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Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Glastonbury Blues

Wednesday, 23 July 2014
As expected, Glastonbury was absolutely amazing! So many good vibes at that place, and if you haven't been before, you seriously need to add it to your bucketlist. The whole atmosphere was lovely, and all the decorations and venues made it even more enchanting, and I haven't even mentioned the music yet!

I got to see so many talented artists ranging in genres. I think I could be here all day talking about each artist I saw, but my top faves that were right up there included The Pixies, Warpaint, Bombay Bicycle Club, Haim, Massive Attack, Wild Beasts, De La Soul, The Beat and Blondie, (not to mention all the amazing DJs).

I think I had the Glasto Blues for at least a week, and every so often when I see the photos, I get all sad and almost homesick for the place. I honestly intend on trying my very best to attend every Glastonbury for the rest of my life.


Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Glastonbury Tickets

Tuesday, 10 June 2014
So yeah, you guessed it, I managed to bag myself some tickets to Glastonbury festival in the resale. I am so-o-o excited! Really could not believe I got them as I was sat there refreshing the See Tickets page for 5-10 minutes when my I got a phonecall from my boyfriend informing he'd got them. I must say the line up is pretty incredible, which is pretty worrying as it'll mean some great artists will be clashing with performance times. Nevertheless, I can see this being the best festival I've been to thus far (I've been to Reading, Isle of Wight, and V).
Already started planning what I'm going to pack, who I'm going to see and what I'm going to wear. I know it's a couple of months away yet but hey-ho that's me, I like to plan ahead. So far my festival essentials list is looking like this:
  • Tent, roll mat, sleeping bag, and rucksack
  • Baby wipes
  • Small Shampoo/Shower gel
  • Toilet paper/tissues
  • Moisturiser
  • Sun lotion (weather dependent)
  • Make-up (BB cream, mascara, foundation/concealer)
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain poncho
  • Wellington boots
  • and clothes, which I am yet to decide on
Really cannot wait to get there and experience Glastonbury for myself. If anyone else is going to a festival this summer I hope you enjoy it, you really will not regret it, I promise.


Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Pancake Day

Tuesday, 4 March 2014
Photo taken from weheartit.com
So, pancake day (or for some of you out there, Shrove Tuesday) has arrived again. It's time to whip out those pans and start flipping. If you're a complete novice when it comes to cooking, just like I was when I moved out last year, don't you worry your pretty little mind. Pancakes really are one of the easiest things you can make without a microwave.

Here's a simple recipe you can follow to be successful in the pancake department. 
Ingredients:
  • 100g of flour
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 egg
  • 250ml of milk
  • oil or butter
Firstly you'll want to beat the egg in a bowl using a fork or whisk. Next, in a separate bowl, sift in the flour and salt. Make a little well in the middle and pour the egg in with a splash of milk. Beat these together, gradually adding more milk until you have a smooth, thin consistency of batter.

Now, you'll want to heat up a relatively small frying pan with a little oil or butter. Pour in (or ladle), enough of your pancake mix to just about cover the bottom of the pan. This takes practice as you won't want your pancakes to be too thick or too thin. Cook until the bottom of the pancake starts to brown. You can check this by lift the pancake at the edge with a spatula.

Here comes the fun part, once the bottom has started to brown you need to flip the pancake over to cook the other side for approximately 2 minutes (extra points if you flip it higher than your head).
Apparently the perfect flip follows this formula: 
L = 4×H /π– D / 2
(L = hand distance from inner edge of the pancake / H = height of flip / D = diameter of pancake)

Once the two minutes are up, slide your masterpiece onto a plate and decorate with the toppings of your choice. My favourite toppings are a mix up of the following: sugar and lemon, Nutella chocolate spread, bananas, butter and golden (maple) syrup.

(Here's another recipe that Vogue have uploaded that includes a grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free and sugar-free pancake recipe for those of you that may want to avoid certain ingredients).

Congratulations on becoming a pancake goddess (or god). Hope you all enjoy pancake day as much as I do, and don't grow too many food babies. Let me know what you'll be putting on your pancakes, is there anything I should try?