Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Happy Christmas !

Hey guys. 

How are you all? 

Now I realise what I didn't want to happen has happened. I haven't done a blog post for about a month. My reason for this is ... Vlogmas. 

In case you haven't seen my channel or any of my vlogmas videos you can click this link and watch all the days of December up until now. This really has taken so much of my time. Filming it, editing it, processing it and uploading it. I really take my hat off to all youtubers who do it! It's not easy! Although it hasn't been easy to keep up to and having long sessions on the laptop I have really enjoyed filming snippets of all my days in December and putting them together for you. I just hope you enjoy watching bits I get up to! And like anyone's life some days are far more exciting than other days so be aware of that haha. 

So the purpose of this blog post was to say a huge MERRY CHRISTMAS to you all. I hope you all have a fantastic day tomorrow celebrating with family and/or friends and you get some wonderful things and make some memories. 

If you have any special traditions you do at Christmas be sure to let me know in the comments I'd love to hear what other people do! 

Have a great time and a very happy and healthy new year. 

Lots of love 

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Making Almond Biscuits

Hey guys!

Today I am  bringing you a 'How to...' post. And for this occasion it is a baking recipe of one of my favourite biscuits.... Almond ones!

They are so easy to make and I hope you give them a try yourself from this recipe. If you do please tweet me some pictures of them at accentgirl100 or leave me a comment on this post letting me know how you got on!

- 75g / 3oz of Caster Sugar.
- 150g / 5oz of Margarine.
- 175g / 6oz of Self Raising Flour.
- 50g / 2oz of Ground Almonds.
- A few drops of Almond Essence.

My Steps:

1. Preheat your oven to Gas Mark 4/180*C/350*F. And grease two baking trays ready for later.

2. Weigh out 75g of caster sugar, 175g of self raising flour and 50g of ground almonds and mix it all together until all the three ingredients are well combined.

3. Weigh out your 150g of margarine. Then using your finger tips rub the margarine into the dry ingredients until it is all blended in. 

4. Add in a drop of almond essence and bring the mixture together into a ball by using your hands and if necessary a TINY bit of water. 

 5. Once you have brought the mix together, get out some cling film and place the dough ball into it and wrap it tight and place it in the fridge for at least 30 minutes. 

 6. While the dough is resting in the fridge you can do the boring bits like tidying up your work top and washing up the bowls you've just used! Then time to get some cutters. I have this set of circular cutters. I got them from my local hardware store for £1.99! But you can get them from a few places I have seen. I am going to use the 4th size up cutter for the biscuits.

 7. Take the dough out of the fridge and dust some flour on your work top and give the dough a little kneed and start to roll it out. 

 8. Once you have rolled it out, take your cutter and as close to the edge as you can begin to cut out the biscuits shapes.

Using a palette knife can help transfer the biscuits from the work top to the baking tray without breaking them or letting them flop.

9. Once you have cut out all your biscuits place them in the oven for 15 minutes at gas mark 4/180*C/350*F.

10. 15 minutes later, take out your biscuits and allow them to cool on the tray for a good five minutes before you move them onto a cooling wire.

11. Then decorate them however you please! Leave them plain, add fondant to them. Melted chocolate, glace icing, you decide! But most of all enjoy them!

So that is almond biscuits! Let me know what you think! And if you give them a go, let me know in the comments. 

Thanks for reading :)

Lots of love,

Why hello there!

My goodness, it has been so long since I have posted on here. 

Although I haven't posted I still have been reading blogs daily on the trusty blog loving app... It is great isn't it?! 

A why have I been away for so blooming long?! Well I don't really have a proper answer for this besides I was finishing my course off and was sick of seeing the laptop screen doing work, I couldn't face staying on it any longer than was necessary at them times! The I got busy applying for jobs and handing out my CV's and so on. Then it was summer and I went on holiday, had lots of days out and was busy enjoying the gorgeous weather we saw in England for a change! Then in September I started my new job! So in an extremely small nutshell that is the main reasons why!

