Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Cuba photo diary

I went to the Caribbean over Christmas and the New Year so thought I'd share some of my photos. Cuba (we went to Havana, Varadero and Trinidad) was unlike anywhere I've ever been and theres a reason the phrase 'time-warp' is overused when talking about it. It's the second communist country I've been to in 2014 (who would of thought) and it was weird to see how Cuba is still so fresh from its violent and oppressive history and has only just opened up to tourism. I'll let the pictures do the rest of the talking...

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Little black dress

I bought this dress in the sale for my uni formal dinner and had plans to re-wear it for NYE but I left it in my halls, doh. I never wear dresses but of course its in black (#standard). I'm of to shop the sales online and pack- hope everyone has a great christmas and new year!

Saturday, 6 December 2014

All the Christmas feels and DIY present ideas

This year I'll actually be on a plane on Christmas day so won't enjoy the usual roast, crappy TV and excessive family time. In the meantime I have plans to make my uni room as christmassy as possible; I'm talking a mini tree with lil decorations, a banner, advent calendar and a diffuser that will make my room smell like a combination of Santa's grotto/a swiss chalet/fresh gingerbread/frankincense and myrrh.
This is kind of like a Christmas inspo board? Ideas for baked goods, DIY presents, decorating, dream snowy destinations- or as the title aptly sums it up, a post so i can feel 'all the Christmas feels'.
Baking is always a fail safe. This recipe for chocolate-dipped gingerbread marshmallows and molten chocolate and salted caramel tarts would 100% be ideal to open on christmas morning and could easily be achieved on a small bugdet. I'm also eager to try this mint brownie and no-bake vanilla cake batter chocolate truffle recipe.
Cat from Take Courage posted about this DIY snow globe last year on her blog and it would make a perfect gift. This fawn from Cox & Cox would make a cool ornament for the inside if you're not into the London theme, and you could always add something specific to the gift reciever for a personal touch.
*couldn't find the two original sources*. If you have a small apartment or need a last minute christmas centre piece you could find a mini fake or real tree and plant it in a vintage tin or old jar. Also cool for a uni room or office desk.
Happy holidays everyone