Tuesday, 26 June 2012

A trip to Oxford

A couple of weeks ago my friend Sian and I went to Oxford for the night to stay with her cousin on her barge. Thanks for letting us stay! 

Video blog below. Enjoy and let us know what you think! 

Sunday, 24 June 2012

A vague few weeks

So I've had a busy few weeks, filled with a lot of socialising and much drinking. I have big plans a coming in my work life soon, so I want to get as much fun time in as possible. I have recorded very little of my few weeks, but here's a small taste of the interesting bits. 

Jack Wills Polo with the lovely B. I recommend this day out a lot. It was very good value. Eton Smashed Harrow, Cambridge really did beat Oxford quite badly, but Harvard and Yale were very evenly matched. We ate fruit and drank cheap cava on a picnic blanket all day! Yum! 

After this weekend, I took on a bit of freelance work, went out partying every night afterwards, and basically recorded nothing for the blog! This is probably a very good thing! Then last Thursday after work, I drove my friends to South Wales for Beach Break Live. We were trying to beat the rain. No such luck! 

Beach Break is  a student festival, we went because our friends help run it even though we aren't students any more! However the line up was awesome and we had a great time, despite our age! I was with some of my bestest and funniest friends in the world! Here's a little shot of them at Chase and Status! Hobbitzes!

We rushed back to London on the Sunday morning, just as the sun came out over the festival site, as a close friend had his first film screening in Leicester Square in the afternoon. The film is brilliant and I'm so incredibly proud of Mark and his Friend Harrison who wrote, directed and post produced the whole thing on a small budget. You wouldn't believe it was their first film, it's really good, and I'm not saying it because I'm their friends!

Check it out here Weaverfish

And finally, as I haven't blogged much else, it was the gorgeous Sophie's birthday last week. We ate in East Street which is in Rathbone Place. It was delicious. I had a Vietnamese Salad. 

Here is a photo of the beautiful birthday girl, and her lovely cake, which I believe is a Hummingbird red velvet! Yum! 

Better blogs to come soon. And possibly a video of our Beach Break adventures! 

Please comment if you have any opinions or thoughts! 

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Grown up cake

Last week, my baby sister Helena, turned a whole 10 years old. Now as we all know, this is a very important milestone. DOUBLE DIGITS! This required a grown up beauty party and a grown up cake. 

The party was organised by my lovely stepmother who purchased lots of yummy things for the girls from Lush, then my gorgeous friend Louisa came round and performed a gruelling 3 hours of facials, massages and manicures on the mini people and a few mums! Well done Lou! You can check out her website here for your own pamper sessions! These were some of the things in the goody bags. 

The cake was a special request. Cherry chocolate Black Foresty Gateaux. It had to be fresh cherries though according to my sis! I nicked the chocolate sponge recipe off a website online and it was yummy! You can find it here.  Then I bought some Cherry Jam, fresh cherries and Sainsbury's chocolate spread for the filling! There was also buttercream which I made as we were avoiding fresh cream. For the decoration, I drizzled melted chocolate all over it, stuck some cherries on top and wrote a message in icing. Results below! A nice fattening grown up cake with no nuts or fresh cream to hurt the kiddies! 

Happy Birthday Helena!!! x x x x x