Friday, 24 October 2014

Zoella | Zoe Snugg


Come on guys, all of us have heard about Zoe Snugg aka Zoella. She is such a famous youtuber and has come across a lot of sucess in her later life. Zoella was the first youtuber I had ever watched and her videos just made me click the subscribe button instantly. She is funny, pretty and has a great laugh. I love Zoe because she inspired me that we can do anything. She started from scratch and became an Internet sensation among young adults and teenagers. She has literally changed my life. Sometimes it makes me sad because, I think to my self that I could change my life and do something better and be like her but, my courage and braveness brings me down. I am a very self- conscious person but oh well! leave the bad thoughts behind and continue your journey. She is a beautiful beauty guru and is so kind to her viewers. I wish I could meet Zoe and give her a hug and tell her how much I love her!

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Opinions

First of all let us just clarify what an opinion is for all of us who don't. If you don't know what it is go read this: Opinion - Urban Dictionary.

Now let me just tell you opinions can ruin our friendship sometimes, and we can get into an argument. For example: a person says: "OMG! Logan Lerman is so PERFECT" and I'm like "NO" then they reply "for goodness sake can you just agree with me for once?!" no no wait a second this is the time where we bring out the definition of opinion. 

Ok so it is my opinion, it is what I (yes me) think about a certain thing. You can't ruin my thoughts about what I think about your thing. Like we all have different opinions about 5SOS or One Direction. They are two completely different bands! People have lots of different opinions and in many cases, people can have differing opinions on the same issue. It's alright if people think differently about the thing you love because, you might think the same way about the thing they love. So my friend Jasjeet can't keep telling me that her husband aka. Logan Lerman is 'perf' because he is NOT (my opinion).

Friday, 17 October 2014

Halloween cupcakes



Ingredients for cupcake batter :

110g butter, softened
110g caster sugar
110g plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
2 medium eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract


Method:
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/ 350F / Gas 4. Line a muffin tin with paper cases.
  2. Put the butter and sugar in a bowl and beat until pale and fluffy.
  3. Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into the bowl.
  4. Beat the eggs and vanilla and add to the bowl. Beat until just combined.
  5. Spoon the mixture into the paper cases.
  6. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes until risen, golden and firm to the touch.
  7. Cool in the tin for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Ingredients for icing;

125g/4½oz unsalted butter, softened
200g/7oz icing sugar, sifted
1 tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
Food colouring of your choice

Method:
  1. Put the butter into a large bowl and beat with an electric hand mixer until light and fluffy. 
  2. Sift in the icing sugar, then work it into the butter, starting slowly at first, then beating more vigorously once all the sugar is combined. 
  3. Add the milk and the vanilla, then beat until creamy and smooth. 
  4. If the mixture is too stiff, add a little more milk. 
  5. Scrape down the sides of the bowl to make sure all the icing sugar is incorporated. Continue to whisk until light and creamy. 
  6. You can colour the buttercream at this stage, or add flavourings such as cocoa or melted chocolate, or lemon or orange zest. ( If making variation of coloured icing, use different bowls to incorporate in and and then add in any toppings you wanted.
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Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Brighton


Last week I visited Brighton. It is a very lovely place and I love the beach. Brighton is a very community oriented place and is a good area to spend your weekend. Personally I loved my visit to the Pier. It looked really beautiful at night with all the colourful lights. It gave me a holiday feeling because, I could hear the sound of the waves and the caw of the seagulls. We went shopping for a bit and were off to our way home. My visit was unforgetful and two of my favourite youtubers come from there: Zoe and Alfie.

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Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Fall | What I can't wait for


I am really excited for fall this year I will try and make it as fun and cozy as possible and make the best out of this season. So here is a list of things I am excited for this fall:


Halloween
Warm morning but, chilli evenings
Comfy jumpers
Horror films
Candles
Fireworks
Times under the duvet
Dull skies (Makes me feel lazy)
Evenings get darker
Rainy days
Scarves and boots
Warm baths
Hot Chocolates with marshmallows
Sweets
Lighting up my fire



What are you excited for?

Monday, 1 September 2014

The truth about fandoms!

We all know what fandoms are and what they can do to us and destroy our lives but, they can also surprise us to the extremes. People create merchandise movies, stories and fan-fiction. Here's the real definition of fandom: Fandom- Urban Dictionary.

This is how it destroys us: 



What are my fandoms?

I would say I am not part of many fandoms, however i do associate myself with others too. I love One Direction, Supernatural, Melissa and Joey and Sherlock.

How do we recognise a fandom? 

The characters my have names they might call their fandoms eg: Harry Potter- Potterheads, Hunger games- Tributes, The lord of the rings- Ringers and Star trek- Trekkies. When something finishes or does not produce anything new for a while, the fandom slowly enters a state of hysteria, eventually becoming insane. This is also the case when something incredibly sad and 'not ok' happens within the show/film/book. 


Fandoms Can create:

Fan- fiction: Story about characters in a series.

Fan Art: Talented people draw scenes and characters from their obsession.

Friday, 29 August 2014

Overcoming fear..

Even the most courageous people have fears to overcome. Are you afraid of something tangible, like spiders or heights? Maybe you fear failure, change or something else that's more difficult to pin down. 



Breathe:


Quicker, shallower breathing is the first trigger which catapults all the other anxious symptoms into action. So by controlling breathing you control all the other anxiety symptoms as well. 


So if you start to feel fearful:

  • Stop
  • Focus on your breath
  • Take a breath in (to the quick count of 7 in your mind)
  • Then slowly breathe out (to the quick count of 11 in your mind)



Control your imagination:

Some people misuse their imagination chronically and so suffer much more anxiety than those who either future-project their imaginations constructively or who don't tend to think about the future much at all.

Imagine seeing yourself in the situation you were dreading, but see yourself being calm, composed, cool, and comfortable and things going well. Doing this starts to recondition your mind to feel calmer and more upbeat about upcoming events or regular situations which were causing anxiety.