Friday, 28 October 2011

Mini rant

Why am I so hungry today?

Seriously whenever I eat something I'm hungry again about 30 minutes later.  What is wrong with meee?!

Possibly because I've had Come Dine with Me on in the background while I've been working.  Although I'm not sure why that food is making me hungry, it's not always the most appetising of things.

Anyway in the last 3 episodes I've watched there's been one thing that has really annoyed me.  That is people calling a tart, a torte.

Torte, believe it or not, is not just a fancy word for tart.  A tart is a pastry case filled with something delicious.

A torte is a CAKE.  It's a special kind of cake though.  It has no fat in it and little to no flour.  The reason it rises is because you separate the eggs and beat lots of air into the egg whites.

A famous version of a torte is the Austrian Sachertorte.  It's on my list of things to try baking in the future so you'll probably get to see the aftermath of that sometime soon!

It's basically just a lot of chocolate.  The cake itself is chocolate.  This is then covered in a layer of apricot jam and beautifully smooth and glossy chocolate ganache.  The final touch is a decoration in melted milk chocolate, this usually spells the word "Sacher".

Sounds delicious, no?

Monday, 24 October 2011

30 Day Challenge - 25. 10 ways to win your heart.

1.  Take me horse riding.  Even better, buy me a pony!

2.  Make me a nice cup of tea.

3.  Bring me chocolate.

4.  Take me to bookshops and not mind when I spend hours looking at the books and end up with a pile of about 10 that I want to buy.

5.  Let me buy crazy cooking things even if it's just because they're pink.  Or yellow.  Or basically just any colour other than "metal" or "wood".

6.  Patch me up when I do silly things and hurt myself.

7.  Make me a yummy meal.

8.  Let me watch you play video games and shout things.  Especially when it's a game I won't play myself because it's too scary.

9.  Go on random walks with me in the countryside.

10.  Give me lots and lots of cuddles!

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Sunday, 23 October 2011

30 Day Challenge - 24. Things you want to say to 5 different people.

This is the one I've been waiting for!!!  Simply because I find it amusing to leave messages and I know who they're for/about but no one else does.  Yeah I'm a little strange...

1.  I love you even when you annoy me.
2. You're like a sister to me.  You should never doubt yourself because you're awesome just the way you are.  (Yeah I totally started singing that Bruno Mars song in my head as I typed that...)
3. I'm not entirely sure what happened for those 4 months a couple of years ago but I'm glad it's forgotten!
4. Get a grip and stop moaning every 5 seconds.  Also, teacher's pet much?
5. Since when did the little kid I knew turn into one of the so called popular girls.

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Bless your face.  If you sneezed whilst reading this blog post, bless you!

Ahhh I've been watching too much Tobuscus....

30 Day Challenge - 23. Something you always think "what if" about.

Okay well I don't really think "What if" about anything.  I tend to try not to dwell on the past...  I guess the one thing I do think about sometimes is what if I was doing some kind of academic degree like English...  Man I would be bored out of my mind.  I like making things too much!!

30 Day Challenge - 22. 10 things about you people don't really expect.

Oh blimey 10 things?  This might be tricky but I'll give it a go.

1.  I'm studying theatre design (set, props etc.)

2.  I'm writing my dissertation on puppets.

3.  I'm doing a research project on armour, specifically medieval.

4.  I'm currently sat here listening to Steps.

5.  I love horse riding.

6.  I want to live in the countryside one day.

7.  My dream house would have a library, with a spiral staircase!

8.  The most played song on my iTunes is "That's How You Know" from Enchanted.

9.  I have a small collection of My Little Pony toys.

(L-R: G1 Bowtie, G1 Surprise, G1 Baby Tiddlywink, G3 Minty, G1 Gusty, G1 Posey, G1 Cherries Jubilee and G1 Boysen Berry Pie.  Yes I am that sad...)

10.  I hate scary films, unless they're classics like The Omen, but I love reading scary books.  Currently reading this one...

(It's taken me 3 days to write this!!!  I suck...)

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Sunday, 16 October 2011

30 Day Challenge - 21. Something you can't seem to get over.

Hufflepuff is not the house where all the losers at put!  Why the hell would that ever be true?

Hufflepuff, as a whole, just has this thing called modesty.  We don't go around shouting about how great and amazing we are, that doesn't mean we're all stupid.

I guess I just get so annoyed about it because I am very much a Hufflepuff.  I feel like I get overlooked sometimes, just the way Hufflepuff is.  But you know what, that's fine.  I know what my priorities are and they're being happy making sure my friends are the same.  To me the relationships we have with other people are the most important thing about this life that we're given.  I love my friends and I will stick by them through thick and thin.

