Archive for February, 2010


Sunday, February 21st, 2010

Okay so it’s been a busy few weeks since I last posted. The Saints won the Superbowl, Alexander McQueen died and my best friend Charlotte, a naturally platinum blonde, became a brunette.

I however have been busy preparing for a Drama presentation on a movement called ‘Dada’. Now if you’re asking yourself ‘what is Dada?’ then I may have to shout back to you in a faux German accent…


And if you still feel that you want to learn what Dada was (yes the movement is over now) then Wikipedia is your friend.

Anywho, I’ve been incredibly busy with that and work for my Creative Writing classes; hence I’m apologising profusely for not blogging more often.

However I’m here now, and can tell you all about my re-birthday (day) out. I forced my housemates to wear fancy dress (Robin and a pirate), whilst I was dressed as a fairy. We headed off into town for a day of drinking and debauchery. Thinking back on how much alcohol I consumed that day makes my liver ache slightly…vodka shots for the win!

Also on a previous note, the cheesecake that I made was disgusting! Eck! *shudders* However the base was the perfect consistency…just need to work on making the filling a bit less…well, cheesy…
However I did make my awesome sausage casserole a few days later, which made my tongue forget the taste of sweetened cheese.

Since I’ve been so busy, and I don’t get much time to myself anymore, I’ve been struggling to settle down and destress; and hence my boyfriend bought me a Wii. *bounces* The perfect part is that it’s all mine…it doesn’t belong to any of the boys in my house.

So that’s pretty much a catch up of all of the things I’ve been up to since my last post. Lots of time has passed since then, so much so that my brain couldn’t even remember all the things that I’d done…so I had to resort to refreshing it with my Twitter feed…

The presentation is being performed tomorrow at 11am…then I may just end up dying from all the illnesses that I’ve been surrounded with in the past few weeks, but have been fighting off.

Green Apple Sangria

Friday, February 5th, 2010

Exactly what it says in the title…I decided to make Green Apple Sangria after getting the idea from a friend. I can’t really have normal sangria, since it is made with red wine and that is incredibly acidic for my stomach. So I made my own variation of it.

1/5 Green Apple Vodka
3/5 White Wine
1/5 Apple Juice

I used apple peel to make my wine glass look really fabulous, whilst chucking the rest of the apple (minus the core) into the mixture. Stir it gently before serving.

You can try different quantities of each ingredient, I found one that worked for me, but it is mostly trial and error until you find the perfect taste for you.

Remember guys, be responsible, and don’t overdo it. Enjoy.


Friday, February 5th, 2010

So today I got a massive craving for cheesecake, but I didn’t want to have to walk half an hour to the supermarket to go buy it. Not being swayed by my laziness, I looked online for a simple cheesecake recipe; I mean how hard could it be?

The answer to that is not very, all it entails is cream cheese, double cream, sugar, digestive biscuits and butter. Realising that I had most of these ingredients in my cupboards, I decided to make my own.

I got the base down really easily, it was simple because of my fantabulous blender, and it was all ready for the cheesy creamy filling. But no matter how much I mixed (I even called in the troops to come mix when my wrist started to hurt) it still wasn’t becoming the nice smooth substance that I needed.

Despite this I still poured the goop over the base and put it in the fridge to set. I will admit I am absolutely dreading tasting it, however it will probably satisfy my cheesecake craving if it is especially disgusting. But you never know, it could turn out to be awesome…yeah, I’m not buying that either.

Pictures will be up tomorrow of my first ever attempt at cheesecake.