Sunday, 12 May 2013

Fairytales: Sleeping Beauty

YES! I finally get to write about one of my favourites!!!
Princess Aurora has always been my favourite princess for some reason. and when I was little I had a custom made BLUE dress made for me and it looked like the real one.
she is just so pretty!
Which disappoints me about the costumes used at disneyland/world because they don't do her dress justice.As pretty as the actresses playing her are.
I am very extremely happy to find that they have redesigned her costume so when I (of course) eventually become princess aurora I will be able to wear this dress too ahhaha in my dreams! I wonder If they will make a blue version <3 it would like make my day hahaha 


She is just sooo pretty though <3 when I was a child she was like my Idol . I always want my hair long with the slight fringe and the curls.. too bad blonde hair doesn't suit me. But when I was little I USED TO COPY HER SO MUCH! even the way I smile these days reflects years of trying to copy her lol woops .. although one could never do her justice




But anyway!!!!!!!! on with the Story!!! So what do we know from the disney version? 

princess born to two parents longing for a child. they are happy (YIPPE KAYEE) they have a big shindig with 3 fairies blessing the princess with gifts beauty song etc and then the MALFISHENT QUEN ;) or the maleficent as we know her :P x comes in and is a bit pissed off for not being invited so she curses the baby to die. but merrywether bless her soul lessens the curse with her gift being for her to only sleep untill a prince wakes her up.
they try to prevent things more by having the fairies taking her into hiding and burning spinningwheels. and Briar Rose as she now is called falls in love with someone she didnt know is a prince. gets upset when she realises she is a princess and when in the castle follows the scary green light and falls asleep with the spinning wheeeel.. bla bla bla kiss happy ever after the end ! 

but the first imagined version of this tale was rather different indeed ! 

It was first called 

Sun, Moon, and Talia

a strange title but rather greusome too


After the birth of a great lord's daughter, Talia, wise men and astrologers cast the child's horoscope and told the lord that Talia would be later endangered by a splinter of flax. To protect his daughter, the father commands that no flax would ever be brought into his house.

Years later, Talia sees an old woman spinning flax on a spindle. She asks the woman if she can stretch the flax herself, but as soon as she begins to spin, a splinter of flax goes under her fingernail, and she drops to the ground, apparently dead. Unable to stand the thought of burying his child, the lord puts Talia in one of his country estates.
Some time later, a king, hunting in nearby woods, follows his falcon into the house. He finds Talia, tries unsuccessfully to wake her up, then has sex with her while she is unconscious. Afterwards, he leaves the girl on the bed and returns to his own city.
Still deep in sleep, she gives birth to twins (a boy and a girl). One day, the boy cannot find his mother's breast; and instead he begins to suck on Talia's finger and draws the flax splinter out. Talia awakens immediately. She names them "Sun" and "Moon" and lives with them in the house.
The king returns and finds Talia is awake – and a mother of twins. However, he is already married. He calls out the names of Talia, Sun and Moon in his sleep, and his wife, the queen, hears him. She forces the king's secretary to tell her everything, and then, using a forged message, has Talia's children brought to court. She orders the cook to kill the children and serve them to the king. But the cook hides them, and cooks two lambs instead. The queen taunts the king while he eats.
Then the queen has Talia brought to court. She commands that a huge fire be lit in the courtyard, and that Talia be thrown into the flames.
Talia asks to take off her fine garments first. The queen agrees. Talia undresses and utters screams of grief with each piece of clothing. The king hears Talia's screams. His wife tells him that Talia would be burned and that he had unknowingly eaten his own children.
The king commands that his wife, his secretary, and the cook be thrown into the fire instead. The cook explains how he had saved Sun and Moon. The king and Talia marry; and the cook is rewarded with the title of royal chamberlain.

Basically it was a prophecy rather than a spell. The prince or king rapes her sleeping body and she has twins in which she wakes up because one of them is sucking her fingers. THEN AFTER THEY MARRY the kings wife is angry so she tries to make the king eat his own children and burn Talia. and i thought the maleficent was the mistress of all evil!!

The Next Version I will tell you about is the Perrault and then the Grimm version.

La Belle au bois dormant- like the french title for the film or  "The Beauty sleeping in the wood" Originally by Charles Perrault like most of our well loved tales. This was in two parts!

