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Showing posts with label summer. Show all posts
Showing posts with label summer. Show all posts

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

August's Greatest Hits!

August favourites UK

Welcome to my second 'favourites' style post. There's been a lot to love this August, and as usual, I don't really think I came up for air at all this month, I've been so busy! I've made some new friends, been to some parties, and worked really bloody hard! That said, I am fully aware that this September is going to be the busiest month yet... But that's another post for another day.

August's most memorable moment

Portobello Road fun

This month we took advantage of the bright and sunny weather to have quite a few little outings. I want to write all about my wonderful trip to Brighton last weekend, but that only just happened, so I feel like it would be cheating a bit! A couple of weeks ago we went to Portobello Road and braved the crowds to have a truly life-changing burger and chips. I blogged about it here, so check it out if you missed it!

August's Instagram moments

gritty london kitten love
obligatory granola picture is this a lob


Despite all of the sunshine and lollipops of the first half of August, I've been much more interested in the cooler, more muted late-August vibe. I've eaten some sexy granola, changed my hairstyle for Autumn, and had lots of cosy cat cuddles as the rain beat against the window. I mean, let's face it, every month is going to involve cat cuddles, but I reckon you're all totally down for that, aren't you? Follow me on Instagram for more autumnal whimsy as the days grow shorter!

Songs on repeat in August (Click the links to listen!)

I've got a bit of an eclectic mix for you this August. My top pick for the month is a bit of a weird one, but I think it's spectacular. My stepdad has notoriously... interesting... tastes (think ten-hour-long documentaries about Belgian suspension bridges) but every now and then he recommends something to me that I end up absolutely loving.
This month, it is the song Get Amongst It by Fjokra. I can't put my finger on Fjokra's genre and I think that's why I love his music so much. Here's the "cooking video" version of Get Amongst It, cunningly titled Baguette Amongst It. Every single song by Fjokra is completely different and I find them all so compelling! Any band who makes a six foot long baguette whilst grooving out to their own music gets my vote. Still, I suspect this recommendation may be a bit of a "Marmite" one, so here's another of my favourite songs of the month: Houses by Great Northern. I found this band ages ago when searching for some Twin Peaks related stuff online, and I've been obsessed with this song ever since. It's such a great song with a really sweeping Autumnal mood to it. It's around this time of year that I start to get into 'heavier' music... I'm still a little goth at heart!

Blogs I've loved this month

I received three Liebster Award nominations this month, from three incredible bloggers: Jessica from Sweetness and Solitude, Arielle from A Simple Elegance, and George from Caramel Latte Kiss. They're all such lovely women and their blogs couldn't be more different. Arielle is, as her blog promises, SO elegant, Jessica is adorable and organized, and George is such a strong and individual person, and (fun fact!) we used to be pen pals! You should check out these blogs and let them know I told you to say hi! :)

What was your highlight, this August? And please recommend me your favourite song of the month!

Sunday, 8 June 2014

How to make: Strawberry & Basil Drinks!

Strawberry basil Mojito
There's nothing more summery than a fruity drink, am I right? I've been wanting to try a Strawberry and Basil Mojito since I found out they were a thing, and since we were invited to a summer party yesterday, I thought it was the perfect time to make a Strawberry and Basil syrup. It's not difficult at all, and I'm just about to show you how I did it!
Summer Punch Ingredients
You will need:
- Strawberries (I used 2 400g punnets, but kept back about four strawberries for decoration)
- One lemon
- A cup of FRESH basil (or a couple of handfuls).
- A cup of sugar
In addition to this, you'll need a blender, a sieve or muslin cloth, a couple of bowls and a saucepan.

