Wednesday, 23 July 2014

August Wish List

Well summer is well and truly here! The sun is out and boy it's warm! (we're not quite used to this in England!)
I've not posted in while so thought I would share with you my wish list, a few items that I've been thinking about getting but haven't go round to it yet or have talked myself out of.

1. The Body Shop's Vitamin E Aqua Boost Sorbet
Before even seeing this product the name just makes it sound like the best moisturizer ever, it sounds like something you would want to drink! I've seen some Youtubers using the Clinique moisture surge and absolutely swearing by it but for me it was too pricey so I would really like to try this as to me it looks as though it would be similar. 

2. Cath Kidston Fold Away Barrel Bag
I quite often browse the Cath Kidston website, especially when the new collection is released. So when the autumn products went live I had a look straight away and found this super cute bag with the ditsy floral pattern. Now...I don't really need a new bag nor do I know when I would use it? But surely you can never have too many bags?! I just love the pattern and it folds away into a tiny little pouch! 

3. Zara floral trousers 
I love the colour of these trousers and they look super comfy! I already have a pair of patterned trousers from Next which I wear all the time so wanted another pair. However...I saw lots of people wearing these but never new where to get them until I was browsing the sale in Zara and there they were! Two pairs tucked away in the corner, "FAB!" I thought, even better "they're in the sale!". Sure enough not my size :( 
I've scoured the sale on the website too and can't find them! So these are still on my wishlist despite the fact I really don't think there's any left! (If anyone finds them...let me know!!)

4. L'occitane Cherry Blossom Eau de Toilette 
I'm not very adventurous when it comes to fragrance, I've been using this perfume for roughly the last 4 years just replacing it when it runs out. But I love it so much I'm not brave enough to try something new!(Is it just me?!) I'm going to Paris in the summer so I think I might treat myself and pop in! 

What's on your wish list this summer?
Hope you're all enjoying the sun and having a relaxing break!

Hannah x 

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Quick & Simple fruit muffins!

I like the idea of baking, but when it gets round to it I always put it off! (sometimes it's just to faffy and I HATE the cleaning up!!) But this morning I had a few spare hours so got stuck in. My dad brought home some blueberries yesterday so I thought muffins would be ideal! They actually turned out ok bearing in mind I haven't baked since school. 
Here's the recipe if you want to make some muffins in no time at all!

You will need:
  • 300g Plain flour
  • 3 Teaspoons of baking powder
  • 115g Caster sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 300ml Milk
  • 85ml Sunflower oil
  • Fruit - Obviously I used blueberries but you could use any fresh fruit (brambles, raspberries,)
  • 12 Muffin cases 

 1. Set oven to 180 or gas 6
2. Grease inside the paper cases , I just dipped my
 brush into the oil I had already measured out
 3.In a large mixing bowl, sieve the flour and baking powder.
    Then add in the sugar.

 4. In a smaller bowl mix the oil, egg and milk together using a fork.

5. Add to the flour mixture all at once and beat until smooth.

 6. Stir in your chosen fruit
 7. Divide the mixture evenly between the cases. I then sprinkled an extra little bit of brown sugar on the top to add a bit of crunch.
 8. Bake in the oven for 25-30 mins or until golden brown.

 9. Leave to cool for a few mins in the tin, then place the muffins on a cooling rack.

Hope this inspires some of you to get back into baking! Let me know if you try the recipe, perhaps you will use different fillings? 

Thanks for reading! 

Hannah x 

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Le Tour Yorkshire - Grand Départ 2014

Back in December 2012 Yorkshire won the bid to host the world's biggest annual sporting event... the Tour de France and boy were we excited! The county have been counting down the days ever since and last week the day finally arrived!
I loved seeing the whole of Yorkshire come together to watch such a spectacular event, every street was covered in bunting and yellow bicycles. We really did turn Yorkshire yellow!
Here are some photos for you to enjoy in case you missed out on the big day!

These were all taken a few days before but luckily my dad manged to capture some the actual race too!

Free Haribo!

One of the riders wearing the famous yellow jersey 

and off they went on the rest of their journey!

Did you manage to catch a glimpse of the race? What did you think?!
Thanks for reading!
Hannah x

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Tag : Q&A

Hello Everyone!

I found these questions on Zoella's blog which she answered yonks ago but thought I'd give them a go while I'm still getting to grips with blogging! 

Here goes...

What is your current fashion obsession? At the moment I'm loving patterned trousers. 

What is your current make-up obsession?  Maybelline dream pure BB cream 

What are you wearing today? Oops, I've not left the house yet so I'm wearing Primark PJ bottoms and loose green top

Hair? Wet.

Do you nap a lot? No, only when I'm in the car! 

Why is today special? It's my day off!

What would you like to learn to do? I'd love to learn to speak a language fluently.

What's for dinner today? Well in Yorkshire we call lunch "dinner" so probably a sandwich.

What are you listening to right now? Pharrell Williams - Happy  & the washing machine.

What is your favorite weather? Warm but bearable 

What's the last thing you bought? Yorkshire Tea teabags 

What are your essentials when travelling? A bottle of water, pillow, comfy clothes, reading material and snacks!

What's your style? Whatever I enjoy to wear and feel content wearing!

What is your most challenging goal at the moment? I'm starting Uni in September so I guess it's to get stuck in and enjoy it as much as possible.

If you could have a house totally payed for, fully furnished anywhere in the world, where would you like it to be? That's impossible to answer! The possibilities are endless! 

Favorite vacation spot? The french riviera

Name the things you cannot live without? Family and friends 

How was your childhood? enjoyable but too quick

What would you like to have in your hands right now? Keys to a new car?! 

What would you like to get rid of? Calories, I want to eat bad stuff and not always feel bad!

What are you most excited for? The next couple of months, I want to think I've done something this summer

If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour where would you go? Greece, my friends are on holiday there so I would stop off for a chat! 

Which countries have you visited? Mallorca, France, Cyprus, Tenerife, Ibiza 

Wow! That took longer than I thought, they really get you thinking though! 

I would like to Tag;
  • Antonella.
  • Tara Baker
  • Keighly Kerr
  • Amy Gill
Thank you for reading!

Hannah x