28 Sept 2014

my week #128

I can't believe I've been back at university for five weeks now and with exams coming right at the end of the year (in May 2015), I'm still trying to find the right way to study to ensure that I don't burn out too soon. Considering last year was really intense (two years in one really was as insane as it sounds), going from studying almost all of the time to having a considerable amount of spare time now is something I'm still adjusting to.

In terms of decorating my pages - I've toned it down a lot. I'm still a sticker fiend but washi tape is used a lot less now as I tend to use that in my journal instead.

At the beginning of the week, I was on snack duty for the twice weekly group work sessions and I decided to bake some cookies. The first lot I made were rosewater shortbread cookies and I got the recipe from Kulinary Adventures of Kath. I'm not great with icing so they look a bit messy but they tasted pretty good. I was slightly too heavy handed with the rosewater but they still tasted okay. The second lot I made were lemon butter cookies from the Jamie Oliver website - I used a duck-shaped cookie cutter for these and slathered lemon icing on them (the slight sourness from the icing worked well with the butter and sweet taste of the cookies themselves). All in all, both batches of cookies were a success and considering I'm not exactly a keen baker, I was pretty pleased with the end result.

How has your week been? Are you going back to uni soon or have you just started back?


  1. Those biscuits look delicious. I am torn with decorating my planner, one week I cover my pages in washi, and the next i dont put anything on my pages apart from my writing and notes.


  2. The cookies look tasty! Especially the rosewater ones - I think the messy icing makes it look even better :9

    xx becky // star violet

  3. Oooooh, I have serious diary envy. It is so pretty and SO organised! My diary is just a load of scribbles and score outs. I definitely need to be more creative like this!! xx

  4. the biscuits look very yummy!

  5. Hi Angela! I can't believe you made my biscuits! That makes me so happy! Kath xoxo (kulinaryadventuresofkath.com)