The first thing you need to do is to remove all the little green hats from the strawberries, and discard them. Then, transfer all the strawberries (except for some pretty ones you've kept back for decoration) into a blender. If you don't have a blender, I think you could probably get away with mashing them all up with a fork, but it will take a while!
Blended Strawberries
Once you've blended the strawbs, pour all the goop into a sieve, or even better, a sieve with a muslin cloth placed into it, and press all the juice through with the back of a spoon. Make sure you've got a bowl underneath the sieve, otherwise you're just straining strawberry juice onto your kitchen counter for no reason...
Sieve the strawberry smoothie
Set your strawberry juice aside, and squeeze the juice out of a whole lemon. You can pour the lemon juice straight into the bowl with your strawberry juice at this stage. If some pips make it in, don't worry too much because you'll be straining it all again in the end anyway.
cute lemon squeezer
Sugar cup
Basil leaves on kitchen counter
Measure out your sugar, and plop it in with the strawberry and lemon juice mixture, along with a load of basil leaves. Decant it into a saucepan (non-stick is easiest for cleanup) on a medium kinda heat, and stir it until it's been boiling for about five minutes, until it becomes sticky and... well... syrupy! Once it has reached that stage, turn off the heat and leave it to cool, before straining it through the sieve again, to get the basil out. This recipe makes a lot of syrup, but you can halve the recipe to make a more manageable amount of surup. That said, you can store it in a jar or a bottle in the fridge and it'll last a week or two, so if you end up with tons, NEVER FEAR.
Summer strawberry alcoholic
If you mix this syrup with rum and soda water, it makes an excellent 'Mojito-style' drink. It also works really well on its own with fizzy water, and some of my friends at the party tried it with sparkling wine and said it was super tasty, so it's a pretty versatile little syrup. The strawberries are sweet and delicious, and the lemon and basil give it a bit more of a grown-up, earthy taste.
If you'd like me to do more drinks recipes, let me know. I really enjoyed making this tutorial for you - let me know in the comments if you've got any questions, if you've made the drink, and if you've got any suggestions for other drinks you'd like me to make!

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Summer London, havin' a blast!

sunny summer london fashion
What better way to spend an unexpectedly sunny Bank Holiday holiday than in the park? It’s not quite hot enough for bare legs and arms yet, but I wanted to at least acknowledge the sun a little bit, and frolic in the park near where I live. This summer, I hope to eat dinner outside more, take more photographs and move into a new flat. Hopefully.
yellow tights for summer
My mum bought me this skirt from Primark years and years ago and I still get compliments every time I wear it. It reminds me of the patterns on fine china, and it is very versatile. I paired it with some sunshine yellow (mustard) tights, and a burgundy top. My natural fashion style is very autumnal, so I’m going to have to make a big effort as the days get warmer to actually dress like it’s summer.
summer duck london park
What’s this? WILDLIFE? IN LONDON? I know right? London is so people-saturated, that I can’t help but rejoice when I am reminded that there are non-human creatures on this earth! I get very excited when I see a mangy city fox, or a nonchalant duck in London.
windy London summer fashion
I hope you all had a lovely Bank Holiday weekend, if you’re in the UK, and a good… Monday… if you’re elsewhere. What’s your favourite season for fashion? Do you wish you could wear sandals all year ‘round, or are you more of a scarves and coats kind of person? I’d love to know!
Top - Primark Basics
Skirt - Primark (oldddddd)
Shoes - Dr Martens

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Cute button badges at our wedding!

wedding button pins
We really wanted our wedding guests to have lots of little keepsakes and favours to take home from our wedding, and I loved the idea of button badges. When we were planning our wedding, people kept asking us if we were going to have our cat at the wedding, but we didn't think it would be very fun for our fluffy son, so we opted for badges of the cat!
>bearded wedding guest
There's my excellent stepdad, rocking the (step)father-of-the-bride boutonniere and cat-badge combo. He's just wearing one, but some of our guests collected all three of the different types!
blue bridal dress
Look, see! Bridesmaid Tilly (who takes lovely photographs by the way!) has the full set. She's even been known to wear them on her blazer since the wedding. Just to confuse you, I'm not actually wearing my wedding dress in that photo. I had a couple of costume changes...
I ordered these badges from weebadgers who were amazingly quick and professional, and whom I'd very much recommend. I'll definitely be going back to them next time I need badges. Because, let's face it. I'M GOING TO BE MAKING MORE BADGES.

