Wednesday, 19 January 2011

I have never been so insulted in all my life!

Yes! I know I said I wouldn't post for another couple of weeks but WHATEVER! I'm angry! Don't mess with me right now!

So, I don't know if anyone remembers me being so excited about a new festival called 'Vintage @ Goodwood'? Well I had a really good weekend, had this year's pencilled into my diary, and was hoping to be more involved than last year. Today, I read that Wayne Hemingway - the organisor and owner of Red or Dead - has changed the location and entire set up of the festival. It's no longer a music festival, but what seems to be an attempt at a rejuvination of the Festival of Britain but knowing Wayne Heminway and going by last year's prices, it's going to even more of a money making scheme. So yes, that's all fine, but it's not the great weekend that I had last year! And once again, it's in London! Just like everything else is!

So I posted a complaint on their facebook page to express my disappointment and then got baraged with insults and rude people including Vintage @ Goodwood themselves! They have certainly lost my custom!

Tell me, do I sound ignorant in my posts? Or is it just me?

Wow. What a disappointment! I loved Vintage @ Goodwood and had high hopes for it returning to such a beautiful location. Why must everything bein London? You just can't get the same atmosphere there! And I thought Vintage @ Goodwood was a music festival? I can't see a Glastonbury feel happening on South Bank! I can only sense a lot of money exchanging hands and $$ signs rolling around Mr Hemingway's eyes!

Just a man on Facebook:
So do you think Goodwood was a charity? That they would offer up their location for free? Get real!

And South Bank is? Just as much organisation and even more sercurity would be required for South Bank. And its not all about the money, Goodwood has a vintage heritage wih the race track, the airfield and the house, not to mention the enthusiasm of Lord March

Vintage @ Goodwood:

You clearly don't understand the philosophy of the charity that is the Southbank Centre and the philosophy of HemingwayDesign. If you fancy having a go at trying to understand our philosophy rather than mouthing off ignorantly we s...
uggest you have a look here... html/waynes%27s_mouthings.htm

Suggesting the Southbank Centre lacks cultural heritage is ludicrous. This is one of the most stimulating, iconic and revered buildings in cultural history.

I never said that the South Bank Centre lacks cultural heritage, I simply said that Goodwood was a better site, in my opinion - which last time I checked, I could express - for a festival that had lots of different music and eras. I know th...e South Bank ran a great Festival of Britain for many years and I'm pleased that it is being rejuvinated, however it won't be the same festival as last year's - which I thoroughly enjoyed and had pencilled into my diary for this year.

But now you have called me ignorant and rude, whilst being very insulting to me, you have lost my custom and I will be sure to inform everyone I know that was interested in this of this conversation and your approach to someone who really enjoyed last year.
Vintage @ Goodwood:
 Correct... It won't be the same as last year and whilst we agree Goodwood was a beautiful site for Vintage 2010 we're trying something different this year and we thank those understanding and embracing this.
And no doubt there's more to come! I have a little support but mostly insults! Great!

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Just a Quickie...

So tomorrow is my first exam (It's Aegean and Greek so I'm feeling okay about it) and I have been snowed under with work, and I will be until next week. After then you still won't hear from me for a while due to me being either a) intoxicated, b) asleep or c) hungover! A girl needs to celebrate! My eyes have permament dark circles under them - if anyone follows my Tumblr or Twitter then you'll have read about and even seen the results of exam stress! Even as I type this I feel my eyes getting heavier, and I still have tv to catch up on when people are all chilled for the evening!

So, yes, I think it'll be a good two weeks until I write another blog on here but you can keep up with me on Twitter and Tumblr if ye like!

Saturday, 15 January 2011

Christmas Pudding Muffins with Brandy Butter Icing

This recipe is courtesy of Rachel Allen

My family always have left over Christmas pudding so my mum wanted to find a recipe to use it up rather than chuck it out when it got a bit dry. She trawled through the net until she found this one and so I thought I'd share it with you guys :)

This recipe makes 6 muffins, although we found we had too much icing


For the Muffins:
  • 1 egg
  • 75ml milk
  • 30g salted butter
  • 2 tsp of sherry, whisky or brandy (We used brandy in our's)
  • 125g of leftover Christmas Pudding
  • 125g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder (not 1 tbsp like the original recipe said!)
  • 1/2 tsp mixed spice
  • 75g caster sugar
For the Butter Icing:
  • 125g sifted icing sugar
  • 50g salted butter, softened
  • 1-2 tbsp sherry, whisky or brandy (We used brandy in our's to match what we'd put in the muffin mix)

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F, 180C or gas mark 4. Line the muffin tins with paper cases.
  2. Whisk the egg in a bowl. Add the milk, melted butter and alcohol of choice.
  3. Sift the flour, backing powder and mixed spice into another bowl. Add the caster sugar and mix well before adding the cut up leftover Christmas Pudding. Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients.
  4. Add the wet ingredients and mix well together until a soft batter forms.
  5. Spoon the mixture into the paper cases and bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes.
  6. Whilst allowing the muffins to cool prepare the butter icing. Mix together the icing sugar and the butter. Add enough alcohol, about 1 tbsp, to just soften the mixture and make it spreadable.
  7. Once the muffins are cooled, spread the icing on top and serve.

They are so yummy! Here's a picture of our's:

Monday, 10 January 2011

Topshop's New Dresses

Ohhhh Topshop how you tease me!

I've always loved Topshop but I always thought that their clothes were way too expensive, but recently they've either lowered their prices or everyone else has put their prices up!

Anyway! I just surfed through their collection and there are some beautiful, vintage inspired dresses that are perfect for the coming spring!

Here are a few of my favourites:

Cream and Red Sleeveless Dress £38.00

Floral Dress £28.00

Navy Tea Dress £38.00

Red Tea Dress £38.00

The red tea dress is my favourite!