Vegan Pancakes!

It’s Pancake day very soon so i thought i would share with out a completely vegan recipe for pancakes. Iv’e been trying to cut lactose out of my diet and I was really sad knowing that pancake day was just around the corner so Iv’e had to think of an alternate way to still enjoy pancake day!

So here’s my recipe for Vegan pancakes!


Ingredients  

150g Plain Flour

2 Tablespoons of Casting sugar ( or normal sugar )

1/2  Teaspoon of baking powder

300ml Of Soya Milk or Water

1 Tablespoon of oil


Method

Start of by sifting the flour,sugar,baking powder and salt into a large bowl then in a separate bowl whisk together the Soya milk and oil together. Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and pour in the Soya milk and oil. Stir simply with a spoon until blended all together. Bearing in mind even though you sifted the dry ingredients lumps are still to be expected! Now your pancake mixture is ready!

Heat a lightly oiled frying pan or you can use butter ( i prefer butter because i feel it tasted better and its an easier clean up after! ) pour the mix into the frying pan to the desired size pancake. Wait for the pancake to be dry around the edges and then its ready to be flipped! Your better off making it loose underneath before trying to flip it just so it doesn’t get stuck. Cook the pancake until its brown on both sides. Repeat until all the mixture is gone! It usually makes up to 5 pancakes.

You can also add spices into the pancake mixture to give a little more of a kick like cinnamon, mixed spice you can also add frozen or fresh berry’s!

The mix can also be multiplied to make even more pancakes!

Hopefully you can now enjoy pancake day even if your a vegan or just someone suffering with lactose intolerance!

Hope you all enjoy pancake day!

Lots of love

Amy

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Weight Wednesday Week 1

Hey There!

Welcome to my first week of weight Wednesday!

My aim for these blogs are to encourage me to loose weight and exercise! I’m hoping that i can encourage people to make this change in there life as well as in my previous weight post I was brutally honest about the effects it has on your life. I’m going to update weekly with reviews of healthy food and exercise programmes!

This first week hasn’t been too difficult, Iv’e been told I have to be on lactose free at the moment due to issues with my tummy, not going into too much detail about that for obvious reasons! So Iv’e been off chocolate due to that reason which is making it more easy to resist eating chocolate. I’ve also been stopped from having most cakes which helps but its still very difficult to resist sometimes!

I haven’t been exercising the past week as Iv’e been preparing for my mums surprise birthday meal which has taken up a lot of time but ill hopefully be able to start next week!

I have currently lost two pounds this week just from cutting out chocolate! My aim for next week is to be more strict on fizzy drinks as I’ve added those back into my diet. I always find that cutting out fizzy drinks can get me to loose quite a few pounds a week just by cutting them out!

I am feeling a little better about myself at the moment. I’m not over bloated and feeling like a bowling ball so hopefully by each week i can feel even better!

Make sure you check back next week for my next weight Wednesday!

Lots of love

Amy

xxx

 

Being a Plus Size Girl….

I’m a very plus size girl. I’m also getting to a point were I’m now killing myself with how ‘plus size’ I am. This blog post is going to be brutally honest about my feelings towards It and my plans for the future.

I’m at the stage in my life were things are changing, my life is becoming more active and I’m starting to plan for the future. I’m going to be honest and say I find most days a struggle. Even working is now becoming so tiring i need to lie on my bed when i get home. I’m not sure how many calories I intake in a day just purely because I’m scared to count them to be honest. Every time I go on a diet I do a normal calorie intake and its scary, very scary. But yet still somehow after a few weeks I’m back onto eating like it even though i know its slowly killing me. Ill be honest I’ve had a few scares in my life were i thought i was having a heart attack, were i thought i was nearly dying. I’ve even had a doctor turn around to me and say your going to die very soon if you don’t change your eating habits, yet i still carried on. Letting my family and people that care about me watch me self destruct everyday.

