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365 Project : 3rd March – 9th March

I’ve decided to start updating these posts on Mondays instead of Sundays. It makes a lot more sense as if i’m busy on Sunday (like I was yesterday) I don’t get a chance to edit and upload the photo from that day. But I shall still be posting photo’s from the first monday to the sunday. Hopefully this will make it easier to stay up to date with this project.

On the 3rd I made some delicious brownies! I really must do a recipe for these as they’re divine!

The 4th was shrove tuesday and of course meant that we ate lots and lots of pancakes! Yum!

On the 5th I met up with my sister for the first time in ages. We had some burritos and then went out for a couple of cocktails.

On the 6th we went skating late at night. I took some awesome creepy photo’s with long exposures. You can see more of these here.

On the 7th I took a few pictures of a new item, the gorgeous blue tie in the middle, and then spent the rest of the day editing.

You can find my tie section of my Etsy shop by clicking the image!

The 8th saw me relaxing at home, still doing lots of computer work but taking breaks staring out to the sunshine.

Yesterday I went to Cantelowes Skatepark in Camden with Ash and some friends. I didn’t skate (I don’t have a suitable pool deck) but a good friend from Newtons Shred taught Ash to drop in and I managed to take some great pictures which I will be sharing with you all soon. We finished the day with cider and stew. Perfect!

Back at work next week and so not as much time to frolic, but I will still be making sure I take lots of photographs!

Claire x


Pancakes Galore!

Today is Shrove Tuesday or PANCAKE DAY!

This has always been one of my [many] favourite days of the year as I just freaking LOVE pancakes! I mean who wouldn’t? It’s made even more special by the fact that as a child this would be the only day we would ever eat these battery disks of deliciousness.  Although now i’m older I can make them when ever i happen to have some batter ‘left over’ from yorkshire puddings or just some eggs that ‘need using up’. That doesn’t stop me loving pancake day though, now it has become an all day pancake feast sort of day.

My housemate obviously agrees as I walked into the kitchen to be greeted by this monstrous pan of mixture.

He’s decided to make American pancakes, which i have never tried in all honesty and don’t see how they could be superior to the english versions which are oh-so-delicious, but they look pretty darn good! He’s used a Nigella recipe so it must be tasty! This one to be exact.

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*Update* Tried them. They are delicious, actually like cake! Far too filling for me though. I think I do prefer the english pancakes and so will be making some of those later. However I will be having more american ones too. It would be silly not to 😛 

So to celebrate this day of heavenly greasy-ness here are a few ideas for your very own pancake combinations!

 Ham & Cheese
Who said pancakes have to be sweet? It is, after all, the same mixture used for yorkshire puddings. One of my housemates turned his nose up at the idea of this but seriously don’t knock it ’till you try it! Gooey cheese, succulent ham wrapped in a warm pancake, it’s like a more delicious version of a sandwich. Of course you can use any sort of cheese, even creme cheese works great in this combination.
Bacon and Brie
Bacon and Brie are just a magic combination, ’nuff said. In a pancake it’s even more so.
Sugar and Lemon
The Classic pancake flavour. Tangy and sweet, it really tantalises the taste buds and is one of my favourites!
Golden/Maple Syrup
Everyone knows pancakes were just made for syrup. I can never decide which syrup I prefer, golden and maple are both delicious. You can always do the american thing of throwing bacon on there too but I personally don’t like it (the salty sweetness makes me feel a bit ill). Simple syrup is the way forward to me!
Fruity
Grab some fruit, any fruit, and just throw it in there, maybe a little syrup or chocolate over the top. Boom. Simple, delicious and you can pretend you’re being sorta healthy. I personally have some bananas and blueberries ready to go in one of mine!

Picasso likes shrimp in his pancakes

There are so many ways you can eat your pancakes so why not just experiment? Have a look through your cupboard for any interesting food combinations and throw them in there.
What is your favourite pancake topping?
Claire x