Friday, 24 July 2015

Friday Favourites: Homeware Wants

Hello Everyone! 

As you know I have a house and I will soon be sorting it out ready to move into! As every normal person would I have been searching on the internet for dream stuff to fill my new home with. Now It's not always possible for me to get these things, but I can live in hope...right? You never know I might be able to treat myself or ask for one as a present! I thought this would be a really good post to share with you all.

1. Sabichi Spots 16 Piece Dinner Set- £22.00 from
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this dinnerware set. The design is colourful and cute, which I think would look so lovely in my new home. Pastel pink and blue paired with a beautiful aqua green colour and dark blue means that this set gets the thumbs up from me. I couldn't resist when I saw this online and fingers crossed I might be able to get my hands on this in the near future!

2. Flamingo Cushion- £4.00 from Primark
This bright bold pillow would enable you to inject colour into any living room. However I think this would be a much better addition to a bedroom. This could work either on a bed or even on a chair. I really like this cute design. I'm not a big pink fan, but this allows me to have a girly pillow without being completed offended by the colour pink dominating it! The mint blue as the background is my favourite colour. I love pastels so this is definitely a winner with me!

3. Miami Geo Print Double Duvet- £11.00 from Primark
PASTELS! I love this geometric print for a start. It's a boyish design with girly colours. I love how it's predominantly made up of greys and white with splashes of yellow, pink and blue. I love this understated bed spread and think it would look beautiful in my new room. I think my beloved London bedding has a new contender to deal with!

4. Coral Flamingo Cushion- £4.00 from Primark
COLOURS! I adore this print. The white silhouette of the flamingoes really look so sweet against the coral background. It's understated whilst still allowing you to have that pop of colour in your room. I think this would look really nice on the bed along with the geometric print bedding further up.

5. Flamingo Print Throw- £3.00 from Primark
If you know me you will know how much I LOVE a blanket. I'm definitely a cosy comfort person and this throw is super soft and would keep most people snug in the winter months. The light grey allows the deep coral flamingoes to pop which I really like. It's a design that is different from most of the throws I've seen at the minute and I can already imagine snuggling on my sofa in the living room after a busy day! Only £3?! Lovely!

6. Grey Geo Print Cushion- £4.00 from Primark
This is the same print as the duvet set featured above and I would love to see this added to my new sofas. I've already said how much I love the design. I wish it was a larger pillow in the same shape as the flamingo one above as they are comfier on the sofa.

7. JVC LT-50C750 Smart 50" LED TV- £379.00 from Currys
Ooh pricey item! I love watching TV and films. It's what I do to relax snuggled up on the sofa with a blanket and a cuppa. This TV is currently in the Currys sale and it is a dream. I doubt I will actually get this particular model but there is no harm in wishing is there? You currently save £150.00 on this TV because of their sale! Lot's of movie marathons and box sets to watch on this! YAY!

8. DYSON V6 Animal Cordless Vacuum Cleaner (Purple)- £319.99 from Currys
I need a vacuum it's a necessity. My mum bought one of these and I am obsessed. There is so much you can do with these. They are lightweight and as it is cordless you are able to do stairs and vac the car quick and easy. No fuss needed! I really enjoy vacuuming as a result (yes yes it's weird I know) but it isn't even seen as a chore when it's this easy!

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Tuesday, 21 July 2015

On Tuesday's I eat cake

Hello Bloggers! 

As you all will be aware now I love baking (especially cakes). When I went to The Great Yorkshire Show I made rainbow cupcakes with jam and buttercream icing- yum! 


