The City Of Dreams.

Hong Kong is possibly one of the most beautiful places I’ve been too and trust me I’ve been to many places. I’m sure for a lot of people if you’ve never been there it just seems like another one of those cities like New York or London. While I can’t speak for New York, I think Hong Kong is very different. I’ve been there before but at the age of 5 you don’t really take much in and realise the beauty of a city or country. There wasn’t one place that I went in Hong Kong that didn’t impress me. The architecture in a place so different from my home is astounding and it really is a gorgeous place.

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It was beautiful but the one downside was the two flights, one being twelve hours. Although flying as you guys may know is one of those things I prefer not to do I’ve come to the realisation that there is no point being scared as I take roughly six flights a year. I also think that is such a privilege to be able to travel as much as I do and I don’t want to not be enjoying something when some people would kill to do it as much as I can.

The second I stepped out of the airport I was impressed and the whole taxi ride to my aunt and uncles home I was looking out the window up at all the high rise buildings. One of my favourite things about Hong Kong was that you could go from being in an area with tall high rise buildings and then in an area surrounded by trees and forest.

I our five day stay we did a lot of eating. Where I live we don’t have a lot of asian restaurants which for me, a lover of Korean food, this is very disappointing. Where I live we have like a couple Thai and Chinese take out restaurants but TBH they aren’t amazing. We went to Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, Malaysian and korean restaurants in Hong Kong. They were all amazing as my aunt and uncle have been living there for about ten years so they know where to go and what to eat.

If you ever get the chance to go, go there is something there for everybody and it is somewhere that I could see myself living. I don’t remember the last time I enjoyed a trip as much as I enjoyed this one. I hope to go again one day.

BYEXX

How I Take Photos

I have recently been asked quite a few questions like how do I take photos, what camera do I use etc. Now of course everyone has a different style of photography and similarly to art you piece will never be exactly the same as someone else’s however here are just a few tips Tod get you started.

There are tones and tones of ‘decent’ cameras out there. Some good for beginners, some good for professionals. My camera is the Nikon D3400. For me its perfect. I would highly recommend it, especially if your new to photography. Its super easy to understand.

Photography has two parts – taking the photos + editing. Personally I think that there is some super over priced rubbish out there. When it comes to editing on free software I use Polarr which you can download free from the App Store. It’s also fun to take photos using  cool reflective surfaces. One of my favourite techniques is using a piece of glass with water sprayed on it. It gives either the effect of rain on a window or cool colour depending on the lighting. I have not yet tried this but I have been recommended to use a prism.

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I have recently started editing my photos with grain because I really love the effect it gives.

I really hope you learnt at least one thing. Enjoy!

Mini Cinnamon Roles

Hello, I’m back once again with more food! I know, I know last week I posted about avocado toast but if you know anything about me you know I LOVE FOOD. So a cheat version of cinnamon roles is right down my street!

You will need:

  1. Pastry of sorts (any type really, I used rough puff)
  2. Cinnamon
  3. Muscavado sugar
  4. Icing sugar
  5. Butter

Prep

  • Preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius
  • Mix 1 part sugar and 1 part cinnamon
  • Butter a tray

After prepping role out your pastry to 2-3 mm thick and evenly spread a layer of butter on top. Sprinkle a good layer of your cinnamon sugar on top of your buttered pastry. Role it up into a tube using butter to adhere the pastry to it’s self. Cut up the role into mini roles and place on your buttered tray. Leave them for 20 mins and blast it up to 200 degrees C for the last five minutes.

Make sure you keep and eye on them as it may vary depending on you oven because them go from not cooked to burnt in an instant.

Bye xxx

The Perfect Breakfast

Hey,

It’s me back from the dead ( well not really) . Here is a healthy breakfast which you’ll , hopefully, love. I know avocado toast is kinda basic but I’m going to show you how I like it which is sorta food heaven in your mouth. It’s probs my fave food and I’m not sure how I lived without it. So without further adieu here is my favourite breakfast + a lil plug for my most loved tea.

Avocado on toast

So when it comes to avocado toast it doesn’t have to be super smooth like guacamole you could literally just slice it. However I like it really soft and creamy. So my special toppings are paprika, chilli flakes, salt + pepper, garlic granules and sun dried tomatoes. I put them on as evenly as possible and VOILA you have super yummy food heaven on a platter.

So about my tea/ guilty pleasure/ holy grail….. I love the tea it is almost as good as avo on toast, it’s the Twinings gingerbread tea. That with a teaspoon of honey is like no other.

Hope you enjoyed ❤