Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Oh my god it's November again!

This is ridiculous.. where was summer? Where was it? What happened?... Nothing happened!!!
Life Update in 3 words (and some photos)

(I'm not entirely jobless.. I'm still at Thorntons)

Sunday, 19 September 2010

Salad Days

Just looked up the meaning of "Salad days", something coined by Shakespeare in Anthony & Cleopatra. Cleopatra makes some speech referring to her "salad days" (youth) before she slept with Julius Caesar, ..... Julius Caesar who actually has nothing to do with the naming of the Caesar Salad. SALAD....CAESAR, SALAD DAYS!?!?

Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Her china cup is white and thin;
A thousand times her heart has been
Made merry at it’s scalloped brink;
And in the bottom, painted pink,
A dragon greets her with a grin.

The brim her kisses loves to win;
The handle is a manikin,
Who spies the foes that chip or chink
Her china cup.

Muse, tell me if it be a sin:
I watch her lift it past her chin
Up to the scarlet lips and drink
The oolong draught, somehow I think
I’d like to be the dragon in
Her china cup.

By Frank Dempster Sherman

Friday, 7 May 2010

The End is Nigh!

Feb 6th?! Disgracefull! 3 whole shizzless months!

This is just a short one though, in anticipation of a full report coming soon... on the current state of play.. of my LIFE! Lol, as you can see I'm not in all too a serious mood this evening. I'm taking a light break from what is actually the last 9 days of my being a university student :(

Im both SAD and GLAD as I am eagerly anticipating my new normal life free from various student related ailments, and the general assumption that because you are a student, you cannot be taken seriously (in a business sense).

So, wish me luck... because in 9 days, not only am I handing in my final ever academic project, I am also turning the ripe old age of 22 :D

Sunday, 10 January 2010


Emma's AMAZING Chilli Con Carne
 (don't knock it till you've tried it)!

You will need:
  • 1 onion
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1/4 tin of Kidney Beans (drained)
  • granulated sugar
  • 500g beef mince
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes
  • 142g tomato puree
  • 1 beef stock cube
  • ground black pepper
  • celery salt
  • garlic salt
  • normal salt
  • mixed herbs
  • brown sauce
  • tobasco sauce
  • chili flakes
  • 1 tbsp Chili Hot chocolate powder (can be bought from Whittards - alternatively just use normal hot chocolate powder)
  • 1/2 tsp instant coffee
  • 1 x 25ml shot of Tequila 
  1. Heat a little oil in the pan and add chopped onions, sprinkle a few tsp's of sugar over the onions to caramelise. Once soft, add the beef mince.
  2. Once the mince is browned all through add the chopped tomatoes. Dissolve stock cube in a mug of boiling water and add to the pan. Then add the 142g of tomato puree, a few "dolops" of brown sauce, mixed herbs, ground pepper, salts, chilli flakes & tabasco sauce. There is no specific  amount for these ingredients, be creative!
  3. Chop the green pepper and add to the mix along with the kidney beans.
  4. Dissolve the hot chocolate powder and coffee in 1/2 mug of boiling water and add to the pan.
  5. Finally add the shot of Tequila and stir well. Bring to the boil for a few minutes, then leave to simmer while cooking your rice.
Depending on how well you recreate this you may need to add spoonful of cornflour (dissolved in a small amount of cold water) to thicken the sauce. On the other hand if the sauce is too thick, add water.

I would have added a photograph but I ate it to quickly :P