Easy Homemade Easter Eggs

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This Easter I decided to try something completely different and make easter eggs for my family instead of buying them. If this is new to you like it was to me, I would absolutely recommend doing a practice run a few weeks before Easter. I tried a few different techniques before deciding to keep things simple.

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Recent Reads – John Steinbeck’s East Of Eden

“No one who is young is ever going to be old.” John Steinbeck, East of Eden

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I’m not sure why this book took me over two months to read. I can safely say that’s more down to my flaky reading habits rather than the book itself. If you are like me, then perhaps the only Steinbeck book you have read so far is Of Mice And Men whilst studying for your GCSE’s (if you haven’t read this, then that’s another book to stick on your reading list).

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London – The First Six Months

I have now lived in our fab Capital for six months and I’m loving London just as much as when I first moved here. Although I am often out doing something or eating somewhere, I haven’t made the slightest dent in what London has to offer. I don’t think feeling bored is possible as there is always plenty to do, regardless of your budget or location.
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The Sewing Machine and Me

I have decided I would like to be more crafty. ‘DIY’ crafty – not deceitfully crafty. I studied textiles at school and created all of the usual projects such as a cushion cover, a bag with The longest over-the-shoulder strap which surprisingly I wore a great deal and my GCSE masterpiece – a purple and green table runner with Shisha Glass galore. Continue reading

2015 Reading Challenge

This year I have decided to give reading a good and proper go – compared to my customary reading of once in a while. I have dusted down my Goodreads account (which had been left just as vacant as my books) for a piece of well needed inspiration. I’m always up for a challenge and when I saw on Goodreads the opportunity to set myself a 2015 reading challenge, I signed straight away. Thinking realistically, I have given myself the challenge to read 12 books over the next year. There is nothing more to gain from this except for personal pride and a slight feeling of smugness. We shall see how it goes. I didn’t want to be too daring as my commitment levels to new hobbies are not the best. I’ve tried hard to not create a list of ‘must reads’, instead I will just see what comes along and draws my attention. I’m not very particular when it comes to genre and I like to read a bit of everything and anything.

Currently reading 'The Girl With All The Gifts' by M. R. Carey

Currently reading ‘The Girl With All The Gifts’ by M. R. Carey

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# 5 art in paradise, Chiang Mai

Visiting Chiang Mai in the North of Thailand generally means Elephants, Temples and Thai cooking lessons. Chiang Mai was the penultimate place of the trip, we were poor and we were templed out so when we came across a 3D/illusion art museum ‘Art in Paradise’ we were obviously going to go. (And yes, that is the name of the museum and not just me trying to sound pretentious as someone has stated..)

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Banksy in Leake Street

Hello, I’m now a Londoner!

I have successfully made the move to our wonderful Capital, started a fab new job and I’ve moved into a lovely teeny tiny flat in the South West. Considering I lived out of a backpack for 12 months with only 2 weeks worth of clothing; space..who needs it?

This month, with the help of my very talented artist of a Brother, James, I have discovered the wonders of Leake Street.  Minutes from Waterloo station, Leake Street is a place where many artists and art enthuisasts go to paint/graffiti/tag legally. The place is covered.

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