Thursday, 5 November 2015

October- What I Wore, Ate, Read, Watched and Used

With September over we're now well into Autumn. Leaves are everywhere making a big old slippery mess - no fun for my heels, I can tell ya! It wouldn't be a proper round-up of mine if I didn't mention the weather, it's been pretty nice for October hasn't it? 20 degrees?! More of this please Mother Nature!

This month we celebrated my gorgeous friend's birthday and it was lovely to give her the Michael Kors purse I picked out for her. When I saw it in pink I knew it was a perfect present for her. She's been an incredible friend to me over the years and she deserves to be treated. I love seeing my friends happy so I was thrilled when she was close to tears opening it. 


We've spent a lot of time with family over the last couple of weeks and had a couple of interesting days out together. I was celeb spotting at the Sleek Event (more of that on the blog soon!) and I've also done a lot of shopping getting presents ready for Sam's birthday.

What I wore-
Now these aren't technically mine but I got to try on an amazing pair of heels at Stylist Live. These Pacman Heels are by Nicholas Kirkwood from his "10" Collection.  I'm just completely wowed by them so I was very happy that they where in my size and I had the chance to put them on. They are made to order so I can't even imagine how much they charge for them but I keep looking back at the pictures in complete awe! I was wearing my 'High Heels, High Hopes' top from H&M which was very appropriate!


What I ate- 
I think I am actually getting old. I flicked through a little free booklet about 'my local area' (first step towards the zimmerfame)  and I found a recipe for a meal that looks delicious. I cut it out bought the ingredients and found it was mighty good. I've always looked at recipes online but something about ripping out a recipe from a booklet made me feel ancient. However it was damn tasty so maybe this is the way forward. Maybe this is how Nigella started...? 

I tweaked it a bit to make it a little easier, I didn't fancy roasting a pig for days or whatever it was suggesting and who has time to boil rice these days?!

To make my new and improved Chinese Pork and Vegetable Fried Rice you roast 500g of Pork Tenderloin in a shallow dish. I used pre-sliced steaks as they were on offer and I'm a thrifty girl. 

You mix together 3 tablespoons of Hoi Sin Sauce with a tablespoon of Soy Sauce and pour it over the pork. Cover the dish with a lid (or foil will do) and leave in the oven for about half hour on Gas Mark 6.  Fan assisted ovens may vary, probably. 

Next dice 2 or 3 carrots and a red pepper. Fry the carrots in a little vegetable oil for 5 mins and then add the peppers. Throw in some thawed peas and sweetcorn and wiz them all about for 2-3 mins. 

Whisk up one large egg and throw that in and keep mixing it up while the pan is on a high heat. Microwave a bag of those brilliant micro rice bags then throw the rice in too. Add some Soy sauce and some black pepper and dish it all up together. BAM.


What I read-
I finally got round to finishing The Girl on the Train and I'm so looking forward to the film now. It's really so so good and if you're into thrillers or even want to step away from chic-lits a bit then this is for you.
Now the next 'book' is technically not being read as I have  downloaded Audible which means I can listen to a book as I go to sleep. I'm currently reading/listening to Down The Rabbit Hole by Holly Madison. It'd read snippets of this playboy bunnies tales from the Playboy mansion and it fascinated me. This is going to give me something light to focus on as I go to bed. It's going to make a big change from The Girl on The Train but I can see this having a few great revelations. A guilty pleasure at it's finest - I'm just wondering how 'honest' she's allowed to be!


What I watched-
I've been waiting forever for the Apprentice to start. As always I'm hooked. I have no idea who's going to win but it's always a laugh watching these 'great businessmen' cock-up massively in front of Lord Sugar. It's cringy to watch at times but I love it.

What I used- 
This Rose Shimmer Palette from No 7 has changed my life (ok... I've been told I exaggerate) After some rather excellent service at my local No7 counter I found that it wasn't as shimmery as it looked once applied and it gives me a lovely glow and really highlights and brightens. The packaging is gorgeous, you wouldn't think it was No7, would you?! It's great for this time of years as I'm heading well and truly into party season! It was £13.50 (but £3 off when I used one of my many No7 Vouchers!) There's also a bronze version which is every bit as pretty. 


I am SO looking forward to November! It's full of birthdays, firework night and my 30th so I'm ready to celebrate! We've got a lot of lovely things planned and I am really looking forward to spending time with my friends and family. It's going to be really special, I can tell!

How was October for you? 


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