Here’s a very easy recipe I’ve got from my friend Patrycja for delicious banana, walnut and chocolate chip muffins. You can pretty much add to the them anything you like; I really love the combined taste of bananas, chocolate and walnuts. The muffins also taste lovely with some blueberries.
It probably took me not more than 20 minutes to prepare the ingredients and then another 20 min to wait for the muffins to bake. Easy and delicious! That’s how I like it!
250g of flour
1 cup of sugar
1 small bag of vanilla sugar
1.5 tsp of baking powder
1 small bottle of vanilla flavor
1 cup of milk
100g of butter
Additives (depending on what you like: banana, walnut, chocolate chips, blueberries, cranberries, cinnamon, etc.)
Mix eggs with milk and the vanilla flavor (can be mixed just with a fork). Melt butter, cool it down and add to the egg and milk mixture.
Then, mix all the dry ingredients together in a separate bowl.
Lastly combine wet and dry ingredients mixing everything together until smooth.
Prepare a muffin baking tray and put a spoon of the mixture to each of the holes. Then, add some of the lavish extras (I always stir in some banana mash and add walnuts and chocolate chips) and cover it with a next layer of the mixture. Then add some more the extras on the top.
Bake for not more than 20 minutes in a preheated over at about 190 degrees (depends on the over, I took out mine already after 17 min).
Depending on how much extras you’re going to add, the recipe allows for 15 muffins.
I cannot constrain my excitement after finding out about the new three movies of Star Wars that has just been announced! The movies are scheduled to hit the big screen in 2015. The seventh movie is going to be called Episode 7 and the Episodes 8 and 9 will then follow.
The announcement was made by a movie giant Walt Disney as they are in the process of buying Lucasfilm for about £2.5 billion.
According to Disney, the new trilogy will carry the story of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Princess Leia beyond the Return of the Jedi. Lucas, who will also serve as a creative consultant to the new movies, said: “For the past 35 years, one of my greatest pleasures has been to see Star Wars passed from one generation to the next. It’s now time for me to see Star Wars passed from one generation to the next”.
This is me excited
Exciting time ahead of us! The Internet has already been full of creatives on this matter.
I’m in a process of researching the perfect Christmas party dress. There are many options to choose from out there in the online world of shopping. If you decide to order your gown online, make sure to look for a promo codes online first. I happen to have two ASOS voucher codes for you! Not sure when they expire so don’t waste time and pick the perfect dress for you in advance.
ASOS promo code 10% off – HELP10 if doesn’t work try SUPER10
With 2012 soon drawing to a close, the number of comic conventions left on the calendar is also slowing down. Don’t worry however, as there are already plenty of events all over the country slowly filling 2013. These are a few of the events that have already been announced and what you can expect to see.
The 2012 event welcomed comic legend Stan Lee through its doors, co-creator of Spiderman and the X-Men, the Hulk and more. Will the 2013 event manage to attract someone of the same calibre? Among the line-up so far is Neal Adams, a man who has not only been instrumental in modernising characters such as Superman and Batman, but who has worked tirelessly for creator’s rights.
A week later the comic convention spotlight moves from the English capital to the Welsh one. This expo is fairly new, and perhaps not big enough to attract as many of the biggest names in the comic industry, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty of fun to be had. As the home of Doctor Who and Torchwood, the Cardiff Comic and Animation Expo is a particular favourite of Dalek and sci-fi lovers.
The Bristol Comics Expo has been busy signing many top artists in the industry to its event. Rob Williams, David Roach and David Hine, who have worked with leading companies such as Marvel Comics, DC Comics and 2000AD are all confirmed so far. Having run since 2004 (and before then under different names), the Bristol Comics Expo claims to be the country’s largest, so you can expect plenty to see and do.
For such a small town, the Melksham Comic Convention has proved a big hit with locals and visitor alike. Whether you just want some signed merchandise or a chance to ask a question in open Q&As, the smaller price tag attached to this event makes it a steal.
