Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Something Christmasy... Feed The World

Christmas is really gettting close and all those Christmas songs have been blaring out everywhere I go. I love them! Feed The World is my favourite. Here's the video:

 The best Christmas song??
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Friday, 16 December 2011

Something Christmasy...The Coolest Christmas Food

Ho, ho, ho! Getting in the Christmas spirit yet? You will LOVE the pictures I have to show you! I found them on various websites. And yes... which is your fave??

The brownies are an instant love, I am completley and utterly trying that, they are just so adorable!
What do you love?
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Saturday, 10 December 2011

Chocolate Cupcakes

Mmmmmmm... I've died and gone to heaven. Why? Because I've just bit into an yummy chocolate cupcake! Here's the GORGEOUS recipe: (Recipe from http://www.cathycassidy.com/.)

INGREDIENTS: (For cupcake)                               INGREDIENTS: (For chocolate icing)
2 and a 1/4 cups plain flour                                                    150g butter- softened
1 and 1/3 cups sugar                                                              250g icing sugar
2 large free-range eggs                                                           2 tablespoons cocoa powder
3 teaspoons baking powder                                                    2 teaspoons hot water
1/2 teaspoon salt                                                                    Decorations-chocolate buttons, sprinkles, etc
1/2 cup butter/margarine                                                         YOU WILL NEED:
1 cup milk                                                                              A cupcake baking tray
1 teaspoon vanilla essence                                                  A mixing bowl
                                                                                              Cupcake paper liners      
                                                                                       A wooden spoon or electric mixer
                                                                                              A spatula
                                                                                              A sieve
1. Preheat oven to 180 C/ 350 F/ Gas Mark 4. Put paper cases in cupcake tray.
2. Put flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt into a large bowl and mix well.
3. Add butter, milk, and vanilla essence. Beat the mixture for 1 minute until thick and gooey, and add eggs. Beat for a further 1 minute at medium speed, and then for 2 minutes at high speed.
4. Spoon cupcake mix into tray until 1/2 to 2/3 full and bake for 20-25 minutes. Leave to cool.
5. For the icing, beat together the butter and icing sugar. Mix the cocoa powder and water in a separate bowl.
6. Add the combined cocoa powder and water to the butter and sugar. Beat until smooth and creamy and then swirl over your cupcakes.
7. Enjoy!

Yummy or what? Let me know if you give it a try, or if you have any cool recipes you'd like to share.
From The Girl With The Notepad :)

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Something new & something blue

I don't know why, but suddenly my wardrobe's been filled with patterns, shades and designs- all blue. I've also been noticing a few gorgeous blue pieces in the high street. Which will be your 'I need this now!' item?
New Look, Floral Tube Scarf, £23.99
New Look, Ballet Shoes, £49.99

H&M, Jersey Dress, £12.99 

H&M, Skirt, £14.99

Topshop, Velvet Coat, £68.00 

H&M, Demin Jeans, £29.99

I really can't decide! What about you?
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Sunday, 4 December 2011

Read all about it

A poem...

When you read,
You read words that someone has taken the time to write.
When you talk,
You are saying words that could be written.
A word is a part of something,
And a sentence is the whole.
What is the whole?
Whatever you want it to be.
Walk down the street.
Words leap up all over the place.
Do you ignore them?
Of course, there are some words that people consider not worthy to be read.
But picture this:
Someone took the time out of their day,
To write those words that they consider to be important.
So give them a chance.
Lift up your eyes.
And read all about it.
Thoughts? Anything you'd like me to post about? Drop a comment.
From The Girl With The Notepad :)

Friday, 2 December 2011

Something Christmasy...Inspirational Wrapping Paper

Well, I'm back! SO sorry to have been gone with no warning, but my laptop suddenly bust and I had to wait for it to be fixed. How long has it been? A week, two? It seems an age.
Welcome to a new feature! Of course it had to be something to do with Christmas! For all you Scrooges out there, this is completley and utterly for you. (You know, and all the Christmas lovers like me.) There's going to be five, and they are all, (did you guess?!) going to have the theme of Christmas.
So bring on inspirational Christmas wrapping paper!

Okay, I know I always say this, but which is your fave? Personally, I love the white paper bag with the candy canes and big pink bow. I might try it out for a friend's present!
From The Girl With The Notepad :)

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

The Kooks

It's a music post! I thought I'd talk about a band that are haunting my iPod.. The Kooks...
They're an English indie pop band with a flare for originality, and a cool urban vibe. Formed in Brighton, East Sussex, 2004, the band has gone from strength to strength in the music industry, signed to Virgin Records just three months after forming. Their first album- Inside/Inside Out was amazingly successful- achieving quadruple platinum status in the UK within a year and picking up a nomination at the Brit Awards for their single: 'She Moves In Her Own Way.' This band is so unique, cool and have a great style. Here's some of their most successful songs:

She Moves In Her Own Way


                                                                 Do You Wanna

Which of their songs is your fave? Do you like The Kooks?
From The Girl With The Notepad :)