Hazel loves the millet spray

Here’s a short video of Hazel eating her millet spray. It takes her only about 10 minutes to strip it! With her cheeks full of seeds she then goes to hide them somewhere in her cage, just in case. One must always be prepared for hard times!

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Smile! :) Yellow Nail Polish by Primark Beauty

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I’ve recently seen this photo of Rihanna having these amazing smiley face nails and I knew that I need to try them as well.

My nails don’t look as neat as hers and my thumb smiley got destroyed while I was removing Hazels run from the living room floor (dammit I got no patience with letting nail polish dry!), but I could kind of save it I guess.

For the base used Neon Yellow from Primark Beauty.

For the smileys I simply used my Eye Liner Pen!

The base needed 2 coats as the nail polish is quite thin. With the eye liner pen it was super easy to draw on the nails.

Happy times!

Hazel’s Hamster Crib

Welcome to Hazel’s Crib!

To see the photos in original size, simply click on them!

So what do you think about Hazels crib? :)

Hazel – Small Hamster With Big Appetite

Today I would like to introduce you to my little hamster.

Yes, you hear me right. This is going to happen now. If you want it or not. Because my hamster is awesome!

Let’s start with the basic info.

Hazel is a 5 month old dwarf hamster princess (hybrid) that lives with me and my Ross since 3 months.

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Everyone say hi to Hazel!

Since October 2012 she is living in her 3-floor villa, which I built myself.

In her villa, Hazel can live a great hamster life with all the things that make a little hamster heart beat faster – a big wheel, two sand baths, tubes, hiding places (including a super cool underground cave! Which she never uses. D’oh!), a big nest of hay with awesome burrows that she created, a big candy glass filled with sand, a bowl filled with leaves, a massive box filled with corn cob granules for digging, several stones and houses, and many more things. Oh – and food sprinkled everywhere! Because she is a very hungry little hamster.

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The Hamster Villa. This does make you feel jealous of her, doesn’t it?

Ok, ok, you got me, I did NOT build it myself.  It was Ross, who tinkered this amazing cage – while I was giving most clever advice obviously. He loves that.

So while we provided Hazel with all possible cool, hidden places and sleeping areas to choose from, she decided to move right behind the wheel. And she hasn’t moved her quarter since.

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The toilet that became the sand bath.

Hazel is a very….. special hamster. She chooses to squeeze behind the wheel for sleeping rather than going in to her house, she uses her toilet as a sand bath and she pisses in the wheel instead.

Also, when she runs in her wheel, she stops every few seconds to come out and check where she went to. She can play that game throughout the night and does not get tired of it. What a clever catch she is.

The good thing about living behind the wheel though is that you can always see her.

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Hazel at her favorite place – behind the wheel.

During the day, you can watch the little, curled up ball of fluff snoozing. Sometimes she makes funny noises while sleeping. It’s like she is singing! She must be dreaming of food.

All together she sleeps about 18 hours per day (Don’t judge her! Every princess needs her beauty sleep once in a while!). Oh sweet hamster life.

During her sleeping hours she must not be disturbed, or you might die.

Her waking hours are currently from around midnight until 6 in the morning. Also does she briefly come out in the early evening, when it is time for – can you guess it?  Dinner!

When Hazel is not sleeping, her favorite occupation is eating, or doing anything food related. And she takes that business very seriously.

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I like to sit in my food bowl.

She requires food. Good food. Lots of food. A bowl the size of herself with plenty of seeds dry food  and a second bowl full of salad like lettuce, tomato, cucumber, broccoli and carrot every day is not enough.

That’s why the hungry little princess has decided to collect a massive mountain of emergency food in the deepest corner of the cage. Just in case!

I’m sure that this mountain alone would get her going for another few weeks.

Because one can never have enough food, she still hyperventilates all the time over excitement from the little snacks that you give her from the hand. While her bowl is still full with food, she hoards the snatched nibbles like there is no tomorrow.

And when the hand is empty, she might discreetly remind you who the (hungry) boss is – by biting you in the finger, that little bitch.

