Monday, 28 October 2013

Explore The Town You Live In

With the weather getting colder now, I was thinking back to the days of summer.  I had been living in this town for just a few weeks when a friend came to visit and we went to explore the area.  It was really nice to discover places I probably would not have thought of going on my own.  On this day out I took many pictures, some of which my friend has not yet sent me.  But I am going to share my pictures.  Everyone should get to really know the village/town/city that you live in, even if you have been living there for the past ten years, you may find little places that you never knew existed!

Hiding in a field.
Stuck up a tree.
Trapped in a field by cows.
Still a child at heart.
Hiding from the rain in a barn.

Tree house!

Cute snail!

Cereal advert?

Friendly cows.

Go explore! It's fun!

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Strawberry and White Chocolate Cupcakes

I had plans to go shopping today but it did not quite go to plan.  I woke up early with a sore throat, feeling achy and tired and generally quite urgh, like I was coming down with something.  So I scrapped the plans to go shopping and decided to have a baking day instead.  Don't worry, I did not pass any of my germs into the cakes.  I am quite sure it was just man flu, or something similar seeing as I am not a man and am now feeling better.

The cakes turned out quite successful.

Strawberry and White Chocolate Cupcakes

240g butter
240g sugar
4 eggs
Half teaspoon vanilla extract
240g self raising flour
50g chopped fresh strawberries
2 tablespoons strawberry jam

Mix the butter and sugar together. 
Add eggs and flour.
Stir in the vanilla extract, finely chopped strawberries and the jam.
Bake for about 20 minutes at 180°C.
While the cupcakes cool, make the icing.

For the icing you will need:
250g icing sugar
80g unsalted butter
25ml milk
150g melted white chocolate

Beat together the butter and icing sugar, add the milk and chocolate and mix until smooth.

When the cakes are cool, add on the icing and if you fancy, top it off with half a chopped strawberry on top.

There you have it, great tasting cupcakes :)

What is your favourite type of cake?

Saturday, 26 October 2013

Nose Piercing

I have wanted my nose pierced for a long time but at first I was too scared, then I was looking for a job in a hospital and I did not want them to judge me and not give me the job due to a piercing.  Now I have the job and my nerves are long forgotten, I decided that today would be the day to get pierced.

So I went down to the piercing shop slightly nervous and apprehensive.  It hurt more than any of my other piercings, but it was not too bad, I could go through it again.  My eyes watered a lot during the piercing and for the next hour it felt a bit bruised and painful.  But now, hours later the aching and pain has gone.

At first I thought woah this looks weird on me.  Then after looking in the mirror every five minutes I could not decide if it suits me or not.  Now I love it, even if I still cannot decide if it does suit me.  I suppose I will get used to it.  I am really glad that I decided to get my nose pierced!

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Bargain Buys

Recently I thought I would treat myself to a few new clothes seeing as I now have a job and have not really treated myself to anything yet.  I usually like looking at the Boohoo sale, yes the sale. I may be earning money now but I still have to save.  There were so many items that I wanted to buy, but eventually I narrowed it down to something affordable, and was super excited when I received the package in the post.

Have you discovered any good bargains recently?

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Sexy Eyes and Halloween

Do you ever feel like you are living in a dream? I often feel like I am. At the moment my life is perfect for me. I have an awesome job, I have developed good friendships, I have my own independence living with a few flatmates, my family do not live too far away and I enjoy life. My life doesn't feel real. I am now well and truly settled into my new life in this different town and feel like my decision to move and work over here has been the best one I have made in a long time.  Now I have this sorted out, I can carry on blogging regularly and continue enjoying and making the most of life!

New Mascara
I often buy foundation from Lily Lolo, and with a recent purchase they sent me a free mascara, Lash Alert Natural Mascara.  I am a bit wary of free mascaras, but nevertheless I tried this one out and I love it!  Lily Lolo claims that this mascara will volumise and lengthen lashes and it certainly does that! My eyelashes are naturally quite long, but this mascara makes my lashes look amazingly lengthened!  It's not too thick or clumpy, and it's not too much to wear during the day.  I have been wearing this to work, and on  evenings out.  I will definitely be purchasing this in the future!

With Halloween coming up I am getting quite excited.  I love fancy dress, especially Halloween fancy dress and zombies are definitely my thing.  So whilst shopping yesterday I had to buy some fake blood to start off the costume preparations.  I have not quite decided what I will be dressing up as yet, but certainly something zombiefied.  I cannot wait!

Do you have a Halloween costume yet?