THE MIND OF A DREAMER

See it. Love it. Live it.
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D R E A M S

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Growing up you always wonder who your going to be and what your going to become. Some people know straight away, while others take a wee while longer. I always had a new dream every month (pretty exhausting haha) or so. One day I would want to join the Navy, an other day I wanted to be an architect, then a police officer to a chef .

As I moved up through High School I began to learn more about who I was and what I was good at. I was never that great at school, and having dyslexia I struggled quite a bit. So due to my lack of awesome grades I focused a lot of my spear time taking part in a range of outdoor and indoor activities, from sports to photography and baking. As time moved on, my love for these activities grew and grew. And I came to the realisation that I could start my own career- being an Entrepreneur and combining these loves together to create my dream life.  The idea filled my mind and soul! Being able to create something from scratch and doing a job I loved every single day. It just sounds amazing!

So now, I’m preparing my self for just that! Being an Entrepreneur.

However, as I dreamed really big throughout high school and college (and still do to this present day), I discovered that so many people have amazing dreams, but don’t do anything about it. They just don’t believe they can reach them. This drives me insane!!!! Anyone can achieve their dreams. They just need to make their way towardS it! and work every dam day to get it! It wont be easy. You might not have a social life for a while (aw man…that’s going to be me). But if its what you want, and it will make you happy, go get it! Why not? Why stay in a job you hate? Don’t just get through the day? You want to LIVE through each day! Making people smile,  and most importantly making your self smile!

Photo: SMILE #behappy #lovenature #hike #scotland #getoutstayout #explore #outdoors #braidit

Do you ever look through Facebook or Instagram and think ‘Man…I want that life’. Well…go get it. There is nothing stopping you. No ones life is perfect, but why not make it as perfect as you can? By doing a job you love! Every. Single. Day.

So what’s your dream?

Are you going to go get it?

LEMON AND MERINGUE ANGEL CAKE

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 INGREDIENTS  

Sponge

12oz self-raising flour

10oz caster sugar

5oz butter

3 eggs

1 lemon

milk

Meringue frosting

2 eggs

6oz caster sugar

lemon

Sieve the self-raising flour into a large bowl.

Add the caster sugar into the same bowl.

Grate the zest of one lemon (the whole thing) and add to bowl of flour and sugar. Give it a little mix.

Add the butter. Mix together until the mixture is like a bread crumb texture with no large lumps.

Once that is done, whisk the 3 eggs in a separate bowl and then add it to the mixture. Mix together. Add small amounts of the juice of a freshly squeezed lemon until the mixture is smooth. A small amount of milk is also very good to add!

Preheat oven to 180c -200c

Pour mixture in a cake tin.

Place into oven once it has been heated up.

Ok, now for the meringue topping!

Get the whites of 2 eggs into a bowl.

Add 6oz of caster sugar on top of the egg whites.

Add a 1 or 2 teaspoons of lemon juice.

Mix the mixture until it becomes fluffy and thick. (raise the bowl above your head. If it doesn’t spill out, its perfect!)

Once the cake is baked and done-

Place the mixture over the top of the sponge, place cake back into oven until the frosting becomes a golden colour.

TASTE OF SUMMER

 

STRAWBERRY & LEMON ANGEL CAKE
 
RECIPE
Sponge
10oz Self raising flour
8oz of Caster sugar
4oz Butter
2 eggs
1 lemon
strawberries
 
Instructions
Sieve the self raising flour into a large bowl. Add the Caster sugar. Cut up the butter and plop it on top. Mix all together! Keep mixing until the mixture gets to a fine crummy texture.  Whisk the 2 eggs in a separate bowl and then add to mixture.  Mix together! Once it is all mixed well, add the grated skin of the lemon and slowly add small drops of the lemon juice until the mixture is smooth. (Don’t add all the juice)
Preheat oven to 180-200c
Add the cut up strawberries x
Put the mixture into a cake tin.
Place into oven!
Takes around 25-45 min’s to bake.
I always forget to time my cake when its baking, so my timing is really just a guess. Just keep an eye on it when its in the oven.
Decorate it as you wish!
I used Butter icing for my decorating and sliced up strawberries x
I  also added some of the left over lemon juice to my butter icing x
Hey presto! its complete!

SAILING THE OCEAN

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A peaceful thought

a sturdy knot

a place I love to see a lot.

It has its strengths,

its beauty spots.

wide-open spaces to get lost.

Silent screams and Kissing waves,

the ocean is where my memory lays.