175 Stork Margarine 
175g Self Raising Flour 
175g Caster Sugar
3 Eggs
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
Dr. Oetker Gel Food Colouring in colours; 
Sky Blue, Hot Pink, Sunshine Yellow, Bright Red, Neon Orange

When I'd mixed all the ingredients up I divided the mixture between 5 bowls and coloured them. I then filled the 12 cupcake tin in with my new cupcake cases from Sainsbury's, they're called London Calling. They are really cute. They have 3 different designs; red with white spots, white with union jacks on and blue with beefeaters on. Although I'd layered the cake mix I would've probably made a bigger mix next time as the layers needed to be bigger and it was a struggle to fill all the cases equally! I left them in the oven for 25-30 minutes before leaving them to cool on a rack. I then cut a circle out of the top and added a dollop of Bonne Maman Strawberry Jam and some buttercream. I don't use exact measurements for the buttercream I just mix icing sugar and butter until it's how I like it!

I was really pleased with how they turned out and everyone said they loved them. I really should start baking more and try and sell them somewhere (I wish).

Update: I made these for Luke's cricket teas on Saturday and I piped the mixture into the cases, which was time consuming but worked so much better layering the cupcakes! They worked fab and the colours were so bright! I really love making these cupcakes filled with buttercream and jam- YUM!

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Monday, 20 July 2015

Moody Monday's Volume 17: The Great Yorkshire Show, Baking, Blog posts

Happy Monday Everyone! 

I hope you've all had a good weekend. Mine was busy as usual. This time focused on baking so that I could help Luke's Mum with cricket teas. I made Rainbow Cupcakes and M&M and White Chocolate Fudge Brownies. It is fair to say that they went down a treat!

The house is nearly finished and I should be able to get the keys soon so I can start doing what work I can on it. So a post will be following later this week on my 'Homeware wants'. These will be the items that I would love to purchase for my home in an ideal world. However, of course I need to stop spending quite so much so I might not end up buying anything on that list- but a girl can dream still!

This time next week I will be in London with Luke ready for our mini break away together. I'm really looking forward to spending some time together and exploring a bit more of the city I have come to love. I always find there are not enough hours in the day to explore what I want to of London so hopefully I will get to do a bit more of that since we are staying in one hotel and we can get up and go! I can't say I'm one to plan down to the last minute of what we will do. I'm more of a get up and see where the day takes me. We've planned two dinners but most of what we do will depend on the weather! Fingers crossed for some sunshine! As I'm in London next week I will be scheduling some blog posts before I go, however if I do take my laptop I will try and upload a post whilst I'm away. I will most likely fail at doing this, but I will also be uploading pictures to my instagram page so make sure you're following me @therestisstillunwrittenblog I will be following people back!

I also went to The Great Yorkshire Show last week and saw lots of piggies, cows, horses and sheep. I ate lots of food and I had such a good day with my cousin, auntie and boyfriend. The weather was beautiful, I think you could tell as I had a bit of sunburn on my face! It was my first year there and I would definitely return. I saw Prince Charles as well!

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Friday, 17 July 2015

Friday Favourites: Pandora Wish List

Hello Everyone! 

I have two pandora bracelets now and I have an ever growing wish list. I doubt I will end up adding these to my collection unfortunately, but a girl can dream!

1. 'Darling Daisy Meadow Openwork Charm' - £55.00

Pandora released it's new Rose Collection recently and there are some nice pieces in there, however out of the bunch this is my favourite. The white flowers look really pretty and dainty against the rose gold surround. I think this would look really pretty on my bracelet, definitely a contrast compared to some of the other pieces I have on my bracelet already.

2. 'Ocean Mosaic Pavé Ball Charm' - £55.00

I really like this charm. It's collection of aqua, clear and green crystals make it my perfect charm. Green in my favourite colour but I love the fact that this charm has added aqua crystals as well as clear ones. I don't have many coloured charms on my bracelet so I think this will fit in nicely.

3. 'Tumbling Leaves Charm' - £60.00

I love the charms that have splashes of gold on them. They're appealing to the eye whilst not being too harsh on your purse! This beautiful tumbling leaves charm is dainty and delicate and would be the perfect addition to anyone's bracelet, especially if you have favoured the silver charms and fancy something a little different. £60.00 may seem like a hefty price tag but an investment for the good of your bracelet!

