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Monthly Archives: March 2014

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The year is flying by and another month has passed again!

1. What was the best thing that happened to you this month?

– TRIP TO LEEDS

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This month, I went on a school trip to Leeds to do some shopping and watch Of Mice and Men in the West Yorkshire Playhouse, and I really enjoyed it!

2. What did you do this month that made you feel proud of yourself?

– STARTED READING AGAIN

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I haven’t had a chance to sit down and read anything for a long time, and I’m glad I finally made some time to get back into reading.

3. What books did you read?

– THE FAULT IN OUR STARS AND LOOKING FOR ALASKA (AGAIN)

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In celebration of The Fault in Our Stars movie being released in June, I decided to read two of my all time favourites again.

4. What movies did you watch?

– BLADES OF GLORY

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I watched this film one night as it was being shown on BBC3, and thought it was really funny!

5. What tv shows did you watch?

– Chi’s Sweet Home

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I stumbled across this anime on Crunchyroll one day, and I’m so glad I did! This is such a cute little show!

6. What games did you play?

– LEAGUE OF LEGENDS

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After having the game recommended to me by a few friends, I finally downloaded and played it. I have a lot of learning left to do, but in time I think it will become a really enjoyable game!

7. What food did you try and love?

– YO!SUSHI PRAWN YAKISOBA

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One word; Delicious.

8. What were your favourite fashion/beauty items?

– THE BODY SHOP ALMOND SHOWER GEL, THE BODY SHOP MADAGASCAN VANILLA FLOWER BODY MIST AND CLINIQUE TAKE THE DAY OFF CLEANSING BALM

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I’ve always loved sweet almond scents, and I’m a big fan of The Body Shop’s Almond Hand and Nail cream, so I decided to order the Almond Shower Gel online! It smells delicious, makes my skin feel soft and doesn’t irritate my skin! I’ve wanted a replacement for my Vanilla Body Mist as it’s almost empty, so I decided to buy the Madagascan Vanilla Flower Body Mist to match the Perfume Oil I bought in the same scent. I absolutely love it! I’ve wanted a new cleanser for a long time, as I never really liked my Cetaphil cleanser much, so I decided to try this cleansing balm, and I’m so glad I did! It takes all of my makeup off with ease and makes my skin feel really smooth!

9. What was your favourite song?

– GAME OF THRONES COVER BY PETER HOLLENS AND LINDSEY STIRLING

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I’ve been loving A’capella recently, so I’ve been replaying this cover all month!

10. What did you buy/What were you given?

– LUSH EASTER RANGE

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I absolutely love sweet scents, so when Lush released their Easter range this month, I quickly rushed out and bought some of the products!

– thetechnicolourllama

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I’ve been reading a lot lately, and so I decided to make this tag about reading!

1. What is your favourite book?

– Currently, I’d have to say Looking for Alaska by John Green.

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2. Who are your favourite male and female fictional characters?

– My favourite male character is Joey from War Horse by Michael Morpurgo and my favourite female character is Hazel Grace Lancaster from The Fault in Our Stars by John Green.

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3. What is your favourite book quote?

– “What’s the point of being alive if you don’t at least try to do something remarkable?” from An Abundance of Katherines by John Green.

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4. What Hunger Games district would you be from, and which Harry Potter house would you be in?

– I’d be from District 11 and Ravenclaw!

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5. Do you read one book at a time or several at once?

– I have a bad habit of starting one book, putting it down, and then starting another. When I can, I’ll try to only read one book at once.

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6. Do you prefer paperback books or hardback books?

– Hardback.

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7. What was the first book that got you into reading?

– One of the first series I remember falling in love with was the Goosebumps series by R.L. Stine.

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8. What is the most challenging book you’ve read?

– I started The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald a while ago and haven’t picked it up since because I found it so hard to read.

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9. What book are you currently reading?

– A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

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10. What book would you like to read next?

– The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. (It’s been sitting on my shelf for the past few months!)

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– thetechnicolourllama


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Here are another 10 Random Questions!

1. What position do you often sleep in?

– On my side with one arm under my head and my knees tucked in.

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2.  Have you ever been banned from a public place?

– No.

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3. Have you ever ridden a motorcycle?

– Not yet, but I’d like to.

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4. Do you prefer shopping on the high street or online?

– It depends how I feel, but I usually prefer online shopping.

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5.  What was the last DVD you purchased?

– The Hangover Three.

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6. Have you ever fired a gun?

– No.

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7. Are you much of a daredevil?

