I've had a strange few weeks since the end of my degree. I seem to have checked out completely in all areas of life and buried my head in the sand and now I feel a bit lost. Hopefully I'll be able to snap myself out of it sometime soon before I become a complete recluse. In other news I wish I could sing like First Aid Kit. So good.
Tuesday, 29 May 2012
I'm currently working non stop as I have only a few days left of student life! All my deadlines are on Friday so I've been burning the midnight oil to get everything done in time. It's very stressful but I keep having to remind myself of the above to stay motivated. I do wish I had paid more attention to this article however.
In other news there was a big thunderstorm yesterday breaking up a string of swelteringly hot days and it reminded me of this film. It's so brilliant, if you haven't seen it already I recommend you make time in your week to watch it, you wont regret it.
Tuesday, 22 May 2012
I may be a bit behind the times but I've recently taken to 'pinning' things that I find on the internet and I'm obsessed with it. It's such a convenient way of keeping track of the things that inspire you and putting them into categories. Usually I would just drag pictures that I like into the 'inspiration' folder on my desktop but now I can organise them better and share them with lots of different people. It's all very exciting. Here are a few things I've pinned recently. If you use Pinterest and want to link up you can find me here :).
Monday, 21 May 2012
This weekend I attended an engagement party for one of my best friends, Charlotte and her fiancé Matt. They had it in a beautiful house in the countryside with a hog roast and plenty of cider, what more could one wish for? The highlight for me was the cuddle with the cutest guinea pig I've ever met. Now I can't wait for the wedding! They are a great couple and I'm very glad he is around to make her so happy!
Tuesday, 15 May 2012
Monday, 14 May 2012
I woke up today feeling a bit bleugh so for lunch I made this taste sensation. The recipe was introduced to me by my house mate two years ago, it's really light and so delicious. I could probably eat a few in one sitting... The recipe is also great for having friends over as you can whip up all the different toppings and get everyone to customise their own! Maybe add some extra cheeky ones like pesto or ham? I want to have a pizza party now! Anyway here is what I used on mine:
One granary tortilla wrap
Half a red onion cut into wedges
Two mushrooms sliced
A small handful of black olives
4 Anchovy fillets cut into small pieces
A pile of grated Cheshire cheese
One tablespoon of creme fraiche
The method couldn't be simpler! Fry the onions and mushrooms until they are just beginning to brown and get all nice and juicy. Then spread the tortilla wrap with an even layer of creme fraiche and pile ingredients on top as you wish. Place in a pre-heated oven for 15ish minutes at 170C, making sure you keep a watchful eye on it to ensure the edges don't burn! Then cut that bad boy up and get it inside you. So sexy. I had mine with a nice cup of peppermint tea :). If anyone has any other topping suggestions I'd love to hear them!
Thursday, 26 April 2012
Last weekend my cousin Chloe and I went to Church Farm in Woodnesborough near Sandwich to make a film about Rhubarb for a project I'm doing on seasonal eating. I was extremely lucky to have Gregory as a contact as not only does his family own a farm, he studies sound design so was able to help me record the interview for my piece! To see (well, hear) his work visit his website: www.thesoundfarmer.com. Chloe said that in my outfit I looked like a farmers daughter, I like to call it Agricultural Chic. We got some really lovely shots and I can't wait to get editing!