4. 'Green Pavé Inspiration Charm Spacer' - £30.00

One thing I have noticed a lack of on my bracelets particularly my new one is spacers, especially ones with colour. This small pavé charm is a great understated addition to any bracelet. I like the fact that it is small with a pop of colour so even if you're not a big lover of colour on your bracelets its not 'in your face'.

5. 'Birds and Branches Charm' - £60.00

This charm is similar to the tumbling leaves charm in that is has a hint of gold. I think it would be lovely paired with that charm on your bracelet. It is mainly silver with splashes of green and gold. I love the subtleness of this charm. It is still colourful without being an eye sore, hence why it would be able to be a good addition on most bracelets. Again £60.00 is quite a hefty price tag. I would always ask for more expensive charms as a birthday/Christmas present rather than buying it randomly. This enabled me to have more meaningful charms without breaking the bank.

6. 'Blooming Watering Can Charm' - £30.00

I will be honest I chose this particular charm simply for the cuteness factor. How sweet is it? I'm not a gardner by any means but I think the design of this dinky little watering can melts my heart! Definitely something I have longed to add to my bracelet for a while now! Again this is a charm that adds a splash of colour to your charm bracelet without being a bold eye sore!

7. 'Royal Carriage Charm' - £65.00

I am a huge fan of Disney and I particularly like this charm because it reminds me of so many well loved fairytales. It was my dream as a little girl to one day be a princess so even though I haven't yet become a princess (it could still happen) I would have a little piece of a fairytale on my wrist. Again £65.00 is a little pricey, but I think it's a fitting price tag for a small piece of a fairytale.

8. 'Tea Cup Charm' - £25.00

I won't spend too much time telling you why I love this charm. I LOVE TEA. Therefore a tea cup is the perfect addition to my ever growing charm collection. I am tea mad and this dinky tea cup is a symbol of who I am as a person. It's sweet and neutral enables it to fit in with most other charms colourful or not. At £25.00 it's a steal for a full sized charm when most full sized charms are £30.00.

9. 'Teapot Charm' - £40.00

Every tea cup needs a teapot in which to pour tea from! This perfect little charm is so sweet and has a vintage feel to it as does it's tea cup partner. It is mostly made out of silver but it does have a gold top which is a great addition to an already perfect charm. I would love to add this to my collection one day. Then I can have a tea time collection on my bracelet!

10. 'Cupcake Charm' - £40.00

The perfect pairing with a cup of tea. I love baking them and eating them! Again just another charm to showcase something about myself. I'm all for having a bracelet filled with charms of meaning, whether it be about myself or to signify an important event. This sweet cupcake deserves pride of place next to the tea cup and teapot!

Do you like any of the Pandora charms? If you do let me know which are your favourite I'd love to know!

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Friday, 10 July 2015

Friday Favourites: Wedding Reception outfit

Hello Beautiful People of the Internet!

I don't usually write posts like this I am aware so I am sorry if this is not written in a style you would expect. On Saturday night Luke's friend had invited us to his wedding reception so I was instantly panicking about what to wear. Now those who know me know that I am not very girly. I love my converse to death and short floaty dresses are my kind of thing. I even went to my Year 13 prom in converse- I still don't regret my decision to do so.

When I went to London Adeline and I looked around the shops in Covent Garden and I decided to go into Oasis to see if they had a dress that was summery and something different to what I already had at home. I tend to wear the same things so I was eager to change it up and look a little different than what I usually would.

I found this beautiful yellow dress (the only one left which was in my size which I thought was fate) which had butterflies over it. They were blue, pink, white, yellow and outlined in black. It was perfect, really me. That style of dress really suits me as it was figure hugging until it got to my tummy as I do enjoy my food not great to have it clinging to my belly! I instantly fell in love and it was in the sale at £28.00.

