• Blog

    Owl Biscuits: Baking with the Kids

    Ingredients For the biscuits 125g slightly salted butter, softened 125g caster sugar 1 egg, beaten 1 tsp vanilla extract 250g plain flour For the decoration 100g whole blanched almonds 100g flaked almonds, toasted Giant white buttons Plain chocolate chips White chocolate, melted Icing sugar, for dusting Cream together the butter, sugar and gradually beat in the egg and vanilla extract. Sift and stir in the flour and mix to a fairly soft dough. Turn onto a lightly floured surface and kneed gently. Cover or wrap in cling film and chill for at least 2 hours. Heat oven to 190* (170*…

  • Fashion & Beauty

    Winter Pastels Fashion Trends

    After searching around and seeing what other trends were out there this Winter there was one that was popping up quite a lot and that trend was… Winter Pastels! I love this trend because normally when it’s Winter most outfits tend to be darker colours; more reds, blacks and greys but no no no not this Winter. This Winter you can still rock up to work or everyday wear in one of your favourite Pastel colours from the Summer! One of the major must have items this Winter is the Pink Coat, popular bloggers have been seen sporting this coat…

  • Arts

    Being Neo at Victoria Station

    I don’t know if anyone else has found this, but Victoria station has got to be the most irritating place to walk through when it’s vaguely crowded, and it’s pure hell when it’s rush hour. There are too many different areas of the station for people to walk to, from platform 1 to 15, to Wasabi, to Cornish Pasty Company, to the cash machine, to the escalators, to the underground, to the bus station. It means that everyone in the building is walking in a different direction and almost always in a hurry or with a suitcase (which they don’t…

  • Fashion & Beauty

    Glossybox

    Fancy a little gift each month? Love discovering new beauty products? In that case, a beauty Box subscription is for you. For only £10 a month (plus p&p charges) you can sign up to receive a beautifully presented box full of five trial-size products. There are many different companies offering this service – my box of choice for the past year has been Glossybox. When you sign up to the box at www.Glossybox.co.uk, you’ll be asked to complete a small survey about your beauty requirements and preferences which allows the company to deliver particular beauty products to suit you. The…

  • Business

    How to defeat the office seating plan

    After several days of myself and two colleagues singing to customers down the phone the moderator picked up on this. A seating plan was introduced and I was moved to the other side of the room. I set about overcoming this seating plan by still conversing with my wayward colleagues but now bellowing across the office. This made my discussions on the poor wage, immoral and incompetent Management even more inappropriate. I was moved next to my Manager and any illusions of my competence were quickly shattered. He now realised that most of my sales leads came from flirting with…