Wednesday 30 March 2011

Who wants a Bee Mine Sample?

So, a while ago, I bought the Bee Mine Avocado Cream Balanced Conditioner Sampler.

I don't really want to use it because I don't really need it.

I leant my library card against it for size comparison

It's about 2 fl Oz/30ml.

It's small. But it's free.

What it says on the back:  This nourishing conditioner is enriched with pro-vitamins, extracts, & proteins that compact the cuticle layer of the hair resulting in nourished hair that is not weighed down. It will leave your hair silky, soft, bouncy and more manageable

Dang...I'm almost tempted to keep it for myself!


Aloe barbadensis (Organic Aloe) Juice, Lavendula angustifolia (Organic Lavender) Distillate, Anthemis nobilis (Organic Roman Chamomile) Distillate, Cetearyl Alcohol (vegetable-based emulsifier), Ricinus communis (Castor Seed) Oil, Avocado Butter, Avocado Oil,  Stearalkonium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, d-Calcium Pantothenate (Panthenol Vitamin B5), Panthenol (Vitamin B Complex), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, Rosa mosqueta (Rosehip) Seed Oil, Salix nigra (Organic Black Willow Bark) Extract, Fragrance.

So..Who wants it?
Please leave a comment by midnight GMT on the 3rd of April and I'll make a decision on Monday the 4th.

Unfortunately, I think this is only going to be open to UK and European Residents only! That's the only condition(er).


We'll pretend that joke never happened.

Friday 25 March 2011

My view from prison

I'm currently being held captive.

This is what I can see.

And that is only for one assignment (not including journal articles). I still have two more to go!

I think the next person who says that all students do is drink and avoid work should have my reading books dropped on their head.

I think this warrants a brief hiatus. See you guys on the other side!

Wednesday 9 March 2011

Lent Promises

See, I thought I could get out of this, since I'm on a buying ban.

But, I'm considering giving up meat for Lent *ponders* Well, I say giving up but I'm trying to think of it differently. People like to focus on losses in life and forget to see what they have left and what they may have actually gained. So I'm not giving up meat - I am embracing vegetables - courgettes, sweet bell peppers, s-l-o-w-l-y pan fried onions and mushrooms for breakfast, crushed garlic, wedges of spicy sweet potatoes, ladles of steamed peas rolled in butter...

I'm falling in love with fish again. I'm going to go loopy for lentils and get chummy with grains. Rices? Yes please! Long, short, white, brown, basmati, easy-cook, boiled, steamed, fried with spices and soy sauce, wrapped up in tortillas, or spilling out of pitta breads and saucily dancing all over my palate and palate.

Yesterday, I gorged myself stupid on pancakes and chocolate spread (om nom nom) but we'll see what delights come up with this new challenge.

Monday 7 March 2011

Break Up

We didn't really take off during sixth form. I was too afraid, too nervous, too fizzled in the head with my A Levels and dreams of university. I wasn't sure I could depend on you, whether you would let me down but eventually I was persuaded.

It had started off so beautifully. I was amazed, enthralled and, looking back, completely head over heels.

I neglected my family for 'us' time. Just lying on my bed together, feeling so blissful and content. You were everything I needed (apart from food and air, which I found for free around me and in the pantry).

It's been so long now, I never considered the possibility of there one day no longer being an 'Us'. Maybe it was my fault. For looking at the others. Swooning over the merits and complexities of what my friend had, rather than appreciating you and your simple joys.

There were hints that maybe our relationship would have to be analysed after graduation, maybe even take a breather after that but still...

I can't believe it ended this way.

There wasn't any sign. It all started off so normally, as I clattered about getting ready for my day, listening to you making your normal noise.

You seemed a bit slower, but it was early in the morning.

I let you off.

And then you just went quiet.

Deadly quiet.

I came out of the shower, perturbed, to check on you and saw there was a haunting blankness where previously there had been light.

Frozen and dripping stupidly, I stared at you, unable to comprehend what I was seeing. There was a heavy feeling in the pit of my stomach but it couldn't be true. This couldn't happen to us. To me. To you.

I remember pressing down fruitlessly, hoping for signs of life, begging and hoping for any other outcome.

No dice.

As I sat staring at you, I felt something bitter welling up in my chest.

How could you do this?

I very suddenly wanted to push you out the bloody window.

How could you leave me so suddenly? In light of all the stress that's slowly been dragging me under?

With all my dissertation and university work inside you? Less than three weeks from submission?!

Et tu, Laptop?! Huh?

So. My laptop is dead. To say that posts may get a little crazy from now on is an understatement.

I lost about 3,000 words from my dissertation (that I had mercifiully e-mailed to someone), and two complete other essays.

I'm more naffed off about all my bookmarks that went down the river....all those sites...all those recipes! All those presents I'd bookmarked to buy... *weeps*

Wednesday 2 March 2011

Favourite Things

The Wonder Thing had his birthday last week - Yay for him!
And in celebration, I'm bringing together a list of my all time favourite red heads, after The Wonder Thing and Lady V of course. I mean they get a generally large amount of stick and ridicule, which I think is ridiculous and unfair and it keeps making me want to go up to redheads and tell them I love their hair colour and they need to EMPOWER THEMSELVES AGAINST THE MAJORITY! WHooooooo!!

But instead, I just made this list. And ate a ginger crunch cream biscuit. What deliciousness...
Anyhoo, here's a little bit of love to some people I admire.
Who happen to have red hair.
Who will make this extremely exclusive (and potentially discriminatory) list?

No dyed heads allowed!