Photo of the Week: Caked

A food-based photo of the week; despite my busy end-of-term and finishing up everything I needed to do for university, I somehow found the time to bake this cake for my gentleman for his birthday yesterday: a raspberry red velvet with a candy-melt twist.

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It looks a little cracked, but I assure you that it is not. It’s sweet, less sugar, with cool mint oreos as the buttons on the top.

Photo of the Week: The Varieties of Matcha

I’m sure you know of matcha tea, that blend of leaves that are green and rich in energy and antioxidants. What you may not know is that it is actually delicious, particularly when blended and served with the right amount of milk in a latte.

Okay, I’ll admit: this is a Starbucks one. I have an excuse: I’ve been unwell this past week, and with the additional thought of workload added on top of that, how do you really expect me not to blow off some steam and relax in Starbucks?

That is, however, not to say that I haven’t tried other match lattes, and this week has been better packed with them. So this image is only one of what I could have done (but the better, visually).

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Photo of the Week: Summertime

The vibrant oranges and greens of Britain’s attempt at spring-summer. I used a light adjustment here to combat the overgrowth covering in the forest as I took the photo, but the colours are otherwise unedited. This tree also caught my eye because of its decaying exterior (and interior, I suppose). Story inspiration, anyone? 😀 Feel free to pin and share and inspire some more. 

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Sorry I’ve not been much on schedule lately. With job applications and editing, I’ve had ideas for posts, but only got halfway with loads. Maybe I’ll post an update at some point.

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from my family to yours!

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Our dinky Christmas tree, mark 2. This is one of three real trees growing around the house. Last year lost its place as ‘Christmas’ tree when it grew too big for its boots/bucket and now welcomes visitors anytime of the year. This new one is the present tree, garnished with baubles. 🙂

Photo of the Week: Panels

Unfortunately, not much on the photo stakes this week, as I haven’t had much of a chance around my work to find subjects for photography.

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Here, beads of light explode on a panelling decoration on the wall, shattering the illusion of stillness and quiet, by responding to the music around them with ever-changing colours. I tried to get a photo of the colours as the cascaded through, but managed with this as the best, yellow with hints of green. Pretty. 🙂