Saturday, 28 April 2012

Just A Normal Girl.


Everyone, including myself, knows that the media isn't usually the kindest but all this abuse I've been seeing lately is highly disappointing and frankly quite shocking.

Essex girl Lauren Goodger has taken the flak for this particular issue most recently with harsh paper reports and mean tweets regarding her weight. I really do sympathise!
Other British stars that have been a human punch bag by the press over their weight are singers Adele and Kelly Osbourne. It actually makes me angry!
With the average UK dress size being a 16, the British media should know better and attempt to support their own, whatever happened to loyalty eh?!

I'm a healthy size 12-14 but I often have to prove this to people by showing them the tags on my clothing! Here's proof for you!

The above comment wasn't intended in a selfish or big headed way, I'm just proving that women can be a bigger dress size without it necessarily looking that way.
Did you know that in certain cultures, being a larger size is actually a compliment? You are seen as being wealthy and healthy for being able to afford luxury foods and fine wines!

Leave curvier girls alone, it's no crime and since I'm a dress size or two away from being the average isize n the UK, it looks like me and my beloved chocolate won't be parted as easily as first thought!

Belle Rose x

Monday, 23 April 2012

Trying Something New.


I know this isn't exactly a massive deal but I've never actually had white hot chocolate before and as I was scanning the shelves in Whittard of Chelsea today, I spotted some! To all people out there who don't know me (the majority of people reading this blog) this won't seem like a fantastic find. However, for those of you who do know me, you can imagine my excitement.

I'm a self-proclaimed chocoholic and I'm especially keen on the white variety! Scroll down my blog for proof of this with my white chocolate cake recipe.

So obviously, I made the purchase and drove straight back home to make it, I was so excited (sad, I know).
Reading the back of the tub, it informed me I needed to make it with milk and warm up for two minutes, so I did.

My final result however was a bit of an anti-climax. It looked as plain as can be expected and tasted too creamy, chocolaty and too sweet in general. What a waste of £4.50!

Dull as Dishwater!

I'm well aware this particular blog post isn't educational or interesting to most of you out there but I just had to get it out and warn my fellow chocoholics!
There's a reason it's not and never will be as popular as the milk chocolate one!

Belle Rose x

Monday, 16 April 2012

Back To Reality.


With Easter now over for another year, people like myself have started returning to University, College and School and with a range of exams making their annual appearance nationwide, everyone, including myself is understandably in a state of panic.

However, in this post I'm going to attempt to help you all out with handy hints and terrific tips I've learnt over the years.

The first and most important thing I'd say is make a schedule for your revision to ensure you know when you'll be doing it and how long for. This has always helped me and has benefited many people around me. Feel free to copy mine if you so wish!

My own personal top three revision tips are these. They work, honest!

1.      Take your revision into the bath. I know this may sound strange but reading notes and books etc. in the bath really helps. There are no people to distract you and no gadgets and gizmos to interrupt your concentration.

2.      Chew gum. This may also sound strange, however it has been scientifically proven that if you chew gum while revising and then chew gum in your exams, you'll remember things! Something to do with the taste and smell senses being linked to memory.

3.      Finally, start early. There is no time early enough to start to revise. It’s common sense really but it's funny how many people leave it to the last minute and start to struggle!

Belle Rose x

Thursday, 12 April 2012

White Chocolate Cake - 5 Simple Steps.


This recipe isn't for the calorie counters among us I must warn. However, this simple guide of mine will guarantee you one of the tastiest cakes on planet earth and it's a great way to get rid of some leftover Easter chocolate!

You'll need: 100g of butter, 100g of caster sugar, 100g of self-raising flour, 2 eggs, 2 bars of white chocolate (or indeed leftover Easter eggs), a greased cake tin and an oven preheated at 180 degrees.

  • Cream butter and sugar together in a bowl until light and fluffy. Then beat in one egg.

  • Crack the second egg and gently fold in the flour along with it. Add 1 teaspoon of milk if the mixture gets too sticky.

  • Melt half the white chocolate in the mirowave or in a bain marie then pour into the final mixture and stir.

  • Transfer mixture into the greased cake tin and bake in your preheated oven at 180 degrees for 25 minutes.

  • Leave the cake to cool on a cooling rack. While the cake is cooling, melt the remaining chocolate to cover cake with when cold enough!


Belle Rose x

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Made in Chelsea.

Watching Made in Chelsea in bed last night, coincidentally with my two dogs, I found myself totally baffled. With love triangles, cat fights and 'dogwalks' mixed with high end fashion and not so brotherly love; my head was ready to explode.

Love triangle trios between Jamie, Louise and Spencer, between Francis, Kimberley and Jamie and now the new awkward situation between Gabriella, Cheska and young millionaire Richard make me feel rather uncomfortable. Is it me or is it a bit strange that everyone in this town seems to sleep with each other? Does this happen in every town apart from mine? I can 100 percent assure you that you'd never catch me in a heated clinch with the vicar down the road or my 82 year old neighbour Mr Jones!

Love triangles four and five similarly turned into arguments. Last series saw Millie find out her boyfriend Hugo had kissed her ex best friend Rosie, which now sees the girls understandably have a broken down friendship. However, Hugo's new girlfriend Natalie and ex-girlfriend Millie get on like a house on fire! Anyone else confused?

Next up, Jamie and best friend Spencer are again fighting but this time not over little Louise but over newbie Kimberley. Who can blame them though? With glorious golden hair, legs up to her armpits and wearing a gorgeous pale mullet dress, she is every man’s dream. Where did she wear this desirable dress? Fellow blogger Cheska's charity event!

This week saw Cheska hold an event for Battersea Dog Home, which was weird yet kind of wonderful. I happened to love her feminine, pretty princess dress unlike Spencer and Caggie (who can't talk since in the words of Victoria, dresses like she comes 'straight out of boot camp'!)

To sum up, in 60 minutes last night, I witnessed much confusion, brilliant beauties and surprisingly no dog poo on the expensive flooring at the charity event!

Belle Rose x