All the other houses have their own priorities.  Gryffindor are the brave ones, the good ones in the limelight, always saving the day.  Slytherin are in it for the glory, they will do anything to get what they want.  While Ravenclaw value intelligence and academic success.  But what if you lose these things?  What then?  Hufflepuff's are able to build strong friendships and keep them and, at the end of the day, friends are the ones who will be there to catch you when you fall and pick you back up again.

I guess what I'm saying is that I think Hufflepuff's have their priorities right.  Yeah all the other stuff is great but what's fun about it without having someone to share it all with?

Now that rant is over with...

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Saturday, 15 October 2011

Recipes page!

Ok so all 6 of you unanimously voted for a recipe page so I have obliged and it can be found next to the about me page!

On there you can find links to all of the recipe posts I have written.  Enjoy!!!

If there's anything you'd like to see food wise then let me know in the comments.

30 Day Challenege - 20. Last argument you had.

Ok before I get on with the 30 day challenge thing I want to say I'M SORRYYYYY.  I'm rubbish.  Please forgive me?

Right so last argument I had.  Well I don't actually remember the last big proper argument I had...  The last little argument I had was with Dunc I think.  Over something silly like the cleaning.  Needless to say it was over in 5 minutes.

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Tuesday, 11 October 2011

30 Day Challenge - 19. Something that never fails to make you feel better.

This one should be easy!!  So recently I told you about the film Totoro and how much I love it.  Well have you ever listened to the soundtrack?  It like an instant happiness injection.  Seriously!!

If that doesn't work then sitting down with a big cup of tea and watching Pride and Prejudice will!  I'm a total hopeless romantic.

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Sunday, 9 October 2011

Blog updates and relatively boring things...

If you haven't seen it yet I just added an about me page up there ^^^

Check it out and let me know what you think!

I was also just wondering whether I should add a recipe page where there's a list of links to all the recipes I've posted? Would you find this an easier way to find them?

Please take part in the poll I've posted in the sidebar so I can use your opinions in my decision making process!

30 Day Challenge - 18. Disrespecting Parents

If your parents have been there for you and given you the best start in life they could then I believe you should be grateful and show that.  Surely that's just common sense though?

Found this on Pinterest and, to me, it makes perfect sense :)

(Found here.  Original source - Joel Felix)

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Saturday, 8 October 2011


If you know me then you'll know I love music.  I've just re-discovered a band I haven't listened to since I was about 16.  This band being AFI.  I just love everything about their music which is really rare for me, I even like every single song on their past 3 albums (supported by the fact I've had them on repeat for the past 2 days).  I just love how their lyrics aren't just song lyrics but more like poems.  You can read into them however you want and take from them what will inspire you.

One of my favourite songs, lyrics wise, is Death of Seasons.  I'll admit it's probably cause it mentions a lot about stars and I find them fascinating.  Not in strictly scientific terms but I just find it so magical how they light up the nights sky and twinkle.

Anyway I found this picture on deviantArt and I just thought it went with the song so well.

"I watch the stars as they fall from the sky.
I held a fallen star and it wept for me, dying.
I feel the fallen stars encircle me, now as they cry."

Friday, 7 October 2011

30 Day Challenge - 17. Things that make you scared.

I guess the thing I'm scared most of is the unknown.  Whether this be taken in the sense of physically not being able to see because of the dark/fog or more in the sense that I don't exactly know what my future holds, it doesn't really matter.  Both versions scare me if I'm honest.  One is more of an excited scared, I'll let you figure out which one that is.

Oh and spiders.  They have way too many legs.

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Thursday, 6 October 2011

30 Day Challenge - 16. 3 things you are proud of about your personality

Ok I'm pretty sure this shouldn't be as hard as I'm finding it.

1.  I like to think I'm quite empathetic.  I'm good at thinking about how things will affect other people's feelings.
2.  I think I'm a good listener, however a few people at uni have made me question this.
3.  I'm now comfortable enough to be myself.  If you don't like me then that's fine, I honestly don't mind, but I'm not going to try and change myself to be something you'll like.

Now that that's over with I'm going to digress a little.  Remember me telling you about that pizza braid ages ago?  Well I've finally dug out the pictures I took to show you.

It definitely tasted good, however I'm not sure it was entirely worth the hassle...  Partly my fault for not putting it on the baking tray before assembling it but it also just didn't want to cut.  It was really quite bizarre.

Think I'll stick to normal pizza for now.

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Tuesday, 4 October 2011

30 Day Challenge - 15. The best thing that's happened to you this week.

Oh err... Well the best thing that's happened this week is pretty boring for anyone that isn't me but I know what I'm doing at uni this year!!!  Got it all worked out now so just need to get it all done.

You'll probably get to see a few pictures along the way.  Especially as me and my friend are putting on a puppet show.  Literally cannot wait to get it all sorted!!!

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