I have however been taking pictures constantly... As we bloggers always do! I got the MUA undress me 2 palette way back when it was released and took picture before I dug into it...reviewing it now seem maybe pointless and all the blogging community know about it, however I'll still put my opinions across no doubt ;)

I don't know if i will stick to it but I will have to try and enlist some sort of schedule in my life so I can blog myself regularly! Sometimes life just gets in the way though doesn't it?

But I want to make a determined effort to post more on my blog space here and upload more on my youtube channel which I have really been enjoying lately. I have been trying to learn about editing and making HD videos and so on and I have loved doing it. 

I hope you are all well though and if there are any changes or gossip or news I should know about please let me know :) 

I hope to be posting again very soon...watch this space haha!

Thursday, 16 May 2013

A Review....Warner Bros. Harry Potter Studio Tour London.

Hey lovelies :)

Now way back in January 2012, I was lucky enough to book some tickets to go to the Harry Potter Studio's!

I booked the tickets for 4th July 2012, and wow, what an incredible day!

I unfortunately cannot like Harry Potter. I think JK Rowling writes incredible books, I think the films are made brilliantly, and I think all the actors within the movies are outstanding, just unfortunately it is not something I can like...and I really wish I could. 

So without really reading any of the books, and with only seeing the first film, off I went. 
I went with my Mum and sister (two huge Harry Potter fans) and I had just an amazing day, I feel like I can't even translate it into words on here how much I enjoyed it!

The facts:

- Well all your general information can be found here at their website: www.wbstudiotour.co.uk
- The car park is huge, you will have no issue at finding a spot to park.
- The whole tour is flat apart from one occasion where it is a tad up hill but even though it is a slight incline, it is still a smooth one!
- It is easily accessible for children, wheelchair users, adults, people who cannot stand for long, there are plenty of seats dotted around. 
- You don't walk around with a tour guide the whole time. They take you into the first room, and then you are left to do your own thing. There are tour guides however throughout the whole tour who are more than happy to tell you anything you want to know...and trust me there is nothing they do not know. Their knowledge is incredible!
- The tickets cost between £21.50-£29 for 5 year olds to adults. All ticketing information and prices are at this webpage.
- There are toilets within the tour.
- You can go around it completely at your own pace, there is no time limit in the sections. 
- It was suggested to take 3 hours to complete the tour if you really go slowly around it. We were in it for 5 hours, and we didn't go slowly, we just absorbed everything. It really is a well worth your money trip.
- It is situated north of London.
- There are plenty of opportunities to take videos and photographs all the way through, I think I took just over 500!

My Review:
Well as I am sure you can probably guess by now, I cannot suggest you go here enough!
- If you like Harry Potter, if you don't, if you are interested in how films are put together or if you just want to have a taste of butter beer...there will be something here for you!
- As I said earlier, I just can't like it, and therefore I don't know too much about the characters and films, but I just loved it, I would go back in a second, and I didn't want to leave!
- The gift shop is fully stocked with all things Harry Potter, wands, sweets, postcards, cloaks, glasses...you name it, it will have it. But do ensure you save your money up, because it really is not a cheap gift shop!
- Ensure you save your camera battery up and have enough room on your memory cards as you will be astounded by how many photographs you end up taking!
- Yes, it costs a lot, but the cost is very much reflected by what you are getting when you go. You learn so many secrets of the films. You see real sets, costumes, you are actually in the rooms where they recorded the movies! You will be so surprised and amazed by things you see.
- It was a fantastic day out which nearly a year on we all still speak about! 
- It was easy to get to, very quick link from the motorway and we are not familiar of the area at all!

I will post some (LOADS) of my pictures underneath my writing now, so if you don't want to see anything or have any spoilers then look away! I have tried to keep them so they don't reveal too much!

Let me know if you intend to go here or if you have already been?!

I would love to hear your experiences of it!

Thanks for reading,
Until the next time,

Feel free to post a comment, about your thoughts/experiences from this post. I love to read what you think and I'll be sure to reply to every comment! :) xox