In this version there are Seven Fairies present at the christening and the reason the malishent quen or the wicked fairy was not invited was that there were not enough golden casket or in other versions plates. Many Believed this fairy to be either dead or enchanted because she was in a tower for years. when she does arrive she is offered seating but not as nice as the golden ones. The fairies then offer their gifts of beauty, wit, grace, dance, song and ability of musical instruments. The old fairy then places the princess under an enchantment as her gift: the princess will prick her hand on a spindle and die. One last fairy has yet to give her gift and uses it to partially reverse the wicked fairy's curse, proclaiming that the princess will instead fall into a deep sleep for 100 years and be awoken by a king's son.
the king and queen are one day away on pleasure bent, the princess wanders through the palace rooms going up and down and then chances upon an old woman who is spinning with her distaff in the garret of a tower and had not heard of the king's decree against spinning wheels. The princess asks to try the unfamiliar task and the inevitable happens: the curse is fulfilled. The old woman cries for help and attempts are made to revive her, but to no avail. The king attributes this to fate and has the princess carried to the finest room in the palace and placed upon a bed of gold-and-silver-embroidered fabric. The good fairy who altered the evil prophecy is summoned by a dwarf wearing seven-league boots and returns in a chariot of fire drawn by dragons. Having great powers of foresight, the good fairy sees that the princess will be distressed to find herself alone and so puts everyone in the castle to sleep. The king and queen kiss their daughter goodbye and depart, proclaiming the entrance to be forbidden. The good fairy's magic also summons a forest of trees, brambles and thorns that spring up around the castle, shielding it from the outside world and preventing anyone from disturbing the princess.
A hundred years pass and a prince from another family spies the hidden castle during a hunting expedition. His attendants tell him differing stories regarding the happenings in the castle until an old man recounts his father's words: within the castle lies a beautiful princess who is doomed to sleep for a hundred years, whereupon a king's son is to come and awaken her. The prince then braves the tall trees, brambles and thorns which part at his approach, and enters the castle. He passes the sleeping castle folk and comes across the chamber where the princess lies asleep on the bed. Trembling at the radiant beauty before him, he falls on his knees before her. The enchantment comes to an end and the princess awakens and converses with the prince for a long time. Meanwhile, the rest of the castle awakes and go about their business. The prince and princess head over to the hall of mirrors to dine and are later married by the chaplain in the castle chapel.
PART 2

the Prince continued to visit the Princess, who bore him two children, L'Aurore (Dawn) OOH FAMILIAR! and Le Jour (Day), which he kept secret from his step-mother, who was of an ogre lineage. Once he had ascended the throne, he brought his wife and the talabutte ("Count of the Mount").
The Ogress Queen Mother sent the young Queen and the children to a house secluded in the woods, and directed her cook there to prepare the boy for her dinner, The humane cook substituted a lamb, which satisfied the Queen Mother, who then demanded the girl, but was satisfied with a young goat prepared in the same excellent sauce. When the Ogress demanded that he serve up the young Queen, the latter offered her throat to be slit, so that she might join the children she imagined were dead. There was a tearful secret reunion in the cook's little house, while the Queen Mother was satisfied. Soon she discovered the trick and prepared a tub in the courtyard filled with vipers and other noxious creatures. The King returned in the nick of time and the Ogress, being discovered, threw herself into the pit she had prepared and was consumed, and everyone else lived happily ever after.

SO STILL GREUSOME IF NOT AS MUCH !

The Grimm version really kept to the Perrault version but later on part two being removed so it ends with the kiss and them getting married.

HERE IS MORE ON THE TALE!
Alfred, Lord Tennyson wrote two poems based on Sleeping Beauty, "Sleeping Beauty" in 1830, and an expanded, rewritten version, "The Day-Dream", in 1842.[18]
Sleeping Beauty has been popular for many fairytale fantasy retellings. These include Mercedes Lackey's Elemental Masters novel The Gates of Sleep;Robin McKinley's Spindle's EndOrson Scott Card's EnchantmentJane Yolen's Briar RoseSophie Masson's ClementineAnne Rice's (as A. N. Roquelaure) Sleeping Beauty Trilogy and Jim C. Hines's Princess Series (Hines portraying the prince as raping Sleeping Beauty- AKA Talia- while she slept, Talia waking up after giving birth and using her gift of grace to become a highly skilled martial artist; she develops a strong dislike of fairies and unrequited feelings of love for her friend and ally, Snow White).
Princess Aurora also appears in the second season of the ABC TV show Once Upon a Time, portrayed by Sarah Bolger.
i COPIED AND PASTED THIS OFF WIKIPEDIA BUT IT KIND OF SUMMED VERSIONS UP 

In the ballet of this tale the kiss is before the end of the first half and then there are retelling of many popular fairy tales. The Tchaikovsky ballet inspired Walt Disney and his colleagues to use the music from the ballet. Here are examples



This blog is long enough as it is for me to put more so when I remember I will add more shiz about this tale in which I love so much <3 x 



Monday, 6 May 2013

Summer Picnic

One Idea my friends and I had was to revise for exams... by the sea with a picnic in the sun :) x

It was very lovely and relaxing and we just had a great laugh.
Sorry this post might be of no use to you whatsoever but I thought I would share it with you.




