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Monday, 1 June 2015

Spring/ Summer walks | SophH

Hey everyone, 
In England we are just approaching summer (although the weather is definitely not portraying that) and Myself and Luke have been going on more and more walks with my dog Alfie and just enjoying being outside. 
The reason I decided to blog about this is because I think as we approach summer, strictly exam time for most of the UK, it is so important to give yourself breaks and actually go outside and get some fresh air. It is so easy to just sit at your desk (whether you end up revising or not) and getting stuck in things that you don't give yourself time to get out of the house. 

Personally I love going for a nice walk, especially to spend time with Luke and my dog. So I have a challenge for you - Try to go out for a walk (whether you have a dog or not) at least once a week and I can promise you that you will feel better for it, both mentally and physically. 

Below are some photos from a recent walk with Alfie and Luke: 




           
       

 





   




                         






Monday, 27 April 2015

Recipe: Choco Orange Chompers

Hey everyone, 

Firstly I'd like to thank everyone for the response on my youtube videos, although I don't think many came from here:(

So today I thought I'd share with you a recipe which I produced as part of my English AS coursework last year, it's pretty strange but maybe give it a try and see how it turns out:) 
 HAPPY BAKING!

It involves oranges, mars bars and rice crispies/ cornflakes. The recipe is tailored to create the treats into either Easter treats or Halloween treats or even Christmas treats however just decorating them however you want is totally acceptable. 



Ingredients

·         Fresh, un-waxed oranges (size and amount depends on how many you wish to create- I normally use 3)
·         Rice Krispies™ or Corn Flakes™ (anything similar works)
·         Mars bars™ (again depends on how many you are making- I normally use 2 when using 3 oranges)

Equipment
·         Non stick pan (to melt Mars bars™)
·         Large bowl
·         Black marker pen
·         Wooden spoon


Method
1.       Slice a lid into the top of the oranges- Make sure to cut diagonally so it can be placed back on top of the orange without falling inwards.
2.       Remove the insides of the orange, cut around the outside with a sharp knife and then scoop out the remaining orange with a metal spoon. 
3.       Place the inside of the oranges on a plate and put the skins with their lids somewhere ready for you to get artistic with the marker pen.
4.       Draw on artistic or simple faces with your black pen- Go crazy, or be a little be artistic, it’s up to you!
5.       Place your Orange skins somewhere safe ready for their later use.
6.       Heat up your hob at a medium heat and place your Mars Bars into a bowl above a pan full of boiling water and melt slowly, make sure to keep stirring with your wooden spoon the whole time they are on the heat. Once fully melted remove from the heat.
7.      Pour suitable amount of your Rice Crispies (or other) into a large bowl and add you melted mars bar, squeeze as much orange juice as you can into this mixture and stir all together.
8.      Spoon mixture into the orange skins with enough room at the top for the lid.
9.      Place the oranges into the fridge so the mixture can set- Leave for at least 3 hours.
10.   Remove from the fridge and enjoy as a dessert, special snack or use for a Halloween/ Christmas/ Easter party.





Sunday, 26 April 2015

Spring LookBook | SophH

Myself and my boyfriend have put a lot of effort into this new video, I'd absolutely love it if you could check it out and let me know what you think :)






Monday, 13 April 2015

That Youtube thing

Hi everyone, 
It has definitely been wayyy too long since I last posted, this is for many reasons, including college commitments, dance and also just the lack of enthusiasm for anything worth writing about.

I decided to start a Youtube channel. My plan is to post videos either every week or a couple every week depending on my time available. To me it seems like an exciting and enjoyable hobby to have. I felt like I needed something I could really get into, and because when I was younger I loved editing silly little videos I felt like this would be a great thing to do. 

I plan to use my youtube channel to give people advise about beauty, makeup and lifestyle - just like my blog - and allow myself to give something to other people. 

I would love it if you ever find yourself reading this, to pop over to my channel at SophH and see what you think. 

lots of love,
Sophie xox