It’s difficult planning a future with someone when your not sure if your going to be alive at that point in your life. I know that the possibility’s of me trying to start a family and it failing because of my situation is very likely and that breaks my heart that i can also put that onto my partner by that happening. I’ve had my partner many times tell me that hes scared hes going to loose me one day because of what I’m doing, I get better for a few days and then I’m straight back on it. My partner and me have started going on walks because hes helping me get more active and i struggle a lot. Its very difficult to keep up and keep going when you’ve been walking for 10 mins and your exhausted, but the feeling at the end of it is amazing and you feel so much more accomplished with yourself. His family is climbing a mountain in April and iv’e been asked if i want to go. My family doesn’t believe i can do it and my friends don’t because they think it will kill me. They are probably right but I’m going to try and get myself at the best fitness i can before then so i can give it a good try!

When I was younger I never thought of how much being overweight would affect me, and that’s something that i will really hit my children with because I never want my kids to suffer the way I have. I’ve always said I didn’t want to loose weight because of the way my tummy will go but at the end of the day its better to have a loose horrible looking tummy than not be able to grow old with my partner and best friend. I get out of bed in the morning and i move like I’m 60 years old! Sometimes my mum moves better with me and shes over 40 years older than me. I go to concerts and go out for the day shopping and half way through i just want to sit down because I’m so exhausted  from it that i need a break, I can never keep up with my friends or family because most of them are the right weight and move faster than me. Which sucks because I’m always the one that’s left at the back.

I made this blog as something for me and other people to look at when they remember why there putting in all this effort to loose weight. This is what you can become. I love my life and I want to be around as long as possible. I don’t want my partner and family having to bury me in a grave because i cant put down a chocolate bar.

I’m going to post updates about my weight loss and goals as a weekly update to hope that it can encourage me to become the person i want to be and interest people in helping them find different work outs and food ideas!

Much love

Amy

xxx

 

Birchbox Subscription Box February 2017

Birchbox is a monthly subscription box service that provides you with 5 different sample products! It retails for £12.50 to the UK. There’s also a full site online that you can buy the full size products. You have to fill out a questionnaire which sets you to which products they will send you depending on what you like and use, for example if you suffer with oily skin they wont send you anything that you wouldn’t be able to use! Which is great because then all 5 products is something you would actually use.

This Is Birchbox’s February edition!


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For Subscribing In February I got a free ‘ Smith & Cult , The shining Lip Lacquer ‘ which Is a very expensive free product as I looked It up and Its $24! It’s a lip gloss which I’m personally not a fan off, sometimes I can use them but this one seems very sticky so I don’t think I will be using this a lot but the colour Is so nice so I will be looking for this colour but in a matt lipstick instead.


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This Is the ‘Spectrum Marbleous c06 Tulip Eye Contour Brush’ which retails for £5.99. Its a really nice brush, its not too soft but its soft enough so its really great on your eyes. I like the nice simple white handle as well with the slight rose gold top. The brush is very good for putting eye shadow on the bottom of your lash line as well which i always struggled to get that thin line on the bottom from using the wrong brushes. Its very good for shading with different colours as well by the different angles of the brush. I’m definitely looking into buying the other brushes in the collection.


This is the ‘Pop Beauty eye shadow trio’ and it retails for £15.50 for the larger pallet that includes this colour .The colours are so nice all together! I’m not sure whether it was the brush i was using but it seemed as though you had to swatch it a few times before it came off on the brush but that’s the only negative about it. Its quite long lasting without a eye primer and they blend so well together. Its really small and compact so its easy to fit in depending on if your travelling or just a small piece in your makeup collection. Its good to use for everyday or on a night out. I would be interested to see more of there three piece or larger sets.


