Thursday, 28 April 2011

Wedding Of The Year.

I am hunner's excited about this weeks up and coming nuptials of 'Will's & Kate', I have been following it for a while and will be spending my Friday watching the big day on the telly with my mum (and possibly my auntie) surrounded by bunting, eating scones from my commemorative plates and drinking potails from our commemorative mugs! 

I will be dressing up for the occasion too, no idea what I will wear but it will compliment my bruised and swollen foot(!).

There are some hilarious TV show's surrounding the wedding, there was a show on Sky Living a couple of nights ago called 'How To Nab A Prince' in which you get shown how to speak, what to wear and where to hang out to meet your prince.  And all this week there are numerous other shows on the telly box about the couple and how they met etc. even though these programmes are cheesy I am watching them (.....!).

Today I am going to make it my mission to find the film that was made about them, it looks awful, hence why I MUST SEE IT! 

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Pictures Of The Weekend.

This weekend has been nice, we have had family visits and I have taken up a couple of new hobbies, knitting and cross stitch.  I will no doubt blog about my knitting and cross stitch adventures in the coming weeks, but for now here are some pictures taken over the weekend.  I do hope everyone had a lovely Easter!

Saturday, 23 April 2011

We're Late For A Very Important Date.

Yesterday I took my mum to see the Scottish Ballet's contemporary version of Alice (In Wonderland) at the Festival Theatre and it was FAB!  The choreography, music, set design, costumes and visuals were spectacular and would highly recommend seeing it.

I had bought the tickets about a month ago and though it would be nice to take my wee mummy, we got a taxi up to the theatre which was great as now that I am on crutches it's had for me to get about.  We arrived with 20 minutes to spare and we made our way to the ticket office and asked if it would be possible to move me to an aisle seat, the staff were fantastic and made the necessary arrangements (our seat were 3 rows from the front!).  We had a fantastic view and settled down to watch the performance.  We loved it!  I love ballet and this was one of the best I have seen and it was great having that contemporary edge to it rather than just the classical style.  Seeing this makes me want to take up ballet again! 

Thursday, 21 April 2011

A' Bake A Cake.

Last week myself and Jaimie decided to doing some baking.  We tend to have 'bake offs' where by Jaimie will bake something and I will bake something and at the end we see who's tasty treat is the best (mine, obviously!).  When we were away on our mini break Jaimie bought some fine oats from a mill that we visited and he thought it would be nice to make some oat scones and I was opting for a devils food cake.  They were both delish!  

For Jaimie's oat scones he used:

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

2 cups rolled oats

1/4 cup white sugar

4 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 egg, beaten

1/2 cup butter, melted

1/3 cup milk

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking sheet.  In a large bowl, mix the flour, oats, sugar, baking powder and salt. Make a well in the centre.  In a small bowl, beat egg until frothy, and stir in melted butter and milk.  Pour into the well, and mix to create a soft dough.  Pat dough into two 1/2 inch thick circles. Place on the prepared baking sheet. Score 8 wedges into each circle of dough.  Bake 15 minutes in the preheated oven, until risen and browned. 

For my devils food cake:

50g/2oz best-quality cocoa powder, sifted

100g/4oz dark muscovado sugar

250ml/8fl oz boiling water

125g/4½oz soft unsalted butter, plus some for greasing

150g/5oz caster sugar

225g/8oz plain flour

½ tsp baking powder

½ tsp bicarbonate of soda

2 tsp vanilla extract

2 free-range eggs 

Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. Line the bottoms of two 20cm/8in sandwich tins with baking parchment and butter the sides.  Put the cocoa and the dark muscovado sugar into a large bowl and pour in the boiling water.  Whisk to mix, then set aside.  Cream the butter and caster sugar together in a separate bowl, beating well until pale and fluffy.  Stir the flour, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda together in another bowl.  Pop some of the vanilla extract into the creamed butter and sugar – mixing – then crack in one egg, quickly followed by a scoop of the flour mixture, then the second egg.  Keep mixing after each addition.  Incorporate the rest of the flour mixture little by little, then finally mix and fold in the cocoa mixture, scraping the bowl well with a spatula.  Pour the batter into the prepared tin(s) and put in the oven for about 30 minutes, or until a cake tester comes out clean.  Take the tins out and leave them on a wire rack for 5-10 minutes, then turn the cakes out and set aside to cool.  

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

A Penguin Being Tickled.

OMGEEEE! Too cute for words, enjoy!


On Saturday my friend Lisa decided to have a BBQ at her house as her family are away in The Big Apple, she was up into the wee small hours cutting up veg, making puddings and cleaning her house for our arrival.  Luckily the weather wasn't too bad and we sat out in her back garden and munched on the piles upon piles of food!  Everyone seemed to have a good time (even though some peeps fell asleep!), but sadly me and Jaimie didn't stay that late as I had to get up for work the next again day. 

Monday, 18 April 2011

They Call Me Hop A' Long.

Yesterday was not a good day for poor lil' me.  I arrived at work for my 8 hour shift and completely forgot my sign code (great start to the day!), so I had to go and ask my boss who then told me she was sign in for me, then as I was setting up and carrying a stand, the metal bar at the bottom dropped on my left foot and has since come up in a nice purple bruise(!), later on I managed to bang my arm into a door and I have yet another bruise.  

2pm came and Jayne (my manager) asked if I wanted to finish early (due to work being sooooo quiet), I said yes pleased that I could get away early and head through to Glasgow before going to the SECC to see Peter Kay with Jaimie.  So I got changed, said my goodbyes and headed down the stairs.... I was popping my sunglasses on, carrying a bottle or water, on the phone to Jaimie and waving at a couple of work folk who were outside having a smoke, when it happened.... I missed a step and went over my right foot.... SNAP! Was all that I heard and my shoe came flying off, my friends laughed and then rushed in as they noticed that I was in pain.  They brought me back up the stairs and helped me to my work where they called for an ambulance.  Everyone was so nice and the managers stayed with me (and joked about) until the paramedics came, I was then strapped ( and I mean strapped, I couldn't move!) into a emergency chair, which I have used before in training.  I really wish I had worn my sunglasses because as soon as I got out of the building EVERYONE was staring, luckily I had good paramedics and they kept me smiling.  After my jaunt in the ambulance I arrived at the hospital where they had me X-rayed and then I waited a LONG 3 hours before being seen by a physiotherapist who told me that they could not see any broken bones, but that I had pulled a ligament in my foot and that it would take about a week to heal.  He then wrapped my foot and and gave me some exercises to do and handed me a pair of crutches, sending my on my way.  My mum came to the hospital to wait with me and take me home, I was so very grateful she came along as she brought the car, there is no way I could have got a bus! 

Saturday, 16 April 2011


I have a Wordpress and I'm just importing my blog here. 

Eye Eye!

I've always been a fan of everything fake,  fake tan, nails, hair and eyelashes.  I however have never really been able to master the art of  eyelash application, until today!  They are by 'Perfect 10' and called the 'maxi lash', I think I've done a decent job and it doesn't even fell like they are on, think I'll wear them a lot more often now!  

Friday, 15 April 2011

National Costume Museum.

I have been wanting to go to this place for AGES and after years of wanting, I went.  Has to be said I was a tad disappointed with the amount of clothes that were being showcased, it stopped at the 1950's, I would have liked to see it continue up until present day.  But nonetheless I did enjoy looking at the pretty clothes and the house, also getting to dress up was good fun!  

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