Monday, 29 June 2015

Malteser Tiffin

Sometimes you need a naughty homemade chocolatey treat that's quick to whip up and requires next to no effort to make. For those moments, I introduce you to tiffin. Essentially a fridge cake combining chocolate and biscuits, it requires no baking, just chopping, crushing, melting and mixing. Even the most inexperienced baking novice will find this a breeze! I followed this recipe for malteser tiffin, which has been my go to recipe for tiffin ever since I first made it during my first year of university; two years later and I'm still loving it!

Friday, 26 June 2015

12 Strange Things That Will Probably Happen At University

Last month I wrote a post called "10 Things You'll Learn at University". One extra thing to add onto that list is that university is an odd place. For most people, it's the first time you've moved away from home and had to fend for yourself. As a result, it's inevitable that you will encounter some strange things.

Monday, 22 June 2015

Cribbs, Falmouth

Last week I finally received my results from university and I am so happy to say I've achieved a 2:1 degree and even happier (and slightly shocked) to say I got a first in my dissertation! It's an amazing feeling to know all that hard work has paid off and to see what you're able to achieve when you put your mind to it. With my brother and sister travelling down to visit me that day, of course we had to go out and celebrate with a fancy meal and a couple of cocktails!

Saturday, 20 June 2015

Kynance Cove, Cornwall

I have always had a fascination with fog, watching in wonder as everything is shrouded with a translucent blanket. Familiar places are transformed into new mysterious environments, with only faint outlines of odd shapes visible in the distance. Kynance Cove in Cornwall is often pictured in glorious sunshine beating down on the near-white sand and crystal clear turquoise waters. So when we decided to visit the much talked about landmark the other day whilst a huge curtain of fog hid most of the Cornish coast, the view was a little bit different. However, there are some places that are truly magical no matter what the weather, and Kynance Cove is undoubtedly one of them.

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Frozen Summer Fruits Smoothie

Smoothies are a super quick and easy way to fill you up and get your daily dose of fruit! And not only are they packed full of healthy vitamins, they're delicious too! This summer fruits smoothie with banana, strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackcurrents and redcurrents is perfect for those hot sunny days; sweet, fruity and refreshing!

Monday, 15 June 2015

Harbour Lights, Falmouth

Every seaside town has an abundance of fish and chip shops, and everyone will have their personal favourites. In Cornwall, it's no different. With Rick Stein's fish and chips gradually taking over Cornwall (Padstow is even nicknamed 'Padstein' - go visit and you'll understand why!), the fish and chip industry is as fierce a competition as the pasty industry. However, in Falmouth there's only one winner for me: Harbour Lights! I'm not actually a huge fan of fish and chips, or fish in general for that matter. However, with Harbour Lights' menu going beyond just the classic cod (although of course they have that too), there's something for everyone here!

Friday, 12 June 2015

Butternut Squash and Chilli Soup

It's no secret that I absolutely love baking, and I would go as far to say I'm not too bad at it either! Unfortunately, the same can't be said for cooking. Whilst I love to experiment with my baking and add different ingredients here and there to see what works and what doesn't (hopefully the former!), if I even think about getting ambitious with my cooking and straying beyond my trusty jars of pre-made sauces, you know there will be a bordering-on-inedible mess on your hands. However, I can't live off tuna pasta or any other pasta-based dish forever, so I think it's high time I got a hang of this homemade cooking thing!

Monday, 8 June 2015

Top 10 Things to do in Cornwall

The summer season is upon us, and that means holidays! Cornwall is an English hotspot for holiday goers, and after living in Cornwall for 3 years, I have compiled a list of what I personally believe everyone should do if they ever find themselves in Cornwall!

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

The Old Grammar School, Truro

Sunny weather means al fresco dining! Is this hot and sunny weather making anyone else crave a holiday abroad? Al fresco dining isn't that common in England aside from the typical pub garden (thanks a lot, rain), so I was all over the opportunity to have lunch in the open air! Tucked away down a narrow side street in Truro, The Old Grammar School is the perfect little spot for a relaxed lunch with a huge variety of exciting and unique homemade food. I visited The Old Grammar School last year for a friend's birthday where we were served an enormous delicious tapas meal, so I was looking forward to trying out their lunch menu!