Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Lifestyle: Claythorpe Watermill



If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen that a couple of weeks ago I visited a little place that's quite local to me called Claythorpe Watermill. It's a small place you can visit in Lincolnshire with a lot of different birds and a few animals to see, I particularly liked to see the goats and little 'Hedwig' below. It's a beautiful place to sit and enjoy a picnic in the sun, or the rain if you're as unlucky as we were, and there's a little cafe with some good looking cakes!! So I thought I'd share with you some of the photographs I took, beware, cute animals ahead....











































If you love animals and wildlife as much as I do then I think you'll enjoy this place! Now that the weather is finally getting a little better here in the UK I'm hoping to be able to visit some other places like this soon.



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Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Boots Spring Beauty Wishlist

It's been quite a while since I've posted a 'wish list' to my blog, I use to do monthly wish lists which I really enjoyed but lately (or all year) uni work has taken over pretty much everything. I haven't been able to post anywhere near as much as I've wanted to so bare with me and I'll try my best to keep this little space on the internet updated as much as possible. So, as I haven't really been buying many beauty products recently I thought I'd give you a Boots wish list with a mix of both makeup and skincare.





 1. Rimmel Provocalips Lip Colour - kiss me you fool - Red lipsticks are and I think always have been my favourite of the lip products and this one claims to last for 16 hours which sounds pretty impressive so I really want to get my hands on this!


2. L'Oreal Paris Infallible Sculpt Foundation - L'Oreal Paris have recently released this infallible sculpt range which I have so far been hearing some good things about. I'm always looking out for new foundations to try as I feel like I haven't found the PERFECT one yet. My current favourite is the Revlon Colour Stay foundation although sometimes I can find it a bit too heavy.


3. Yes to Tomatoes Pore Scrub - Pore scrubs have to be the best of the facial scrubs. Anything that minimises  pores the best that they can has to be a good thing, and I also love that this product contains so many natural ingredients which I wouldn't necessarily expect to find in a face scrub.


4. Superfacialist vitamin c+ gentle daily micro polish wash - This daily wash is one that I've been wanting to get my hands on for years now, I've heard a lot of good things about the Superfacialist range and I think it's about time I went out and bought this product.


5. Collection #concealandlightlikeapro palette - I've been looking for some colour correcting concealers that are affordable for a while now and when I saw this I couldn't believe how cheap it was considering it has some pretty great reviews. It's only £3.99 for 8 cream concealers so I think if I get the chance to purchase this palette, there'll definitely be a review coming up.




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Thursday, 24 March 2016

Recipe: Easter Caramel Eggs Cheesecake



Last night I made this cheesecake and decorated it this morning, and I just couldn't wait to write this post to share the recipe with you all just in time for Easter! I love baking when I come home from uni and thought Easter was the perfect excuse although when searching pinterest for something to make I just couldn't decide. I wanted to make something I've never tried before and most of the recipes seemed to be creme egg based - so as I don't like creme eggs I wanted to mix a few recipes together to use these Galaxy caramel eggs instead! It's the first time I've made a cheesecake so I had no idea what to expect or whether it was going to even work and I'm so glad it did! Half of the cheesecake has disappeared already....




Ingredients:


Base:
300g Digestive Biscuits
125g Melted Butter

Cheesecake:
500g Full Fat Cream Cheese
1tsp Vanilla Extract
100g Icing Sugar
150g Carnation Caramel
300ml Double Cream
175g Caramel Eggs (or more/less if you'd like)

Topping:
Leftover Caramel
Mini Caramel Eggs to decorate





Method:

1. Smash up the biscuits and mix in with the melted butter. (I put the biscuits in a sandwich bag and used a rolling pin to crush them.

2. Add the biscuit and butter mix to a tin lined with baking paper and leave to set in the fridge.

3. Whisk together the cream cheeses, vanilla, icing sugar and caramel until smooth.

4. Pour in the double cream and whisk for a few more minutes until it almost becomes a meringue type texture.

5. Chop the caramel eggs that are going into the cheesecake and fold through the mixture, then add the mixture to the tin on top of the biscuit base and return to the fridge. You will then need to leave this for at least 5 hours, but I chose to leave mine overnight just to make sure it was ready for decorating the next morning.

6. Decorate the cheesecake however you like with the left over caramel and the caramel eggs and enjoy!


Let me know if any of you decide to make this or any other Easter recipes! You can leave me a comment below or tweet me @AbigailsWorld94.




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Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Recipe: Tenderstem Broccoli & Brie Tagliatelle


Despite them not being very good for you most of the time, one of my favourite easy go-to meals to make have to be pasta dishes. Especially during these cold winter months here in the UK, warm lunches are the best and this is the perfect option. Adding a bit of veg to the dish the main part is the Tenderstem Broccoli which works well with the Brie and black pepper.


Serves: 1 (double ingredients for 2)
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes


Ingredients:
75g Tagliatelle
50g Tenderstem Broccoli
50g Brie
2 - 3 tbsp Single Cream (depending how thick you like the cheese sauce)
Black Pepper (optional)


Method:
1. Wash the Tenderstem Broccoli and boil for approx 10 minutes.

2. In a separate pan, cook the tagliatelle according to the instructions on the packaging.

3. Drain the broccoli and the tagliatelle, leaving about 1 tbsp of water in the tagliatelle.

4. Add the Tenderstem broccoli to the pan of tagliatelle along with the brie and cream and slowly cook on a low heat until the brie starts to melt and stir occasionally.

5. Add black pepper if required and serve hot!


So there you have it, a nice warm winter meal, you could also always swap ingredients around such as using a different cheese that you prefer to Brie or a different pasta. I hope you enjoyed this recipe and let me know if you decide to recreate the recipe yourself. For more Tenderstem Broccoli recipes, take a look at their website here




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