All photos in this post were taken by the incredible Liz Wan

Sunday, 12 May 2013

How To Frolic: A Guide For Beginners

We've emerged, blinking into the springtime sunlight, after the longest winter we've ever experienced. I feel like I've had to re-teach myself how to deal with sunlight and warmth! There have been far too many times when I've gone to work in a coat and regretted it on the way home. However, I'm still pretty suspicious of the weather and I feel like if I start going without a coat, I'll be caught in a torrential downpour. Because that's how these things work.
My favourite part of the week is watching all the commuters and city workers letting their hair down on a Friday afternoon. There's such a feeling of weekend camaraderie, and everyone seems to be filled with contentment. Businessmen loosen their ties and cool beers are consumed on the way home from work. You just don't get that in the winter.


dangerous redhead

There's still a load of scaffolding up on the back of our house, but nobody seems to be working on it anymore... Very bizarre. But on the plus side, it makes for some excellent frolicking! Here I am, failing to do a pull-up. I don't have the grip strength! Still, it's fun to swing around like a child. Observe my ridiculous backwards elbow...

bucktoothed ginger

In other news, my hair is getting super long. I'm doing that thing wot people do, and growing it for the wedding. I thought that having long hair would mean I wore it in different styles every day, but I am too lazy. I think I'll have to make an effort to make the most of my long hair, and try out some new styles. Any suggestions? I'm pretty lost when it comes to long hair!

awkward ginger

I'd like to make it known that I did NOT break that bench! It was already broken when we moved into this flat! We're looking for a new place to move into, which is pretty stressful. It's also less than two months until the wedding, and there's still so much preparation to do! I can't wait to share some of the details! I'm in the process of collecting old family photos to include in a big collaged display. It's going to be propa nostalgic like. Also, stay tuned for a round-up of my favourite necklaces (basically my necklace wishlist, let's not lie!).
Necklace: Tatty Devine
Patent brogues: Schuh
  

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Learn to make: RAINBOW CAKE!

Chums! The time has finally come for the much-anticipated Rainbow Cake tutorial! This is how to make Rainbow Cake in the UK!

This is not a cake for the fainthearted! It contains a LOT of sugar, and a LOT of artificial colouring. It's the sort of thing I almost certainly wouldn't have been allowed to eat as a child - but now that I'm a grownup I can go absolutely WILD and bake whatever I want. Stickin' it to the maaaan.

Rainbow Cake

I made this cake for my beautiful friend Tara (who does beautiful art which you can see here) because it was her birthday. Roughly speaking, I followed the Martha Stewart recipe (which she got from somewhere else, but that's the internet, guys!), but I'll take you through what I did!

Rainbow Cake Ingredients Food Colouring

So let's start with ingredients! Obviously, Martha Stewart's recipe is American, so I had to substitute with ingredients I could find in England! I also converted all of the American measurements (cups, etc) into Metric measurements, using the wonders of Google.
Here's what I used:
* 360g (but let's be realistic, more like 400g) of Plain Flour.
* 4 teaspoons of baking powder.
* Half a teaspoon of salt.
* 250g of unsalted butter.
* 400g of white caster sugar. (1. That's an unHOLY amount of sugar, even once I reduced the amount. 2. I usually use golden caster sugar but you want the mixture for this cake to be as white as possible so that the rainbow colours shine through better, so I'd recommend white caster sugar here!)
* 5 egg whites.
* 350ml of milky milk. Skimmed or semi-skimmed is best.
* 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract. Not the lovely natural stuff with a syrupy texture and brownish colour. Remember, this cake is in no way natural!

Last but not least, the food colourings. These were a bit of a mission for me! I live in London, but there still appear to be less than a handful of shops that sell proper gel food colouring. I've made rainbow cakes before that have come out lacklustre and dull, despite the fact that I'd added the best part of a whole bottle of liquid food colouring! Our traditional English food colourings, whilst lovely and nostalgic in their little bottles, do not produce the bright colours you can get from American gel colours. I've tried the 'Silver Spoon' gel colours too, and they don't even come close to these 'Sugar Flair' wonders. Now, you can get them on the internet, but I made a trek to Chelsea, to visit the Jane Asher Sugarcraft shop. It's well worth a visit, if you are in the area and love cakey fun.

For the icing, you'll need:

* 500g of butter.
* 1kg of icing sugar.
* Sugar Flair 'super white'

Let's make this bloody cake then.

cake mix
cakey

Oh, I ought to mention at this point, that if you have a hand whisk, your life will be a million times easier when making this cake! Unfortunately, I do not have such luxurious items, so I did it the old fashioned way - with a wooden spoon! So, make sure your butter is lovely and soft, and mix it all up with your sugar, until it looks like a big yellowy play-dough ball!

eggwhite
cake batter

Your next move, is to separate the whites and the yolks of your five eggs. We only need the whites, because we want the cake mix to be as white as possible. Then, mix it up with your buttery, sugary joy - until it is gooey and combined!

vanilla

Then add the vanilla extract. Daintily.

