Monday, 30 June 2014

A slice of Heaven

                        Lemon Cake
There is nothing more relaxing then baking. My favourite cake is Lemon.

175g / 6oz Odlums Self Raising Flour (sieved)
2 Eggs
175g / 6oz Sugar
150g / 5oz soft Margarine
Rind of Lemon
150ml / 1/4 pint Milk
Pinch of Salt

For Lemon Syrup

150g / 5oz Icing Sugar
Juice of 1 Lemon


1.      Pre heat oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas 4. Grease and base line a 900g/2lb loaf tin.

2.      Put the eggs and sugar into a food processor and process for about a minute and a half, scraping down the sides if necessary.

3.      Remove the lid and drop spoonfuls of the soft margarine onto the mixture along with the lemon rind and process again until margarine disappears (about a minute). The mixture now looks like mayonnaise!

4.      Finally, add the flour, milk and salt and give another “buzz” until mixture is smooth.

5.      Transfer to the prepared tin and bake for about 45 minutes until golden brown and firm to the touch. Remove from oven and place tin on a wire tray.

6.      Meanwhile, gently heat the icing sugar and lemon juice in a small saucepan stirring until a clear syrup is formed. Do not boil.

7.      Prick the warm cake with a fork, then gently pour the syrup over it, until it has been completely absorbed.

3 weddings, 4 dresses & everylasting beauty

Jacqueline Kennedy’s dress is an art form in itself. The model wife betrothed by John F. Kennedy looks every inch the princess on her wedding day. Simplicity is an understatement & she stands out for all the right reasons.

Olivia Palermo shocked the world by embracing the most important day in her life wearing a cashmere sweater topped with a frill skirt. In one essence, I think it is PERFECTION. Olivia known for her chic style and otter beauty does not disappoint on this occasion. In fact I believe she stuck true to her self & looks every inch the goddess & fashionata. That we all have to come to adore & admire. She radiates simplicity.
 Poppy Delevingne
Had one wedding, two dresses & most importantly style. Already famous for her boho chic & free loving ways. She caught my attention with an unusual yet captivating floral gown. Her icon beauty shown through with matching trails for both gowns. She graced the media with her unusual style & got a thumbs up from fans worldwide. A true beauty & individual. A girl who marches to her own tune.

Friday, 27 June 2014

Jason Derulo ......


Last night I finally got to treat my boyfriend to a concert in the name of Jason Derulo. Although, as we learned it mainly consisted of "ripped", "no tops allowed", "backing track" & "gym tips" accompanied by excessive dancing. I have to admit I thoroughly enjoyed it.

The concert ranged in ages from the wannabe cool dad behind us to the 12 year old struggling in heels. The best part of the concert was a glimpse of Steve Aoki where the place started hopping for those short few minutes. Next time I think we should go to a RAVE!!
The after party hosted in Savoy as you may have heard by now was *cough *cough interesting. Reports alleged sexual assault by the entourage & harrashment towards girls of all ages including minors. An invitation to the VIP section I kindly declined.
To finish up our evening we strolled to McDonalds which is standard after a night out. Dreaming of the burgers kept us going all night with a McFlurry topping the icing on the cake. There was a range of entertainment provided with couples who drank too much declaring “They & life themselves was over”. I was actually very entertaining when you were us sober as a judge watching from a far.
Either way was a nice night out