Sunday, November 30, 2014

Birthday Cake for Mum

Hi guys!

So it was my mum's birthday yesterday and like for everyone else I made her a cake too. Although it is funny that my mum thought that I didn't make her a cake and started getting upset and annoyed over it. In the evening after I showed my mum the cake her moved drastically changed and that was the cutest thing ever. I make cakes for everyone's birthday even my friends so I don't know what made her think that I wouldn't make a cake for my own mother.

Anyhow, the cake I made her is a vanilla sponge cake. I used butter icing and fondant icing to decorate. Oh and on the cake it says "Happy Birthday, Mum". I wrote Mum in Tamil so she knows that those 11 years I spent in Tamil school weren't a waste haha.

So here's a picture of the cake:


Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Celebrating Christmas the German way!

Hi guys!

With Christmas less than a month a way it was time to get ready. I just love Christmas, it's never too early to get ready for it. As many of you may already know I grew up in Germany and since I have moved to London I haven't experienced Christmas the German way. Also flight tickets are not very cheap during this season so I decided to bring German Christmas over here to London. It's actually quite easy.

The German Christmas Season begins on the first Sunday of Advent. The Advent Wreath (Adventskranz) has 4 candles, one of which is lit each Sunday preceding Christmas. By the time it is Christmas Eve all 4 candles should be lit. This year the first Sunday of Advent is on the 30th November. Another German invention is the Advent Calendar which is now used in many European countries. This is supposed to help the children to count down to Christmas. They are usually made of Cardboard or they can even be self made. Each day starting on the 20th November (this year) one new window should be opened.
On Christmas Eve families gather together and have dinner together. In the evening the gifts under the Christmas tree will be exchanged.

Creating the German Christmas atmosphere

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Brain Food - My top 5 healthy food for students

How many of you eat lots of unhealthy snacks when studying for exams? Well I'm certainly one of those people. Jaffa cakes, crisps, sweets etc. Sometimes I feel I end up eating more than I'm used to during exam season. Because I get rid of all distractions I end up thinking about food. Please tell me I'm not the only one? So recently I've changed the snacks I eat when revising to healthy snacks. Especially because there's no point in me going to gym if I keep eating junk food.  I'd like to share with you guys my top 5 healthy snacks/drinks.

1) Strawberry-Raspberry Smoothie
2) Avocado Chocolate Pudding
3) Protein Banana Pancakes with maple syrup
4) Oat Cookies with raisins
5) Apple Crisps

So here are the Recipes:

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Why girls shouldn't be afraid of weight training| My new gym routine!

Hi guys! 

I have had a very busy week but it has been passing so slowly. This is mainly because I have been waking up at 5 AM almost every single morning, even on the weekend! No I haven't gone crazy and no I'm not suffering insomnia but I have been waking up so early because of my new gym routine.
My new daily routine is that I wake up at 5AM get ready for gym and I get to gym around 6AM. After working out I get ready and go straight to school from there. A lot of people have asked "aren't you tired" or "how do you wake up". Honestly, I don't feel tired afterwards at all. Actually I felt more tired after school when I didn't go to gym. Waking up this early and being productive makes me feel a lot better and motivates me. But to be able to wake up so early you do need the initial motivation to work out as well. 
Now I would like to address a common misconception. Most females believe or even men believe that weight training at gym can make a female bulky and therefore make the huge mistake of completely avoiding this kind of training. Today a person "gave me advice" and told me to only do cardio workout sessions at the gym but nothing more because apparently women aren't supposed to lift weights. So I was asking, why not? Let me tell you it is not true at all. You are NOT going to magically turn into Arnold Schwarzenegger. A woman's physiology doesn't enable you to get as big muscles as men. "So why are there picture of bulky women on the internet?" Most women that look bulky on those pictures are most likely to take steroids or have edited the picture. 

Friday, November 14, 2014

My November Faves!

Hey guys! 

Today's post is on my November faves because I have been noticing lately that I am running out of a lot of products and most of these I have been using for years now.


Rainbow Cake Recipe!

Hi guys!

A lot of you have requested my rainbow cake recipe so I created my own recipe for the cake I made that I could share with you guys!


Monday, November 10, 2014

Everlasting friendships

Hi guys!

So the other day I was cleaning my room and found a CD that my friend made me 4 years ago! Before I left Germany she put all the pictures we ever took together on the disk. Whenever I come across the CD and watch the stuff on it I get really emotional actually, just realising what we used to be and how far we have come since then.

A little background story..

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Cake, Cake and more Cake!

My latest obsession is caaaakes! There were so many birthdays this month and so I ate sooo much cake. So I wanted to share with you guys some of the cakes I made...

How NOT to deal with school stress

I may have never been the brightest student in the room nor am I genius. I am an average student at school and I am sadly the master of procrastination. I have seen so many posts and videos about how to deal with stress but most of them don't mention what you shouldn't do, they only mentioned what you could be doing to prevent stress or to overcome it. I'm not saying that you shouldn't look at new methods to prevent stress but also find factors that led to the problem in the first place and that is something I taught myself this year.


Wednesday, November 5, 2014

My fave Birthday dinners

Hi guys! 

Last weekend I went out again for a cute little birthday dinner with the girl for my friend Aru's birthday. I noticed that I have been to sooo many birthday dinners lately almost every weekend since the majority of my friends turned 18 this month. All of them have been different in their own ways so it does not get repetitive.

So I thought I would tell you guys what kind of birthday dinners are my favourite.


Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Youtuber of the Month

Hi guys!

Now that I have the time I would like to introduce you to one of my favourite youtubers out there. Watching vlogs on YouTube is not really my cup of tea but I do have a small number of favourites. 
My favourite YouTuber of this month is tasxlife.


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