Thursday, 10 May 2018

30 Questions About Me That Never Get Asked?!

Hey everyone :)


I do love a good question tag ...

1. Are you named after anyone?
I don't think so ... my mum did tell me that I was nearly called Jonathon but they thought I'd get teased so they settled on John.

2. When was the last time you cried?
I can't actually remember - I watch Grey's Anatomy and their episodes are quite emotional sometimes so probably when I was watching one of those.

3. Do you have kids?
Haaaa, no! Haven't decided on that yet!

4. If you were another person, would you be friend of yourself?
Probably not ... I am quite odd!

5. Do you use sarcasm a lot?
Yes ... all the time.

6. What's the first thing you notice about people?
Their appearance normally ... or their accent.

7. What is your eye colour?
They are blue.

8. Scary movie or happy endings?
Happy endings defo!

9. Favourite smells?
Cut grass and apple pie!

10. What's the furthest you've ever been from home?
Canada on holiday

11. Do you have any special talents?
I don't think so ... spending money? Is that a talent?

12. Where were you born?
Scotland

13. What are your hobbies?
They vary ... I enjoy swimming, TV, PS4, gaming, baking ...

14. Do you have any pets?
I had a cat when I was young, and I got some kittens twice then had to get rid of them due to house rules.

15. Do you have any siblings?
Yes, 1 brother.

16. What do you want to be when you grow up?
When I was at school - my idea was a chef ... or something with computers.

17. Who was your first best friend?
I actually don't know - I had a few friends when I was at school.

18. How tall are you?
5ft something

19. Funniest moment throughout school?
I got interviewed by the school radio because I was the smallest in the school

20. How many countries have you visited?
3 - Spain, Italy and Canada

21. What was your favourite/worst subject in high school?
Favourite had to be Administration or Home Economics and worst - had to be Physics or PE.

22. What is your favourite drink?
Right now I'm in love with Tenzing Natural Energy drink.

23. What would you (or have you) named your children?
Haven't really thought about it if honest

24. What sports do you play/have you played?
Not really into sports - I did the majority of them in school - football, rugby, hockey etc

25. Who are some of your favourite YouTubers?
Helen Anderson, Tom Daley, iJustine, her sister too, Trisha Paytas, Shane Dawson

26. How many girlfriends/boyfriends have you had?
If you count the "girlfriends" I had in school when I was 14 - then 3 girlfriends and when I got older 2 boyfriends (including the relationship I'm in now).

27. Favourite memory from childhood
Waking up at my granny/grampas and going to get freshly laid eggs from the chickens. We would go to the shed and open a big chest freezer full of bird seed and then we'd feed them and get their eggs and then granny would fry them :)

28. How would you describe your fashion sense?
Normal I think ... I'm not too out there!

29. What phone do you have?
iPhone all the way ... since I was 18

30. Tell us one of your bad habits?
I chew my nails till they bleed! Need to stop though!!

That is 30 questions ... if feels like a lot more ... probably because I typed all this and didn't copy and paste anything ...




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Thursday, 26 April 2018

Netflix 'Lost in Space'

Hey everyone :)


I have been trying not to watch anything new because I'm currently watching so many different shows but I saw the promo for Lost in Space and just had to watch it when it came out. When Netflix released the show - they released all episodes at once so the binge watch began!!

I managed 7 episodes in one day and then the last 3 the next morning!

I only ever knew about the film Lost in Space which has Joey from Friends (Matt Le Blanc) but apparently there was also a very old tv series that ran on CBS back in 1965. The Netflix series is set 30 years in the future where space colonisation is a reality and the Robinson family are off in search of a new planet that can support life ... until something crazy happens (I don't want to spoil it for anyone lol).

The ratings have recently been released and in the first three days after the episodes were released on Netflix it drew in 6.3 million US viewers and 1.2 million watched the finale in that period too. Apparently a second season has been green lit but we shouldn't expect it until 2019, maybe even 2020 but I am so excited already!

Let me know if you watch it as I need to talk to someone about it :) :)





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Saturday, 21 April 2018

Pots & Co.

Hey everyone :)

I had a busy week covering shifts while a colleague went on holiday to Japan so my blog has been quiet however that did not stop me discovering a yummy new company!!


As I mentioned - I only just recently came across this company via my work and as I can't just go around eating the product at work - I went straight to Tesco and bought every flavour I could get my hands on :)







My current favourite of the pots that I bought has to be the mango, lime and coconut - the flavours compliment each other so well and the flavours were not too overpowering.





Another favourite - close second - was the salted caramel and chocolate pot. I do enjoy the whole salted caramel train that everyone hopped on ... and the sweet and salty-ness really makes me swoon :)

Let me know in the comments below if you have picked any of these wonderful pots up?!



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Friday, 13 April 2018

Salted Caramel & Salted Pretzel Tiffin

Hey everyone :)


Someone I work with has recently been bring in some kind of salted pretzel tiffin made by Tesco - it's those little bitesize party ones you get in a party bag and it's amazing! It got me thinking that I could make something like it - so after searching on Google for half an hour - I came across this amazing recipe - which I have tweaked a little:

Ingredients (for base):
200g dark chocolate
2 tablespoons golden syrup
100g butter
125g digestive biscuits
135g salted pretzels

salted caramel (either make your own or Tesco do a jar/bottle of it)

Ingredients (for topping):
200g milk chocolate
2 teaspoons golden syrup
25g butter
2 tablespoons whole milk

Method:
1. Line a 20 x 20 baking tin (like a brownie tin, preferably non-stick) with baking parchment. I also spray the sides with that oil spray or non-stick baking spray if you have it.
2. Either in the microwave (but do short bursts) or over a pan of simmering hot water melt the dark chocolate, golden syrup and butter.
3. While the chocolate is melting - use a food processor or a bag and rolling pin and smash up the digestive biscuits.
4. Similarly with the pretzels bash them up too but leave some chunky bits.
5. Once the chocolate is melted, dump in the digestive crumbs and the pretzel crumbs and mix until all coated in the chocolate.
6. Tip into the baking tin and smooth out so even.
7. This step is purely optional but I got a jar of salted caramel and a teaspoon and took big dollops and just plopped it into random places and pushed it down into the mix. I think I did about 9 blobs.
8. Set aside to start cooling down.

9. Get a fresh bowl and add the topping ingredients - so milk chocolate, golden syrup and butter and put back above the simmering water.
10. Once melted add the milk and it should go lovely and glossy.
11. Tip over the base mixture in the tin and shake the tin gently from side to side to help the mixture spread. If needed us a spatula/spoon to help it to the edges.
12. Cover with cling film loosely and pop in the fridge.

Note: If you feel uncomfortable about putting it in fridge still quite warm just leave out till its cooled down and then put it in. I never have much other food in the fridge so it doesn't bother me.






Let me know in the comments if you have made something similar or tried the Tesco variation.



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