I wanted to have a subtle and elegant nail polish that looks perfect for at least a week as I really don’t have time to change it every few days. And the nail polish from BARRY M (Baby Pink) did a great job! I applied 2 thin coats followed by a clear coat.
Also to spice things up a bit I stuck some sparkly, pink rhinestones from PRIMARK on the ring fingers. A real eye catcher!
Look at this funky birdy! It’s having such a great time! This little guy made my day and I hope it is raising a little smile on your face as well. Happy friday!
Last year during Easter time I’ve visited Leeds castle and I can say that it is one of the most beautiful and enchanted places that I have seen, with the wide castle grounds making you feel like you are right in a Disney film or The Secret Garden (read here!).
I can highly recommend to everyone to visit Leeds Castle. It’s a must-see for everyone who loves nature, beauty and history! Whether you plan a family day trip, or like to take great photos, or need to de-stress, or simply want to enjoy beeing at one of the most beautuiful spots in England – Leeds Castle will enchant everyone. Let me know what you think of Leeds Castle if you’ve been there!
While browsing through some hamster forums and q&a platforms i came across many hamster owners that seem to not know how a proper diet looks like for their little pet. I even read a post of one person who wasn’t aware that hamsters regularly need fresh food.
That’s why I thought I make a small list with all fresh vegetables that you can give our furry little friends without doing any harm, and which ones you should avoid.
You can give your hamster the following vegetables:
Lettuce and spinach (only small amounts)
Give fresh vegetables once a day. Make sure that you remove all green bits ( i.e. tomato) as well as the soft inside ( i.e. cucumber). Always give just a little bit so that the hamster doesn’t hoard it. If he does, remove it before it starts to rot. Ideally give a choice of 3 to 5 different types of vegetables.
! Do not give:
Any bulbous plant, like onion or chives
Any cabbage, like white cabbage, red cabbage or Brussels sprouts
These can make your hamster feel ill as they are hard to digest and may cause diarrhoea or flatulence. Ok, that just made me giggle.
More posts will follow with some advice on what fruits, herbs and what kind of protein you can give to get a happy hamster.
By the way, I get most information about hamsters from diebrain, a great and very detailed (German) website with information and guides for rodent owners.
What is your hamsters favourite kind of vegetable? Hazel loves loves loves tomato!
EDIT: You find the detailed step by step guide for building this hamster cage here – Building your own hamster cage step by step guide
If you have seen Hazels big hamster cage in some of my posts and you have wondered how we have built it then have a look at the following pictures!
I can’t give any detailed step-by-step description as I my boyfriend has done most of the work :) But maybe some of you can find some inspiration to build your very own big cage for your furry little friend.
Here we go.
Let me know if you are interested in some more detailed information about how this cage has been built or what material we have used! I’m sure Ross is more than happy to help as he is really proud of his little project :)
With the winter almost gone and the fresh strawberries being back in the supermarkets I think it’s time for me to share this great mini strawberry cupcake recipe with white chocolate.
It’s really easy to make these yummy mini cupcakes, trust me. I am not very good at baking and also way too impatient. But they always come out well and they taste delicious!
For around 30 mini strawberry cupcakes with white chocolate you’ll need:
- 300g flour
- 2 tbsp baking powder
- 150g sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- 225ml milk
- 50g butter, melted
- 80g fresh strawberries
- 75g white chocolate, chopped
- 200g white chocolate coating
- 100g icing sugar
- 3 tsp red currant or cherry juice
Also you’ll need some of these super cute miniature cupcake paper forms.
1. Preheat the oven at 200°C
2. Mix the flour, baking powder and sugar in one bowl. Whisk the egg in another bowl and then add the milk, vanilla extract and the melted butter to it and mix. Then add this mix to the flour-baking-powder-sugar mix. Mix it all together.
2. Dice the strawberries and add to the mix. Then add the chopped white chocolate and mix everything carefully.
3. Put the mix in mini cupcake forms.
4. Bake the cupcakes for around 15-18mins in the oven until they rise.
5. Take the cupcakes out of the oven and evenly apply the melted white chocolate coating. Then let them cool down.
6. Mix the icing sugar with the red fruit juice. With this pink mix you can decorate your cupcakes. Tip: Put the mix in a freezer bag, cut one corner open and squeeze.
Et voila! Ready they are! 30 super delicious mini strawberry cupcakes with white chocolate!
Ok, ok, I admit it, I was too lazy to make the pink icing myself…instead I bought one of these ready-made coloured icing pens, muahaha!
I told you I am lazy with baking, don’t judge me!