Quick update

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So due to my exams getting ever closer, unfortunately until they are over I wont be able to post¬†for a couple of weeks¬†(grrr) But just in case you thought I was abandoning this blog I’m not, I promise¬†!! I will be back haha.

Thankfully photography is all coursework so that’s all been¬†completed and handed in, so that’s one subject ticked off my list ! and then on the 8th of June I have 2 exams !! my media studies exam and my first psychology exam ( I’m dreading psychology :/) Then on the 14th of June I have my last psychology exam !! and then I’m free for the summer woohoo !!! And I can post as much as I want ! So now iv just got to get through these next couple of weeks and then I can walk out of my last exam and breath a sigh of relief that its all done and over with.

So for those lucky buggers who have finished for the summer, go out and soak up the beautiful weather and enjoy your freedom ! And for the rest of us who still have exams to do, remember we only have a couple weeks to push through and then it will all be a memory and we can get on with the important task of relaxing !

good luck everyone xx

Oats 3 Ways

I love oats !! they’re¬†nutritious, versatile and¬† cheap (I got a kilogram for 75p !!) so here are 3 ways in which I use oats.

1.Porridge

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Ingredients:

  • oats 50 grams
  • milk 200 ml
  • sugar/ honey
  • fruit of choice
  • cinnamon (optional)
  • coco powder (optional)

Method :

Add the oats and the cold milk to a sauce pan over a medium high heat. Bring to the boil¬† and turn the heat down and simmer for 2-3 minutes.At this stage you could customise your porridge as you want, by adding cinnamon, coco powder or sugar. usually I would add some sugar but seen as I was adding honey at the end I didn’t bother¬†adding any sugar. then simply pour into a bowel and add your toppings. I topped mine with a generous squeeze of honey and a handful of frozen berries.

2. Oat-Banana balls

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Ingredients  (12 balls)

  • oats 100 grams
  • 1 banana
  • peanut butter
  • chocolate chips (optional)
  • raisins or dried cranberries (optional)

Method:

Mash the banana in a bowl , add a table spoon of peanut butter and mix it all together. At this point you can add any extras that you want such as the chocolate or dried fruit. Then just add the oats and mix until everything is well incorporated and roll into bite sized balls and place on a rack or baking tray. Then just pop them in the fridge for a minimum of 2 hours and then tuck in !

3. Oats in a Jar

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Ingredients :

  • oats 50 grams
  • milk
  • honey
  • yoghurt of your choice
  • fruit of your choice

Method:

Add the oats into¬†a jar and pour in just enough milk that all the oats saturated but do not go over that top of the oats. Then top with honey and a layer of your yogurt ( I used natural yogurt but¬†greek or vanilla works just as well)Then top it off with whatever fruit you want. I added banana and frozen berries. Then just leave in the fridge over night for the oats to absorb the milk and for the berries to defrost and that’s breakfast sorted for the morning !

 

And that’s it …for now !! whether you’re a broke student looking for some cheap meal ideas or trying to find some healthier alternatives,these oat based foods are perfect !

 

 

 

 

5 Must Do’s This Summer !

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Summer is almost upon us !!¬† and I don’t know about you but I’m buzzing for it. No school, no college, and no stress. so if your left not knowing what to do with all the free time you will have, here are a few of my recommendations.

  1. Car Boot Sales  If you have never been to a car boot sale in the summer you are missing out ! its a fun way to spend a day in the sun and its an incredibly cheap day out. You can find some beautiful items for an absolute bargain and no one else will have it as the item probably is not available in shops. Then to top it all off, a trip to the car boot burger van and an ice-cream. Perfect.

2. Have a Barbecue Whether its at the park, the beach, or your back garden, whip out the Barbie and  invite a whole bunch of your friends and/or family around. Eat food, have a chit chat and have a laugh

3. Go Camping Now I’ll be honest , I’m not really and avid camper my self. Sitting in a damp, cold tent in the middle of February doesn’t really scream holiday at me. However last summer me¬†and some friends went camping at a local music festival and I had a brilliant time !! So much so that we are going again this summer ! Although this time around we are going to go to a bigger festival.

4. Go Somewhere You’ve Never Been Before . It could be another contry or the next town over, it doesn’t have to be far. Just go somewhere you’ve never been before and explore !!

5. And Finally….RELAX Relax and enjoy your summer, you’ve earned it ! recharge your batteries and do what makes you happy.

Hopefully these 5 must dos will give you some inspiration for how to make the most of your summer. So until the next post…. BYYEE x

 

How to Survive Exams

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So its that time of the year once again. Students up and down the country are arming themselves with some revision cards and a highlighter and revising like crazy. However there are some steps you can take to not only maximise your grades but also to maximise your well being and health during this very stressful time (trust me I get it. A level student right here)

  1. Eat the right stuff¬†. Its very important that your body and mind¬†has the right fuel to function at its optimum, and I know that in this busy time its tempting to reach for a pot noodle and a packet of crisps . DON’T ! instead try and eat a range of foods that will release slow energy, fill you up and be full of anti oxidants and properties that may just boost your memory ! such as fruits like blueberries. there is research linking the consumption of blueberries to better exam grades !!! I remember in secondary/high school when I was sweet 16 and taking my GCSE exams the school would make us drink blueberry smoothies¬†before our exams haha. other good foods include porridge and oily fish.
  2. ¬†Drink plenty of H20. Aim to drink a glass of water when you wake up¬†and 1¬†with¬† every¬†meal. Don’t forget to carry around a bottle of the stuff when you’re out and about. I find that this is when I’m most likely to forget to drink.
  3.  Get your Beauty Sleep. It is recommended to try and aim for around 7-9 hours of sleep per night. This is such an important one !! when we sleep is when our brains commit what we just revised into long term memory. without the right amount of sleep this process will be interrupted and your brain functioning and memory will be impaired.
  4. Don’t Procrastinate !! This is kind of an obvious one but still, if you don’t revise or revise the night before you will not get the grades that your are capable of. You want to be able to look back at your exams¬†and think¬†‘I did the best that I could’
  5. Dont stress to much !¬† At the end of the day this isn’t about getting straight As… Its about getting the best grades that you are capable of ,whether thats an A, a C or a F

Those are my tried and tested ways to survive the exam period. Now go forth and succeed !!!! Good luck xxx

Introductions !!

Greetings people of the internet. Welcome to my very first blog post, how exciting ! I am an 18 year old student currently studying for her A level exams (eeekk). Hopefully I can entertain and inform you with my posts which will probably be pretty random(pretty much sums up my personality right there haha) and could cover a multitude of topics: student life, moneysaving tips and tricks, recipes, and hey, maybe even a little beauty and fashion thrown in for good measure !

I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy writing it , so until the next post BYEEEE  xxx