Thursday, 16 April 2015

Primark Haul SS15

Hi guys,
Primark have been on POINT since September! They have steeped up their game.
I have been seriously impressed with their SS15 collection pictures and what I have seen in store. It's so good, the messy fray in the Oxford street branch which I loathe seemed palatable! 

I have picked up a few things over the last few weeks and I emphasise a FEW as I am attempting to curb spending mwwhhahahahaa,  I say yhat a lot but seriously. I only got a few things.

Lets get started---->

1. Rose Gold Loafer Flatforms £14,  I  LOVE them. They hit that 70's trend in a big way and can be worn going out of to jazz up a work outfit. They have been rinsed and that is all lol.

2.Silver midi ring set £3. I am very into silver atm. I think silver adds a nice wild west/ gypsy fortune teller vibe which I like. Plus it's really handy having a finger placement guide as you can use it to see what other formations you can create. I usually go for a medium for a true midi effect on my fingers but I got the large as my fingers are chubbers lolz and I wanted the base rings to fit or be a little bigger if necessary.

3. Envelope navy clutch bag with gold hardware £3 on sale wooh hoo. You can never have enough simple cluches and it gives your shoulder a rest from hefty bags as you can only carry the basics! Test yourself look fabulous and only carry the necessities.

5. Purple nail varnish £1. I adore purple and it is my favourite colour. This bright almost iridescent berry colour is perfect for adding depth to spring/summer outfits. Hell it's perfect for all year round. This colour also works so well with the rose gold loafers above and makes an outfit look vibrant.

6. Delicate gold necklaces £1.50/ £1. As much as I love a massive statement necklace pieces, sometimes I just want a simple and sophisticated piece to finish off an outfit. Or that can be worn everyday and I found 2 bargains in Primark.

7. Orange loafers £3 on sale wooh. I adore orange and I think it just looks stunning in summer. Does anybody else buy the black ones in bulk and wear them to death all year?

So that was my little haul of key pieces for the next few months.

Has Primark been giving you life, these past few weeks?

Let me know what your fav haul buys were.

Stephanie aka Wednesdays Girl

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Saturday, 11 April 2015

Italian granary- home baking

Hi Lovers,

Isn't the smell of fresh home made bread wafting through your house, everything? I love the smell and taste of butter on a piping hot slice mhhmmmhh.

Fresh- granary- home- made- bread -loaf
Fresh Granary 

I baked some fresh bread this morning ...because I am a grown up and I do that now lol.
I haven't baked anything for ages but I woke up this morning super early and really wanted some fresh home made bread. So that's what I did. I whipped up a super easy granary loaf.

I am usually a bit iffy when it comes to measuring as I hate following recipes to the letter. I am a free hand cook and I love to improvise and go with what feels right but I really enjoyed the process.
I enjoyed it so much, I am on my 3rd slice and spraying toasted crumbs on my laptop in my haste to share the recipe with you.

So here it is......

Serves: 8 
400ml warm water
750g granary bread flour
1½ teaspoons salt
1 tablespoon active baking yeast (dried)
1 tablespoon olive oil
4 tablespoons of poppy seeds

Prep:3 hours

  1. Mix  the flour, dried yeast, poppy seeds and salt into a large bowl.
  2. Once all dried ingredients are mixed make a well in the middle pour water and olive oil in. 
  3.  Stir gently to form a dough. it should be well mixed and soft.
  4. Lightly flour a clean cool surface and knead for 8-11 minutes until the dough is further softened and elastic.
  5. place a teaspoon of olive oil into a dry clear large bowl, place the dough in and place a cover with a clean tea towel.
  6. After approx an hour it will have doubled, shape into a loaf and insert into a greased loaf tin.
  7. leave for another 30 minutes to rise.

Finished product - fresh granary 

Baking time: 45 minutes

  1. Preheat your oven to 200 degrees.
  2.  Bake at 180 degrees for 45-50 minutes until the bread is delicious looking and golden brown. 
  3. Slide a knife in and it should come out clean. If done when tapped it will have a hollow sound at the base.
  4. remove the loaf and let it rest for a few minutes before removing from the tin.
And there you have it. Fresh Italian granary bread!

Enjoy and don't forget to tweet me pictures if you use the recipe I would love to see!

Stephanie aka Wednesdays Girl

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