Tuesday, 29 July 2014
A style mosaic has been great for me. It has taught me a lot about social platforms and how we, as creative users, can use them to our great advantage and make the most of the coverage they get. It has let me connect with wonderful people who share my interests and who interest me. It has helped me learn more about the beautiful world of fashion that interests me so much. It has made me more comfortable in front of the camera too. I am very proud of A style mosaic, large traffic numbers or not. But I think it is about time for a change.
I want to write more on this blog and share more ideas, thoughts and quirks. I hope to make it more diverse. I have become inspired by ethical living, raw eating and general happiness ( mostly off instagram I will admit). Something about the direction A style mosaic was going in didn't excite me anymore. I suppose that is natural. As I develop, so should my little creative place. Don't get me wrong, fashion is still very much a part of what this blog will be. I love it to much for it not to.
I did consider deleting all my previous posts and starting again but they are part of my 'blogging journey'. Clunky and dysfunctional they may be, but, if anything they are fun to look back at and laugh. I did however feel the need for a name change. 'Baltic beings' isn't as cryptic and clever as you may think. I have always been slightly obsessed with the world 'baltic'. I can't really say why. Without getting too deep and annoying, for me, 'Baltic beings' symbolizes the clarity of human thinking. I know I think best in cold, crisp conditions. But more directly, I love the way it sounds. Haha, I tried to come up with a reason why but lets just be honest, we all judge a blog by it's name.
Thankyou for those of you who have read my blog, even once. Please don't hestitate to comment any ideas for posts or questions.
Tuesday, 8 July 2014
The 23 + hour flight over to Australia is quite honestly, draining. People emerge from immigration resembling zombies. So we often break the journey, (having family over there and doing the journey with some regularity, it makes sense) usually in some obscure part of Asia. This time we chose Singapore for a three day break.
If ever you are looking for somewhere to go, possibly on your own, that is safe, clean and accomidating it is the place. With possibly the strictist laws in the world (chewing gum is illegal and carries a hefty penalty) it is the most carefree you will ever feel in a foreign country. It is also really quite beautiful. It's culture is a mix of indian, chinese, japanese and inrerestingly european. Whilst there we did a variety of things including a night time safari, lunch at raffles and a river cruise. I was going to do an outfit post there but to be honest it is such an interesting place I thought I may just share some photos instead. I am sorry as I realise my blog is seriously lacking in anything resembling fashion/style lately. Hopefully that will change once I get home :)
Tuesday, 1 July 2014
Friday, 27 June 2014
Sunday, 22 June 2014
Cycling in the sun and IT served as a lovely distraction from actual revision.
The hair was short...then long again.
We tackled a 3 day DofE in 20 degrees + heat and survived. And I celebrated a pretty spring Birthday two days before my English exam.
Thursday, 10 April 2014
- 2 large sweet potatoes
- 14 Medjool dates
- 90g of ground almonds (almond flour)
- 70g of buckwheat flour
- 4 tbsp of raw cacao
- 3 tbsp of pure maple syrup
Monday, 31 March 2014
Monday, 24 March 2014
From left to right:
Shirt- Urban Outfitters Trousers- Topshop Skirt- Asos
Top- The Little Dear Shoes- Zara Bag- Asos
Shirt- Warehouse Dress- Anthropologie Skirt- Brandy Melville
Monday, 17 March 2014
If I am honest, I really don't like doing outfit posts. Picking an outfit is stressful, taking the photographs can be awkward and I always end up looking back on my outfit posts in horror at the way I look. Yet they are by far my favourite posts to read on others' blogs, so I figure they make for the best content. Although I do always look in envy at how great outfit posts look on other blogs. This outfit is very casual and simple but that is why I like it. Sometimes I think the less thought through looks are the better ones. Please excuse the two-year-old shoes, they looked sad in the shop and I love cats so...
Hello to my cute dog-neighbour who always pops his head through the fence whenever I am in the garden. :)
Tuesday, 11 March 2014
Ingredients (makes 12):
- 50g of cocoa powder (+ 1 tablespoons set aside)
- 1/2 cup of natural yogurt and milk mixed
- 80g of self-raising flour
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder + baking soda
- 80g of butter (+ 1 tablespoon set aside)
- 90g of caster sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup of smooth peanut butter
- 40g of icing sugar
- 1/2 cup of double cream
- 120g of chocolate (dark or milk
1. Preheat the oven to 180 Celsius. Mix the cocoa powder in a bowl with 1/4 cup of boiling water until a paste is formed. Add the yogurt/milk. In a separate bowl, sift the flower with the baking soda, baking powder and add a pinch of salt. In another bowl beat the 80g of butter with the sugar until fluffy. Add in the eggs and beat before mixing in the dry ingredients and the cocoa mixture. Spoon the mixture into 12 lined muffin cups about two thirds. Let them cook for 15-25 minutes until cupcakes are springy. Let cool
3. In a small saucepan bring the double cream to a simmer. Add the chocolate until melted, and leave the mixture to cool. Once cool, spread the icing onto the top of the cupcakes.