Saturday, 21 February 2015

Banana Pancakes

Sometimes a bowl of cereal or slice of toast just won't cut it for breakfast and on days where I feel like putting a little bit more time and effort into making breakfast I always find myself turning towards Banana pancakes. They are also great if I invite friends round for breakfast and always go down a treat. There easy to make and just absolutely delicious.
- Two free range Eggs.
- One medium to large Banana.
- Half a table spoon of Baking Powder.
- A sprinkle of Cinnamon.
- Bowl.
- Whisk.
- Some sort of ladle or serving spoon.
1. Peel the Banana and mash it up in a bowl using a whisk or a fork.
2. Add both eggs once the Banana is at a some what smooth consistency with most of  the lumps gone. Whisk it all together.
3. Add half a teaspoon of baking powder and as little or as much cinnamon as you desire. If you don't have baking powder or cinnamon you can just skip this step and the pancakes taste just as delicious.
4.  Next heat  a small amount of Olive oil in a pan. Once hot begin to ladle your mixture into the centre. Cook until Golden Brown. I've always found 45 seconds each side is sufficient.
5. Top them with whatever you like. I like mine with a good dollop of Jam. They also taste great with Strawberries, Maple Syrup, Honey and even Nutella.
6. Enjoy!

Thursday, 19 February 2015


I recently bought these two best friends necklaces from the Etsy shop 'Forget me not Grove' for £7.49. One for myself and the other for my best friend Celene, who is moving back to South Africa on the 26th of April for the second time. I bought these necklaces as a little parting gift. I've only known Celene for 4 years and for two of those she was in South Africa. It has always amazed me how quickly Celene and I became close friends, then again I suppose some people you just click with immediately.

I've always been lucky in friendship and have always had a great group of friends around me growing up, a select few that have seen me at my best and worst. When I was younger the more friends I had the better. As I have grown older I have begun to understand the importance of a close knit group of friends. Over the past few years I have lost touch with close friends, some through one particular horrendous fall out and others just simply drifting apart as we all begin to grow up and find our own way in this crazy world.
When I was younger my best friends knew my favourite colour, toy, book and my favourite set of top trumps. But now they know what makes me smile, laugh, cry and are the people I can completely depend on to be there when I need them most, who laugh at my terrible dad jokes when the silence gets to loud, listen to my rants, know how to cheer me up and put simply they just know me. I can count the amount of best friends I have on both hands and for that I am truly blessed.

Sunday, 15 February 2015


Part of a new series I am working on, all about  interpreting the paintings from the Renaissance and the Pre Raphaelite Brotherhood in my own way and style. In the hope to breath new life into the stories the paintings depict. This is the second in the series based upon the painting of 'Isabella and the Pot of Basil' by William Holman Hunt. The painting is based upon a poem by John Keats of the same name.
'It tells the tale of a young woman whose family intend to marry her to "some high noble and his olive trees", but who falls for Lorenzo, one of her brothers' employees. When the brothers learn of this they murder Lorenzo and bury his body. His ghost informs Isabella in a dream. She exhumes the body and buries the head in a pot of basil which she tends obsessively, while pining away.'


Monday, 2 February 2015


January has been a good month in fact it has been a great month, I don't feel as if I have accomplished a great deal but I have felt nothing but happiness this month, perhaps that's an accomplishment in its self. 
1. The Magician's Nephew: I've been reading my old and rather battered copy for most of January and its bringing back many memories of eight year old me looking in far too many wardrobes in the hope to find Narnia.

2. Delicate Bracelet: I've been wearing this simply and very delicate bracelet non-stop this month. I'm not really a bracelet kind of girl, but having discovered this at the bottom of my jewellery box I can't seem to get enough.
3. Fine liners: Oh where, oh where would I be without my trusty faithful fine liners?

4. Photographs: I've been rummaging through my families many many photographs and pinching a few to display around my bedroom, especially photographs taken on holidays to the lakes from when my Mum and Dad were younger.

5. Nail Polish: It's not often I wear nail polish, but I received a collection of Avon nail polish from my Aunt and these two were included. Being an artist is the perfect occupation to road test new nail polishes, and these two held up very well indeed, plus they are very pretty.

6. Listening: There has been only two songs that I have been listening to on repeat throughout January and they are: Billy Boyd - The Last Goodbye and Johnny Flynn - Detectorists. Go now and listen!

What have been your favourites for January?

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