Things I Love Thursday

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<3 Getting this adorable cat headscarf in a Glitterati swap. Look how sweet the little cat heads are!

<3 The joy of putting together fun outfits

<3 Hanging out in the Stannary with friends

<3 Enjoyable lectures

<3 Coffee and hot chocolate on cold days

<3 Free booze courtesy of the English department at Uni

<3 Making new wonderful friends

<3 Oli buying me food when I can’t be bothered to cook

<3 Falafels

<3 Rattler cider

<3 Glitter

<3 Writing in pink fine liner pen

<3 Realising I’ve almost got through one note book in only 5 weeks

<3 Surprise visits from my sister

<3 Long lunch dates with my Mum

<3 Nana buying me Snow Fairy from Lush

I hope you have all had a fabulous week and have a fabulous next week!

Toodles.

Outfit Of The Day- Windswept On The Beach

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As you may have seen in my last blog post me and Oli went on a little outing to the beach the other day. As it’s October the Cornish sun is fading and the coldness is creeping in. I’m embracing it this year by snuggling up in print sweatshirts and funky scarves.

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Unicorn Sweatshirt- H&M, Turquoise and Pink Print Dress- Primark, Black Leggings- Primark, Pink and White Shoes- Newlook, My Little Pony Bag- Primark, Pink, Turquoise and Yellow Cat Print Scarf- Just Like This in Falmouth, Black Floral Headband- Crown and Glory.

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Most of these pieces are pretty new so I’m still in that mode where you’re super excited to wear things. I have been wearing the sweatshirt and scarf with everything lately. They are both just so cute and snuggley! The awesome headband came in October’s Crown and Glory Glitterati box and I am absolutely loving it. It makes me feel like a dark fairy princess. It will also help disguise my roots when they start coming through which is always a bonus!

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Check out my hair action! I’m planning on doing more frequent outfit posts in the future so let me know what you like about this one in the comments.

Toodles!

Introducing Falmouth- Swanpool Beach & Cafe

 

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And so it begins! I have decided to start this series with a place very near my house. Swanpool is my favourite place to go when I just need to get away from it all. Swanpool itself is a beautiful lake full of ducks and swans. Right next to the lake is a mini golf course which is always fun. Across the road from that is Swanpool Beach. It’s not massive and is a bit pebbly meaning it tends to be quiet, especially on a grey day like today.

At the top of the beach sits Swanpool Beach Cafe. During the day they serve lots of yummy things to nibble on including delirious ciabattas, filled jacket potatoes and home made cakes. I love having a cheesy garlic ciabatta and a Belgium hot chocolate followed by one of their amazing quirky ice creams. They are so massive and so good! You get two scoops of Cornish ice cream topped with clotted cream and the topping of your choice from the list. I love “Monkey Business” and “Caribbean Kiss”, on nom nom! You can choose to eat your food up on the decking under a huge parasol or out in the open on one of the many benches on the sand.

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dsc05839dsc05842dsc05845dsc05861dsc05869dsc05874 And lets end on a silly selfie because life is about having fun!

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Toodles!

Things I Love Thursday

Another week has been and gone and I have eaten way too many burritos! Oli is actually on his way to buy some now.

Fotor01016204243 <3 Wearing Crown and Glory everywhere! I wore my little devil horns to be the “clean demon” while cleaning the kitchen.

<3 Finally having my lovely colourful hair back! Yay! I feel like myself again.

<3 Burritos FOREVER.

<3 Reading lovely blog posts.

<3 Doing the food shop, I don’t know why but I really love it.

<3 Going for a lovely walk along the beaches with Oli on Saturday, We hung out with the ducks for quite a while which always makes me happy.

<3 Getting some new wool from Deramores to knit Christmas presents, so organised this year.

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<3 Chatting with Taylor and Saskia on Google Hangouts, makes me miss them a wee bit less. Saskia (circled) got stuck on my screen with this expression for ages, it was soooo funny!

<3 Getting back into using Twitter, I’m @emempinkypie

Right I need to go and do some last minute work before tomorrows seminars so I will talk to you guys soon! I am planning to get out and take some photos for my “Introducing Falmouth” feature over the weekend so watch this space.

Toodles.

 

 

Introducing Falmouth

I feel a new blog feature coming on! After being inspired by Emily Fisher over at Mermaid Gossip I have decided to start a series of posts about the awesomeness of Falmouth! I will be including my favourite shops, restaurants, bars, places to go, things to do… well anything I love about Falmouth really.

