It's been a year..

Last year I decided to start a blog for the first time.

It didn't go too well (as you can probably tell). 

Last summer just got so hectic that I one day gave up and never came back. But it's that time of year again where I had spare time and remembered the fun I had writing, maybe it's a seasonal thing? 

This time i'm going to write once a week about the things I love (maybe more)  and stick to it! Whereas last year I set myself the task of writing everyday, and I think I've learnt from that mistake, and realise once a week is a little more realistic. 

The things I've been loving this week.. (and in the past year)

The sun
Last summer it seemed the sun didn't come out at all, but this year (at the moment) it seems to be making up for it. This week has just had so much sun, I have actually started to get a tan for the first time in my life. 

(images from my Instagram)

Lemon drizzle cake
Because the sun finally decided to put his hat on, so did I (chefs hat) and I decided to make something I consider to be quite summery- Lemon drizzle cake. 

It was surprisingly pretty good. It was a recipe from Mary Berry from the Great British Bake Off. It wasn't her recipe I was questioning, just my cooking ability. 

If you want to have a go yourself it's:
8oz of butter
8oz of caster sugar 
9 1/2oz of self-raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
4 large eggs 
4 tbsp milk 
zest of 2 lemons 
Mix in a bowel, put in a lined dish and bake for 35 mins. 

And last but not least, juice of 2 lemons and a hefty 6oz of sugar to spoon on top after. Simple. 


The first - 'Great Gatsby' by F. Scott Fitzgerald 

I had a unit this year, at university, called 'Cultural Influences' and within this we had to watch classic movies, especially those that represented society in some way. Hence Great Gatsby as it is said to be a representation of the american dream and the workings of society of that time.. I haven't had a chance to see the new film, but I have purchased the book, and so far it is pretty good. 

The second, probably on the opposite side of the spectrum? 'Laid in Chelsea' by Ollie Locke 

As it was coming up to exam/deadline time last month I wanted to buy something lighthearted yet witty, and this definitely fits the cut. I am also an avid watcher of Made In Chelsea; as mentioned in a previous post

What books are you loving this month?



  1. Glad to see/read you're back, Soph. I reread The Great Gatsby a few weeks ago, before the film was released, and it was even better than the first time. The film was also amazing! I'm a little obsessed with Japanese writers at the moment and am currently working my way through Sputnik Sweetheart by Haruki Murakami.

    Great Post :) Definitely agree that daily posting is impossible. It's hard when you have other commitments because all you have to write about is that fact you have been working on assignments 24/7 and trying to find the time to actually write a blog post is hard!

    Looking forward to your upcoming posts :)


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    1. Thank you for your comment Hailes :) I really want to see the film, i hope i can soon haha! I've seen the old version which was good, but as with most films the book seems to be better so far... What is sputnik sweetheart about? Sounds unique! My favourite book is memoirs of a geisha, although by an american author its about japan in the 20's (?) Haha. I dont think ive ever read anything from a japanese author before; im intrigued...
      Sophie x