Saturday, 8 November 2014

Lucky Dip Club - the Diner box!

This is my second Lucky Dip Club box, run by Leona. Every month Leona creates a box filled with vintage, handmade and each box containing a personalised item, these boxes have been selling out fast, Octobers theme was the Diner box! You can pay for a one of box or opt for the monthly payment sign up. (Find out more here)

lucky dip club diner box
lucky dip club diner box
lucky dip club diner box
lucky dip club diner box
This months contents include - A personalised Pizza party magnet, this isn't something I particular like but it is something I can use and would be perfect for holding menus on the fridge etc. A Golden doughnut necklace, I'm not the biggest jewellery wearer but I like this, its simple (and reminds me of Homer Simpson..) so I'm sure it will make an appearance maybe more so in the Spring/Summer months. Knickerbocker glory tea towel, my most favourite item in this months box, I love the pop of Red. Paper straws, I always find paper straws to pretty to use, anyone else? A Burger buddy DIY Kit, I can't see myself using this and lastly the Halloween Cat badge.

I had to cancel my subscription for this because I couldn't afford it and I'm still 50/50 on the contents/price. I much prefer the contents of this months box in comparison to last months, I also fill like the value of this one was a lot better.

What do you think of this months box?

Thursday, 6 November 2014

A trip to London

I love London but with it being over a two hour car/train journey it's not a city I get to visit often and when I do it is a day trip, an early morning leaving/late night returning. One thing my city lacks is (I personally find) things to do, I love that London has so many things to offer and not feeling odd doing it on your own.. 

A few weeks a go now, me, my Mum and Sister took a day trip to go to the theatre.
We arrived at around half twelve, so the first thing we did was head to the Tower of London to see the Poppies. This was my first visit here and seeing the poppies were breathtaking and such a beautiful tribute. I'm not sure how long they are meant to stay there for but if you are in London you must go see!  Afterwards we headed to Bills! This was my first time there.. I need to try one of their Vegetarian breakfasts but on this day I had their Risotto and if I'm honest it wasn't amazing...  

So the play we had come to see was Les Misérables, this was part of my Mum's Christmas present from last year! I remember buying her the film and she watched it none stop, then it was the soundtrack every morning! I like musicals but when I sat down to watch the film for the first time I was like 'Oh my, what am I watching' the first half hour made me cringe, but I ended up loving it and sang the songs for several days after. The play was amazing its so hard trying not to compare the two, it was slightly different in parts to the film. I loved seeing how they used sets, lighting etc. to portray scenes that are easily done in the film but not on stage. Honestly it was amazing, I must admit I was a little teary eyed by the end of it. 

I wish I could go the theatre more often, let me know what your favourite shows are, I think Les Mis and The Lion King are at the top of my list!  

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Review - Avocado, Olive and Basil body lotion and Basil and Lemon cake*

Avocado and Olive two foods I am not a big fan of but in a lotion they surprisingly work for me, as much as I love my sweet scents, I find the scents of avocado, olive blossoms with lemon and cypress refreshing and soothing. The lotion sinks into my skin really fast leaving it soft and nourished. The lotion is pumped out, I love products that use pumps it means you get to use all of the product so none goes to waste.

Basil and Lemon cake.
Makes twelve cakes. 

For the mix - 150ml Olive Oil, Basil Sprig, 4 eggs, 150g caster sugar, zest and juice of one lemon, 180g plain flour. For the topping - berries (I chose Strawberries) 50g caster sugar, water.

Method - Preheat oven to 180c - Place oil and basil sprig in a pan over low heat and bring to simmer, once done discard the sprig and leave to cool on the side. Once the oil has cooled place in a bowl with the eggs, caster sugar, lemon zest/juice and mix together, once combined fold in flour with a pinch of salt. Pour into cases and cook for around 20 minutes. For the syrup, chop up your berries and put into a pan with 50g caster sugar ad 50ml water, cook until berries are soft and pour over your cakes. I sprinkled some icing sugar over mine. 

Has any beauty products ever inspired you to make something food related?
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