Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Christmas cookies



Ingredients for cookie dough:

  • 100g/3½oz unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
  • 100g/3½oz caster sugar
  • 1 free-range egg, lightly beaten
  • 275g/10oz plain flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Conversions

Method:
  1. Pre heat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4.
  2. Mix the flour and sugar together in a bowl, then rub in the butter with your fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  3. Add the egg and vanilla essence and mix to form a soft dough.
  4. Roll out onto a well-floured work surface and cut into rounds. Place on greased baking sheets and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown.

For decoration:

Add your own topping and butter cream. Feel free to make changes in the recipe.

What makes me crazy?

Some things and people are just annoying sometimes. They can blow my mind up and get me all over the place. Trust me Don't test my patience. Here is a list of things that makes me go crazy:

  1. When something is uneven or not put properly.
  2. When people say they hate One Direction's videos but, still go into the effort of watching it and giving bad comments and dislikes.
  3. Stepping on lego pieces.
  4. People talking during the movie
  5. People staring at me (slyly)
  6. When someone is half deaf and you have to keep repeating.
  7. Somebody naggy - Why are you ruining my day for God's sake?
  8. Videos buffering for ages.
  9. Someone prolongs a story when it is only meant to be 2 minutes. Waisting my time!
  10.  I hate it when people talk about themselves and then don't even think about the person they are speaking to. I had a friend like that. (she also stares at me, send for help).
  11. People who walk slowly
  12. No episode this week
  13. No food in the fridge
  14. Reply to my text?
  15. When people interrupt
And finally:



Rainy days


Is it just me, is this normal that I think rainy days are awesome? In my opinion they make me feel lazy and I always want to stay in bed. I can't resist getting up; my bed is warm with cool and moist air seeping through the window. This brings me into a deep thought of my memories in India of how it used to rain and get flooded up. At the same time bringing my shoes to a standard where they both are soggy to extremes. School closed due to the danger of the water and at one time a person's apartment, just two levels below us flooded and destroyed their furniture. Thank God they did not have carpet flooring.

In India we travel by school buses so, every time it rained or looked like it is going to get heavier, we crossed our fingers that we did not have school. And the moment the bus driver took a U- turn at the end of the street every one screamed in happiness and that made their day.  Rain also makes me think of 'Holi' which is the festival of colour. When I was younger we would put colour on each other and throw water balloons to annoy each other. And whenever a car left the building you would always find children running after the car and chucking big plastic bags of water balloons on it. Those were the days...I used to always roam with boys older than me like 2-3 years and I was like 10 or 11. Everyone thought I was a tomboy I used to watch power rangers and have a fake fight with them in school and we all went to different schools but, at the end of the day we all came to the playground; 6 o'clock sharp and played rough games like: catch and cook, 'langadi' and I can't tell you how many times I fell over.

Christmas | What I can't wait for


I am excited for winter because, its going to be cold and there would be laughs and happiness all around which puts a smile on everyone's face.

Lights
Christmas Tree
Decorations
Snow
Jumpers
Cold Night
Time under the duvet
Crowd on the street
Christmasy Scented Stuff
Woollen hats, coats and jumpers
Giving out presents
Fun
Family time
Carols
Candles
Cakes

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

25 questions tag | Facts about me

  1. What was favourite subject at school?: Art and Technology
  2. My middle name?: Chiquita. Don't judge it's Spanish (means little girl)
  3. What is your favourite drink?: I love lemonades and iced tea.
  4. What is your favourite song at the moment?: I can’t stop listening to Lullaby - Professor Green ft. Tori Kelly
  5. What is your favourite food?: Cake, any kind really… but in particular Carrot Cake.
  6. What is the last thing you bought?: Dashin Santa - Lush
  7. Favourite book of all time?: Looking for Alaska
  8. Favourite Colour?: Green
  9. Do you have any pets?: I have one but, he does not live with me.
  10. Favourite Perfume?: Amazonian Wild Lily - The Body Shop
  11. Favourite Holiday?: Going to Spain and Portugal on a cruise 
  12. Have you ever been out of the country, if so how many times?: Yes, many time                         
  13. Do you speak any other language?: A bit of French, Spanish and I am fluent in Hindi
  14. How many siblings do you have?: One sister, Levana
  15. What is your favourite shop?: I love Primark and Lush
  16. Favourite restaurant?: Nandos or Cafe rouge
  17. When was the last time you cried?: On the weekend
  18. Favourite Blog?: I like Zoella
  19. Favourite Movie?: Maze runner, The perks of being a Wallflower
  20. Favourite TV show?: Teen Wolf or Wolfblood
  21. PC or Mac?: Mac
  22. What phone do you have?: Samsung Galaxy ace
  23. How tall are you?: 6 foot
  24. Can you cook?: Yes. My specialities are an Indian vegetable curry and cake
  25. Who's your celebrity crush?: Niall Horan. I love him!

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).