I simply bought a basket from a charity shop which costed a fiver and bought some pretty fabric from fabric land and lined it. which all together costed about £6 and my more 'suitcasey' basket came from a christmas hamper.

I bought a disposable BBQ from wilkos for around 2 squid some meat from the fridge alone with some veggie sausages. and then took cold meats and cheeses from lidl it didn't cost that much at all x the crusty bread was very nice.

here are some photos ;) x





Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Fairytales : Snow White

The Most well known Version of this truly classic tale was of course released by Walt Disney and his colleagues in 1937 as their first feature length animated film with 'multi camera shots'. It was first banned in some countries when it came out as it was seen as too scary for children, It was also one of Hitler and Goebbels' favourite films.. bit disturbing don't you think? but yeah. 
This Video never fails to creep me out and make me laugh.... 


But anyway the first recorded tale of Snow White or Schneewittchen was by the famous Grimm Brothers in 1812 later than I actually expected. It did not actually have a name until 1854. 
The Grimm brothers collected folk tales from long ago 

In the tale she is only 7, there were more than 7 dwarves who actually DEMANDED her to cook and clean for them... 
In the Grimm version, the Queen orders her huntsman to take Snow White (or Snowdrop, as she is called in the first edition) into the forest, and bring back her lungs and liver as proof that he has killed her. The huntsman takes pity on Snow White, and instead brings the Queen the lungs and liver of a boar, which she eats, believing them to be Snow White’s. The Queen eventually discovers that Snow White has survived by questioning her magic mirror. She dresses in a disguise in her later attempts to kill Snow White. First, she visits the dwarfs’ house as an old peddler woman, and sells Snow White laces for a corset; but laces them too tightly, to crush her ribs and suffocate her . When that fails, she returns as a different old woman and tricks Snow White into using a poisoned comb. Finally when the comb fails to kill her, she visits again as a farmer’s wife and gives Snow White a poisoned apple. After Snow White and the Prince reveal her true nature, she is invited to their wedding, where she is forced to wear red-hot iron shoes and “dance until she dropped down dead.”
The Prince in this version does not meet her untill she is in her glass coffin and the perv decides to take the dead woman with him until the apple core shakes in her throat and THEN she wakes up . and they live happily ever after. 
The queen shocked to see snow white alive is hunted down by the dwarves and then forced to dance at snow White's wedding in RED HOT SLIPPERS and snow white laughs at this sadistically.

There is a better version of this tale on wikipedia ! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snow_White


As the Grimm Brothers collected folk tales it is likely that the original passed down story dates back at least till the middle ages. 
an interesting point I found was ..
. In fact, the Snow White tale was not confined to Germanic lands. In Italy, the tales of Bella Venezia and The Young Slave contain many parallels, as does the Greek story of Myrsina and the Scottish tale Gold-Tree and Silver-Tree However, the non-German tales usually depict the dwarfs as rough thugs who steal, murder, plunder, etc. but are eventually cured of their evil deeds upon seeing Snow White's beauty (even though in an Albanian version the dwarfs basically gang rape her).


The dwarves do not seem as cuddly as they did before I used to love grumpy. This reminds me of the 1997 film Snow white a tale of terror with sigourney weaver in. I like this version because it makes you pity the evil queen a bit more to how driven mad she was by the mirror and how 'liliana' or snow white felt when this new step mother moved in taking away her father's attention. It gives a greusome insight to how the dark tale might have originally been told truly revealing how mad and sadistic the queen must have became. 