– Not at all.

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8. Have you ever entered a talent contest?

– No.

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9. Have you ever been professionally photographed?

– Only for school pictures.

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10. Do you buy any weekly/monthly magazines?

– I buy Company Magazine once a month.

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– thetechnicolourllama


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I’m always looking for easy gluten free recipes and I stumbled across this one a few days ago! As it had so few ingredients, I had to try it out and share the recipe!

YOU WILL NEED:

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(click the picture to enlarge)

1. PLACE ALL INGREDIENTS INTO THE BOWL

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Place all of the ingredients into a large bowl and mix. Make sure the water is boiling, as it begins to cook the flour as you mix.

2. MIX UNTIL THICK

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Mix the ingredients until a stiff, thick paste forms. It should be hard to mix.

3. HEAT THE OIL

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Heat a pan of oil to 170°C/340°F/Gas Mark 4.

4. PLACE CHURROS INTO OIL AND COOK FOR 4 MINUTES

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You can pipe the churros into the oil, or simply mould them into thin sticks before placing them in the oil. Cook for 3-4 minutes until golden brown.

5. DRAIN, COAT IN SUGAR AND ENJOY!

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Drain the excess oil from the churros and coat them in sugar whilst they’re still hot. Enjoy alone or served with some chocolate sauce!

Please let me know if you enjoyed this post, and I’ll continue to make similar ones in the future!

– thetechnicolourllama


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The second month of the year has flown by again and I’ve been very busy this month!

1. What was the best thing that happened to you this month?

– HALF TERM HOLIDAY

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Even though I was ill at the beginning of the holiday, it was really nice to get a break from school to relax.

2. What did you do this month that made you feel proud of yourself?

– FINISHED FIRST ROUND OF MOCK EXAMS

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I had four full days of exams this month, and it really drained my energy, but I’m glad that I managed to get through them.

3. What books did you read?

– WINNIE THE POOH FAVOURITE STORIES BY A.A. MILNE

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Winnie the Pooh was one of my favourite franchises as a child and I’ve had this book on my shelf as a keepsake for a long time, but I’ve never had the chance to read much of it. I read a couple of the stories in it this month and it felt so nostalgic to read stories from my childhood along side some beautiful little illustrations by Ernest H. Shepard.

4. What movies did you watch?

I didn’t have the chance to watch any new movies this month because of my exams, but I did buy The Hangover 3 a couple of weeks ago so I’ll be watching that soon!

5. What tv shows did you watch?

– SUMMER HEIGHTS HIGH

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I’ve wanted to watch this series for a while, and I’m so glad I did.

6. What games did you play?

– FALL OUT BIRD

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Fall Out Boy came out with an homage to Flappy Bird this month, and I’ve been playing it religiously ever since.

7. What food did you try and love?

– PIZZA HUT GLUTEN FREE PIZZA

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I found out that I’m gluten sensitive this month (especially to bread and pizza) so I’ve decided to abstain from eating gluten rich foods for a while. Therefore, I wanted to try Pizza Hut’s gluten free option and I was skeptical that it wasn’t going to taste as nice as their regular pizza, but I was not disappointed. I could barely tell any difference in taste between their gluten free and regular pizza!

8. What were your favourite fashion/beauty items?

– URBAN DECAY NAKED 3 PALETTE, L’ORÉAL BUTTERFLY MASCARA AND MARTY MAGIC BRONZE EAR CUFF

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I finally bought the Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette this month and I am completely in love! The eyeshadows are highly pigmented and blend beautifully! I’ve been trying to find a mascara that doesn’t clump up my incredibly thick lashes for the past few years, and I think I’ve finally found it. The L’Oréal Butterfly Mascara separates my lashes perfectly without applying too much product. I’ve wanted a Marty Magic Ear Cuff for the past year or so and I’ve finally bought one! I bought the Bronze Rose Ear Cuff which fits my ear nicely and doesn’t cause too much discomfort after wearing it for a long time.

9. What was your favourite song?

– DEATH VALLEY BY FALL OUT BOY

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Fall Out Boy have well and truly mastered the art of making a song stick in your head for a very long time.

10. What did you buy/What were you given?

– LIZ LISA FLEECE

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I’ve wanted to buy something from Japanese clothing brand Liz Lisa for at least six months now, and I’ve finally had enough spare money to do so! I’m absolutely in love with this fleece and I’m pretty sure I’m going to be wearing it for the rest of my life! (Thank you to RobotKitty for the wonderful service!)

– thetechnicolourllama