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Oh hello, June, where did you come from?  Seriously how is it June already? I'm going to try and make the most of summer this year - despite everything else being rubbish. I'm going to enjoy myself and have fun in the sun. Sound like a good plan, doesn't it? ⠀
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Oh hello, June, where did...

I must admit that I did get bored with balcony/mirror outfit pictures and wanted a more nature/organic photos backdrop. Well now summer is right around the corner, and the sun is indeed shining, and with news that lockdown resections are now easing, I now thought it was the perfect opportunity to go out into the wood and show you this floral Zara dress.⠀
I brought this dress at the very beginning of this year and was keen to show you guys this as I think it a lovely summer dress to wear, plus, I also thought it would go nicely with my red hat.⠀
For someone who has been cooped up, I must admit that it was nice to go into my local woodland and to walk around for an afternoon. I think it was also lovely for Richard, my husband, to pick up his camera again and to take some photos. The whole pandemic has put a pause on his professional photographer profession, and he hasn’t needed to use his camera much.⠀
It was lovely to put on a dress and to make myself look a little presentable. It got me out of my loungewear for an afternoon. The experience made me feel a little more like myself, and it put me in a good mood. As much as I like comfy loungewear, I’m still someone who wants to dress up.⠀
I’m hoping I can go out more this summer, of course still observing the social distancing rule, and doing more outdoor outfit photos. I’m also hoping this summer to wear more of my summer outfit and to feel more like myself.⠀
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I must admit that I...

Usually, when I do an outfit post or picture, I like to dress up and show you some pretty dress. But this time I thought I would show you a few of my casual wear and what I wear on a day to day basis. I must admit, as much as I love to dress up, I wouldn't exactly go to Tesco in them. So on a day to day basis, I'm usually in jeans and a top. ⠀
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Usually, when I do an...

If I were to describe my style, it would be summed up in two words: quirky and fun. I'm sure you realise by now I don't like boring black fashion – I do fun, bright, colourful style. Case in point is this Collectif watermelon dress. You can't get more quirky and fun fashion than this, can you?⠀
I like my clothes to reflect a lot of my personality, eternally youthful while also quirky and fun. Yup, that pretty much summed up me. The saying, you are who you are by the clothes you wear, really does hold up with me.⠀
I'm still that little girl who had a dressing up box as a child and would play dress-up; now I just have a wardrobe filled with more clothes than I could ever need as my dressing up box. I still like to have fun with my clothes, and I haven't lost that childhood wonder about clothes. And I don't think I ever will.⠀
Overall, what I'm saying is that this Collectif watermelon dress reflects who I am as a person and also my style. I also believe it represents how fashion shouldn't be all serious; it should be fun and should put a smile on a person's face.⠀
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If I were to describe...

* Stare at the computer screen completely blank, not sure what write*. Pretty summed up my week really - a blank space. Yup got writer block. ⠀
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Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe

Now I know I say this every time I attempt to do any baking – but I’m really not very good at it. However I do believe that practice make perfect and I have had a couple of successes, more recently the chocolate chip muffins for example. So I am getting better, I also don’t exactly see myself as a Nigella Lawson or a Delia Smith anytime soon. Anyway did you know that last week it was national chocolate week, well you missed out big time folks. So with that in mind, I thought it would be the perfect excuse to bake some chocolate cupcake. Those to be honest you don’t really need an excuse, as for me it chocolate week all year round. This time around I didn’t have my mum helping me, so was left on my own. What could possibly go wrong?

chocolate cupcakes

As you can see from the picture, nothing really went wrong this time – *phew*. Yeah the icing isn’t up to perfection but It still look pretty. Here how I did it and yeah ok I sort-of did  cheat a little, as I did use the pre-made chocolate cake mixture and the squirty cupcake icing bottle, but I still made some chocolate cupcake, right. It still very easy to do – even if you are newbie like me.

chocolate cupcakes

You will need

150ML Semi-skimmed Milk,

2 Eggs,

2 table spoon of  Vegetable/sunflower oil,

Half a packet of Waitrose Chocolate sponge mixture,

Cupcake Icing,

Optional: confetti or chocolate chips,

Muffin tin.