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Set aside your goo, and focus on the powdery ingredients for a moment. Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. There you go.

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This next bit is a little more tricky. Sift a bit of your flour mixture into your goo. Mix it up. Next, pour some of your carefully measured milk in. Mix it up. Then go back and put more of your flour mixture in. Keep alternating milk and flour until everything is smooth. Once that's done, divide your mixture into SIX BOWLS. As equally as you possibly can. Round about now, turn your oven on to preheat. (180 degrees celcius, gas mark 4, 350 degrees fahrenheit)

purple cake blue cake
yellow cake red velvet cake

Once you've divided it up into the different bowls, you can get to the super fun bit of mixing in your colouring! Start off with a tiny, tiny bit, and mix it like hell, until your mixture is pretty! Then add more! Keep going until it's really bright. Here are just four of the six colours I made. It had started to get dark outside by this point, so the colour doesn't look as amazing as it would have in daylight. Ah well.
Grease your tins with butter. You may have to improvise, and do it one layer at a time like I did, as I only have one round cake tin. It just means you will be baking for a long time. Fortunately, because each layer is very thin, they do bake quickly! They will take roughly 15 minutes, but I always check by sticking a skewer in and seeing if it comes out 'clean'. I recommend a cake tin with a bottom that pushes out, as it makes cake removal so much easier!

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Whilst your cakes are baking, get started on the icing. This is going to involve creaming together roughly 500g of butter with a kilogram of icing sugar, give or take. You will need a LOT of icing. I weighed the cake when I'd finished, and it was about 3kg in total. Butter icing is naturally an appetising yellowish colour, but as I said before, natural is not what we want in this cake! I added Sugar Flair's "Super White" powder, which does magically make icing so much whiter! It's really cool. The key with buttercream icing is to play it by ear and keep adding icing and/or butter until it is the right consistency for you. I ended up making more as I didn't have enough to cover the whole cake. Take your cakes out of the oven, and LET THEM COOL! Never put buttercream icing on a warm cake, or everything will be ruined forever.
When they are cool, start to stack them. Start with the purple one on the bottom, followed by a layer of icing. Follow it with the blue layer, and then more icing. Each layer of icing should be lovely and thick. Keep sandwiching the cakes together in rainbow order, finishing with the red one. When you've got your amazing cake tower, cover the top and the sides in the remaining buttercream icing. Then, remove several shelves from your fridge so that you can store the monstrosity overnight.

rainbow cake
rainbow cake rainbow cake
Piece of cake

So there you have it. A mammoth post about rainbow cake! It was a slog to make, and I'd really recommend doing it with a friend, because it would be good fun and also cut down the making time a lot! Baking with friends is the best kind of baking. Give it a go. If you've got any problems or something isn't clear, leave me a comment and I'll try to help you as best I can. Happy Baking, chums! If you've managed to survive that mammoth baking session, why not have a go at these CAKE POPS I made last April!?

Sunday, 27 May 2012

School's Out

For my last day at my school placement, I wore one of my favourite new-ish dresses. I had made a real effort to dress in a sober and professional way, and thought I'd go WILD (if by wild, you mean 'wear a dress with a peter pan collar like normal'...) I was allowed to leave at midday, which was the beginning of a very lovely weekend! More on that later.
My neck looks freakishly long here, but I'm not complaining. I like the way this photo shows off the detail on the dress. This particular dress is simultaneously EXACTLY my thang, and quite different to my usual thang... It has a round collar, and includes a bow detail, which is definitely a common feature in my wardrobe these days, but on the other hand, that colour combination is not like any of my other dresses, nor is the pattern a defined 'thing', such as polka dots, or flowers. It reminds me of a Monet painting in a way. The cardigan has short sleeves, and I've had it for a million years. Not long after I got it, I safety-pinned this little silk rose to it, and it has stayed there ever since. Silk roses are great additions to clothes, I find. You can get them super-cheaply in craft and fabric shops, and all you need is a safety pin and you're away!
As you can see, there's not a proper 'full outfit' shot, as I do not (yet) have a remote for my camera, and self timer seems to always put me in a flap. Dan was working late a lot last week, so it was back to the old-school self-portraiture that I associate with my teenage years. I spent the rest of my weekend shopping, celebrating Eurovision, and preparing the house for our new kitten. Stay tuned for blog posts about my makeup haul and review, my outfit for Eurovision, and pictures of our newest family member.
Of course, I wore my old faithful DMs. They have been my go-to shoes for a while now, and I just love them. Once I broke them in, they easily became my most comfortable shoes. They go with almost all of my clothes (although I try not to wear them with red or pink tights), and I can wear them as happily on a country walk as I could in the middle of the city.
However, much as I love these beauties, with summer well and truly underway, I've challenged myself to vary my shoe-choices. So, after I've posted the next outfit or two, expect some shoe-variation! I bet you can't wait...
Dress: Topshop, Cardigan: The depths of the past... possibly H&M. Silk Rose: Fabric Land (Brighton).

