Sum Up Sunday #24

Sunday 9 August 2015

From Top to Bottom: My Nephew is cuter than yours!, Black Forest Birthday Cake, Inflatable Cone of Shame, Summer Mocktails, Breaking Makeup Rules, Cleaning a Million Brushes.

This week has all in all been a pretty boring one for me, well right up until the weekend that is! This week I started something that I have wanted to do for the longest time, Daily Vlogs! I haven't managed to do one every single day just yet as I am still getting used to doing it, but you can see the ones that I have made over on my Youtube channel here. Ever since I first started watching Youtube videos back when I was 13/14 I wanted to make vlogs, but I never really had the confidence, but now I seem to have got my Youtube channel onto some thought of track, I thought it was about time I gave it a go!

This week also saw the return of the Great British Bake Off, which you should all know by now, is one of my all time favourite TV shows! That means it was the first official week of the #Bloggersbakealong that I took part in, and Tim wanted me to make him a Black Forest Gateau for his birthday BBQ. Thankfully having bought the new GBBO book the week before I found a recipe immediately, and on Friday I went over to my Nan's house (where I would be storing the cake until the BBQ) and made it. It turned out pretty amazing, and I have had nothing but compliments from everyone who has seen/eaten the cake, which I am very pleased about. Considering that making the thing really REALLY tired me out! You can check out how I made it here

Then yesterday it was time for Tim's birthday BBQ. Even though his birthday isn't until next weekend, we decided to celebrate it with family this weekend, as I will be away in London next weekend for Summer in the City! When planning the BBQ I had the idea that we could have mocktails, and then I found these cute Jar glasses in Tesco, and I just knew we had to make them... We found a tonne of recipes online that we liked, but ultimately settled on two different cocktails, a sparkling cranberry punch and a citrus cooler that we added grenadine to, which made the perfect sunset cocktails! There were a hit with everyone that attended, well that was until they began attracting the wasps who seemed to enjoy them as much as we did! I was very lucky that Tim's sister brought her son out to see us so there were plenty of cuddles had, and we discovered that he quite likes taking selfies!

What have you been up to this week?

Currently I'm:
Reading: The Scorch Trials by James Dashner
Listening To: Oldschool Eminem
Playing: Star Stable again (now that my subscription has been renewed)
Feeling: Tired after a long weekend
Looking Forward To: Summer in the City!! (still)

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