Sunday, 23 February 2014

Panckes anyone?

So as many of you know it will be Shrove Tuesday (aka Pancake Day) on the 4th of March, so I am going to share with you the pancake recipe I use and some of my favourite toppings, savoury and sweet!
The Recipe:
100 g- Plain Flour
Pinch of Salt
1 Egg
300 ml- Milk

Mix flour and salt together. Add egg and then add milk slowly mixing to make smooth batter. Add oil to pan, wait until hot add enough batter to cover pan, cook until golden brown flipping half way through.

Add toppings and enjoy.

Savoury Toppings:

1)      Ham and Cheese- I love in combination in anything! So why not a pancake?
2)      Tuna and Cheese- I know not everyone loves fish, but this is so good! Try it!
Sweet Toppings:

1)      The Syrups- Maple syrup and Golden Syrup. How can you go wrong?
2)      Lemon Juice and Sugar- The classic combination.
3)      Fresh Fruit and Cream- Any fruit and cream, this is such a fresh and healthier option.
4)      S’mores- One of my favourite camp treats! Melted marshmallows, chocolate and pieces of your favourite biscuits. Irresistible?
5)     Toffee Apple- Cooked apple and gooey meted toffee, and even a sprinkle of cinnamon for that extra yum! 
I hope you feel inspired to make some pancakes of your own. Tell me your favourite topping in the comments :) 

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Sunday, 16 February 2014

Get to Know Me!

This week it has been valentines day and that mean a lot of first dates with people getting to know each other. As you guys hardly know me it thought I would answer  14 questions for you to know a bit more about me.

1: How tall are you? 
5ft 2.5 inches

2: How old are you? 

3: What are you currently studying?
Biology, chemistry, maths and psychology at A2 level.

4: Any tattoos or piercings?
No tattoos, but i have one piercing in each ear.

5: Turn on?
Teeth and eyes.

6: Turn off? 
Bad breath and long hair.

7: Quality you look for in a partner? 
Sensitivity, as I am so emotional.

8: Favourite food? 
Well I love noodles!

9: Fears?

10: Greatest physical achievement?
Completing my Gold D. of E.!

11: Last time you hung out with anyone? 
On my birthday spa trip with some of my friends.

12: Favourite piece of jewellery?
I love my Pandora and Nomination bracelets as the charms have all been brought for me.

13: If you could only have one piece of make up item what would it be?

14: If you could only have one item of clothing what would it be?
Pyjama bottoms, I love David and Goliath ones! Soo comfy!

Thank you for reading I hope you know a bit more about me! Next I would like my twin sister Katie who has just started her new blog which you can see here to answer these questions. Go and show her some love :)

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emily xx

Sunday, 9 February 2014

My 18th Birthday Celebrations!

As you may know it was my  18th birthday at the end of January so I thought I would share what I got up to to celebrate.

On my birthday I woke up early, opened the presents from my Mum and Dad. Then I went to school for a full day of Biology and Chemistry!

After school I came home to most of my family and I opened more presents, this was before going Rainbows where they threw me and Katie a surprise 'Princess Tea Party'. It was a lovely time to see the girls in their dresses and opening all the cards and presents they brought me.

After I went out for dinner with some of my family. We went to Frankie and Benny's and it was cocktail time! I had a great time sharing a pitcher of cocktail with my sister.

On the Friday I went to the Charity 6th form stay awake! I survived 30 and 1/2 Hours with out sleep!! It was a really fun night, and we also raised a lot of money for some great charities.
On the Saturday I had a manicure as part of one of my present. In the evening we went to watch my uncle and cousins in Cinderella. It was hilarious, well done!

 On Sunday it was time for every one to get together, for a 3 course meal and Birthday cake! The food was delicious and me and my sister we given complimentary cocktails! I was lovely seeing all my family celebrating the great time we have spent together over the past 18 years.

 A week later it was time to celebrate with my friends. We had a great day spending time in the spa, having treatments and then indulging in afternoon tea at a local hotel. 

I had a brilliant 18th birthday and I have all my friends and family to thank. I also have to say a big thank you for all my presents and cards I received. Also  big thank you to my twin sister who has practically been by my side for all of my life, thank you for always being there for me . 

Thank you for reading this and I hope you enjoyed seeing what I  did for my birthday and maybe it has given you ideas for celebrating things in you life.  

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emily xx

Sunday, 2 February 2014

My Five Happy Things!

January is supposed to be the most depressing month of the year. This fact has been pushed more this year than ever before, however I love January (mainly because it is my birthday) and don't like watching people being down in one of my favorite months. But now all the 'Blue Mondays' are gone it is time to be happy, so here as my 5 easy tips to happiness.

Just before we start a quick disclaimer, I do not have the answer to everlasting happiness, just some tips that work for me to make me happier even if it just for the time I am doing them.

1. Surrounding your self with the people who love you.
This may sound obvious, but some of you may have moved away or just don't have the best relationships with families or friends. If you are not surrounded with good friends it can be hard to keep your mood up, so make the effort get on Skype, FaceTime or pick up the phone. Get in contact with the friends and family who love you !! 

2. Clothing and Makeup
I believe that what you wear can change your mood. If your feeling down, dress in a way to suit the mood you want. If its a Saturday night and your not feeling up to going out, put on some heels, paint your nails and wing your eyeliner.  It could make all the difference. On the other hand if you are feeling tired and you are having a day in, put a onesie or PJ's on be comfy and happy! 

3. Baking
On Great British Bake off, baking may seem to be stressful, however it can be really relaxing. You can't beat getting your anger out kneading dough or beating cake mixture or just letting your creativity flow. However he part of baking that makes me the happiest is watching people enjoying what I have made or alternatively stuffing your face with you chocolate cake creation!

4. Music
We have all seen the teen movies where they jump om the beds dancing to cheesy music. Well it really works to make you happy, put on some happy music and let if go! The song I having been jumping round to is Clean Bandit's 'Rather Be'.

5. Random Acts of Kindness
Random acts of kindness can be anything, smiling at someone, sharing some chocolate, giving beauty products you don't like to friends, buying something just because it made you think of someone or just sending a text saying your thinking of someone.

Making someone else happy, will make you feel happy in return.

Thank you for reading this and I hope some of these tips are helpful. In other news I now have a Facebook Page  and you can also follow my blog on Bloglovin to see when I next post.

emily xx