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

The Pursuit Of Whimsy...

The last week has been dedicated to the pursuit of whimsy. Floral prints, light fabric, lens flare, dancing in the grass, blowing bubbles... All very standard stuff, I am sure. I ran out of bubble mixture after blowing bubbles for three hours solid out of my window. Only about ten people walked past in the whole time I was blowing bubbles, and one of them was a porter who remarked "ooh bubbles!". This pleased me, as when an elderly man can enjoy bubbles, then the world is a happy place for me.

Today I went to the Foundation Degree Show, at the Central St Martin's College of Art. It is on for another three days, if anyone is reading this, and is also in the vicinity of London. It was amazing. I felt like weeping constantly, for the entire time I was there. Why didn't I follow my dreams of doing art? WHY? My friend Eleanor Bull (link to her website) was exhibiting her work there, and that was incredible, although being the primary subject of her project, I found it quite difficult to appreciate her final piece. There was a lot of beautiful work on display, and I found myself feeling incredibly jealous of the students. I shouldn't. I am at Cambridge, living so many people's dream. I still looked at those people's illustrations and creations and felt miserable because I want to be doing those things.

Something else that struck me at the art show was how amazingly everyone dressed. I have been told before that I "dress like an art student", but I feel I need to take this more seriously, and get back into expressing myself with clothes. I swear I used to be way more creative with my outfits. Let's do this, Candy. Let's get back into the fucking SWING of things. Pull your finger out!

At the recommendation of my good friend Julia, I purchased some of Boots' traditional Cold Cream. I am looking into completely vintage-ifying my skincare regime. I am hoping, wishing and praying that the Cold Cream isn't the reason for my sudden breakout, and that it is actually something hormone/crimson wave related... One side of my face is softer and happier than ever, but the other side insists on being red and dry and spotty all at once. I wish I had Julia's complexion...

Before I stop writing this, and go back to perusing the internets, I will just add that I am planning on getting a tattoo on my foot this summer. I want a little swallow, but I just have to decide on the placement. And see if my mum will hate me forever if I get a tattoo... I don't think she will mind really, since it is so small and she never had any problems with my piercings.

Goodnight all.

Saturday, 30 May 2009

Exams!

So, it is exams...

And so the only thing I can think about is a list of things I WANT!!!

Here is a list. Hahahaha materialistic...

  • Bonsai Tree! I really want a bonsai tree, because we aren't allowed pets at uni, and a bonsai tree is a bit like a pet because it is small and cute and you have to look after it!
  • iPod Nano. I am so annoyed with my broken silver shuffle. It is really irritating not to be able to choose music, and plus it is all dented and old. But can't decide which colour I like best! Anything but silver or black really.
  • Bento Box. For some reason I have become quietly obsessed with Bento culture, and have been trawling JBox for Bentos that I like. They are so cute, and such fun! All the little accessories are adorable too
  • Holga camera. My photography obsession is getting slightly out of hand, although I failed the 366 project after a measly 12 days... The problem was the day I was working all day, so couldn't take a picture, and then I got really drunk playing the Eurovision drinking game in the evening, and didn't take a picture then either... Fail.
  • Kitten. But that's just not happening until Dan and I leave uni.