Another possibility to the origin of this tale could also - like cinderella be of real life events a very likely outcome to the originality of our known bedtime stories. 
German scholar, Eckhard Sander, published Schneewittchen: Marchen oder Wahrheit? (Snow White: Is It a Fairy Tale?). Which looks into the story of Margarete von Waldeck (1553-1554), who was a countess and the alleged lover of Philip II of Spain. She was obviously married for political advance.
In goodreads.com it says
"And though Margarete was a countess, the relationship held no real political clout. Nothing could have been gained politically from their union and as a result, many have argued that Margarete was poisoned to get her out of the way. Her death at a young age, coupled with the fact that many of her contemporaries believed she had been poisoned (there is an obvious tremor in the handwriting of Margarete's final will) have convinced many that her death was in fact from poisoning. And as was the case with Snow White, Margarete allegedly had a terrible relationship with her stepmother." She also apparently was made to leave home at 16 due to her step mother and later on apparently employed young children to work in the mines as semi-slaves. 
the malnutrition attributed to a severe stunt in their growth during puberty. As a result, these workers were often ridiculed for being "poor dwarfs" who were only good for human chattel in the mines. Margarete would have certainly been aware of them since it was primarily members of her family that "employed" the "dwarfs."- IT just gets darker and darker doesn't it ! 


Margerite the slave owner herself :O
In the albanian version the main character lives with 40 dragons. Her sleep is caused by a ring. The beginning of the story has a twist, in that a teacher urges the heroine to kill her evil stepmother so that she would take her place. The origin of this tale is debated; it is likely no older than the Middle Ages. In fact there are possibly two Albanian versions of Snow White: one where her stepmother tries to kill her, and another where her two jealous sisters try to kill her. "The Jealous Sisters" is another Albanian fairy tale. In both fairy tales the death is caused by a ring.

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There are many film versions to this tale that I love 

This one is very cheesy but good still :) 

I must say I did love Snow White and the Huntsman, It was very dark and gritty giving insight into alternative versions of the tale. But 'alas' -lol very fitting in this post. I do not believe it accurate to the Grimm Story but very good all the less showing snow white as a fighter woman

Mirror Mirror was not that good but I thought it was funny and also shows snow white as a fighter. They were both released at the same time though which I find odd


Once Upon a time is also very good at portraying snow white :) 
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There wasn't that much information on this blog so I apologise but I hope you enjoyed it :) 

Sunday, 28 April 2013

Did Somebody say.. PAELLA?

I decided to try and make Paella today and I must say It is rather nice :) x
Now I am not a fan of seafood (there isn't much I like really lol) So I just did a Chicken and Chorizo one but it was rather nice and I will post a seafood recipe and a vegetarian one too for those in need :)

What do we need?


  • Olive oil
  • 1 Red Pepper 
  • 1  red onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 500g paella rice (if you cannot find any risotto rice also works) 
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons Turmeric (saffron traditionally used but it is expensive, use saffron if you like though) 
  • 2 vegetable stock cubes, 2 chicken stock cubes 
  • A can of chopped tomatoes 
  • 8 Chicken Thighs
  • 300g Cooking Chorizo NOT SLICED (it is a spanish spicy sausage looks like pepperoni I got mine from Lidl, many deli stores sell it too) 
  • some oregano (my favourite herb)
  • salt n pepper
1. I like to cook my chicken first to make sure it is not poisonous and I like to do it on the bone so the meat is more tender and flavoursome. 
I heat the oven to 200 degrees Centigrade (400 f, gas mark 6) I drizzle olive oil, salt and pepper on the chicken thighs and sprinkle oregano cooking them for 45 minutes make sure the skin is crispy

2. while I am doing this I chopped the onion, garlic and peppers ever so finely (I am very fussy so..) it depends on taste but I find it is better finely chopped because the taste of the spices are more pronounced. While I was doing this I also made up the stock using 2 litres of water added and the teaspoon of turmeric I stirred and let it infuse. 

3. After the chicken is cooked I (mind your hands) took the chicken off the bone and broke it up KEEPING THE SKIN and then drizzled a tablespoon of olive oil into a large pan (i do not have a paella pan). And I sweated the onions (when they are slightly seathrough) 

4. Next I added the chopped tomatoes and let them reduce and thicken this is known as Sofrito". Then I added the chopped chicken and the juices with it.  and let it all cook and combine for a couple of minutes. 