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This is the ‘ Daily moisture Conditioning Spray ‘ and it retails for £11.50 for a larger bottle as they send a sample size .  Its to help with frizz and knots in hair. Its such a nice smell product and that would be the only reason i would use it. It did help with knots and frizz but i found that my hair went very stiff like and it seemed greasy. By the end of the day my hair felt so knotty and horrible i wanted to wash it again. The smell of this product is the best thing but then it doesn’t stay after you dry your hair so it doesn’t last long. I also find that my curls didn’t stay in my hair as long because of how knotty my hair turned out. I wouldn’t buy this product on its own because to my hair it doesn’t suit.


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This is the ‘ Huile Podigieuse oil’ and it retails for £17.00 for 50ml which this one is smaller but its also a sample size.  I’ve only used this on my hair as my face has a very oily completion and my body skin is quite sensitive but i always use oil on my hair. I found this was very nice and the smell of the product is so nice! I could sit here and smell the bottle all day. It helps to smooth out frizz a lot. But like the moisturising spray the smell doesn’t stay for long which is just annoying because its such a nice smell. The dispensing of the product isn’t too great just because it doesn’t have a pump which is always easier when it comes to oil. I would recommend using this product if you suffer with crazy frizzy hair like me and it has a multi use product with being able to use it on your hair,body and face!


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This is the ‘ Keeome Hydration Therapy Mask ‘ and it retails for £29.00 for a pack of size, but this is just a sample size. I found that this face mask was really refreshing. I’m not a fan of sheet masks as I feel there stronger on my sensitive skin but this one was quite gentle. I think there very expensive for what they are as i feel like there the same as any other mask, even though these are more gentle on my skin. I also didn’t get much sleep this week so I feel like it really helped with giving my skin more energy! I’m not sure whether I would buy them separately maybe to have as a treat every now and then but they are over my price range to use weekly. Overall I think there a very nice product and would also be a nice treat present for someone.


Overall I really love Birchbox! This was my first Birchbox as I wanted another subscription box to review for this blog and I really wish I had ordered it before! Its really nice sized products to just try different things so if you don’t like a product you don’t have a full product bottle to use up. The Birchbox site is so easy to use as any of the products that are in the box are on the website to buy. The way the Box is presented is so nice as well, the trouble is, is that as a hoarder of nice looking things I dont want to get rid of the box!

Much Love

Amy

xxx

Busted at the O2 Acadamy!

Hey There!

It’s been a while since I updated on the vlog because I’ve been so busy but I’m back and I’m going to be a lot more productive I promise!

Yesterday I travelled all the way to Bristol but this time to see busted! They were at the O2 academy which I feel is such a good place for a close feeling concert. I went with Katherine and Becky which was great and so much fun! The support act was Natives and they were so good! We weren’t really expecting much because we looked them up before going in and they just seemed very indie which isn’t really our type of music, but when they started playing it was great! I’m actually going to order some of there music! When busted finally come out Beckys reaction was so great to see! It was the first time she had seen them since they broke up and broke many heart those billions of years ago. So when she finally realised that It was them she was so excited!

The fans that come to a Busted concert you can tell that they were their since the beginning because of the way people react to the old music that they play. It just shows that no matter how old you are and how long its been the love of music you had for a child would never change.

Busted Is such an amazing band to play live, just because you can tell that the money you paid is put into the show. There so proud of there fans and they really make it clear that they care that everyone still goes to the concerts this many years later. There so good at performing and you can just tell that they are experienced in what they do.

O2 academy wasn’t too great as an event holder though as we went later because we were told there was O2 priority so we had the code ready and everything but when we got there it turned out that there not doing it for this specific concert. We were quite annoyed as you expect it as its the O2 academy so why would anything change.  It just didn’t seem too organised when it came to queuing and all that.

Other wise It was such an amazing experience and I would definitely recommend going to a Busted concert, Its one of the best experiences you will ever have If your a Busted fan or not Its a good concert to just let go and have fun!

I also Vlogged the whole day so If you want to check that out head over to my Youtube channel which is linked at the top of the page!

Lots of Love

Amy

xxx