Eleven days, just eleven days until my dissertation deadline! Four months of painsteaking work will be printed, bound and finally off my hands!! Although I shouldn’t celebrate too soon; I’ve still got 11 days of early starts, late nights and way too many cups of tea.
The deadline is also the reason for my recent blogging absence. So I suppose until I hand in my work you won’t hear too much from me. Until then x
These sweet syrupy delights are quick and oh so easy to make.
Warm the waffles in a toaster for 20-30 seconds. When ready, plate up the waffle with a dollop of vanilla ice cream and over the top sprinkle cinnamon and drizzle syrup/honey.
Flower crowns are to be this summers hot new accessory and the brilliant thing about them is that their so easy to make!
1. Get yourself some thin flexible wire (gardening wire will do)
2. Measure the wire around your head and cut enough to wrap around your head 2-3 times.
3. Tie the ends to form a circle
4. Use foam, paper or real flowers and attatch to the headband using small pieces of wire (do this by holding the flower stems to the band and tieing into place with the wire)
5. Use ribbon to encase the wires all away around the headband and secure the ends using a blob of glue from a glue gun
Step 1: Prepare the salmon
- preheat your oven
- cover your baking tray with foil
- places salmion fillets on tray and drizzle with olive oil and lemon (or any other citrus) juice
- place in oven while you prepare your breadcrumbs
Step 2: Making the breadcrumbs
- blend slices of bread (stale if possible) with parmasan, basil, parsley, lemon zest and a lung of olive or chilli oil
- season with salt & pepper
Step 3: Garlic butter
- mix warm butter with crushed garlic and parsley
Step 4: Breadcrumbing
- take the fillets out of the oven
- spread the garlic butter over the tops of each
- sprinkle & dab as much or as little breadcrumbs as desired onto the butter
Step 5: Cook
- place back in the oven for around 25 minutes (depending on the size of your fillets)
Step 6: Garlic mayo:
- in a pestle & morter grind a good handful of fresh basil, olive oil, crushed garlic, salt and pepper
- add to good quality mayo and stir
Step 7: Serve it up!
- serve each fillet in the foil with a large wedge of lemon, a dollop of mayo and some fresh leaves
Making pizza from scratch for a family of 8 is no easy thing, but i’m telling you it is so worth it!
I cook the base (to which I add basil, oregano, parsley, salt and papper) in a large frying pan before topping with sauce, cheese and extras and placing under the grill. When cooked, I then sprinkle chopped fresh bazil and parmasan on top and finish with a drizzle of chilli oil.
For me clear surroundings help for a clearer mind. Unclutter your life by starting with your house!
Feng shui is the Chinese geomancy that believes arrangement and orientation can be changed to help ones energy (or chi) flow more positively.
I don’t know much about the practice of feng shui, but I definatly agree that changing your surroundings does change your mindset and definatly for the best.
So go ahead…go wild and put that cushion on the other sofa!
I’ve recently been spending a large proportion of my time sitting in front of my mac editing my dissertation. Hours and hours spent eye to eye with my laptop is not great for my moral, so I decided to search the web in the hope of something uplifting.
I found it…
91.3 and 101.6
To the untrained eye these numbers may not seem at all uplifting (in the world of numerics I’d actually say that they were mundane) but add an FM to the end and you’ve entered a whole new world of meaning. Raaj 91.3 fm and Asian Star 101.6 fm radio have fast become my dissertation saviours. I’ve always loved, what to me is, exotic music and feel that compared to popular music in the U.K there is so much more culture and meaning in lyrics and songs. I don’t know about you but i’m quite bored of flicking on my radio to hear an auto-tuned kid singing about his “hoes (and I don’t mean the garden tool)” over an unimaginative and repeating beat. So for the next 7 weeks (until my dissertation hand in date) I will be tuning into my new new asian radios.
The presence of pearly white Snowdrops (Galanthus nivalis) marks the coming of Spring. These beautiful flowers are also known as ‘flowers of hope’ and you can see why. To me, a meadow full of snowdrops is a most welcome sight after a cold and dark winter.
Spring is the season of life. It’s the awakening, foraging and singing of animals as well as the budding and blooming of lush plants. Spring gives an inspiration of colour and texture to photographers and artists, so get outside and start enjoying it.
I have many ongoing challenges I hope to complete over my lifetime and one of them is to take a photograph of every London tube-station. Once I have photographed them all I want to incorporate a small photo of each into a huge frame to hang up. I won’t upload all of my photos but here are a few:
Hopefully one day i’ll be able to write a post to tell you all that i’ve finally completed it.
I can’t believe that today was the start of my last semester in university! Three years has flown past and the time is coming when our comfy cozy student lives will be turned upside down and inside out.
The prospect of finding a job is both exciting and daunting. But before we can get carried away with the prospect of job hunting, we first need to finish our education.
Check list for the next couple of months:
1. Complete dissertation
2. Attend lectures
3. Hand in coursework
4. Practical write ups
5. Sit final year exams
My boyfriend is a triathlete, therefore it was inevitable that his love of bikes would one day rub off on me. So a while ago I purchased a road bike; a Cannondale.
It’s taken me a long time to decide how to customise it (buy that I mean what colour saddle, handlebar tape and accessories should I buy). Today I decided; neon pink.
I know what you’re thinking…pink!? But check out the CBoardman fi and you’ll see how a little pink can look great.