Sir Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, Elijah Wood, Hugo Weaving and Andy Serkis are among those who will be reprising their Lord of the Rings roles – with new cast members including Luke Evans , James Nesbitt, Benedict Cumberbatch and Billy Connolly.
Pic source: The Hobbit Facebook profile
The biggest surprise for me is that Peter Jackson decided to make three movies out of that tiny book! As a crazy LOTR fan I should be over the moon, however I’m worried that in a result each part will become dull, unless Jackson has added some extra scenes to the original script. The trilogy is scheduled as follow:
1. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, will be released December 14, 2012
2. The Hobbit: There and Back Again, December 13, 2013
Delicious cake, which is not only looking good but also tastes like heaven! Doesn’t involve loads of work.
3 boxes of mascarpone cheese 250 g
3 sponge cake bases
3 boxes of fresh raspberries
3 egg yolks
500 ml of whipped cream
150 g of powdered sugar
0.5 kg of frozen strawberries
2 spoons of sugar
1,5 glass of white wine (semi sweet)
To a saucepan we put frozen strawberries (I added frozen raspberries and some fresh strawberries as I couldn’t find frozen strawberries anywhere…) with two spoons of sugar. We cook it for around 2 minutes constantly stirring. Next, we add white wine and leave on low heat for 15 minutes.
We should end up with a strawberry mousse.
Next, we whip the cream.
In a large bowl we grind the egg yolks with powdered sugar to a smooth mass.
Stirring constantly, we add the mascarpone cheese. In the end, we should get a smooth, white mass.
Then we add the whipped cream into the mascarpone cheese mass and stir it in gently.
We place the first sponge base on the cake stand. We soak it with the strawberry mousse.
Then, we put the mascarpone and whipped cream mass on the top and we cover it with another cake sponge. We repeat it until we use all three sponge cake bases.
Finally, we carefully cover the whole cake with the remaining of the white paste.
To make the cake look beautiful, we garnish it with fresh raspberries. Bon appetit!
I’ve been on a journey to buy the perfect candle holders or candelabra for a while now. Couple of months ago I bought two beautiful glass candle holders from ZARA Home and I was really disappointed with my purchase. On my first attempt to put a candle in I broke a part of the glass holder and made a hole through the whole thing! Same with the second piece. I guess those glass handle holders are not meant to hold candles?? (NOTE to Agata: never ever buy a glass candle holder).
ZARA Home is not all bad though, I do love the custom shaped candles they have on offer. I’ve got a Victoria Candle and it is so beautiful I don’t want to burn it!
Boyfriend jeans is a hallmark of the summer and autumn season this year. Who would thought that a baggy and scruffy jeans can actually be sexy!? I must admit I was skeptical at the beginning but after trying them on for the first time I felt in love straight away. Not only are they very comfortable (even if your bum size is above average) but they look cool and ridiculously sexy with the heels on (personal opinion – might be that men have a different opinion as they usually prefer TIGHT fit!).
I’ve bought boyfriend jeans from ZARA for a bargain price of 29 GBP. Below I also included some other boyfriend jeans I found at GAP and ASOS. Let me know if you come accross other brands that do boyfriend fit jeans.
Not sure when leggings were brought back to the mainstream fashion but they’ve been my favourites since I remember. I recall a photo when I was 7 wearing a spandex bright pink leggings (I will post the photo as soon as I visit my parents and scan it!). My favourite brand until recently was American Apparel but I’ve become more adventurous recently and discovered quite a few websites and brands offering some cool and colourful leggings. Lately, I’ve ordered some geeky tetris leggings by Aussie brand BlackMilk! I absolutely love them! I think the design and attention to details make the BlackMilk leggings stand out from the crowd. Judge yourself..
I’ve been waiting for that movie since the Dark Knight and unforgettable Heath Ledger. I knew that Nolan and his team and specially his brother, who wrote the script, have a big shoes to fill in. I always had faith in Nolan even when he cast Ann Hathaway as a Cat Woman! Last Wednesday there was a European Premiere of Batman the Dark Knight Rises in London, at the famous Odeon cinema in Leicester Square. I work near by so I went to get the feel of the excitement. I was not disappointed with the buzz around the movie, the more committed fans were wearing Batman and Bane outfits and were waiting for the cast to sign their DVDs probably since early morning. I got a glimpse of all the main stars, including Tom Hardy, Morgan Freeman, Christopher Nolan and the Batman himself, Christian Bale accompanied by his wife Sibi.
I visited Cornwall during the Jubilee Bank Holiday in June. You would expect June to have lots of sunshine and cold bear at the beach. In the UK, however, things have been not exactly as we expected… It’s been raining since about March with a stable temperature being not more than 20 degrees. Funny that as I am writing this post the weather suppose to get better in London for the first time this year with temperature hitting 30 degrees!! But as we were hoping for a lovely sun beams in Cornwall, we had to spend our break wearing raincoats and wellies! We made it a great holiday anyway but it seems like summer weather in the UK is a luxury these days.