy! :)

Sunday, 8 January 2012

My Sunday in Pictures

The view out of my bedroom window

Opened a late present from my grandparents today and it was this cute soap and soapdish!

Winnie the Pooh wash puff that was in my stocking

My Batman slipper socks

The scarf I'm currently knitting for my grandad

Revision and an overload of work is stopping me from blogging as much as I want to. I've got so many half-written posts to finish so I'll try and get them done as soon as I can, but for now I'm just drinking hot chocolate and curled up on the sofa watching The Devil Wears Prada. Hope you've all had a good weekend guys :)

Sunday, 1 January 2012


oh dear lord, please just ignore my face

Just some pictures from my summer holiday to Copenhagen, it's such a pretty city and I'd love to go back!