Thursday, 28 June 2012

7 Things for 30 Days! (via Sprinkle of Glitter)

Helloo all,

This isn't really a beauty-related post today, but something more personal which was inspired by queen blogger Sprinkle of Glitter's (that's her there!) blogpost on the idea of '7 things for 7 days'. The whole idea is to write a post including 7 aims of yours which you'd like to achieve within the next 7 days (or longer, if you need it!). After such a lovely and reassuring reaction to my dreaded blog post about anxiety, I thought I'd open up a little and give it a go!

Do let me know if you're involved in this too - would love to see what you're aiming for and potentially give a little push and vise versa :)

I'm putting the aim of a month on this, as some are quite a push.. so to be completed by 28th July.

1. Study - I have a business assignment due for my degree on the 26th July so this is a must!

2. Walk alone - This is bizarre, and fairly unique to me. As mentioned before, anxiety has been a problem of mine for a few years and been fairly limiting in what I can do independently. I'm looking to finally return to work soon but need to start doing stuff on my tod! So I'd like to have a walk on my own for at least 10 minutes.

3. Read - Must not let my lovely Kindle go to waste! Half way through Exotic Marigold Hotel at the moment and loving it.

4. Sort - My wardrobe is an absolute embarrassment of mess. Must get sorted by the end of July and give what I don't want to charity or recycle fabric.

 5. Celebrate - July is my birthday month and I have a few exciting things planned thanks to gorgeous friends and lovely family. So I'm going to relax and try to enjoy all - worry free :)

6. Extend Welsh vocab - This is another weird one. For a year I've been learning Welsh (my grandfather was from Wales) and really haven't got very far. Would like to learn some new words.

7. Bake - I'd like to bake a cake or two to unwind. Any suggestions?

Wish me luck and good luck to all involved!
Colly xxx


  1. Cake - Victoria sponge. Really simple!

    6oz butter
    6oz caster sugar
    3 medium eggs
    6oz self raising flour

    Beat the butter and sugar together. Add the eggs one at a time. Beat with the butter and sugar. Add the flour a little bit at a time until everything is smooth. Put in a preheated oven for around 25mins or until golden and spongy at 180C and then turn out! Fan ovens may be different. Cut in half if baked all together and add jam and cream (when the cake is cold). Oooh and don't forget to grease the cake tin with a bit of butter before you put the mix in it or it will stick!

    If you want a chocolate cake swap 1oz of the flour for 1oz of cocoa! Simple!

    This post is really good! I hope you accomplish everything!

    Helen xxxx

    1. Fab! Thanks so much Helen, will definitely use this xxx

  2. Hey :)

    I like your post! Your list is similar to my own. Your 2. point seems to be very important to you. I hope you can accomplish it :)

    Anki :D

    1. Thanks so much Anki, will have a looksee at your list :) xx

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  4. Oooo, pop some lemon in that victoria sponge for lemon cake! It's heavenly!
    Good luck with your list, I hope it all goes to plan & let us know if Exotic Marigold Hotel is any good - always on the lookout for a good read :-)

    Emily x

    1. Thanks so much Emily! Will definitely let you know :) xx

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