Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Christmas in London

Christmas London Natural History Museum

Hey everyone! :) Hope you're all good and you're enjoying the Christmas break :) Mine's been constant revision which is sooo boring :') Another few weeks though and these exams will be out of the way :)

Last week Pardis and I spent the day in London. I have wanted to go to Winter Wonderland for years now but I just didn't get round to it or days where I could it was raining so I didn't quite fancy it :)
Anyways so this year was the year I would go, I even put it as my New Years resolution in January XD

London Science Museum
London Science Museum

We started off by going to the Science Museum, super geeky I know XD but we had a look round there and especially at the space section, as Pardis secretly wishes he could be an astronaut :) It's all actually really interesting!

London Science Museum
Nandos
Nandos Full Platter

We soon got hungry so decided to go to Nandos :) mhmhm I love Nandos! We got the Full Platter to share as we are piggies, so we got a whole chicken, with Mango and Lime, large chips with peri peri salt, large mash and some haloumi cheese :) mmhm carb overload and we demolished it quickly :)

Christmas London Natural History Museum
Christmas London Natural History Museum
Christmas London Natural History Museum Carousel

After lunch/dinner we headed off towards Winter Wonderland, but first we stopped by the Natural History Museum as it was all lit up and looked so pretty with the Christmas lights and ice skating rink and carousels etc :) One day I might learn to ice-skate but I have had some bad experiences trying to learn :')

Winter Wonderland was so pretty! It's huuuge! And it's all so Christmassy and exciting! :) We got some churros with cinnamon sugar and chocolate sauce and they were delicious! We should have brought more XD I can't believe that was only my second time eating them! Where have they been all my life :') It was really nice walking around and having a look at everything :) There were some super cool rides but we didn't go on any, maybe next year :)


Afterwards we took a sneak peak into Harrods XD ah Harrods :') One day I will maybe be able to shop there haha :)

Have you ever been to Winter Wonderland? What did you think? :) Did you visit London this Christmas? :)

Saturday, 27 December 2014

Biosoc Christmas WinterBall


Merry Christmas everyone! :) Hope you all had a good Christmas and ate loads and loads! :)
I'm enjoying my Christmas break although I wish I didn't have revision to be doing, never mind I'm nearly done and then it will all be worth it :)

For my starter I had the Butternut Squash soup with rosemary oil and toasted pumpkin seeds, it was really good :) And for my main I had Turkey with all the trimmings :)





















Before we broke up for Christmas Biological Sciences threw a social for us. We all dressed up and headed to The Vestry for a 2 course Christmas meal :) We had a nice night, it was a lot calmer than last years one but we didn't mind. We always love dressing up and it was good to have a big catch up before we all went home for Christmas :)

I hope you all enjoyed Christmas :)

Friday, 19 December 2014

Winchester Christmas Market

Winchester Christmas Market
Winchester Christmas Market
Winchester Christmas Market

The Sunday before the girls and I headed out to Winchester Christmas Market. I can't believe that I left it until my third and last year to go, better late than never I guess XD
Catherine drove us to the park and ride and we got the shuttle bus into Winchester :) We decided to go while it was still light but so we didn't have to wait too long until it was dark to see all the pretty lights :)

Winchester Christmas Market
Winchester Christmas Market

The first thing that caught our eyes were Churros. Ohhh my we have been talking about eating churros I'd say for a good month, and finally we could XD It was heavenly haha!

Winchester Christmas Market
Winchester Christmas Market

The market was so pretty and there were plenty of little stalls selling loads of different things. We especially liked the paper lanterns and the smoothie candles :) We each got a Bratwurst (German hot dog) which really hit the spot and I bought some Chocolate Flavoured Wine, as it's a genius creation haha :)

Have you ever been to Winchester Christmas Market? Have you been to any Christmas Markets this year? :)

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Lemon Butter Biscuits

I'm finally home for Christmas! It's so nice being back and seeing my family again! And having a nice warm house and all the other home comforts :)

Easy Lemon Butter Biscuits Recipe

I decided to make these Lemon Butter Biscuits as they're a favourite of ours that we make once in a while :) I didn't think to double the recipe straightaway (something we always do with English recipes) oh and I was lucky as they rose and luckily they didn't merge together. They're super quick and easy to make and you can have fun with whatever shapes you have, I decided on stars, hearts and flowers :)

Easy Lemon Butter Biscuits Recipe
Easy Lemon Butter Biscuits Recipe

Ingredients:

175g butter
75g sugar
175 plain flour
75g cornflour
Lemon (rind and juice)
Icing Sugar

Method:

  1. Whisk the butter and sugar together.
  2. Sift in both flours (who even sifts) and mix together with a wooden spoon.
  3. Add in zest or lemon (you could probably try with orange instead)
  4. Roll out onto a lightly floured surface.
  5. Cut shapes and put on a baking tray
  6. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden and firm to touch.
  7. Take out of oven and leave to cool down.
  8. Mix icing sugar and lemon to make icing, I did it roughly, so some of the icing was a bit runny XD
  9. Drizzle icing on your biscuits or decorate accordingly.
  10. Tadaaaa! You may now eat your biscuits!

Easy Lemon Butter Biscuits Recipe
Easy Lemon Butter Biscuits Recipe

These are so simple and so light and it's easy to eat 10 at once XD You can find other recipes I've shared here :)

Let me know if you decide to make them and you totally should as they're super easy and yummy! :)

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Salsa Christmas Social


Last Saturday Hannah, Emily, Catherine and I headed to The Bridge on campus for a Salsa Social. We had fun at the previous social at the beginning of the year so we were looking forward to this one, especially as we've had a few lessons now so sort of know what we're doing haha XD When we got there eeeeeveryone was from the advanced class so we were worried, they were all dancing like pros and they all looked so good XD Regardless we danced most of the night and we actually didn't look too bad! We were in time and we did the right steps and twirled when we needed to and it was actually so much fun! By the end of it our feet were aching but we felt so energised!


At the same time, downstairs in the Cube was the Freshers Christmas Ball, so after Salsa we walked into the ball for the last 10 minutes XD The decorations were so pretty! It was a really nice end to the night :)
We really enjoyed Salsa dancing and we're thinking of going to La Margherita as they have latin dancing there aswell :)

Have you ever been to a latin/salsa night? You should it's so much fun! :)