So, my ice cream went well! I was pretty suprised actually. It looked so bad in the beginning because it just wasn’t setting so I had to warn Chris that I didn’t think it was turning out properly. Thank goodness it did.
Sorry for the short post. I’m super tired and have a ton of work to do for class.
I’ve been too busy to write lately…assignments, work, placement. Hard life (kidding)
Anyway, Chris’ birthday is in a couple of days so I thought I’d make him a meal since he already had his present (new clothes.) I asked what he would like to eat, expecting him to pick something like lasagne or w/e but what did he say? Ice cream. He did eventually pick what to eat as a main course but he wants to eat ice cream too. Lion bar ice cream actually.
I’ve never made ice cream before but sure, I’ll give it a try. I’m home from placement already so I’ve looked up a few recipes. This one looks easy:
- 2 vanilla pods
- 500ml/16fl oz double cream
- 70g/3oz sugar
- 3 egg yolks
I wonder how it will turn out…. If you have any good recipes let me know.
I bought some face masks the other day as they were 3 for £2. The cold weathers really affected my skin.
First of all, I tried the peeling face mask. It said to leave it on for 10-20 minutes then peel. I decided to chill in my new pajamas in my bed with my new pillows (which btw are the best ever) with a book and some music. Just as it was getting close to peeling time, I got a phone call. “Hi, I’m hungry so I’m gonna stop at McDonalds. Do you want anything?” Me: No, I’m not hungry. “Ok, can I come get you so you can keep me company in the car then?” A few minutes later Chris arrived. Into the car I got, my face half peeled already, and looked at Chris. “Chris look my skins coming off!” He actually sat looking at it, unsure of what to believe. My skin does peel but not as badly as that. Now that he knows it was a face mask he keeps telling me that he knew it wasn’t my skin peeling because I was too calm but at the time….let’s just say he kept asking what was happening and “that’s never happened before!” along with asking if it was sore to peel it and even wanting to try peeling a bit. He totally believed it.
After peeling it off, I really felt the difference in my skin. It was super smooth and just looked better. I’d definitely use it again. Let’s hope the other two masks work just as well.
I got this book way back in July but I stopped reading it for a while. Partly because I found it a bit hard to get into and partly because I had been busy.
The story is about
When promising psychiatrist, James Richardson, is offered the job opportunity of a lifetime, he is thrilled. Setting off to take up his post at Wyldehope Hall in deepest Suffolk, Richardson doesn’t look back.
One of his tasks is to manage a controversial project – a pioneering therapy in which extremely disturbed patients are kept asleep for months. As Richardson settles into his new life, he begins to sense something uncanny about the sleeping patients – six women, forsaken by society. Why is the trainee nurse so on edge when she spends nights alone with them? And what can it mean when all the sleepers start dreaming at the same time?
It’s not long before Richardson finds himself questioning everything he knows about the human mind as he attempts to uncover the shocking secrets of The Sleep Room .
Thank you Tor Books for that (making life easy for me instead of writing it out myself…yup I’m lazy.)
Sounds creepy, right? Well, for me, I found that the scary happenings only really got interesting close to the end of the book. Even at that I didn’t find it really scary which is a bit of a let down when I had heard it was supposed to be the “scariest book you’ll read this year.” I found the birthing house way more scary.
Also, I wasn’t satisfied with the ending at all. I can’t say what happened or else I’d spoil it but I just didn’t think it was that good of an ending. It kind of felt like it was put together quickly. That’s just me though.
Well, that’s my opinion. I’d give it about 6/10.
Today’s gonna have to be another quick post because I’ve got work and school assignments as well as thinking of questions to ask my placement teacher that might help me.
I recently bought a jumper in work during double discount weekend and I just love it. So much so that I’ve worn it, washed it repeatedly.
Mostly I wear my little brown boots with the outfit but every now and then I go for black converse for comfort. Jeans and a cream top look good with it too =]
Anton is 4 today! My wee baby is all grown up ;.; I should really stop calling him my baby.
He had a party with his school friends on Saturday in Scallywags in Lurgan. I’d never been so I was a bit excited. My sister and I arrived to see crowds of children running about. It was busier than we thought it would be. Luckily, we spotted people we knew to make our way over. It didn’t take long for me to join in the fun. I took Callums hands to help him play on a slide. Wee guy was afraid to go by himself.
I handed Naomi my shoes, phone and purse and that was the last she saw of me until it was time for the kids to eat. Callum wanted to play in the big kids area. Ohhh yes. I tucked him under my arm and off we went; crawling, climbing and sliding through the play area. He loved it. Ok at one point he got scared because it got dark so we left that area but other than that he was laughing and smiling and doing this funny wee hop/run round some hanging things. We even got to go down the big slide. Along the way we saw Anton with his face all red from running about with his friends. He was having a blast. I could hardly keep him still for two seconds to speak to him ^.^’
During the food a special visitor arrived with the cake. Who? Spiderman. Antons wee face when he saw him was so cute. Even Callum was having a wee smile and wave at him to say hello. The cake had a picture of Spiderman too. When he got to open presents at home after the party we realised that everyone must just know he loves Spiderman because almost everything was Spiderman or a superhero/transformer. Ah, I bought him a Batmobile that shoots missiles and has a little Batman. It’s pretty cool.
Since his party was early, my sister decided to have a little party in her house on his actual birthday so her and her kids and me. I was at work since 7 and I’ve school tonight but how could I miss my buddy’s birthday?
I arrived after work to see Callum sleeping and Anton was at school. Before collecting him, we all went to buy some treats; popcorn, sweets, crisps and blew up a couple of balloons. Anton was full of life after school. I had to try to keep both boys upstairs while mummy got the party ready. When it was ready, Anton got to blow out a candle on a bun then we ate for about half an hour (obviously Katie and I cleared the plates.) It was such a cute wee day. Before I went home, Katie gave me a party bag and cake for both Chris and myself. Yum!
So, I ended up not going to class tonight. I was too tired and I had eaten so much that I made myself feel kinda sick >.< It was so worth it though.
I should probably go and do my assignments.
A couple of days ago, Chris and I went shopping for ‘a sweater’. Here’s what we got:
Usually, Chris’ outfit is just a checked shirt, t-shirt, jeans and vans so this is a whole new (and more ‘grown up’) look for him. It’ll come in handy for the things he goes to now (like BT open day events for graduate students etc) He looks snazzy. Now all he needs are brown smart/casual shoes.