Friday, 30 September 2011

Come dine with Chloe & Sarah

Me and my big cousin Sarah are starting a new tradition. Once a week we are going to cook something yummie. She's a new mummy to my favorite 2nd cousin Lily Grace, so im passing on all my cooking knowledge for when Lilys eating proper food.

This week was my menu & we made:

Butternut squash soup

It is so yummie!

You need:

3 Butternut squash’s
1 large onion
2 mild red chillies , deseeded and finely chopped
850ml hot chicken stock
Sea salt
Ground peppercorns

Half the Butternut, deseed and put on a roasting tray, drizzle olive oil and sprinkle sea salt & ground peppercorns and roast for 30-40 min @ 200oC with the garlic.

After roasted leave to cool to room temp.

Roughly chop the onion, chili and fry with the roasted garlic until there brown.

Scoop out the squash and add to the onions, blitz till smooth then add the stock, blitz again till mixed.

Simmer for 10-15 min & serve.

We then made

Peppermint Cremes

The easiest treat you'll ever make.

Mix 300g of icing sugar with 125g of condensed milk & 3 drizzles of peppermint flavour.

Mix until its a dough, roll and cut into shapes and put in the fridge for 30min.

To make them extra delicious, melt some chocolate and drizzle over.


Thursday, 29 September 2011

4 years

 My headgear for 11/12 weeks

 The firsttime i was allowed to sit up

My hair chopped off

My hair before
4 years ago i broke my neck. It feels longer! I have no doubt experienced massive ups
 and downs, but i can say im very happy and content. I have an amazing family, amazing friends and i'm looking forward to my future.

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

The A to Z of Me

I'v seen this on a few peoples blogs and i have really enjoyed reading them so i thought i'd do it myself.

A. Age: 20
B. Bed Size: Small double
C. Chore That You Hate:  Physio
D. Dogs:  Are gorgeous, I love my puppy
E. Essential Start To Your Day: A cup of tea and Jeremy Kyle
F. Favourite Colour: Autumn colours
G. Gold or Silver:  Silver
H. Height: 5’10" 
I. Instruments you play:  None anymore but I have played violin, keyboard, trumpet & recorder.
J. Job Title: Gap year student.
K. Kids: None, yet
L. Live: Northwest UK
M. Mother's Name: Liz
N. Nicknames: Cassandra Bojangles
O. Overnight Hospital Stays: 8mnths then 1 night then a week
P. Pet Peeves: Where do I start??
Q. Quote from a Movie: You think the only people who are people, are the people who look and think like you. But if you walk the footsteps of a stranger, you'll learn things you never knew you never knew. - Pocahontas
R. Right or Left Handed:  Both
S. Siblings: One younger brother
T. Time You Wake Up: 9:30 – 10:30am
U. Underwear: Wouldn’t you like to know
V. Vegetable You Hate: Asparagus
W. What Makes You Run Late: Trying to get comfy in my chair.
X. X-Rays You've Had: My whole body, my neck another 6 times, my feet 3 times and a cat scan & a MRI.
Y. Yummy Food That You Make: CAKE
Z. Zoo Animal: orangutan

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Ladies that lunch

Hi everyone =)

Im in a really good mood today, not quite sure why, but i have a lovely couple of days, eaten way to much.

I spent thursday with all my friends. I went for lunch & a movie with 2 lovely ladies, we ordered and ate a lot of food, our whole table was full of chips, garlic bread, prawns, burgers, and it was so good! We then watched final destination 5 in 3D, which i did enjoy, i'm defiantly feeling horror films in 3D, it adds a bit more of a eck factor.

After the film i came home for tea with some more friends as ones off to uni.

Then Friday i was out for lunch again. This time with my mum, cousin and her gorgeous lil baby girl Lily grace.

We went to The Clog and Billycock I went here a few months ago and it was so good and i was so annoyed i forgot my camera, but this time i had it.

The food is so good, i had the medium fish & chips, then apple & blackberry crumble, i'm drooling just thinking about it, mmm yum.

Thats not all my food, promise.

As its so gorgeous inside so i made the effort to look lovely to, and i was feeling nautical.

