Sunday, 29 March 2009

Sleeplessness and Acrylic

Alas, I cannot sleep. I've been on the websites of just about every university in or near London looking at graphic design and illustration courses, and the graduate artwork at Westminster was so good, I just had to sit down with my sketchbook and make myself useful for a few minutes.
Well, that kept me occupied for about 15 minutes.. what else to do?

I should be jobhunting...

But instead I'm fantasising about all the shopping I can't do because I've wasted my student loan..
Just think, if all I ate this year was porridge, I could be the proud owner of that Luella clutch..

Sadly, the closest I'll get to fulfilling this list is by trying to find a similar Blondie tee to this one by Buddhist Punk. I have quite an addiction to old battered-looking rock t shirts, I think it must stem from my teenage years, when I'd turn up to college in my dad's old rolling stones tour shirts, leggings and a studded belt. Still a classic look, but maybe wait for summer to start leaving the house without trousers? And maybe wait for a few pounds to drop off too...

Potato and Leek soup makes me happy :)

There's something really comforting about soup. Since I was a child I've always mashed up my meals with my fork and mixed everything together to make 'soup' at dinnertime. I was an odd child..

Potato and Leek soup is one of my favorite meals for cold days, but the tinned pre-made versions often taste a little 'ashy', and it's so easy to make yourself. I find soup-making incredibly satisfying; using up all those leftover ingrediesnts and feeling like a domestic goddess without actually having to do much work..

If you fancy trying your hand at the easiest form of cooking, give my easy-peasy recipe a go. It's the first time I've got the potato vs leek ratio perfect so I'm all proud of myself :)

2 x large potatoes
3 or 4 large leeks
1 x large onion
a little vegetable oil
black pepper
mixed herbs
  1. Chop all the veg. Potatoes into chunks about 2cm x 2cm, leeks sliced thickly, and the onion chopped roughly.
  2. Put a little oil in the bottom of a large saucepan (yes, saucepan) and start frying the onion on a high heat.
  3. When the onion is turning transparent add the potato and leek while you put the kettle on, then pour the boiling water into the saucepan as the onion is just starting to go brown.
  4. Add a pinch of black pepper and mixed herbs to taste, then pop the lid on and let it boil for about 10-15 minutes, just until the potato softens.
  5. Stick your fork in and mash some of the potato chunks up, to make the soup extra thick and rich. Add a little cornflour if it's looking a bit thin.
  6. Voila! A delicious winter soup. serve with warm crusty bread and butter, and a pinch of black pepper on top.


Saturday, 28 March 2009

The story of little grey rabbit

I was happy in my little bubble. I have lovely friends, a lovely boyfriend, a loving family and a comfortable job with my mother that fits around my university schedule.

I was happy in my little bubble until I suddenly realised that I hate what I'm studying and I'm really not much good at it.

So here I am, dropping out. This is unfamiliar territory for me, I've always been the girl who managed to do quite well at almost everything, without ever having to try too hard. I coast by quite comfortably in life, not really ever having to think about the future.

But now I've cast myself out into the world of work, with no idea what I want to do for the rest of my life. All i know is that I want to be in the city, in the hustle and bustle and thrill of it all. In the beating heart of England.

So this is my blog; a written and photographic record of my journey to 'find myself' and find a passion for something which I might just be able to make money from. This is both my diary and my inspiration; I hope that as I add and add various bits and bobs that I find exciting, they will point me towards a suitable career path.

Please let me know if you have a similar blog, and I will post a link to yours on my sidebar.

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