Saturday, 31 October 2015

Strawberry Snaps: October

October
better known to strawberries as Beth's birthday month/Halloween month 
(either is acceptable)
so because this month is all about lil strawb
we though we'd dedicate our strawberry snaps post to her!
get ready for a very beth-centric post (soz Em)


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Prosecco chips with prosecco/Halloween baking with my sissy pops/Fish and chips/Feeling Christmassy with festive touches


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first birthday month meal/cahoots/zizzi date with the sissy/sunflowers and suede

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pre-bday dinner/birthday lunch with daddy strawb/a strawberry birthday cake for a strawberry sister/Glasgow press event: done

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pre-event food break/Manchester press event: done/birthday brunch/dinner at Franco Manca before the Steve Jobs premiere

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Dublin press event: done/dinner at Sketch/eating fish at fishy fishy/getting into the Halloween spirit MEOW

can we extend my bday month ino November please?
no beth, because now the countdown to Christmas begins!
only 54 days to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Spookberry Sisters: Treats and Treats

being strawberries, you would think we wouldn't enjoy autumn
well, you'd be wrong
strawbs only reach their true potential in the season of cosy jumpers, hot chocolate and falling leaves
these activities tend to reach their peak sometime between beth's bday and xmas
some people call this time of year halloween.
we're not those people
welcome to SPOOKBERRY 2015
we hope you're ready for some scary stuff...

LIKE THIS GIANT SPIDER!!!!!!!!!!!

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and this incredibly frightening ghosty

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ANNUAL BAKING TIME
keeping in with the tradition from last year we decided to go for cupcakes again
but cupcakes with a twist....

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being the busy kittens that we are, we picked up a box of cupcake mix 
and you know... did what it told us

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having magic spoons comes in handy for mixing the ingredients together
if you're a muggle we're afraid you'll have to do this by hand - soz!


when your mixture has been all mixed up 
it's time to splosh it into your container

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we grabbed this snazzy mould which we though could be a fun time

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emmy (aka zombie cat) had the difficult task of dribbling the mixture in

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be careful ems!

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nice technique there 

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we had some left over mixture so decided to do some normal cupcakes too

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we then popped them all into the oven and got cracking on the icing

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beth (aka normal cat) took the job very seriously

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after 15ish mins our spooky cupcakes were ready so we popped them out (literally)

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while we waited for them to get all nice and cool
we decided to melt some chocolate for decoration

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we did both white and milk choccy - why choose when you can have both

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for the normal cupcakes we just slapped on some icing... and then more icing

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but our ghoulish goodies got the special treatment
they got to take a warm chocolate bath

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then we got pretty wild with the writing icing

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beth: they don't look too shabby do they?
em: ooooooooohhhhhh

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beth: dare you to try one
em: ...

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LOL they actually taste really good though!!!!!
like cupcakes... but not in cups
so hallocakes?
spookycakes?
strawbcakes?
strawbcakes it is! but whatever the name, they're defo treats (not tricks)!
excuse us, we've got some strawbcakes to be eating
x

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Best of Brighton

oh we do like to be beside the seaside
oh we do like to be beside the sea
and for us strawberries there's one place we always love to be beside (or in):
Brighton

QUICK OUTFIT SNAP

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and then with a skip hop and jump onto the train we were there in no time

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one of our favvy seafood joints is fishy fishy 
(part owned by dermot o'leary if y'all didn't know)

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it's got that nautical look pretty nailed down
it also looks really seaside-y
thats what I just said Beth!

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scuba diving anyone?

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i'm really in the mood for fish
do you think they have any on the menu?

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not sure.
they do have some Tabasco sauce if you want?

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mummy and daddy strawb opted for the classic fish and chips
which came with some pretty yum rosemary chips

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while beth was feeling wild so went for a crab linguini
(but obvs stole a LOT of chippies from the surrounding plates - just gotta be done)

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after wondering around our fave spots (more on that later) it was time for a snackaroony at
THE FLOUR POT BAKERY

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FLOUR pot, we see what you did there you little rascals

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it just wouldn't be brighton without some filament bulbs now would it

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we shared a white choco cookie, apple & berry crumble and a slice of triple layer carrot cake
(okay so beth may have eaten most of them and is not afraid to admit it)

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all scrumptious
truly truly scrumptious

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FAVE SPOTS

Bert's Homestore
which is, funnily enough, a home store.
go here for: cute (and useful) house decorations and baking goodies.

Home Sense
another home store.
go here for: bargain housewares and cracking Christmas accessories (and any other seasonal time of year - they'll have that covered)

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Sass & Belle
cutie-patootie pieces shop.
go here for: essential items such as floral suitcases and owl cushions.

Rose Hill
one of those 'oh-no-I-hope-I-don't-knock-anything-fragile-over-with-my-shoppping-bags' shop.
go here for: picture perfect presents.

Posh Totty
cute and dainty jewellery shop.
go here for: cute and dainty jewellery (see also personalisation)

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Bluebird Tea Company
bespoke and unusual hot/cold tea shop.
go here for: an afternoon pick-me-up (like Beth did last bday)

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and then we plopped back onto the train home
feeling full and tired but very satisfied
see you soon B-town x
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