Kitchen Bakery

I adore baking. It feels so good to produce something which you can eat and enjoy, and share with others for them to enjoy too.

Today I made some chocolate cupcakes. One some of them, I added icing sugar to create a snowy finish. On the others, I stuck some chocolate flakes on them.

I hope to do some more bakes posts soon. Also sorry for the short post, I am just tired and this is all I have done today.


Halsey – Now Or Never Review

So last night, Halsey came out with this song called Now Or Never. And me being a ‘music nerd’, and a Halsey fan, I decided to do a review.

With Halsey, she is one of the artists which I can say that I have been there from the start. I was there for the release of BADLANDS (her debut album), and knew her before Closer even came out. BADLANDS was such a great album, because I had never heard anything like it.

After hearing Not Afraid Anymore, which Halsey did for the Fifty Shades Darker soundtrack, I was beginning to wonder what her new music would sound like, and whether it would be a big difference from what it was before.

When I first heard this song, it didn’t sound like some of her older stuff. Songs like Colors are very different to this song, but that isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

The verse of the song is almost spoken; it kind of sounds like a Drake song. The chorus is basic but catchy. Generally the song is very average, however I do not hate it because it does bring me some joy to listen to.

Halsey has said in an interview that it will only be one part of her new record, Hopeless Fountain Kingdom, so even people who don’t like this song can hope that the rest of her album, which drops June 2nd, will be better.

However much I did enjoy the song, I didn’t enjoy it as much as some of her older material. I just hope that the new album will be incredible and stick with me for life, like BADLANDS did.


Balcony Garden

Today I did some gardening. I live in a 2-story apartment, so I don’t really have a garden. However, I have managed to renovate my balcony into a cosy little place to grow things.

A view of my balcony. Most of this I had already planted a few months ago, so at the minute it looks great!

I love gardening so much. My dad had a huge greenhouse full of wonderful plants, and ever since I was small, they always fascinated me. I spent ages in that greenhouse, and it really was a very special place to me.

There is no way that I’d be able to have a ‘perfect’ garden like my dad’s, but I’ve tried to create a place where I can relax and enjoy the feeling of being with nature.

I bought some plant pots a while back, but it was only today that I actually managed to get round to doing something. After work, I got them out and spent two hours trying to create a little place where they can grow.

I already have quite a few plants, as you can see in the picture above. Since the weather has been getting a bit nicer, everything is starting to look bloomed.

Hopefully soon I will be able to get some more things to make my garden look perfect.