28 February 2009

Pancakes!


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The 24th was Pancake Day here in the UK. You traditionally make pancakes to use up all your indulgent bits before Lent. I'm not at all religious, and I don't give anything up for Lent, but I always make pancakes.

English pancakes are like crepes but a bit thicker. You need 1 egg, 1/2 a pint of milk (ie 250ml or 10 fl oz) and 100g of flour, however much water you want and a pinch of salt. You just whisk the ingredients together, leave it for half an hour or so, then pour a small amount into an oiled frying pan and fry one side. When it comes to turning them over, you loosen the edges and then throw it in the air and catch it again once it's turned over, and continue to fry it.

Usually you serve the pancakes with lemon juice and sugar, but I had mine with melted cheese and mushrooms as a dinner (the pancakes aren't sweet, so you can eat them with whatever)

New Hair


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I added some black streaks to my hair, because I thought that the solid pink ( a base of atomic pink, made a bit redder with a mix of la riche rubine + flamingo pink) was making me look peaky. It also handily disguised my rapidly growing roots. I'm pleased with it.

Women's Zinefest


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(this is the table next to me)

At the end of January I had a stall at the Zine Fest at the women's library at London Met Uni in East London. I was horribly late, as it seemed almost every form of transport I could possibly use was closed for engineering works that weekend, so I ended up having to walk from Monument to Brick Lane to get there. I had a ridiculously huge table to myself in this cosy little library, and I made quite a good bit of money and did some shameless promotion of the Brighton Zinefest. t

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Ellie, my fellow BZF Collective partner in Crime came along, and walked round with a Brighton Zinefest poster stuck to her back. Some of my friends like Siobhan popped along as well.I also met a nice Scottish girl called Chloe who also has pink hair (and wears only pink!), and I ended up having a stall next to her at the Alternative Press Fair a few weeks later. Unfortunately I didn't have a chance to look properly at the interesting looking exhibition about women's magazines (I thought I'd have time afterwards, and then we were turfed out at 5 on the dot!)

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Cake! Quite Alice in Wonderlandish.

12 February 2009

Panda Eyes



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Hot Silk Pockets are my friend's band, and they're ace. I often get phases where there's only one song I want to listen to. Their song Panda Eyes was the only song I could listen to last week. (This week it's been replaced in my affections by Summertime Clothes by Animal Collective and Nothing Ever Happened by Deerhunter, but it's still a great song).

You can buy the mp3 or 7" single from Stolen Recordings

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