Sunday, 24 April 2011


I have been in cornwall this last week but the weekend before that I was lucky enough to go on a trip to Edinburgh with my mum. I'd never been and she'd never explored properly so we thought it would be a nice break. We visited the Museum of Modern Art, which I enjoyed (although some modern art really does make me go.. "what??!")

We also took a trip to 'Scotland Street'. Last summer my mum and I really got into the Alexander McCall Smith Series '44 Scotland Street', set in Edinburgh, which follows the lives of the people who live in the different apartments.

They're a really fun and light read. My favourite character was Bertie, a 5 year old whose mother forced him to attend yoga classes, and learn Italian. He's also grade 8 violin- but has been known to misbehave- at one point (much to the horror of his mother) he sets his father's guardian on fire. Whilst it's a real street, there is no actual '44', but we had fun getting a feel of the place anyway. We could really see how everyone on the different floors might spy on their neighbours- or at least keep a very close watch.

We also did lots of shopping and visited the castle. It rained a bit on the friday, but the saturday was beautiful!

We went to the restaurant 'Centotre'- an Italian on one of the main streets. I had 'Ravioli Con Zucchini which was incredible- so light and creamy at the same time. I'd love to have a go at making it sometime. On a holiday to Italy a couple of years ago we had a go at making fresh ravioli and it was so much fun!

On another note, I had my first chocolate for 40 days today!!! It was GOOD!!!

Happy Easter!

Thursday, 21 April 2011


Bon Iver are releasing another album! This pretty much made my day. Although, the weather has been lovely too. I'm in Cornwall at the moment, and even though it's April, people are sunbathing on the beach and swimming in the sea!

I hate the fact that I have to write 15,000 words this holiday :(. Why don't they have exams/assessment in autumn? Nothing happens in the autumn.

Tuesday, 19 April 2011


I love it when people break others expectations of them. It reminds us all not to be so judgemental all the time:

Monday, 18 April 2011

Welcome home

My sister is coming back from a school ski trip today, and unfortunately fell over quite badly whilst she was there so was unable to ski for the later half of the week. I thought it would be nice to bake her a cake to welcome her home, and here it is. (yes, it is the cake in my new header)

One of the things I love about being home for easter is how much easier it is to cook and bake. This is because of the CLEAN KITCHEN and amazing mixer, and working oven, and abundance of ingredients!!

I was going to just make a victoria sponge, but I found cream cheese in the fridge and decided to make strawberry cream cheese frosting. The icing was a bit too runny, and I got worried, but it turned out okay after some time in the fridge. I have posted the recipe in 'recipes'. I haven't tried any yet as they're not back from the airport, but I can't wait!

Blog rebirth

Well, I haven't written on here for a long time, but I think I am going to start to more often. I am now in my second year of uni, and coming upto exam time, and I think this will be a welcome distraction! I've given it a bit of a make-over. I've become pretty interested recently in healthy cooking and baking, and the food-blog world, so I think it may lean slightly more towards that way now, rather than whatever it was before. I will still post writing/poetry and crafty arty things too though, if I ever get round to doing any. Hope you enjoy reading.