Thursday, 1 December 2011

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas..

My beautiful penguin - M&S - £2.50
I've been decorating my living room this evening to some Christmas songs (although what Chris describes to be a Christmas song, is not what I'd call a Christmas song!). It's looking all pretty and sparkly! I'm such a sucker for Christmas, I think it's never too early to put up your Christmas tree, except maybe June, that would be a bit OTT. Chris makes me wait till December 1st and then there's no stopping me! I thought I'd share this pictures with you!
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Desperate Scousewives

As I've mentioned many a time before I'm a reality television junkie. I love it all, from The Hills and Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica back in the day, to the stuff we see on our screens now, I've always been a fan!
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Monday, 28 November 2011

Email - the bain of my life.

So here was I thinking that the technological revolution made our lives easier? I have to admit I'm a lover of email, email makes my world turn! It has nothing to do with being afraid of using the phone or being shy, I just find email the best way to communicate!
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Saturday, 26 November 2011

What has been keeping me busy?

Things have been pretty busy here at Steph base, it’s pretty much nonstop work and very little play!
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Photobox Challenge - Part 2

So I didn’t make it through the night, well in all honesty, I didn’t really try. Me and Chris went to bed, head hit pillow and I was knock out, still only managed to get 6 hours sleep though, so I feel like I haven’t been to bed at all! Bummer!
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The Photobox 24 Hour Challenge

Things beginning with P - Penguin
So this Friday I've been stuck inside with a crooked neck, I couldn't even go and film the last graduation ceremony at work as I was in agony! But Photobox have been running their 24 hour photo challenge. Basically they give you a topic/theme on the hour, every hour for 24 hours and you find the best/most creative picture you can.
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Thursday, 17 November 2011

My week in pictures

Still absolutely manic here with Uni projects and personal stuff, I've unfortunately had some rubbish news, my mum's dad has been very ill for a long time but he's reaching the end now, so things are a little emotional. I've honestly never seen her so low. I've never seen her pray or post such status' on Facebook and it's pulling me apart not being able to be at home with her. If there's a time she needs me it's now! But I have a huge Uni assignment which I cannot miss, and I'm pretty sure she wouldn't want me to see her so low. I will have to see how it goes, only time will tell. But everyone get wishing on them stars! I've got no time to write a proper blog tonight, but enough time to post my week in pictures!

Luke and his birthday present

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Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Top Gear Live





The legendary Top Gear Cool Wall
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Tuesday, 8 November 2011

My week in pictures

Here are a few pictures from my last week, nothing to majorly exciting but still sticking to my goal of making the most of my camera!


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Friday, 4 November 2011

Behind the scenes producing The Icing on the Cake


Prepping for the interview
Before I start I better introduce you to Hourglass Productions, our newly named and formed production group.
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Thursday, 3 November 2011

Mini Haul

The Body Shop shower gels 200ml, normally £4 each
After spending quite a bit on clothes in H&M recently I've had to cut back on my spending on other things, but there were a few things I couldn't resist!
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Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Hello November!








The mega cute picture on my calender this morning!

November is one of my favourite months of the year. I don't know why, but when it starts I just love it!
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Sunday, 30 October 2011

My weekend in pictures

Nothing majorly exciting happened this weekend, I spent it mainly in my PJ's just relaxing. Also a lot of cleaning, cooking and working my way through a heap of uni work that I needed to get done. I made a bit of progress with the eight-minute documentary on Busking. Recruted a few buskers who want to help us out, sent about 100 emails to people of interest, loads of research on the topic and looked up the filming permit we need for the underground! I vowed to myself that I would use my camera more, I got it so I could take some decent photographs at Glastonbury and it cost me a fortune, I don't think it should be sitting in a draw, so here is my weekend in pictures!

Chris' best friend turned 21 so we made him a chocolate cake. Two layers of chocolate sponge filled with vanilla icing, covered in chocolate frosting, topped with grated white chocolate and white stars and mini chocolate beans!
Following on from my blog about shabby chic, my beautiful magnets arrived from Ebay!
Look Magazine for £1 = BARGAIN. I much prefer Cosmo and such, but I need to start cutting back on magazines which I barely read, so this was the perfect solution.
Homemade lasagne! One of my favourite meals, was so scrummy!
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Saturday, 29 October 2011

All I want for Christmas is cute baking accessories!