My exams are over on Tuesday, but it is Hebrew which is the worst exam in the whole world. I have got Dan a really exciting present for his after Exams treat. When Ben and Emma saw it, they went crazy! Ben turned into Samuel L Jackson, and Emma was like "you are the best girlfriend in the world!!!" I was happy. I am not telling what it is though, in case Dan reads this. Even though he knows what it is really... :)

So far, the exams have been variable. The Old Testament module was okay, although having stood around in the rain for ages waiting for a taxi that never came, to take me to the exam that morning, I was very damp all the way through the exam. Sociology was okay too, but I did talk about Garlic at one point which was wholly irrelevant. Philosophy was crap crap crap. St Anselm of Canterbury can go fuck himself. GARRRR! So just Hebrew to go. i know that Hebrew will drag my grade down mightily. I should be revising now. But apparently I am not. Oh heck.

Things to look forward to after the exams include:
  • Music society Garden party. Am singing at this, and hopefully Tilly can come!!
  • Emmanuel College May ball. My dress is epic, and it should be an awesome night.
  • Trinity Hall June Event. Ooh I need a dress for that! I want some sort of sparkly cocktail dress... Hmm.. OH GOD MATERIALISM!
  • Cheese Party. I am planning to have a cheese party with my new Raclette (my dad got it for €3 at a car boot sale in France), and baked Camembert, and cheese on crackers.
  • Going home with Dan to get all his Warhammer, and having a warhammer painting day with the lads (and Emma). Recently all of my friends of the penis-wielding persuasion have got back into their teenage obsessions with Warhammer. The painting looks really quite fun actually!
  • Making Sushi with Dan. We are a bit Sushi mad at the moment.
  • Going to France to see my Dad with Dan. Hurrah!
Just need to get a job...

Wednesday, 4 June 2008

Procrastination.

Although I have a french exam tomorrow, a three hour long exam encompassing every piece of literature ever written about the Great War on Friday morning, and another exam on Friday afternoon, on the Old Testament, I am still procrastinating. This worries me greatly, it really does... But for some reason, finding artwork for every single song on my iTunes library seems like a priority at the moment. As does updating a blog that nobody reads, at 1 in the morning, the night before an exam en francais...

Alors, what has been on my mind most of all today (aside from my hideous inability to focus my mind on revision) are my plans for when these wretched exams are actually over. Here is how my summer looks at the moment:

June 19th: Last two exams! at 3 O clock, I will be free!!
June 20th-21st: A trip to Stratford to see some Shakespeare plays, as a little end of exams treat! A group of us are going, and staying in a B&B.
June 23rd: My friend Tasha is having her birthday party. It is a fancy dress affair, and I love to dress up. So I had better get cracking with my idea... SO EXCITING!
June 25th: My french group are going out for lunch with our teachers. Yay!
June 27th: The official school leavers' day, and the Ball! I have my dress for that already but i need to get it altered slightly, because it is slightly too long.
June 28th: Another party! I have a feeling this one might be quite exciting, because the girl's parents are mailing out the invitations...! Also, this is the day my Dad, Brother, Sister, and stepmum all move to France for ever. :(
June 30th-ish: My Grade 8 Oboe exam... and I thought the exams were over... I am so nervous about this one. today I did a hardcore oboe practice session, spending an hour on ONE Bach Study... :(
July 3rd-12th: Orchestra stuff! I will be on tour in Italy, and then home to do the final concert, and then up to Birmingham for the Music for Youth festival...
August 6th: It is my friend Eleanor's birthday. I have been at every single one of her birthdays for the last nine years, I think! Imagine that!
August 14th: RESULTS DAY. OH MY GOSH. I don't want to spend the whole of the previous evening checking the UCAS website to see if they have updated it telling me if I got my place at Cambridge, or not.
August 15th-(September 28th): I am going to Australia to visit my family! I haven't seen them since I was fourteen... Which is quite a while considering how much growing and changing as a person you do, between the ages of fourteen and eighteen.

So that is my summer... I hope it all goes to plan. I really do. The only other thing keeping me going through these exams, and the guilt at having not sufficiently prepared, is the thought of all of the craft activities I am going to undertake as soon as my exams are over. And the novels I shall read! I am planning to read the second book in The Cornish Trilogy. And I have been recommended 'The Master And Margarita', which was originally in Russian. I might read it, or I might not, depending upon how heavy going it is, and how frazzled my poor brain is! I want to knit a long long scarf! And I want to make a menagerie of felt animals, and a bag for myself, and a skirt...

Oh and here is the link to this woman's photos:

PaperNest

She gave me the idea of making heart shaped rainbow crayons.

And on that note, sleep beckons...