Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Baz is The Best -- From Saturday 24th March

I've been a little bit obsessed with Baz Luhrmann's interpretation of Romeo and Juliet ever since I bagged the DVD at Christmas for a cheeky three quid. This year he's back with The Great Gatsby. I'm way too excited. Leo's back again and this time he's with the beautiful Carey Mulligan - she's so great. We'll have to wait til December to see it tho, so here's a bit of Romeo and Juliet to keep you going.

And here are some pretty F. Scott Fitzgerald covers. It would make me so happy to see them on my shelf.


THE PERFECT COOKIE RECIPE - From Friday 23rd March

So I haven't been on the internet, which kind of makes it hard to keep a blog. But here we are, Friday's offering:


I perfected my cookie recipe on friday and so I thought I would share it with you, coz I'm nice like that.

1. Pre heat oven to 190 degrees.
2. Mix 225g of butter with 350g of sugar and a couple teaspoons of vanilla extract.

(n.b. Use baking butter for best results, as normal butter clumps together. Also use a mixture of dark brown, light brown and caster sugar. If you like sweet cookies have half of the amount of sugar caster and the rest brown - if you like a more caramely buttery taste have the ratio more equal.)

3. Beat in two eggs to your mixture.
4. Mix in 350g of plain flour, 1 teaspoon of salt and 1 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda.
5. Break into small chunks two large Toblerone bars (or 350g of a chocolate of your choice)

(n.b. Don't scrape the shavings of the chocolate into the mixture, they look prettier and taste nicer if it's just big chunks of chocolate - also Toblerone bars are only a quid at Poundland!)

6. Grease a baking tray with butter and use two large spoons to transfer balls of your cookie dough onto the tray - you'll only be able to fit a couple/few on at a time (depending on the size of your tray) but let them have their own space, as they'll spread a lot!

7. Bake for 9-11 minutes. If you prefer gooey cookies take them out early, if you prefer biscuity cookies leave them in for longer.

8. Transfer to a wire rack using a spatula and leave to cool. (Or eat them hot and gooey out of the over - my personal preference)

Et voila! If you're really nice, you'll wrap them up in cellophane bags and give them to people you love. They're so good though, I don't think you'll want to share.


Thursday, 22 March 2012

A Bedtime Film

Here's a lovely little short film I found on youtube today. 

Sweet dreams 

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Boogie Nights

I want to go dancing. And not rubbing genitals together dancing but PROPER dancing. The sort of dancing that makes you look a bit of a fool. I'm dreaming of living in times like these:


And anyone who says that it can't be done today, that our music is different and it requires our modern form of dance (if you can really call grinding dancing); well, here's my comeback:

Excuse me whilst I go dance the night away.


Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Spring Love

It's been sunny for two days running, so as a typical British citizen, I am ready to shout from the rooftops: SPRING IS HERE!

My First Spring Love? Daffodils.

They're bright and yellow and oh so friendly. (Not to mention free! Apparently it's illegal to pick flowers from parks, but I'm choosing to ignore that.) I'm thinking they'd make perfect Easter gifts in glass jars, finished with a piece of gingham ribbon.

Daffodils are an old love that keep coming back. However not every love is so lucky. This is a blog filled with photos of celebrity couples who've broken up. It's quite sad, but also surely a bit weird for the celebrities who were in those couples? It's a bit odd to think of strangers looking at photos of your old relationships.

Anyway, here's a photo of a baby bunny, you know, because it's Spring.


Monday, 19 March 2012

Colouring In

Here's some colour co-ordinated things, I wish I had the time/patience/OCD-ness to colour co-ordinate my life, it just looks so damn good.

---these are colouring pencils-I have to admit, you definitely have too much time on your hands if you do this.


---I want to own this quantity of fabrics and arrange them like this.

More books. Yum.



Sunday, 18 March 2012

From yesterday to today...

So last time it was happiest animals, today it's the cutest puppies, I wish I could blame the hours I've spent in the library for the amusement I find in these things, but really it's just me.

But here's some other musings from this week:

That rabbit just didn't see that foot coming.
Pin ups.
A laid-back afternoon track.
And a really good point.

Happy Weekend!