5.  After this I added the chopped Chorizo the teaspoon of paprika and the chopped peppers. Mix around thoroughly and continue fry for few more minutes
chorizo :)
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6. I then added the stock and salted it because It needs to be well salted. Stir and leave to boil for several minutes to let the flavours mix in the stock I waited untill it seemed to look a bit thicker 

7. Add the rice and mix it briefly to even out in the pan and make sure it is all below the liquid x Do not stir 

8. let it simmer for 10 minutes and then turn down the heat and let it simmer for 10 more :)  this is what mine looked like 

9. then cover with either a lid or some foil and keep cooking untill the liquid is absorbed. then leave it to rest and cool slightly

10. I like to serve mine with some lemon :) 



Here is Rick Stein's seafood version :)  
500g prepared medium-sized squid, cut into 3cm pieces
5 tbsp olive oil
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
150g shallot, finely chopped
1½ red peppers, seeded and chopped into 1cm pieces
1½ green peppers, seeded and chopped into 1cm pieces
1½ tsp pimentón picante (smoked hot Spanish paprika)
225g large raw peeled prawns
500g small clams, such as carpetshell, washed
600g short-grain paella rice, such as Calasparra
1 heaped tsp loosely packed saffron strands
1.5 litres fish stock
250g large mussels, cleaned
6–8 cooked langoustines or unpeeled cooked crevettes
Salt
Alioli, to serve (optional)
Dry the squid well on kitchen paper, season with salt and set to one side. Place a 40–50cm paella pan over 2 burners on a medium heat. Add the oil and garlic and, as soon as the garlic begins to
sizzle, add the shallot and fry for 5–6 minutes until soft and sweet, turning the pan every few minutes so that everything cooks evenly.

You will need to do this throughout the cooking time. Add the red and green peppers and pimentón, and fry for 5 minutes until the peppers are just softened. Stir in the squid and stir-fry for 3–4 minutes until it becomes white and opaque.
Scatter the prawns and clams around the pan, add the rice and saffron, and stir everything together well. Add the stock and 2½ teaspoons of salt and bring to the boil, stirring briefly to redistribute the ingredients around the pan.

Leave to simmer vigorously for 6 minutes over a medium-high heat, but do not stir it any more, remembering to give the pan a turn every 2 minutes. Then reduce the heat to medium, arrange the mussels and langoustines or crevettes evenly around the pan and push them down slightly into the rice. Leave to cook for a further 14 minutes, again without stirring, by which time all the liquid will have been absorbed and the surface of the rice should be pitted with small holes.

Turn off the heat, cover the pan with a clean tea towel and leave to rest for 5 minutes before serving. Serve warm straight from the pan – with alioli, if, like me, you love it.


Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/homestyle/blogs/tried-and-tasted/rick-steins-paella-party-food-20110907-1jwne.html#ixzz2RnSEaY4l



And a Vegetarian Paella
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 medium onions, sliced
  • cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 green and 1 red pepper,cored and diced
  • 1 cup (that's cup and not mug) of peas (frozen are fine)
  • tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons turmeric
  • 800ml  vegetable stock
  • ground black pepper
  • 250-300g paella rice
  • chopped parsley, optional, as much as you like
Follow the recipe in a similar way to mine but skipping the meat bits and replacing them with the vegetable ones :) x

Friday, 26 April 2013

A Delicious chocolatey hot chocolate :) x (real chocaholics only)



I love chocolate!
Chocolate is one of my absolute favourite things! Next to all things weird and cat like, I would like to let you into one of my most entirely guilty pleasures ! . I am simply fed up of how unchocolatey normal hot chocolate is.. its so milky and pale and Its like a hot substance with a hint of chocolate flavouring? what is this? 
why so pale? that is not the colour of chocolate!
Chocolate instantly gives one endorphins, and if this one does not make you high (no drugs used apart from cocoa by the way :P ) then i do not know what else will!. It is such an easy recipe and depending on what is in your house at the time you can change over ingredients whenever you need. 
this is what a hot chocolate should look like!
OK SO WHAT DO WE NEED? 
4 rows of Cadbury's Bournville (or bitter sweet chocolate or even full on dark) 
4 teaspoons of sugar depending on taste
1 teaspoon of cocoa powder (if you don't have this add another square of chocolate) In fact I use way more cocoa than this i make it extra thick! 
a splosh of cream if you like
enough hot milk or hot water to get it into 'drinking consistancy


to top? if you have whipped cream please use it !! then either sprinkle cocoa on the top or great chocolate

1. heat the milk and or water (with the cream if used) into a saucepan (wait until steam comes up and then test to see how hot you like it. 


2. turn off the heat! we do not want burnt chocolate. then add the cocoa and melt in the chocolate stirring untill purrrffect! . it may seem very dark to you but that is how it is supposed to look ! basically it should look like slightly thinner melted chocolate.

3. if you like you can then add some syrups ie golden syrup, vanilla extract, or .. more chocolate! 

4. pour it into your favourite mug and squirt on the whipped cream and dust the decoration. 

5. sip and enjoy. 
for a tamer version add milk chocolate instead of dark.


