Wednesday, 9 May 2012

London Zoo Treats!

















I LOVE ANIMALS.
so, i inquired about volunteering at ZSL.
a friend of a friend already volunteers there and offered to tell me more about it and show us around, and throw in some treats for our day out.
we didn't know until we got there what we would be doing. but as you can see, 
we got to feed lemurs giraffes and sloths in their enclosures.
it was amazing.
Lemurs are so chilled playful and affectionate, i could have stayed in there all day.
Giraffes were funny. they are so beautiful, i want their eyelashes!
the sloths were my favourite!
there were 2 - Marilyn (because she's blonde) she's only 2 and Prince, he's 23!
i got to feed him, and because he's so old he is extra slow and has lost his teeth so his vegetables are steamed and mushy.
i felt so lucky and the whole day confirmed my love of animals.
i turn into a 5 year old whenever im at a zoo!
i would love to work with animals.
maybe animal photography...

Beautiful Bedroom Views





i came home from a weekend in London having missed the annual 'Sweeps festival', 
just in time to see the fun fair drive away (boohoo!)
however, i was blessed with this view. from my bedroom window.
after what feels like months of rain it was beautiful to have clear blue skies.

Little Noise Sessions Charity Gig









a televised gig for charity with Birdy, Ed Sheeran and Example, hosted by Jo Wiley in a church?
Yup! and i was at the front row of the crowd.
it was amazing.
Ed Sheeran was out of this world!
it was just a really great night raising money and awareness for a great charity.

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Recipe for Sherbert Cake

These are not my own pictures nor my own recipe but i'm a massive lover of baking tasty treats and wanted to reblog this so i can bake this tasty goodness myself.




Ingredients for cake:

2 tubs sherbert
1 box macaroons
some melted butter
springform pan



Ingredients for glaze:
2 tbsp hot water or milk
1/4 tsp lemon juice
1 cup powdered sugar





Directions:

1. Take sherbert out of freezer and let soften about 5 min
2. Meanwhile, crush macaroons until coarsely chopped.
3. Add melted butter to macaroons until they "hold" together. Maybe 4 tbsp? I don't know. Just until it holds.
4. Place 1/3 macaroons on the bottom of pan. Layer with sherbert > macaroons > sherbert > macaroons
5. Let it settle in freezer for atleast 2 hours +
6. Make glaze by stiring water and lemon juice into the sugar a few drops at a time.
7. Cut cake and drizzle glaze over each slice and enjoy heaven!



i can't wait to try this delicious looking recipe and send special thanks to http://jkoakden.blogspot.co.uk/

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Ramsgate Beach

*Original

*Edited


i decided to include my original shot as well as my edited version because i think they both look quite 
beautiful. ..i think i might even prefer the original.
i grew up by this seaside for 13 years, and i guess this is where i would call 'Home'.


A True Beauty





the beauty of this village is stunning.
no matter how much of a hurry i might be in, how terrible the weather is or how late i'll be returning home, so many times i've had to stop and take a photo to acknowledge its beauty, capture it and share it with many to see.

Town at Night time


it's gone midnight, the weather is terrible; pouring rain, thunder&lightning and there's no one in sight.
except for me.
huddled under my umbrella, returning from work after a 14hr day.
and i stop to take a photograph.
this is becoming a regular accurance.

Monday, 30 April 2012

i heart LDN

Big Ben . Buckingham Palace . Serpentine River . Hyde Park .
London Eye
St. James' Park

these places are my most favourite in all of London.
i'm fortunate enough to live close enough to the centre of the city that i can visit daily - which i do.
while i live in a quiet village in Kent filled with historical landmarks, book shops and boutiques,
i work in the crazy hustle and bustle of Central London.
i personally think i have the best of both worlds - i feel very lucky.

Sunday, 29 April 2012

RIHANNA

O2 London
this woman is amazing live, she put on one hell of a show!
like pretty much everyone else in the world, i crush on Rihanna. naturally.
seeing her live was a.maz.ing!
there must of been 80,000 people there and my friends and i were in the first 6 row of people.
its fair to say she put on a fabulous show - i'd definitely go and see her again.

Playtime

Rochester Castle
here, is my haven. it is so peaceful and beautiful, there aren't many places i'd rather be.
the view from my bedroom is unbelievable, isnt it? i feel like im living in a Disney film.
during our ever so brief summer weather during March, i strolled up the hill to the Castle grounds to laze my day away. i had my latest Jodie Picoult book - i'm addicted to her - fresh strawberries from the fruit&veg store and a mini milk. its fair to say i didn't get all the much reading done .. the view was far too distracting. 
i'm sure you can see why.. 

Friday, 27 April 2012

Down by the Pier






Rochester Pier
you will find me down here a lot throughout the summer

i had my first day off from work in a while and the sun was shining, so i decided to explore my new town.
despite already living here almost 3 months i had no idea there was a beautiful pier and a sailing school. i really love how beautiful it is here and i can't wait until the summer weather begins so i can waste my days enjoying the views and taking ohsomany pictures.