When I came home I dug my black heeled sandals, from New Look, out I wore for my 18th birthday night out and I've never worn them again. I was determined to be girly and wear them without falling over! I also picked out my bright blue clutch from Dorothy Perkins. I used the Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Nail Paint in the shade Fondant on my nails and toes. I bought some fake tan to use on my milk bottle legs as well. I bought the St. Tropez tan optimiser and the St. Moritz spray bottle tan from Home Bargains.

For my hair I tied my hair in a half and half. Half of it was as a bun and then the rest that was down was curled. I was really happy with how my hair curled. It lasted all night even to the next day parts were still curled.

I would like to point out that I took my heels off because I was going home and didn't want to fall over in the dark. Plus Luke's friends thought it would be funny to look at the massive height difference between us. I had a great night and I really felt comfortable in this dress. Hopefully I'll wear heels again soon...maybe.

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Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Belated Moody Monday's Volume 17: Catching Up

Happy Monday Everyone!

Wow it has been a busy one! As you know I was in London last weekend (26th-29th June) with Adeline to see Taylor Swift. As a result I didn't have the time to write a blog post for the Monday so I'm REALLY sorry about that!

I thought I could use this post to do what I always do and catch you up on everything that happened in London and the week just gone. 

Adeline and I were lucky enough to travel first class down on the train and it was great because we got endless cups of tea, biscuits, cake, sandwiches and crisps. I will pre warn you that this post will focus a lot on the food that I have eaten (which is a lot and every bite was yummy)! 

We arrived in scorching London and checked into the Liverpool Street Travelodge. Dad had booked us into a family room and the extra space was welcomed especially in the heat! After freshening up and getting ready to go out we left to explore the streets. I wanted to take Adeline to Jamie's on Creechurch Lane. We ordered a bottle of Prosecco (of course) and some nachos to go with it. Both were divine and it was really nice to sit and have a drink and a chat about the forthcoming weekend. 

After we had finished at Jamie's we went to Moo Grill (another place I'd been before and loved). They have the best steak ever. I'm not usually a steak fan but every mouthful was so tasty. So tasty in fact that my mouth is watering at this very minute upon remembering this meal! I ordered the Fillet Steak, the most expensive but definitely worth it, with fries and garlic mayo. We'd already had prosecco so we decided to just have water as it was far too warm! Unfortunately I forgot to snap a photo of this meal (boo) so you'll just have to imagine what I'm describing but I would definitely recommend you visit! 

After our steaks we strolled back to our hotel and watched Florence playing at Glastonbury snuggled into our comfy beds. She was fabulous by the way and if you didn't see her then it's available to watch on BBC iPlayer. It is definitely worth a watch! 


We were definitely well rested after a good first night's sleep in London. I was incredibly excited for Taylor Swift as we were seeing her that afternoon in Hyde Park. We showered and dressed and dragged our luggage down to Polo Bar for breakfast. This cafe is amazing and had such great reviews but we simply stumbled upon it that morning. We were starving so Adeline and I ordered the Polo Bar Special. Instead of egg I swapped mine for a hash brown. They were more than happy to accommodate this request. The staff were friendly and the place was really lovely to eat in. The food was so good and we felt ready for the long day ahead!

We headed for the tube and went to get checked in at the Hilton Hotel. Whilst we waited for our room to be ready we left our bags with the concierge and strolled to Starbucks and then taking our drinks to chill out in Green Park. The weather was beautiful and it was really nice to see so many families and friends enjoying the sun with a picnic and cheeky drink! 

After getting comfortable in our room at the Hilton we walked up to Hyde Park. I was beyond excited for Taylor Swift and we were lucky enough to have gotten VIP tickets. It meant not having to queue all day and in that weather it would have been awful (I don't do well with heat it gives me terrible headaches). We stood by the barriers on the VIP side however we chose to grab some food and stand in the shaded grandstand part. 