So what do you think. Isn’t Hazel just awesome?

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Nail Polish by George Asda – Witchcraft

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Good nail polish doesn’t need to be expensive!

I found this stunning nail polish named Witchcraft by George at Asda for wait for it…………£1!! George Asda has lots of different lovely colours available and I wonder why I didn’t buy more.

The quality is really good and I only used one thin layer to get the great result you can see here.Also it dries very quickly.

I can only highly recommend this nail polish to all bargain hunters out there! And may I also say that I totally love the name of the colour!

English Roast Dinner

Today was the first time that cooked a typical English roast dinner myself. I ate it several times before, when my boyfriend and I were invited to his parents house for lunch, or once when we went to Toby Carvery. But I always thought that it is way too time consuming and too complicated to do it myself.

This Sunday though, we decided to make our own English roast dinner! It was delicious. And I took lots of photos for you while preparing, in case you want to try it out yourself!

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My super easy English roast dinner

…consisted of beef (silverside roast) and roast veggies (potatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots and parsnips), with mashed swede and gravy.

(I cooked way too many veggies , considering that we were only two people… I guess I got overly excited :) That’s why I am not giving you any numbers on ingredients. A couple of veggies per person should do.)

For this English roast dinner you will need:

Veggies:

  • Potatoes, Sweet potatoes, Carrots, Parsnips
  • Swede

Meat:

  • I chose Beef – Silverside Roast. It is easy for carving and also very lean.

Also you will need:

  • Gravy granule
  • Butter
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt, Pepper, Rosemary

The four easy steps to cook your roast dinner are:

1. Get the meat ready.

Pre-heat the oven to 200 C (Gas mark 7). Put the meat in a tray, oil it with olive oil and season with lots of salt and ground pepper. It then goes in the oven (in the middle) for 50 minutes (to cook to medium).

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2. Prepare the veggies.

After placing the meat in the oven, peel and chop the potatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots and parsnips into some uniform pieces. Boil them for 10 minutes, until they are soft. Then place them in a big roast tray and drizzle olive oil on top and sprinkle some salt, pepper and a bit of rosemary. You can also add garlic and drizzle some lemon juice over the veggies if you want. Then the tray goes in the oven under the meat, to roast for around 30 minutes until golden brown.


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3. Mash the swede.

Peel and chop the swede into small pieces. Boil them until soft (around 10 min). Then add some butter (and some cream if you want) and mash. Done. Whoa it tastes heavenly!

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4. Gravy.

Well, I bought some gravy granule (from Bisto), as I am lazy. You simply bring half a pint (280ml) of water to the boil and add 4 heaped tsp of gravy granule. Then stir. Done ;) For thicker gravy add more granules.

TADA! That’s it! When the meat and the veggies are done, dish up immediately and enjoyyyy!!

Let me know what you think, or if you have tips, special recipes or personal secrets on how to make the perfect, yet easy, English roasted dinner!

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How to: EASY Leopard print nails DIY

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You won’t believe how quick and easy it is to paint yourself these super stylish leopard print nails! I’ve gone for pink, but you can choose whatever colour combination you like!

You will need:

– one colour for the base coat (I chose baby pink from BARRY M)

– one colour for the circles (I chose hot pink from PRIMARK)

– black nail pen (You get a cheap and good one from PRIMARK!)

To get your leopard print nails simply follow these 3 steps:

Step 1 – Choose a base coat and paint your nails.

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Step 1 – Choose a base coat and paint your nails.

Step 2 – Choose a second colour and draw some random smaller and bigger circles on. It’s super easy!

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Step 2 – Choose a second colour and draw some random circles on.

Step 3 – Use your black nail pen to carefully surround your circles. By doing so leave small gaps. After that, add two or three individual little dots, if you can find space.

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Step 3 – Use your black nail pen to carefully surround your circles.

At the end you can paint a clear top coat on if you want, but it is not necessary.
Et voila! Super cool and glamorous leopard print nails!
Will you give it a try? If you do, please comment or send me a photo – I am curious to see what colours you chose!