Review on ‘To Kill a Mocking Bird’ by Harper Lee

I read this during my second year at University (can you see the theme appearing, I promise I do read outside of education!) as a part of the American South module that I studied. Now, whilst the themes that are studied are very prominent both in the time it was written and in today’s society,Continue reading “Review on ‘To Kill a Mocking Bird’ by Harper Lee”

Recipe for lasagne

*I never use a recipe for lasagne, it’s something I learnt whilst taking GCSE cooking and it’s what I did for my year 11 cooking exam that I got an A* in! I usually just guess the ingredients by eye and how the sauces look but I’ve tried to figure out the measurements for aContinue reading “Recipe for lasagne”

My favourite childhood author : Roald Dahl

I’ve mentioned in a previous post that Roald Dahl is my favourite childhood author so I thought I’d write a full post all about him and the books that I love! I’ve got the majority of his books (a few have been misplaced) and I’ve loved every single one that I’ve read. My favourite bookContinue reading “My favourite childhood author : Roald Dahl”

Trip to Sherwood Pines

Last week (28/09/20) I went to Sherwood Pines and stayed in a log cabin, complete with a hot tub. It was such a lovely break and the forest setting was so relaxing, it really felt like the rest of the world didn’t matter for a while. I’d really recommend a stay in a log cabinContinue reading “Trip to Sherwood Pines”

Homemade chocolate chip cookies

Ingredients (makes around 20) 150g salted butter 75g light brown muscovado sugar (I’ve also used Demerara sugar as it’s all I had in the cupboard at the time) 75g granulated sugar 2tsp vanilla extract 1 large egg 220g plain flour 1/2tsp bicarbonate of soda Pinch of salt 200g of chocolate chips (or 200g of aContinue reading “Homemade chocolate chip cookies”

Review on ‘The Great Gatsby’ by F.Scott Fitzgerald

This is a novel that I’m sure many people have read, and in my opinion (if you haven’t already) it’s definitely a must read. I studied this text as a part of my English Literature A Level course. The class that I was in studied this text as a part of the genre of tragedy,Continue reading “Review on ‘The Great Gatsby’ by F.Scott Fitzgerald”

Lime curd blondies

Lime curd ingredients (makes a small jar) 6 limes (zest and juice of) 100g butter (cut into cubes) 4 medium eggs 200g caster sugar Method (to make lime curd) Grate the 6 limes (making sure not to use any of the white pith under the green of the skin). Then squeeze all of the juiceContinue reading “Lime curd blondies”

Review of ‘The Lovely Bones’ by Alice Sebold

Again (really bad, oops) I watched the movie ‘The Lovely Bones’ years before I read the book. I already knew it was going to be such a good read based on how amazingly heartbreaking the movie was. This is such a heartbreaking book, but may be triggering for some people to read. The plot ofContinue reading “Review of ‘The Lovely Bones’ by Alice Sebold”

Homemade curry paste

You could probably find lots of more authentic curry paste recipes and I don’t pretend to be an expert at Asian cuisine but this is my ‘go to’ base for curries without having to use a shop bought paste or sauce! (I normally just throw spices in but I’ve estimated some measurements for this recipe,Continue reading “Homemade curry paste”

An insight into feminism in Shakespeare’s plays – based on my undergraduate dissertation

The title for my undergraduate dissertation was ‘Women and Genre in Shakespeare’s plays’. I really enjoyed researching and writing this piece and was so proud to have learnt that I achieved a 1:1 grade for it! I also have a Shakespearean quote as a tattoo that reads; ‘though she be but little, she is fierce’Continue reading “An insight into feminism in Shakespeare’s plays – based on my undergraduate dissertation”