Wednesday, 21 December 2011

I hear those sleigh bells ringing

Hi!
It's been a pretty hectic couple of weeks for me, hence my pathetic amount of blog posts!
Last Thursday was the last day of school (wohoo!), and that evening my dad, my sister and me went to see Aloe Blacc. I wasn't be biggest fan of his but my dad loves him so I went with him, but afterwards I was so glad I went, because he was amazing! He has such a lovely voice, and was so impressive as he did jazz, rapping, R'n'B and pop, as well as some super cute dancing!
On the Friday me and my friends went to the travel agent to try to organise our holiday for next year. We are planning to go to Malia, but it's proving hard to organise 8 people! Oh and i went to see New Years Eve at the cinema, such a cute film, I definitely recommend!
On Monday, I went to my Sixth Form fancy dress Christmas party! I was desperately running around trying to find an outfit, and all the accessories. In the end I decided to go as a cave woman! My sister went as a 20s flapper girl - she looked awesome! It was such a great night!
Before the fancy dress party!

I have also been trying to finish my Christmas shopping - I always leave it until a few days before Christmas, and then it's a big rush to find everything! But we managed to do the majority of it! We've got family coming round on Christmas day, so there is loads of preparation for that! I can't wait for the 25th now!
On top of this, I have A-level exams in January, so I have lots of revision to do over the holidays, and coursework to complete :(. My birthday is smack bang in the middle of my exams as well which sucks, but it's not all bad, because I'm going to be 18! Exciting times!

Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Under The Mistletoe


Can you believe that we are only 18 days away from Christmas Day! I am so excited; it's my favourite time of the year!
Here's my selection of the best things to kick of the festive party season!

1) The Frocks
The perfect glitzy party frock!


2) The Cocktails
This ones for my sister, who's really into her cocktails...

Snowball

- 2 parts chilled lemonade
- 1 part chilled advocaat
- 1/2 lime squeezed
- sugar to decorate the glass
Mix the ingredients together and serve with a slice of lime and a cherry.

Santa’s Christmas Delight

- 3 parts Irish whiskey
- 1 part freshly squeezed lime juice
- soda water
- few drops of grenadine
Mix the ingredients together. Serve in a tall glass on ice. As a variation, try using ginger ale rather than soda water or Schweppes Russian. 

Holly-tini

- 2 parts vodka/gin
- 1 part dry martini
- ½ part crème de menthe
Either mix in a cocktail shaker with ice or simply serve on ice in a martini glass. A festively coloured green version of the famous cocktail.

MULLED WINE
- 1 bottle red wine
- 60g demerara sugar
- 1 cinnamon stick
- grated nutmeg
- 1 orange halved
- 1 dried bay leaf
Put the wine in a saucepan with the orange, sugar, bay leaf and the spices. Heat gently until the sugar has dissolved. Taste to see if you want the wine sweeter, and add more sugar to taste. Strain into heatproof glasses and serve at once.
OK, Mulled Wine isn't really a cocktail, but I thought I'd add it in anyway; its a Christmas classic!
3) The Entertainment
New and old Christmas fun!

4) The Festive Knits
Cute and comfy knits to snuggle up in after a fabulous night!
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