Those who are reading along with my blog will know that following making our documentary on a cake maker, my love for making and baking has probably tripled! I don't even like eating them (contrary to what most people believe!) but I love people's faces when you bring them yummy things. I'm totally in love with the whole Shabby Chic thing at the moment, my flat is starting to get more and more cluttered with cute things that I keep buying from Next and Ebay, which Chris just keeps moaning about. I think he should count himself lucky though, because if we were allowed to decorate and put things on the wall he'd definitely find himself in Shabby Chic land. I'm far too addicted! So my love for Shabby Chic has spreaded and I've found myself lusting over beautiful baking things, one of my friends from Uni is buying me a cake stand which i'm mega excited about, but my need for cute baking accessories goes much further than that, here are just three things that I'm in love with! God I've just realised how sad I sound, but I have to admit I'm quite happy to have found a hobby that I'm really enjoying, even if it is mega expensive! 

Cake stand - Next - £14, Measuring spoons - Next - £5.50, Mixing bowl - Debenhams - £15
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Thursday, 27 October 2011

The things I want this week!



(Cookie monster PJ's £19.99 New Look, Slippers 12.99 New Look, Petite black quilted jacket £55 Dorothy Perkins)
The things I really want this week have definitely been inspired by the winter weather, all the rain and cold is just making me want to wrap up in my duvet and go no where! And if I do have to go anywhere I've been lusting over a jacket like this one for a long time. Although, I may need to find one a little cheaper somewhere! The cookie monster PJ's reminded me of the documentary shoot me and the Hour Glass Production team went on last Thursday! I want, I want, I want! Chris keeps telling me that I have to wait till Christmas for a new pair of slippers but I won't tell if you don't! haha!
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Addicted to baking

Those who know me know that I absolutely love baking! It's kind of an addiction, in fact I love cooking in general and I happen to be getting quite good at it (even if I do say so myself!). Since getting my own flat I've been able to make good, healthy food that I enjoy, rather than processed rubbish! I'm totally embracing it this year and there's very little that I get out of a jar/packet anymore! I think one of the only things I do is Ragu sauce for lasagne. Mainly because when I was doing my GCSE's I picked Macaroni Cheese for my adaptative dish and I've made enough white sauces to send me into a coma!

Last weekend was well and truly a cook-a-thon! Me and Chris spent ages baking treats for when his family came down for the day! Rice crispie cakes, bakewell tart and jam tarts, not to mention that I made my famous chocolate brownies that I have now totally perfected! I was going to make my other famous treat (chocolate tiffin) but I would have been way to tempted to munch some - it's my absolute favourite!

Beautiful rice crispie cakes

Jam tarts before they hit the oven

Bakewell tart before it got cut

As well as all the sweet treats I made my famous curry feast! (I seem to be famous for a lot of good food?!) Chicken korma, chicken tikka, bombay pototoes, a selection of poppadom sauces, rice and naans! It went down very well and we were completely stuffed! 

Excuse my blog bragging about my cooking skills, just a little story for you all!
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Four Sons Versus Four Daughters


It was rather weird that after I watched the documentary about women not being content with their families, that I’d go on the watch a documentary about parents that couldn’t be happier! Four Sons Versus Four Daughters was a documentary that followed two families as they swapped children for the weekend. The whole idea being, to find out if the gender of your children shapes the parents, the things they enjoy and their outlook on life.
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Wednesday, 26 October 2011

8 Boys and Wanting a Girl

I just watched a fascinating documentary and actually quite upsetting documentary.

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Friday, 21 October 2011

Reviewing Documentary Television



Documentary is definitely the genre of television that fascinates me the most, mainly because it comes in such a range of forms and that in can capture a person’s creativity and thoughts so cleverly.
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Thursday, 20 October 2011

The Winter Blues

Although you wouldn’t believe it, there isn’t much I can’t bare in life, but being too cold or too hot is definitely one of the things that I find unbearable.

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Wednesday, 19 October 2011

An old fashioned magazine


As much as I love this highly technical world I seem to live in, quite openly admit to being addicted to blogging, Twitter, Facebook, Youtube and most others, sometimes I can't help but think it goes a little too far!
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Monday, 17 October 2011

Sometimes I wish my mum was here


It's not very often that I sit and wish my mum was here, but today the feeling really hit me hard.
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Thursday, 13 October 2011

Reality Television


Reality Television, one of the genres which I think most definitely divides the population, but for me it is one of my guilty pleasures, I absolutely adore it! I completely binge on it from Made in Chelsea, to the Apprentice from My Gypsy Wedding to Don't tell the Bride, I watch it all!
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Sunday, 9 October 2011

The Beginning | Hope Freedom Love


I think that I always promise myself this, literally once a month, that i'll make a blog and I'll blog all the time, but I fail - not this time. It's my mid-October resolution and I'm going to stick to it!

I'll see you folks around!
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