What to do:

Pre heat the oven to a temperature over 180 (gas mark 4).

Pour half of the chocolate sponge mixture into a bowl, next cracked 2 eggs and pour in 150ML of milk. Then gently add 2 table spoon of Vegetable/sunflower oil. Whisk it all together until it go runny and smooth. Line up the muffin tin and then very gently pour in the mixture into each muffin tin about 1/3 of the way (so don’t pour the mixture right up to the top). Put in the oven for 25 minutes, do keep checking it. You will know the cake is done when you can put a knife through it and the knife come out clean.

Once it baked, you could leave it as that, but trust me that wouldn’t be any fun! So wait for it to cool down and once it have cooled down then you can add the cupcake icing squirty thingy. The best thing about this cupcake icing squirty bottle is that it come with different shape noob so you can have a star shape or straight line. Practice first as often the icing doesn’t always come out straight away and when it does, it can be a little runny and messy. Decorate it however you want to, this time for me I used chocolate chips and confetti.

Taaa Daaaaa you are done. Like me you have master on how to bake a chocolate cupcakes. Well done you. And well done me I suppose. Do let me know if you actually bake any chocolate cupcakes and if you found this recipe handy.

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18 Comments
  • Mackenzie Glanville
    October 16, 2016

    oh yummy, I love cup cakes, these look super pretty too, gorgeous pics #sundaybest

  • Olivia Thristan
    October 16, 2016

    These look SO good, probably shouldn’t of read this post when I am so hungry should I? ;D

  • Mimi
    October 16, 2016

    Oh, they look yum! Love the cake stand too.

    Mimi | According to Mimi

  • Nikki-ann
    October 16, 2016

    Oooh, these look an sound delicious! I can’t eat them myself, but I think my niece & nephew would love to help me make them (and they’d definitely eat them!).

  • Rachel
    October 16, 2016

    These look so yummy and so pretty too! I love the icing! #SundayBest xx

  • Ickle Pickle
    October 16, 2016

    They look awesome – so pretty! I am a useless baker so admire those who do. Kaz x

  • Sarah
    October 16, 2016

    YUM.
    I do love a good chocolate cupcakes. Or chocolate anything.
    These look so pretty too! (That wouldn’t stop me eating them though) 😉

  • Deanna
    October 17, 2016

    Oh goodness, these look so good!

  • YUMM I cannot wait to make these!

  • kirsty-rose
    October 17, 2016

    These look amazing! Thank you for sharing. I’ll have to make these x

  • Kristyn Dayter
    October 18, 2016

    Look Delishhh! Such a cute little container of milk, here, in the US they look different! 🙂
    Thanks for sharing!
    xx

  • Oh my god ♥ They look so sweet and delicious! You made my hungry right now ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ

    * Le blog de la Licorne *

  • Helena
    October 18, 2016

    Oh I know how what you mean about the desire of wanting every week to be chocolate week. #SundayBest

  • My Shopping Diet
    October 19, 2016

    Thanks for the new great recipe, I am a huge cupcake fan and always bake with my girls, so it’s always nice to try something new! Delish!

  • Author Brandi Kennedy
    October 20, 2016

    These look delicious!

  • Dinner on legs
    October 21, 2016

    These look delicious I can’t wait to make them with my little boy!

  • Sian QuiteFranklySheSaid
    October 23, 2016

    They look great Anna! Also just had a peek at your chocolate chip muffins, yummy! Thanks for linking up to #SundayBest x

  • Hayley Mclean
    October 23, 2016

    Oh these look gorgeous!!! Will definitely try them. thanks for joining us at #SundayBest, hope to see you again this week…the linky is open until Wednesday! x

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