Friday, 23 February 2018

What's new Scooby Doo?

Just a real quickie :)

 It's the first week back after half term, which has left me feeling very all over the place. We only have two weeks left till our next set of mocks, which is crazy because we've literally just had some! Today I went to sixth form for the day to see what it would be like, which is an hour away and is so big in comparison to my school! I met lots of people and managed to get very lost haha. I enjoyed the subjects, but I'm still not sure what option I'd make if I get the apprenticeship. There's an exchange programme for French which looks interesting, and the food was awesome.

snip, snip, snip!
Other than that: I've started uploading to Deviantart, which I reckon you should all check out ;) and had a haircut! I'm trying to will myself to read more, but it's not really happening. I've started on John Green's new book, and will *hopefully* do a review when I've finished.

What have you been upto?
Marti xxxx 

Friday, 9 February 2018

We attempted brownies..


Recipe sourced from www.cookbakeeat.com
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Serves: 12
Hoping you all appreciate my collage skills ;)
Ingredients
  • 185g Dark Chocolate
  • 185g Butter
  • 85g Plain Flour
  • 40g Cocoa Powder
  • 3 Eggs
  • 275g Caster Sugar
  • 6 Cadbury Creme Eggs
Instructions
  1. To begin, preheat the oven to 180 and gas mark 4.
  1. Melt the butter and chocolate together in a bowl over a pan of hot water.
  2. Once melted, leave to cool.
  3. Mix your eggs and sugar using an electric whisk. This takes time and your mixture needs to double in size and thicken up. Your mix should also be pale in colour.
  4. Add you egg and sugar mix to your cooled chocolate mixture. TIP: Make sure your chocolate mixture is at least luke warm, or cooler. If the chocolate mixture is too hot it will cook the eggs!
  5. Sift in the flour and cocoa powder and fold everything together. TIP: Take your time and be gentle :)Pour everything into your brownie tray and cook for about 20 mins.
  6. Whilst that's cooking, start to cut your creme eggs in half. This is tricky and doesn't always turn out very neat, but don't worry, it will still taste great. If you heat our nice in hot water before every slice it may also help.
  7. After 20 mins cooking, take out your brownies. They should be looking quite cooked around the edge but still quite soft in the middle. Place your eggs on top of the half cooked brownies and gently press down. I found I could fit 3 across each row.
  8. Bake for a further 10 - 15 mins or until cooked through
    out.
  9. Once cooked, leave to cool before cutting. I found these brownies taste amazing warmed up and served with vanilla ice cream!
Lots of love, 
Marti xxx

P.S. If you make these feel free to send pictures as I'd love to see how they turn out!

Friday, 2 February 2018

Unnecessary

Unnecessary photo of Ziggs and I
It's been a very busy year- especially to say it's only February! Every time I sit down to start writing; I realise that I have about five minutes before I need to be out again, leaving my mind a little jumbled. I wanted to write something beautiful to make up for my slacking, but the best we're getting right now is a word vomit. We do our best :)


Ella's wedding in January
 I'm at that stage of having a cold where everything just seems that bit gloomier. It's not a very nice place. I was making a cup of tea earlier and it felt as though it took so much energy. I'm also getting about twelve hours of sleep haha.

My big sister Ella got married at the start of the year and my brother engaged too. I've had my second set of mocks, which went okay, but I'm really not enjoying school all that much. 

I've been invited to an interview for an apprenticeship at a travel agency, which I'm really looking forward to and I'm also decided on which sixth form I'd go to otherwise. I'm feeling very torn between the two options, but I'll just have to see how the interview goes. 

NYE with Leah- looking far
more tipsy than I was (honest!)
We're working on an extract of Macbeth at drama, with yours truly being everybody's favourite equivocator. I've started going to some other youth groups with Leah (her blog's pretty groovy), which have definitely filled my week :)

I've been alternating between the library and work on saturdays, which has meant I'm always doing something different and meeting new people. A lot of the people I volunteer with are older than me, but I like that. It's a welcome break from school haha :)

I'm not giving you any context on this one haha
I've signed up for NCS over summer, as well as Brighton for a week with my family. I think it's always good to have things to look forward to, especially when exams are the only word you hear at school!

 It's half term next week, marking fifteen weeks left of year eleven. It's not all that much when you look at it like that, but I'm honestly so sick of it. I'm trying to make the best of it, but it's tricky when the sky is so beautiful and the lesson really is not!

I've got lots planned for over half term, including the Save the Children sale (big jumble sale, more later), stacking shelves and not having a moment to myself. That's the way we like it :)

I've been really grateful to have a handful of sparkly people in my life who have made January that bit more bearable. Whether it be Kim Woodburn memes or braindead nonsense, I love you all dearly.


All my love, Marti xxxx
P.S. My photos got featured on Cathy's blog!