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Photoshoot

Yesterday, me and my mum went on a photo shoot. Here are some of the pictures! As I mentioned in my last post, I want to document more things on my blog, so here is one of them! Enjoy!














Bye for now,
Tamzin xxx

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Belated Birthday & Pink Hair

As I'm sure you are aware I was ill over my birthday so I had to postpone a get together until summer. I had a few friends over the other day and I thought I'd share some photos. I also dyed my hair pink the evening before! I hope to do more of this on my blog, share random memories and photos, as it will hopefully allow you to have a special glimpse into my life. Photo credits to my best friend Georgia for the ones of me :) Her instagram - @_geofox_





Bye for now,
Tamzin xxx
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My banana bread recipe

I have been making banana bread for years, and it is one of my specialities if I say so myself.

The ingredients I use are:

  1. 3 bananas, peeled and mashed
  2. 1/3 cup melted butter.
  3. 3/4 cup sugar (I always add a tiny bit more)
  4. 1 egg (beaten)
  5. Pinch of salt.
  6. 1 1/2 cups of plain flour.

So simple!

You can also add in extras. Today I threw in a cup of milk and dark chocolate chips. (One cup all together, worked pretty well.) I've used walnuts before, raisins, or anything else that has tickled my fancy! Experiment with it! 

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 175°C, and butter a loaf pan.
2. In a mixing bowl, mash the bananas with a fork (or potato masher) until completely smooth. Stir the melted butter into the mashed bananas.
3. Add your pinch of salt, stir in the sugar and beaten egg before mixing in the flour. Add your extras too now if you were planning on it. 
4. Pour the mixture into your prepared loaf pan. Bake for 50 minutes at 175°C, or until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean.
5. Remove from oven and allow it to cool completely. Remove the banana bread from the pan. Slice and serve.













(I also made scones)

I hope you love this recipe as much as I do! Also, if you decide to make it be sure to tweet me a pic! (@gabriellaftpll).

Bye for now,
Tamzin xxx
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Hello again

I hate the phrase "I don't know where to start", but in all honesty I don't with this post. I have hugely neglected my blog over the past few months and I understand that you are all probably thinking - where are you? Quite a few things have happened since we last spoke, so let me fill you in. Before I do though, I just want to say, I can't thank you all enough, my readers, for your continuous support. You have been showing the love to my blog over these past few months that I haven't been able to, regularly reading and being overall great, so thank you.

My last proper post (forget about all the YouTube things for a while, we'll get to that) was at the end of March. Shortly after this, my laptop broke and I was already being weighed down by a million and one other things so it was kinda shoved to the bottom of the to do list. Intense revision for my GCSE'S was beginning, and by the time April came around, I decided I'd try and get my laptop sorted and get back into my weekly posts around my 16th birthday, April 28th. I had so many posts planned, I had gone to Center Parcs the week before and took numerous shots for posts and I was excited to be doing posts for my big birthday. Although all this was happening, I wasn't actually feeling too great, mentally and physically. At this time, I got hugely let down by someone, I thought this person got me and understood things, so when they showed otherwise, it made me think if they don't, how can anyone else, therefore I lost motivation for blogging for a bit. This then happened again, with someone else (boy wise this time :/), the same sort of situation and this changed me. I'm lucky in the fact I do have some great long standing friends, who will support me :). By the time It was nearly my birthday, I was mega excited for the big day and my party and all the fun blogging opportunities. When in true Tamzin's life style, this all got ruined. I became really ill on my birthday, having to come home on my actual birthday from school, as well as having a week and a bit off after that. That long off during intense study period is not good, and should be avoided at all cost, which I guess then actually shows how ill I was. When I eventually went back to school, my GCSE exams were beginning, so I had to focus on them as I'd had time off and obviously I had to focus on them anyway.

At the end of May, I decided to start my YouTube channel. I had been dabbling with the idea for SO LONG. I mean it. Ever since I started watching Youtube properly back in 2014, I have wished I had enough courage to start my own channel. I would occasionally and secretly film videos, that no one would see, just because I loved the whole concept of it all. For my birthday, I got a camera, the Canon 1200d. Once I was better, and had got through the first part of my exams, I decided to film a video. I had gone shopping to Manchester the day I filmed my first video, and had bought so much stuff. I thought to myself "I want to haul these". So I did, and it all went from there. It might have been a bit crazy to launch my channel in the middle of my exams, but not only did it just feel right, I was trudging through my exams, feeling a bit shit and wanted something to feel content and organised about as that wasn't how my exams were going. It's hard to explain, but in the end it all worked well, my exams went well overall and I'm happy with my channel. #winwin

I had my prom on the 23rd of June, and I loved it. Here are a few snaps.










A few days after prom I went on holiday to Corfu with my Mum and her boyfriend Neil. It was nice to have along two week break after the stresses of my exams amongst other stuff. It was real good come down. I'm writing this the day after I came home. Feeling a bit cold and confused. Here are a few photos I took on my big camera. You can find my iPhone taken ones on my instagram (tamzinlena), I put a lot on. A lot.











Now I'm back I am going to throw myself into blogging and my YouTube channel. I hope you are excited for all the upcoming content, I definitely am.

Youtube channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTn3csRueXBOYejTu1X1ceg

Here's to the future :)

Bye for now,
Tamzin xxx
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