For any of you who don’t know, Falmouth is a town in Cornwall, England. The town has a rich history, Pendennis Castle has been protecting the River Fal since 1545, it still stands today and is amazing to look around. It was not only used in Tudor times but was also a barracks during both world wars.  Falmouth was a packet station from 1688- 1851 meaning mail from around the world came into England though here, so it was pretty important! It is also home to the worlds third largest natural harbour and the UK’s largest ship repairers! Falmouth University helps inject a youthful, artistic vibe to the town. It’s also a godsend for locals like me who don’t want to move far away for University.

I have lived here my whole life and am very proud of my town. It is a truly beautiful place with lots to offer but not enough people know about it. I’m going to try to bring you guys a new post about Falmouth every week, including photos and maybe even mini interviews with shop owners!

I thought I would kick it off with some photos I have taken over the years around the town.

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Now this last shot is a bit of a throw back. I had to include this because it is of my absolute favourite place in Falmouth- Swanpool. I like to come and stand in this spot when I am stressed or upset because something about the calmness of the water just makes everything feel much better. I love hanging out with the ducks too, they make me super happy! You can’t really tell but this was way back when my hair was super short and I lived in my combat boots. DSCF0101

 

I hope you like my photos and are excited for my upcoming Falmouth series! I’m not sure what day of the week they will be going up yet but hopefully I will be able to keep it regular.

Toodles!

Things I Love Thursday

I have had a busy but good week full of uni, partying and yummy food! Annoyingly I am once again ill. Damn you freshers flu, you are only meant to hit once! However I have a lot to be grateful for so here goes.

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<3 Yummy cocktails on Oli’s birthday outing

<3 Dressing up like a kitty

<3 Soy caramel macchiatos- heaven

<3 Baking brownies

<3 Blogging my little heart out

<3 Finally getting around to bleaching my roots (I will be re-pinking it at the weekend)

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<3 Feeling like a flower fairy

<3 Playing around with photo collages

<3 Selfies to the max

<3 Oli liking his birthday presents, so glad he had a nice day

<3 Oli going into town to buy me a burrito this evening because I felt too poopy to cook

<3 My October Glitterati box arriving and being freaking awesome

<3 Getting all snuggled up in layers to combat the cold

<3 Warm morning showers

This really had been a great week! Now onwards with positivity- illness will not get the better of me!

Toodles

Beardy Brownie Recipe- Vegan Jack Daniels and Cherry Brownie

It was my boyfriend’s birthday on Sunday and because I am a wonderful girlfriend I wanted to make him a cake. I wanted to make it special for him and he loves Jack Daniels so I knew I wanted to incorporate that. I also wanted to make the cake vegan so my vegan house mate could have a slice. From this The Beardy Brownie was born. I know, kinda odd name. I have named it The Beardy Brownie in honour of my boyfriends wonderful beard:

1959858_10205029212238704_711619379134828201_nYou could just call it a Vegan JD and Cherry Brownie, but where’s the fun in that?! Right on to the recipe:

Ingredients 

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<3 250g Plain Flour

<3 350g Sugar

<3 65g Plain Cocoa Powder

<3 1tsp Baking Powder

<3 1tsp Salt

<3 300ml Water

<3 50ml Jack Daniels (any whiskey will do, or you could leave out the alcohol all together                                        and substitute it for 50ml water)

<3 150ml Vegetable Oil

<3 1tsp Vanilla Extract

<3 100g Glacé Cherries (optional but yummy!)

Method  

1- Pre heat your oven to 180 c / gas mark 4.

2- Weigh all of your dry ingredients.

3- Wash the glacé cherries to remove all of the syrup. Next dry them thoroughly before chopping them into quarters. Toss the quarters in a teaspoon taken from your weighed out flour.

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4- Stir all of the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt) together in a large bowl.

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5- Measure out all of your wet ingredients (water, jack daniels, oil and vanilla extract) and add them to the bowl of dry ingredients. Stir the mixture together. You should get a lovely glossy batter. You could use either an electric whisk of a wooden spoon- both work equally well.

6- Fold in the quartered cherries.

7- Pour the batter into a lined tin. The cherries may come out in a bit of a clump, if this happens just redistribute them with a spoon.

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8- Cooking time depends of the depth of the tin. Check the brownie after 20 minutes by sticking a knife into the centre. If it comes out clean then the brownie is done. If not leave it in for 5 or 10 minutes longer. It should take 30 minutes maximum but all ovens vary.

9- Let the brownie cool in the tin for about 20 minutes before turning it out onto a cooling rack.

10- Once cool (if you can wait that long!) slice into squares and enjoy!

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This brownie is just so rich and yummy! The Jack Daniels adds a real depth and the cherries bring some sweetness in. This would be delicious served with some coconut cream or vegan custard. The birthday boy really liked it, as did everyone else and I hope you guys do too!

Toodles.