Month: April 2013

Ruth’s Recipes: Cheese and Leek Muffins

Hello, so I’ve touched on food and recipes in the past, but I’ve decided to give food blogging a go- hence the new cheesy post title! I’ve never really been one for baking but the company I work for does a lot of work for the NSPCC and I am the volunteered Charity Rep for our department, so when a Great British Bake Off-style competition was announced, I decided to give baking a go. With 4 categories to choose from, and not having much of a sweet tooth I opted for category D. Savoury bakes. After having a read through my mums recipe books, one of my favourite things. I’m not a baker but a massive foodie and love reading recipe books, so digged out Jamie and Delia to see what they had to offer. Everything seemed a little difficult for a firt bake attempt so turned to Google and BBC’s Good Food page. I settled on this Cheese and Leek Muffins recipe, as quite selfishly, I though they sounded delicious. Yesterday was my trial run and …

Broadchurch- Review

Broadchurch. The ITV drama that took us all by storm and became unmisssablee television and the one show I’ve been obsessed with over the past 8 weeks. It’s at this point I must advise if you haven’t watched the series and wouldn’t like to be told who dun it, then stop reading now. From the casting, to the initial storyline- young boy found dead in small town with tight knit community. Each episode leads on from another, with every member of the community carrying their own secret and clues leading to the murderer. The series is focused on the Latimer famiy, with youngest child, Danny Latimer found dead. We learn Mark Latimer had been having a brief affair with the local hotelier, Becca Fisher and grieving mum, Beth Latimer is pregnant. Through the first couple of episodes the Latimers are at the heart of Broadchurch. David Tennant was fantastic casting of DC Hardy. Moody and mysterious with his own secret and the knowledge that he failed his previous murder case. We warm to him as the episodes carry …

What time is it Mr Wolf?

When it comes to my everyday jewellery I wear a necklace and watch everyday. The necklace I got for my 21st and have added charms to it over the past 4 years- each carrying a special meaning and my watch. I think choosing a watch can be a difficult decision as it is something you wear every day and in my case, when I go out as well. It is a personal accessory and your jewellery feels like your make-up, as I feel lost without it. My current watch is from Lipsy. Not a brand that I wear at all and never thought it was very me, but it features a gold strap with black and gold clock face. Being more of a gold girl, than silver, however tacky that sounds, I loved it. But, it has started to scratch and look a little worn so I’ve started to look around for a new favourite. I don’t really want something that every girl on the high street has, but like I said earlier it has to be practical enough …

The Kardashian Effect

Khloe Kardashian Odom. I have been a fan since I first discovered KUWTK during my 3rd year of University. After spending my younger years growing up in a house with with bog standard channels 1-5 until the launch of Freeview, the trials and tribulations of the Kardashian sisters and Jenner family was alien to me. Well until Virgin TV was introduced to my life in my 3rd year student house. Ahh memories. But, back to the matter in hand. Khloe quickly became my favourite character. Loud, outspoken and a ‘takes no prisoners’ attitude my kinda woman some might say. She told the truth to her sisters and has a quick, witty personality and a loving relationships with the younger Jenner sisters, who are now hot on the heels of the three K’s. Kim, Kourtney and Khloe. But, like I say Khloe has always been my favourite sister. I have been meaning to write this post for a while, but after a conversation with one of my friends whilst watching an episode of ‘Kim and Kourtney Take New York’. It was missing one thing in my opinion Mrs …

Hairspiration

So, I know I have covered my on-going battle to find my dream hair colour on here before, but I haven’t spoken about it for a while. My natural colour is a strawberry blonde (trust me this IS a real colour), however I first started dying my hair red back in 2008 and I got hooked. I just loved having red hair and boy did I try every shade and every box dye going. After 3 years of having varying shades of red I decided to go dark. And this where it began. After swearing I would always be red and loving it so, all of a suddden, I kind of didnt. I just didnt have a clue what colour I wanted to be- much to my poor mum/DIY hairdresser, who wanted me to go natural, but that wasnt the easiest thing in the world after spending so many hears piling dark dyes on a lighter natural colour. This is when I started to strip. My hair that is. And this weny on for about a …