I had my fringe in a french plat with pigtails, then matched my red&white blazer with jeans and a chunky blue scarf. Smart, warm & cozy.

Lil Lily decided sh would cry alot, so i took it upon myself to make her feel better, but she just looked terrified.

Monday, 12 September 2011

Weekend fun

What a lovely weekend, full of food, slight panic attacks and diy.

I had a very full fun Friday, I spent the whole day in my chair, and i've found a new pro to the electric chair, using my camera is so much easier. I think my pets were really fed up with me by the end of the day 'cause i just kept following them around.

This took awhile to achieve, keeping the camera on the same level, i just kept saying to myself, don't spasm.

Later that day my mum made a Chinese feast!

We had chicken & veg spring rolls, Hot & sour beef & Chili chicken noodles. It was that good we had eaten everything before we took pictures. We got the recipes from Chinese Food Made Easy by Ching-He Huang, its a great buy, with some amazing recipes.

Sunday i decided to be brave and venture out in my chair and since i need shelves B&Q would be the destination. I found getting in the car fine, but getting out, hmm not so fine. I would edge out a touch then stop and panic and refuse to move, so mum had to guide me out. It's terrifying! Going down a ramp backwards, not being able to see behind you. Its going to take a lot of getting used to.

Once inside i almost killed an old lady, and knocked down a few displays, i then nearlly destroyed a car on the way out. I've decided on no booze until i can drive.
I didn't get into bed until 10 hence no weekly round up, which i'll do tomorrow, as i was being a good child and spent the night with the fam, instead off being  in my room on my computer all day.

Hope you all had fun this weekend!

Friday, 9 September 2011

Webcam Fun

Yesterday i was Bored! Really bored so i decided i'd play on my webcam. Its rubbish quality but i did amuse myself.

Finished off with mine & my brothers billboard.

Thursday, 8 September 2011

New Chair

So a week ago i got my new wheelchair and i know i said i'd post pictures but they are awful quality.

I had some that were better quality but im crying in the pictures.

Due to my mum being away and the fact my chair wasn't properly adjusted, i didn't actually get in to my new chair until Tuesday.

It took a little while to get the arms to the right height, get the foot plates sorted and other little things. Then my mum stood back and asked me what i thought. 

I tried to say 'its good, it will take some getting used to" but instead i just started to cry. It was such an overwhelming rush of emotion.

It's not that i hated it, our was upset, it was that being in a electric wheelchair just makes me realise that i am actually disabled.

I mean of course i know im disabled, but being in a normal chair (i get told off buy the wc community for saying that, but thats just my opinion) i don't feel like i stand out as that disabled girl, it's really odd thought i know and i get that i sound like i'm in denial, i'm not, i swear. It's because of what i think other people are thinking and seeing.

But i know i have to get used to being in an electric chair before i get to uni next year.

It only took me about 10 min to feel normal in my chair, once i had stopped crying, but i was indoors, lets see how i feel on an outing. But you can't really see much of the chair once im in it, so after an outing i'll hopefully realise i am just being silly, and no ones staring or judging.

Monday, 5 September 2011

Getting ready for Winter

Septembers almost a week in, which means its going to get cold and although my house is 236 years old, my rooms only 3. So i don't have the metre (slight exaggeration) thick walls that the rest of the house has, which means my room gets cold quick.

So even though its not even officially Autumn i'm insulating my room & getting ready for winter

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Pretty Nails

My very lovely friend came to keep me company on Saturday.

Mummy dearest had gone to a lodge in the lakes for the weekend with her fella.

I hadn't seen Ellie for agggeeees & i was desperate for my nails doing. She has a gentle touch, and because of nerve pain in my fingers, she's the only one allowed to file my nails, unless im scratching myself, then i have to let mum do it.

So after a facial and i Chinese i finally had my manicure, but because it had been so long i couldn't decide on what colour, so i went with:

1. Pale blue
2. Spring green
3. 134
4. Coral
5. Pink flamingo

I then had that topped with White Barry M Crackle paint.

I'm loving the crackle polish, i have a lovely black polish that i want to top with gold crackle.

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