IF YOU REALLY NEED A WAKEUP CALL.. I do this all the time 
I have 6 teaspoons of cocoa powder. with 6 teaspoons of sugar NO MILK! I just add hot water that really wakes you up ! try it ! 




48 questions

Thought I would join the Bandwagon!  Stolen from @http://reid-this.blogspot.co.uk/ and @http://graceykins.blogspot.co.uk/

1. What time did you get up this morning? This morning I woke up at half 6 to make my brother pancakes for college, I like to suprise people ! But normally i wake up around half 10 ish sometimes 12 though !
2. How do you like your steak? Very rare almost mooing, I find it more tender that way. 
3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema?  I actually do not remember...
4. What is your favorite TV show?  I am very weird, I love kids programmes like Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Downton Abbey of course and then theres the wedding and cooking channels I watch please do not ask. 

5. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be? I would love to live in either Southern France, Switzerland ,Germany orItaly, and other places like that I love fairytale lands. (as you can tell ) 
 6. What did I have for breakfast,,.. Pancakes of course I couldn't resist after making my brother some 

7. What is your favorite food? I Would love to be a vegetarian but because I have a werid hatred towards vegetables I have to eat meat.. not the best example I know.. I love Chocolate though.
8. Foods you dislike? Vegetables... Its the texture.. when chopped finely I can handle them..

9. Favorite place to eat?  Decisions decisions... I love so many forms of cuisine I cannot choose
10. Favorite dressing? simple olive oil is fine for me :)
11. What did you study at school/college? Dance, Drama , History and Geography, then in college Drama History and Politics. Now I am at uni doing History and Politics. 
12. What are your favorite clothes?  I have a girly Vintage style with lots of florals. 

13. Where would you visit if you had the chance?  I want to see the world!
14. Cup 1/2 empty or 1/2 full?  Neither.. it depends on what is in the cup.. if it is good it should be full if not empty end of discussion. 
15. Where would you want to retire? Somewhere quiet with mountains and lakes and nature
16. Favorite time of day?  depends on the weather.
17. Where were you born?  Portsmouth,.... meh...
18. What is your favorite sport to watch?  Tennis is always good but i find Judo quite amusing to watch. 
19. What is your favorite fragrance? I like the old classic Chanel no5 but also curious by Britney Spears, I also like the smell of white musk. 
20. What is your favorite face cream?  Soap and Glory of LIz Earle
21. Favorite baby/kids products? Heinz fruit baby food pudding things soo good.. Talcum powder is great I used to puff it everywhere and say it was snowing woops.. 
22. People watcher?  I am watching you right now... 
23. Are you a morning or night person?  again depends on how much energy I have
24. Do you have any pets? I would not say they are pets but I live with 2 cat Kipper and Lily
25. Any new and exciting news you’d like to share?  If I do I will let you know 
26. What did you want to be when you were little? I kind of just assumed I was a princess so I didn't really think of career choices..
27. What is your favorite memory?  I remember too much to have a favourite
28. Are you a cat or dog person? definitely cats, I am afraid of some dogs but once I get to know them individually I like them 
29. Are you married?  pfffft,, no 
30. Always wear your seat belt?  Of course! safety first!
31. Been in a car accident?  No TOUCH WOOD!
32. Any pet peeves?  Ignorant people, Arrogance and getting annoyed at petty things.
33. Favorite pizza toppings?  Just cheese.. all ya need.
34. Favorite flower?  Roses are my favourite but I also love lillies, daisies and bluebells. I love all flowes though
35. Favorite ice cream? Vanilla !!! lidls vanilla especially. 
36. Favorite fast food restaurant?  I'm not a fast food person really If I had to pick It would be a good old fish and chips. 
37. Have you ever been in love? Nope x

38. From whom did you get your last email? Natalie something saying I have the chance of winning 20,000 if i sign up to a subscription no thanks. 
39. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card? anywhere :) x 

40. Do anything spontaneous lately?  Too many things bit of a wild one ;) x lmfao no
41. Like your job? yes i do :).

42. Broccoli?  yuck ! why eat minature trees?
43. What was your favorite vacation?   I loved disneyland paris, Italy was lovely too, and switzerland :)
44. Last person you went out to dinner with?  +Grace Turnbull  wagamamas
45. What are you listening to right now?  takeshis castle of course.
46. What is your favorite color? I like a dusty blushy pink it just suits the natural rose of the cheek :)
47. How many tattoos do you have?  Zero
48. Coffee drinker? NOOO I like tea with lots of sugar and hot chocolate!

that was fun... 
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