It was nice to enjoy my pulled pork burger with spicy coleslaw whilst watching all the action on the main stage. It was much better than being crammed into such a small space in that heat! 

Every act that came on before Taylor was fab and was fully deserving of a spot on that stage. Rae Morris didn't get enough support I don't think she has a fantastic voice with great songs and all people could focus on was her dancing. It angered me so much to think that people were judging her because of how she wanted to dance. Quite ironic when they supported Taylor who always has crazy dance moves because thats how the music makes her feel. Silly really and a shame to miss out on such talent! Nevertheless, I sung to along with her and I really enjoyed her set. I'd seen her perform when she was much smaller as an artist when she supported Noah and the Whale so it was really nice to see her grow as an artist. 

I was so happy to finally see Vance Joy live, he didn't disappoint. I have since added Georgia to my Spotify playlist as it was astounding to hear that live. My favourite song was 'Mess is Mine' so it was really nice to hear that live for the first time. 

John Newman was up next and although not my favourite artist he did put on a good show and I did know a few songs so we had a little boogie. I definitely used it to sit down and eat my food though ready for Ellie Goulding. 

OMG ELLIE GOULDING. She was fab. Definitely such a good act to see live she was electric. Her high energy was infectious and her voice sounds just as amazing as it does on her records. I was definitely singing along at the top of my voice. It was so lovely to hear her play 'Starry Eyed' as that was one of my favourite songs that I could not stop listening to!

Finally, Taylor came on stage and I was so excited. My wristband flashed in time with the beat and she was more amazing than I could have imagined. This was the first time I saw her live and it was truly magical. Every song was perfect and every outfit made my jaw drop in awe. Wow I wish I could pull off clothes like that. I was watching the stand in the middle and saw Andrea Swift leave a few times and hug fans that were eagerly waiting. I saw Taylor's guests walk through the crowd as they made their way to the stage. It was a good view from where we were. They walked straight through the VIP area- surreal! I'll be honest I did tear up a few times as I sung along to my favourite songs...I can't really say why. I think it was because it was crazy to think I was actually there. I'd wanted to see Taylor live for so long. I'd waited years to see her live and I was so upset when I couldn't go to her Speak Now Tour as my friend had booked tickets without me and then to top it off I spent the night of the concert revising for my french speaking exam. Luckily it went well...I was sad to miss out on seeing her.

That night Adeline and I spent it lounging in our Hilton Hotel room with a bottle of prosecco and room service, watching trashy TV (the best kind of night). 

We went to bed late and decided to set our alarm early to go down for breakfast. The Hilton put on this amazing buffet. I didn't know what to load my plate with first! 

I finally got to go to the Häagen Dazs Restaurant in Leicester Square as well. A whole menu of puddings?! Definitely my place to eat! It was gorgeous I wish I could have finished my pud! I ordered the belgian waffle dream. This has a warm belgian waffle with a scoop of Dulce de Leche and a scoop of pralines and cream and drizzled in hot butterscotch sauce. I was in heaven!

We spent the rest of our day wandering down to Piccadilly Circus and then eventually taking the tube to Covent Garden before going to Prezzo for dinner. Yes I have reviewed this place before and I honestly think it's one of my favourite places to eat. If you have a taste card with Natwest you get 241 on food! So definitely worth a visit! I ordered the Pollo Carbonara. It was to die for! It was baked in the oven and smothered in cheese. BEAUTIFUL! I would definitely recommend it!

We stayed at the Liverpool Street Travelodge again on Sunday night as we had our train home in the morning. We had breakfast at our new favourite place- Polo Bar before heading for the train. The train home was great and seemed to go fast. I had my last croissant on the train as well. Beautiful with jam and butter and 2 cups of tea. It was nice to relax after what had been a very busy weekend. My weekend away in London was definitely fab and I loved it! I can't wait to return with Luke later this month. Sorry this post was a little late I had a lot to write! Stay tuned for more posts! 

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