Tuesday, 26 November 2013

My First Fashion Haul!

Hey hey people! Happy Tuesday!

 We are officially one day closer to hump day, woop woop!

I haven't posted in a while, the reason being because there hasn't really been anything tremendously exciting/ blogworthy (that and I've just been pretty lazy). The last few weekends I've taken a few trips to Oxford Street and rather than do a blog post on all my purchases which would probably take a good few years...I thought I'd try out a fashion haul!

Not gonna lie, it was harder than I thought. I felt like one crazy woman just talking at a camera...but once you get into it it's not so bad!

I still find it embarrassing to watch though- can't stand the sound of my own voice, especially after my lovely sister pointed out that I "sound like Lucy Watson" in parts. As much as I love her, sounding like her is in no way a good thing...

I apologise for the following:

1) The length
2) Speaking so ridiculously fast
3) The creased clothes
3) The lack of prices on quite a few items

But hey...trial and error!

I also forgot to mention these beauuuuts from Primark that I purchased: 

They were either £12 or £14 and are basically a replica of these Zara ones-

So that's nearly £70 to be saved...or spent on other pretty things :)
There is just one problem- the Primark versions come with guarenteed blisters. 
The solution- get drunk enough so that you lose all sense of pain (this is what I did of course). 

Hope you enjoy the haul!


Monday, 4 November 2013

Boozy Sunday Fireworks

Last night, myself and Charlie ventured to Richmond for the fireworks display on Richmond Athletic Ground. 

Outfits Of The Day 

Appropriately dressed as a firework...

Top- Beyond Retro
Leggings- Next
Boots- Debenhams
Fluffy Headband- Primark
Lipstick- Rimmel Lasting Finish Colour Rush Lip Balm Crayon in 'The Redder The Better'
Standard selfie

Charlie was rocking his autumnal look in a leather jacket and stripey scarf.

Quote of the eve: 'I broke the cardinal rule of getting a jacket that's cooler than I am'

So true. 

To be honest, it's a miracle Charles managed to temporarily remove himself from the comfort, class and city life of Notting Hill to the 'countryside' of East Sheen/Richmond, so I thought it was only right that we made the most of this rare situation. 

A bottle of red to share in The Orange Tree was followed by another bottle, and a basket of chunky chips was washed down with some sambuca shots. By the time we stumbled down at 7pm to the fireworks, they had already started and tickets were all sold out. 

On the down side we missed out on the music and the toffee apples! Shock horror. 
But on the plus side we saved 8 quid and still saw the display from outside the gates...winning? Well not quite. 

looking hip with his hip flask 






Charlie also bought me some flashing glasses. However, he failed to mention that I looked like a class a dick'ed in them...and there was me thinking I looked well cool like. 


The display was short and sweet. 

We then turned to the most reliable of sources, google, for the best pubs in Richmond. The Cricketer just by Richmond Green came top, so we headed there and got even more boozed up...and it was pretty awesome. I'll always have a friend in google.  

Loving life...

Chocolate cheesecake obvs happened.

And then some cheese...

Then back to mine...

Where we harrassed Dora...

Played with sparklers...

Ordered two pizzas (both of which I ate) 

...and passed out on my sofa (or in Charlie's case, floor)

...the sign of a successful Sunday night! 


Saturday, 2 November 2013

Baking with a Hangover

When I saw Rosie Londoner's blog post about her Triple Choco Fudge Avocado Cookies (Gluten Free) and how delicious they looked, I knew I had to try them out ASAP.

So what better time to bake than the morning after the night before? Now I'm no domestic goddess like my sister, and she wasn't here to help me, but they were surprisingly easy to make. I just bammed all the ingredients into a big bowl, whisked away and then added an insane amount of milk and white chocolate chunks. 

The Result 

Cookies the size of my head!

And I have a very large head. 

My tum and these beauties are now the best of friends. They are so yummy! And don't worry, you can't taste the avocado...I think it's just a gooey replacement for butter to stick everything together nicely. 

 I've had three and a half today already and feeling as hiiigh on sugar as Bob Marley on zee marijuana.

And the best thing about baking with a hangover is that you get to gobble it all up afterwards and not feel guilty, because being hungover is an excuse to eat as much crappy food as you please. 

My best friend Laura's also attempted making them...

Laura's Result


 Classic Laura...I've genuinely been cracking up all day!

As she so eloquently put it, they resemble less a batch of chocolate cookies and more 'one big pile of shit'


But if you do it right, I definitely recommend giving them a go. Rosie is not lying when she says they are the 'best cookies in the entire world' so you'd be pretty silly not to :)

Happy baking!