Lifestyle

It’s America and the rest of the world’s (excluding UK) Mother’s Day, today!

This is a quick and short post to wish everybody across the “pond” (makes it sound like the Thames) a lovely one!

Whether you’re a mother, an expectant mother, or a grandmother – enjoy this special day, your day.

Although, Mother’s Day should be happening every day. I don’t think there should only be one day where we treat our parents because they’re everything. Absolutely.

So, here’s to all of you: parents. We love you. ❤️

*also – by the time this goes out, it’s probably no longer Mother’s Day*

Dr Pepper Poke Cake

“Hey bakeries! Do you still make POKES?”

Dr. Pepper is LIFE! If you don’t know of my obsession with DP, it’s fine – I only just recently rediscovered it…

Dr. Pepper to me is like Vimto. I try not to have too much… If I have it once, I’ll get hooked on it and I’ll end up on insulin or just bleeding sugar.

So, anyway –  I recently discovered a Dr Pepper Poke cake (which I was literally gobsmacked about). I felt like someone smacked my gob virtually and imaginarily…

Honestly. It sounds so easy to make that I couldn’t actually believe I hadn’t thought of it earlier! Like, I don’t mean to toot my own patoot but I’m usually awesome at this stuff.

Say what you want about me, but I know how to cook and bake. If nothing else comes of me, I’ll just become a housewife or just a house. (preferably a wife one).

The ingredients of this ‘Poke Cake’ is Dr. Pepper (I know! It’s CRAZY to think that a Dr. Pepper Poke Cake would have Dr. Pepper in it, isn’t it?! 😝), and Chocolate Cake Mix. That’s literally it.

The frosting? Butter, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, maraschino cherry syrup/juice, and (yeah, I know this bit’s weird) a dash of salt.

Mix/Beat. Done.

Transfer into a cake tin, poke holes into it and bake in the oven for 25mins at 350 degrees.

After the cake has baked, you’ll have to (if you want to) ‘Assemble‘ the frosting ‘pon the cake like some Marvel Avengers series. Oh, and some maraschino cherries for decoration wouldn’t go amiss…

DISCLAIMER: the reason it’s called ‘Poke Cake’ is because it’s got holes in it. This is the Holiest cake I’ve ever seen. 🙏

It’s a taste sensation. This is my twist on a Black Forest. Trust me, it’s delicious and my favourite (since I discovered it). I love it. It’s so simple, so tasty and so good. Thank you Elle for bringing it to my attention. I’ve embedded the video so that you can check the recipe for yourself.

Poke me on Facebook.

IKEA

Does anyone know if IKEA or fashion brands know that we’re now in May? Why are they acting like it’s April Fool’s Day and as though it’s been dragging on for over a month now?!

‘Yeezy’ has apparently released IKEA trainers. WHAT THE ‘FLIBBERTIGIBBET’ IS GOING ON?!

I heard of that Balenciaga bag selling for $2,000+ even though it looked identical to IKEA’s who are selling their ‘Frakas’ (the bag) at $0.90). Now, even Kanye West is cashing in. WHAT?

Then again, we can’t be too surprised – his style is something else entirely. There’s little love lost though ’cause he made a name for himself through making music not clothes.

I’m all for IKEA, I have nothing against the store or their colour scheme (blue is my favourite colour, and yellow is one of), quality of products or bags but I think creating garments out of them is a tad weird, isn’t it? Look, just look at the face mask in the picture above and tell me that’s normal.

Yes, I know Moschino have phone cases in the shape of McDonald’s fries but that’s creative… That’s just making us look less addicted to technology and more like we’re potato addicts. I love potato. Potato is life, especially McDonald\s fries potatoes. YUM. But IKEA branded clothing? The world has lost it. Thing is, the trainers would look so much better if they didn’t have a furniture/homewear store’s logo on them.

This is why I have no interest in commercial/mainstream fashion.

Giving credit where it’s due, IKEA are bossing their marketing campaign strategy. Legends.

Get to know 'Mii

1. Who are you named after? Less “who” more “what”… The city, apparently. 👍

2. Last time you cried? A few days ago when watching ‘A Bridge to Teribithia’. The bit where his best friend dies ruins me. 😭

3. Do you like your handwriting? I mean, yeah – the normal amount… I’m not obsessed with it or anything… I do have a ‘thing’ for men’s handwriting though! 😍

4. What is your favourite lunch meat? Seeing as ‘fish’ isn’t a meat, I’d have to say chicken.

5. What is your favourite color? Gee… I dunno… The one that rhymes with you ‘flew’?

6. Longest relationship? The first and only relationship I’ve had began towards the end of last year… It moved very quickly and ended in the same way. It just didn’t work out.

7. Do you still have your tonsils? You want me to check? Wtf?!

8. Would you bungee jump? I’m really scared of heights, so probably not. However, I wouldn’t mind indoor skydiving…

9. What is your favourite kind of cereal? Coco Pops. It’s life. 😋

10. Do you untie your shoes when you take them off? Mate, I can hardly find time to brush my own head hair and you’re asking me about my shoelaces?! Come on now!

12. Favourite ice cream? Ben & Jerry’s Peanut Butter Cup. 😋

13. What is the first thing you notice about a person? Eyes, smile, laugh, whether he’s funny (and can make me laugh)… I like good guys, nice guys, and rare guys.

14. Football or baseball? I’m as mad about Madden as I am about FIFA.

15. What colour pants are you wearing? The ‘none of your business’ coloured ones… 😘

16. Last thing you ate? I’m not even going to pretend it wasn’t M&S Pad Thai. I’m obsessed!

17. What are you listening to? The sound of myself thinking of what to type in response to these questions… Oh – and Marvin Gaye’s ‘Let’s Get It On’ is ON in the background.🖒

18. If you were a crayon, what colour would you be? The one that rhymes with ‘clue’… That’s a big enough one right there! 😉

19. What is your favourite smell? B.O?! 😂😂😂 – c’mon, how am I suppose to know?! I can tell you the smells I don’t like: weed, poo, sweat, breath etc.

20. Who was the last person you talked to on the phone? Mother bear. 💖

21. Married? Nope. I’m single but nothing like a Pringle. I can never be in the same league as a Pringle. Those things are bae.

22. Hair colour? Red.

23. Eye colour? Brown.

24. Favourite foods to eat? Sushi ? Thai / Mac & Cheese / Ravioli / Pasta / Nando’s / Carluccio’s / chocolate / desserts / sweet potatoes / peanut butter / steak / salmon / tuna / Wagamama / Cabana Brasil…

25. Scary movies or happy endings? Happy endings/romantic comedies.

26. Last movie you watched? Guardians of the Galaxy 2.

27. What colour shirt are you wearing? Nude.

28. Favourite holiday? Swiss Alps 🗻

29. Beer or Wine? 🍷.

30. Night owl or morning person? I’m an early bird. It must be a ‘Larry the bird of Twitter’ thing…

31. Favourite day of the week? I don’t have a favourite day, every day is a new one: fact.

32. Favourite season? I don’t have a favourite season…#DifferentSeasonDifferentReasons. There’s always something beautiful about each one. Autumn is my season (birthday) so if I had to choose one in particular, I’d have to say Autumn.