Sunday, July 22, 2012

Back in Townsville!

Hi everyone!

Thought I might update you all on my life, since it's been a while since my last post and I just want to make sure you all know I'm alive. It's almost the end of my holidays - I *officially* start on Monday, but I don't really have much going on until Thursday, and even that's a bit of a stretch to say I start. So, Friday it is! I guess I have just under a week of unofficial holidays. Even so, the past 6 weeks have just flown; I can hardly believe I'm starting back up again!

Ok so my timetable LOOKS a lot more busy than it actually is. On Monday, there's a clinical skills session, but it's only for home groups 1-4. I'm in group 20, which means I probably have another 2 weeks before I have to go in and do this session. :D Same goes for Friday - groups 5 & 6!

I doubt I'll turn up to Monday's 4-6 lecture because it's literally just an introduction to semester 2 - nothing new, really. So - I really start on Thursday and it's one hour from 3-4, and then Friday I have 9-10.. and then 2-4. I only have 4 contact hours this week - you have no idea how awesome that is. That means I have HEAPS of time to sleep in and settle back into Townsville life.

I've really gotten into 2 shows - Suits and Once Upon a Time. Both are fantastic! I'm up to date with Suits and up to episode 10/12 of Once Upon a Time. I really, really recommend both of them, along with House, Modern Family and Revenge. Definitely my current faves.

Suits surrounds an aspiring want-to-be lawyer, Mike Ross. He has an eidetic (photographic) memory and wants to attend Harvard Law school. One slight problem though - he cheated on the LSATs for who turned out to be the Dean's daughter and gets caught. As a result, he's banned from taking the bar exam and applying to be a lawyer himself. He struggles financially and one day, his best friend Trevor unknowingly sets Mike up in a drug deal. Stuff happens and he lands himself in an interview for Harvard graduates for an associate position at the prestigious Pearson-Hardman law firm. Mike gets the job, hired under a hot-shot lawyer called Harvey Specter. IT'S AN AMAZING SHOW OMG I can't even begin to tell you how amazing it is.

Ugh I was going to write summaries on all the shows but I can't be bothered. For Once Upon a Time, it's basically all your classic fairy tales melded into one show. It's very clever and not predictable because it's set in the present and the stories are changed so that they're all interconnected. Love it. It has Cameron off House! She's the main character, Emma Swan.

That's pretty much my holidays for now!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Pumpkin scones!

Hi all!

My mum loves pumpkin scones and yesterday she asked me if I wanted to help her make some. How could I resist? The real question - how could anyone who loves baking resist? Impossible. I must admit, mum and I overestimated how much the scones would rise, so we overcompensated and they turned out a lot smaller than we anticipated.. oh well, trial and error is the way to go!

With no further ado, I present to you my first attempt at pumpkin scones!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

More purchases

Hi everyone!

I received my UrbanOutfitters package shortly after the one from ASOS. I'm delighted to say that I adore everything apart from this one ring that was really plasticy looking and kind of.. just idk I don't like it ANYWAY here are the rest of my purchases.

Well, almost everything in the following photos are from Urban. The red shorts and brown bag I purchased from Harbourtown and the really colourful kimono jacket up in the top right corner of the first photo is from ASOS. Everything else is from Urban! I also ordered 2 pairs of sunnies but I forgot to incude them. :(

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

A touch of red velvet

Today my best friend came over to make red velvet cupcakes. We went shopping for a few ingredients and then when we came home we realised that we kind of left out the cake patties......... ROOKIE ERROR ALERT ha ha ha hah ahaahahahhsdkjsnjknfgksjngsg anyway we compromised and decided to make a cake instead. :D

Red velvet cupcakes have always been a favourite of mine to bake. My batch this time, however, failed to meet my usual expectations. Somehow, they turned out a little burnt on the outside and even though they tasted as good as the usually do, it just wasn't up to scratch. I'm going to attribute this fault to my best friend HAHA I'm such a great friend!

And here is the recipe, as usual!