Saturday, 25 July 2009

Tasty treat

By C.Elizabeth

I really wanted to write something earlier on this week but due to still not feeling very well, I never really had the energy nor the desire. I am still a bit swollen and on top of that, I had a bit of a rash on my cheeks and on the collarbones area... Hopefully (and probably!) it will all get better soon!

Also, as many of you enquired about my vegan brownies, here's a picture of my successful attempt! It was very tasty and easy to cook. I am not vegan as such (don't think I could ever stop eating cheese nor chocolate) but when I cook, I like to use alternative to dairy products as I personally believe it's healthier.

For obvious reason, I didn't really feel like having my photo taken lately so I decided to make a collage of some of my favorite family photos. I miss them a lot as we are all very close. I just can't wait to see them in September!

Saturday, 18 July 2009

The untitled one

By C.Elizabeth

Today was a typical British day. Yes, you guessed, it was gray, wet, dull and chilly. Therefore, I had to dress accordingly as I met Andrew at a shopping area near his work (overtime!). We decided to start buying little presents for my family in Canada for when we go over in just under a month and a half. I always enjoy doing so!

Tomorrow, I'm going to make some Vegan brownies for the first time... I remember cooking brownies with my grandma when I was a little girl and it always was so much fun! Well, licking the spoon at the end was my favorite part actually. I will let you know how it goes and if I succeed, I will take some pictures.

Here are a few pictures of what I wore today. I feel the need to add that over the last few days, I had an allergic reaction to the medication I was on following a bad pneumonia... Therefore, my entire body was swollen. Despite the fact it's better now, I still look like a sumo fighter!

Saturday, 11 July 2009

Countdown to Canada and the quest for the perfect holiday bag

By C.Elizabeth

As my trip home to Canada is getting closer, I thought it would be a good idea to start getting ready for it. Despite being a well organized person, I also can be the "last minute" type so I decided not to take any chance! Therefore, Andrew and I hit the road very early this morning to go to The Trafford Centre, a very pretty shopping centre in Manchester. It's a veritable kaleidoscope of colors and themes!

I just realized my outfit today is very similar to the one I wore when I went to Blackpool last month! That skirt is so comfortable and light... perfect for shopping!

I wanted a nice holiday bag to take with me on board as I'm tired of those plain black ones I've been given throughout the years. I first thought I'd buy one from the Cath Kidston's collection but after looking at them, I decided against it. It looked so different there in the shop from what it did on the internet... I was very disappointed. It was totally shapeless and oversized. I was very happy with my decision of looking at it before buying it! We then decided to go for a wander... and some pancakes. Me, the vegetarian, had a mushroom and cheese one while Andrew, the carnivore, picked a chicken, bacon and cheese one. It was so delicious! Nothing better to get over my letdown.

After walking for a little while, I finally saw it. The perfect cute little bag, waterproof, resistant and perfectly sized. I found it in Debenhams, an unexpected place for me.

While we were there, I also bought a new foundation, "Hello Flawless" by Benefit. I've never tried it before but I know I can always trust that brand. Especially with my sensitive skin!

Since I haven't written on here in a little while, I haven't mentioned all the pretty things I bought lately. I'm trying not to spend too much at the moment though since the priority is to save up before my upcoming holiday in my lovely home country. Though, while the sales are on, I decided to buy some new bras and underwear as it's always the best time to buy very good quality ones at very affordable prices!
On that same day, I bought an adorable new purse from Urban Outfitter. It's so feminine and the retro look makes it even more attractive!
That day ended up in a very nice way, by seeing "Ice Age : Dawn of the dinosaures" in 3D, which I truly really enjoyed.