Sunday, 27 July 2014

Lazy Sundays - Banana Pancakes

I was looking around yesterday morning for something a little different to make for breakfast when the song Banana pancakes by Jack Johnson popped up on shuffle. I call that fait.

After searching for the most simple recipe possible (I was still half asleep so weighing or sifting anything was completely out of the question) I found this one on . Now unfortunately mine don't look as pristine as Eugenie's, in fact they look a little burnt but I promise they weren't and  they tasted amazing! If you want the recipe then make sure to click the link to her website, but to be honest if I said: 1 1/2 bananas, 2 eggs, 1/8 tsp bicarbonate of soda, a bowl and a fork I am sure you could work it out!...
Adding a little cinnamon to the pancake mix works really well too!

Here are some toppings that I thought were particularly tasty!
Agave nectar / Honey
Maple / golden syrup
Nutella (Seriously good!)
Fresh Fruit (Blueberries/ raspberries/ strawberries. Can't go wrong.)

Odd socks are completely nessicary...

Friday, 25 July 2014


Finally the summer holidays have come around and trust me I am 150% ready! I feel like the last school term has been painfully long! But now its over and the holidays have arrived it means that, hopefully, I will have more time to blog and it might even be in regular weekly or twice weekly slots (if your lucky!)

Cheesy as it may sound, for me, summer time is all about family, friends and new experiences and hopefully this year wont disappoint! Next week I am jetting of you California to stay with relatives for 2 weeks and then I'm off to Tiree with a close friend and her family. Now all this travelling is new territory for me! For that past 9 years I have gone to the same place every summer so I am extremely extremely excited to go somewhere a bit different!
To get us all in the summer time mood, I thought I would share some shots from last summers shenanigans! Enjoy!

What are you up to this summer?

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Your Summer Guide - 2014

I've managed to compile a list of my favourite, warm weather appropriate, blog posts and videos from some of my favourite people on the inter webs... Hopefully it will provide you with some summertime inspiration or just a couple of interesting pre-holiday reads! Get ready to do some serious bookmarking....

Your SPF Crash Course  It doesn't matter if you are lucky enough to be going away this summer or will be enjoying a "staycation", this article is full invaluable information on the benefits of UVA and UVB protection.
(Here are some other useful tips!)

Summer Style Challenge Some really nice ways to change up how you style items in your wardrobe this summer...

Faux Glow...Anna made this video last summer sharing all her most used tanning products and I made sure to bookmark it for when I needed some trusted advice on the best bits to make me look a bit less pasty and a bit more healthy. Although, I am still absolutely terrified of using anything that isn't just tinted!
(You can find her most recent routine here!)

Fun Workouts Yes really! Not only are they fun they're also really really effective but I am always amazed at how effortless Cassey makes it all look; these observations are usually made while I'm sweating an ocean and have just collapsed on my bedroom floor....

Also Pintrest is awesome for finding some quick 5 minutes workouts. I like to do a couple of these exercises before I get in the shower!

Polishes That Enhance a Tan? Yes Please!

Hair styles Summer is the best time for experimenting with your locks... I mean what other time of year can you turn your hair in to your very own walking flower garden?!
Mimi has almost 3 hundred easy to follow hair tutorials on her channel. Her braid videos are my favourite :)

Sweat Proof Make up Tips from the makeup Queen her self.... What more could you ask for?

Hope some of these have been helpful!

Thursday, 3 July 2014

That time I saw One Direction...

Nearly a month ago now I went to see One Direction perform at Wembley Stadium with two of my closest friends (Artie and Indi). We had seating tickets which, in hind sight, probably wasn't the best idea for the kind of experience that I was hoping for (far to civilised!) Also it meant we where with the majority of the parents that had obviously been dragged along by their children, although you wouldn't have thought it by the time 1D where on! They where singing along like the rest of us!

Despite all that, I think its safe to say that for my first ever concert, One Direction was pretty intense.
There was screaming.... Soooo much screaming. And many, many tears where shed (although not by me I should add!) And even though I'm not much of a Directioner, it was almost impossible not to get swept up in all the excitement & by the end of the night I was surprised that my feet hadn't  fallen off from all the dancing...

Next time look out for us on the front row!