Here’s another post about Halloween costume, this time for the ladies. I could easily wear all of them! And I actually did wear one of them a few years ago, but for that you will have to wait for the next post…
Starting with film and comic characters Halloween costumes:
Maybe it seems a little bit early to start thinking about Christmas but the retailers are already preparing for the big Christmas selling race and so should you! You’ll be better off and probably save some cash if you start thinking about the Christmas gift in advance. At the moment a number of brands have sales on so you’ll be saving if you head to the shops now. Also, some gifts need to be shipped from abroad and you don’t want to leave those for last minute because they might not get their on time. Some people are more specific about what presents they would like to get from Santa. I want to start with the first post about Christmas gifts devoted solely to the geek community that often is misunderstood by the loved ones and receive a pair of socks or a scarf instead a latest version of the Star Wars Lego set!
Here is a list of great Christmas gifts for geeks for 2012:
1. The Dark Knight Rises Blu-ray/DVD
Good DVD always a winner! The latest Batman has been confirmed to be released on 4th of December 2012, so just in time for Christmas. But I recommend you pre-order it just to make sure they won’t sell out. That will definitely be my gift to myself this year!
Amazon – price TBC but probably average Blu-ray/DVD price
2. Star Wars LEGO
This one is a real treat for any Star Wars fan regardless their age! Dear Santa please please please bring me this huge R2-D2 for Xmas!!!
LEGO online shop – £149.99
3. Themed board game
Who doesn’t love boardgames, especially with Star Wars or LOTR twist to them!? Boardgames are a perfect Christmas gift for a cold December evening and get the whole family involved.
Star Wars Monopoly – Amazon – £49.99
Lord of the Rings Monopoly – Amazon – £56.99
Iwantoneofthose.com – £6.99
Iwantoneofthose.com – £16.99
I think I should get this one!:
Zazzle – £13.15
Zazzle – £16.25
Zazzle – £13.50
A mug for a boyfriend:
Zazzle – £14.40
5. Star Wars themed stuff
I would be surprised if you find a geek, who is not a Star Wars fun so those Star Wars themed toys always bring joy.
Yesterday was 6 weeks until the U.S. Presidential Elections, which will be held on 6th of November. I thought I would do some reminiscing of 2008 Elections and this amazing day when Barack Obama was elected the first Black (actually half White half Black as he’s mother was White) 44th President of the United States. Both the election day and the Presidential Inauguration was an amazing experience and I was fortunate to be part of it.
In 2008-2009 I was studying at the George Washington University, a few blocks from the White House and I was able to be a part of the most exciting presidential election year in the history of America. On the election night I saw a lot of Americans crying from happiness and disbelief that they managed to see an African-American being elected a President. I hugged a 90 year old African-American woman, who did not believe it would happen in her lifetime and she couldn’t be more proud that day because she was fighting for this day to come herself, being involved in the Civil Rights Movement in the 60s. Regardless of the economic situation and if we agree with Obama’s policies or not, that cold day in November 2008 made quite a few people across the whole World believe in the U.S. and the American people. Let’s hope this year we will witness the same passion and devotion and we will be able to secure another 4 years for the best Presidential candidate America seen to date (besides Jimmy Carter).
The upcoming Presidential Debates:
October 3rd – Presidential Debate at the University of Denver, Colorado
October 11th – Vice-Presidential Debate at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky
October 16th – Presidential Debate at Hofstra University in Hampstead, New York
October 22nd – Presidential Debate at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida
The answer to that title question is…unfortunately not always. They feel comfortable to have them on, however to work them is a totally different story. Especially where I live, in London, most women gave up wearing high heels in the tube. Wearing boots like that on the London pavements can cost you an ankle. So I’ve decided to stick to the flats on the way to work and change in those beauties in the office. If you had a car I guess that would be a different story, but for now I need to save those for more flat surfaces.
Antik High-heel ankle boot with buckle – ZARA 69.99 GBP