Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Noble Tristan

He is the King of the Garden and all who enter it are in awe of his great beauty and they stop and stare.

Friday, 24 September 2010

Freshers Flu

Quick message from Em:

Freshers flu.... get some sleep and drink tea... and remember to eat ha! xxx ♥

p.s you have made it to the end of the week :o)

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Day 3

So today at work I was researching how to do washing don't ask it was a random day! Anyway found some good sites and thought of you! You probably do not need to use the laundrette just yet but when you do these sites have some handy tips:

and this one tells you what all the symbols on the labels mean:

love you

Sarah x x x

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Day 2

So you are on day 2 getting more familar with uni and your new living space. Here is a something to make you smile:
Daddee on a swing!

love you

Sarah x x x

Monday, 20 September 2010

Day 1

Dear Nomes
Today was your first day at university and you survived. Here are my top tips for Freshers Week:
1. Smile even when you feel sad it will get easier as things become more familiar and less new
2. Eat at least 1 piece of fruit or veg every day
3. Be yourself and you will be fine
4. Go to Fresher Fair join clubs and societies
5. Don't walk home alone ever!

Thats all for now, Enjoy it, go out lots and have fun meeting new people

love you

Sarah x x x

Monday, 23 August 2010

Dear Nomes
You are officially the cleverest in our family well done A*,A ,A!
love you x x x

Monday, 19 July 2010

Money money money!

The most money I've ever had was whilst I was at uni... but that's beside the point.
You'll probably get your student loan every 3 to 4 months, at the beginning of each term, so here are a few helpful hints to make it stretch that little bit further ;-)

1. Student Beans!

If you're going out to dinner, to the cinema, buying something nice, or actually for anything at all, sign up to student beans for cool freebies and discount vouchers just for students!

2. NUS card

Flash it wherever you go, WHEREVER you go!

3. The Yellow card

Save ££££££ on drinks and food for a cheap night out!

4. Food shopping
This only works if you a) get on with your flat mates, b) you like similar food and c) you have similar timetables.
It's easier to cook for more than one and cheaper too! When you do your weekly shop have a plan of what you're going to eat that week - with a few variations - jacket potato and beans gets a bit boring after a while.
Also don't go food shopping when you're hungry, you'll just come back with lots of biscuits, snack food and no actual real food! ha!

And finally
5. Budget
Write a weekly, monthly or termly budget, whichever suits you.
Start at the top with your incomes - so student loan and wages. Then add them together to make a total group A.
Then make a list below called group B, this is all your expenditures for the same time period so if it's monthly then work out how much you'll roughly spend each month on food, going out, phone bills, books etc.
Then take B away from A to get C. If C is a negative number you're in trouble!!! You're spending more than you're earning! If C is a positive or 0 then you're on track :-) Obviously it's just a guestimate but will give you an idea of where your money is going. Simples :-)

So in nutshell, make the most of being a student, get all the freebies and discounts you can, because as soon as you become a graduate you lose them all and you have to be a proper grown up and pay in full!! xxx Love big sister number 2, the one who lives in Bristol :-)

Monday, 12 July 2010

Peanut butter cookies

Hey Nomes
longtime no post sorry been busy anyway today I made these cookies and they were delish and so easy def something to make at uni when you need a cookie fix.

The recipe is from (lots of amazing recipes!)
1 cup all-natural chunky or smooth peanut butter

1 cup sugar

1 egg

1 teaspoon bicarb of soda

about 1/4 cup any jam or choc spread you fancy ( did half with jam and half with choc)

Preheat oven to 170oC. Grease a baking sheet with butter and set aside. In a mixer combine peanut butter and sugars until well combined, about 2 minutes. Add egg and baking soda and mix for another 2 minutes. The dough will be crumbly. Roll into teaspoon sized balls and make a small indentation in the center of the dough ball with your pointer finger. Fill the depression with fruit preserves. Bake for 12 minutes, until lightly browned. Cool on a baking sheet for two minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool.

Pic from Joy the Baker

You will be one popular housemate after baking these! Happy summertime not long til the life of university
love you lots
x x x

Sunday, 23 May 2010

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday Nomes! You are now 18 and officially an adult although you are still my baby sister. Its scary how quickly 18 years go by.I remember the day you were born it was so hot and you were so tiny and you brought me a present so thanks! Enjoy your birthday have lots of fun at Diana Vickers and shopping. Check out this video on youtube of your fav cartoon character doing a birthday dance for you!

lots of love
Sarah x x x

Sunday, 16 May 2010

When you feel sad

Sometimes its ok to have cake for lunch especially if you are feeling sad just make sure its good cake.
lots of love

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

How to do your washing

So here is my first piece of important information for you as you are about to enter the real world well university world which isn’t quite like real world because I never have time to watch neighbours twice a day or go to the pub in the afternoon anymore but I digress, when you go to university you will have to do all your own washing and it is quite a chore but never fear you don’t have to separate the colour clothes from your sparkly whites because of these great little sheets( available at all good supermarkets)

I used them all through uni days although not anymore I seem to have more washing that’s what happens when you properly grow up! SO buy these and it will save you loads of time also use the dryers cos otherwise your small uni room will be filed with your washing all the time and smell of damp clothes which isn’t that pleasant!

So this is my first nugget of wisdom look out for more. Only 12 days till you are 18!

Love you
Sarah x x x