Monday, 29 April 2013

Outfit Of The Day - Oversize




Scarf - Thrift
Oversized Shirt - Thrift
Black Leggings - H&M
Boat Shoes - Moshulu
Bag - New Look
In the midst of a revision festival for my final summer exams, only 6 weeks til freedom! Hence the casualness of my outfit todayyy

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Outfit Of The Day - Festival Blues


Poncho - F&F
Shoes - Moshulu
Peace Necklace - eBay
I woke up so so late this morning, and therefore the poncho was resurrected from the depths of my cupboard. It reminded me of Reading last year and made me sad that I'm not festivalling this year :( might try and get to Bestival or Lovebox for a day because I'm getting withdrawal symptoms.

Monday, 22 April 2013

Outfit Of The Day - Better Late Than Never




Pinstripe Shirt - Thrifted
Lace Top - River Island
Black Leggings - no idea!
Brogues - Primark
Bag - New Look
Parka - New Look
Realised that I haven't done an outfit post in a while! Recently my life has consisted of school work, paid work and gymming. The next month is going to be so vile in the fact that I'll be working ridiculously hard to get through my final exams, missing social interaction :(:( but not long until Ibiza, freedom etc..

.Also have been applying for a few fashion internships for the summer. A retro London based company has replied which looks a-maz-ing but the logistics of staying in London for a month, along with the costs, are a bit unrealistic. After more investigation I've found one alot closer to home in Bristol for Motel, so will be emailing this eve! The future's excitinnnn

Sunday, 7 April 2013

Opportunities

So I've been 'drifting' along these last few months, faced with the common teenage outcry "I don't know what to do with my life!?". I think it's so difficult for young people to decide on university and courses which will map out their future, especially if you're like me and are extremely indecisive about the matter. I've lost count of the amount of times I've said over the last month "guys I'm taking a gap year" which is then often followed by "no I'm going to uni to get stuck into my degree". The fact I still haven't visited 3 out of 4 of my uni offers isn't helping, especially as I have to decide which offer accept in under a month. But that's typical Bex, leaving everything until the last minute.

So back to the title of this post. I have always known that I'd like to go into business one day, hence why I've applied to study economics. My dad owns a consultancy business, and is a real role model (I could go on about the legend that is my father but that's another story). Basically he returned from a conference in the US yesterday and started to explain to me the high level of opportunity that exists for securing contracts in the US for his business. However, this would require a high level of investment and therefore it would depend on one of us (childrennnn) to get involved in the future. I'd planned to do some work for him at some point anyway, obviously in the intention of becoming the boss :):):)

The main point is that I might might might have the opportunity to work for my dad's company in the US for a year, in Cincinnati Ohio. Travelling has always been an ambition of mine, so this chance to go to America to work is quite a big deal. Not only will I get craved independence (I'm not a bad cook so won't starve) but I will also gain extremely valuable experience, along with a very decent salary. The plan would be that I would do this and then start studying at university next year. Although I've been really "drifting" along lately, this opportunity has really excited me. For once, it seems that I have some actual idea about my future. At least for today anyway before I change my mind.


     Also, I'm going to finally pay for the rest of Ibiza this week!!!! Our holiday is 3 months away and I literally CAN'T WAIT. Slaving away at the pub this week will totally be worth it.





Tuesday, 2 April 2013

I am Mary Berry


Had a sudden urge to bake earlier (old woman alert) after watching multiple cooking programmes. Decided to try rockcakes because they are a personal fav/appeared to have the easiest recipe. They turned out surprisingly well, definitely will be making thousands of these at uni to bribe people to be my friend :):):)

Here's the recipe!

ROCKCAKES - MAKES 12

Ingredients:
275g self raising flour
175g margarine
100g granulated sugar
150g dried fruit (sultanas are best)
1 large egg
2 tablespoons of milk

Method:
1. Preheat the oven at 190c and line 2 baking trays with greaseproof paper
2. Put the flour and margarine (cut into smaller chunks) into a food processor and blend until the mixture is a breadcrumb consistency. (If you don't have a food processor you can rub the marg and flour together by hand, will just take longer!)
3. Spoon the mixture out of the food processor into a large mixing bowl and add the sugar and the fruit, stirring to combine the ingredients evenly.
4. Lightly beat the egg and the milk. then add to the mixture. You should get a slightly sticky, thick texture. If it's too dry, add small amounts of milk until everything is bound together.
5. Spoon small balls of the mixture onto the lined baking tray, leaving at least 5cm gaps beteeen them to allow the mixture to spread as it cooks. (6 rockcakes on each tray)
6. Cook for 20 - 25minutes, or until golden brown.

These are good for a snack, or even breakfast if you're in a rush. Enjoyyyyy

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