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Thursday, 19 April 2018

Madame Tussauds

 On the 9th of April, me and my sister visited London for the day to do something that we have always wanted to do and that has been on our bucket lists for a long long time, and that was to visit Madame Tussaud's to see all the wax figures of celebrities like Britney Spears, Emma Watson. etc.
Despite waking up early to get the coach on time, sleeping on the coach and getting over the travel sickness, we made it to London Victoria. Once we got out of the coach station, we had the long walk up to Madame Tussauds, which not going to lie KILLED my legs. 
Now for anyone who hasn't gone to Madame Tussaud's, it's a place where you MUST go! When you first enter the building, you walk up some stairs which leads you to some lifts, once you enter the lift, your journey in Madame Tussaud's begins....
On tip,  make sure you have enough time to go round Madame Tussaud's which takes 2-3 hours  but if you are a Sherlock Holmes fan, then head to baker street and visit the house of the making of Sherlock Holmes, unfortunately me and my sister didn't have time to do but it looked amazing.

Here are some photos.

Madame Tussaud's website: 
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Thursday, 5 April 2018

Life Update - Cake decorating

Since 2016, I started baking every weekend, Each bake I did I got more passionate for it so I looked into Cake Decorating,as I wanted to do still bake but I wanted to try something new. I've always wanted to get into cake decorating ever since I watched 'The Perfect Man' with the actress  Hilary Duff, that movie is about a single mum raising two children, and her eldest daughter played by Hilary Duff, sets her mum up with Hilary's characters best friends uncle, In the movie the single mum is a cake decorator, which really inspired me in what I would love to do one day. I never did anything about it though as I just focused on my art whilst at college but since leaving my job recently, I have realised that Cake decorating is what I would love to do. I am  inspired everyday by what I see other people do in magazines and on YouTube.
 The best cake decorating YouTuber I watch to get inspiration is  Yolanda Gampp,she is an Canadian Cake Maker,here is her YouTube account: 
Please check her out! 
Here is her website to check out more of her bakes and where you buy stuff from her collection : 

                     My first bake was a chocolate loaf from Tanya Bakes by Tanya Burr. 
            Which turned out like this: 

           Since then I've been baking more and more, here are few of my other bakes I have done.

So this coming April, I am attending a Cake Decorating course which I am very excited about, and I am also doing my first ever wedding cupcakes for friends for their wedding in September which is also very exciting. Hopefully it can lead somewhere but I know its going to be an slow progress but it's worth it as I'm enjoying learning so much.

If you would like me to do a tutorial on one of my cakes, just let me know down in the comments below.
You can follow me on twitter for when I next upload a blog post,My twitter is:@Finding_romeo 
You can follow me on Instagram to see my next bake before anyone else, My Instagram is:@shula_bakes

Love Shula x

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Thursday, 9 November 2017

The scary month, The warm,cosy month and The magical month.

November is the month that the dark nights begin here in the UK, the hats, scarves and gloves make an appearance. the hot drinks become more of a must, especially with all the new autumnal flavors. It's also the month that looks the most pretty apart from December because November is when all the fairy lights start being put out, you have the warm glow of the fairy lights as well as a festive smelling candle burning in the room, making the room smell amazing. 
Its also when we can all get excited for the new cosy pyjamas, slippers and dressing gowns. 

I personally love October-December months, as it gets colder and you can wear all your big lounge cosy jumpers can in handy, as well as long boots. I love these three months as a lot happens, there's an event coming in all these three months, first there's Halloween where people can have parties and dress up or just cosy up with the lights off, fairy lights beaming and watching as many films as possible. Then there is guy fawks night, where we play with sparklers and watch many many fireworks, or spend time with family burning a bonfire. Last but not least there December where of course is many peoples favourite month as it's the month of CHRISTMAS!, December is the magical month as well as a stressful month. December brings you the enjoyment of magic, lights and decorations in many bright festive colours.

Saturday, 4 November 2017

Smooth that frizz!

I’ve always been a girl who obsesses over anything facial or hair related items, so when I went to my local supermarkets I went a bit crazy and bought a few things that I liked the look of and decided to buy.  I have never tried the Andrew Barton 'SMOOTH THAT FRIZZ' hair products before, not only do they smell amazing but they make your hair super soft. I also bought the 'nspa' scrub and body lotion to try, I've tried the 'nspa' face masks before but their body lotion and scrub sounded amazing, looked amazing and smelt fresh and new. 


The first product I tried was the 'nspa sacred scrub' which was a smooth jelly texture, the grains in the mixture were invisible until you started to applying it to your skin. This scrub really did feel like it got down in your skin as you massaged it in. When I washed the scrub off, it left my skin so soft and feeling fresh. 

After I finished with the scrub, I applied the 'nspa sacred spa body lotion' not only did this formula smell fresh and new, the application was lovely, once you massaged it in, my skin was super soft and felt amazing. When you first apply the body lotion it applies a little bit like soap but once you continue massaging the lotion in, it seems to melt in your skin making you feeling amazing.

I used the 'SMOOTH THAT FRIZZ' shampoo, the
shampoo itself was a clear grey colour but once interacted with the water, the scent was a fresh scent. The shampoo washed away very well, I did rinse my hair three times as that was what the bottle told me to do.

After shampoo, I conditioned my hair with the 'SMOOTH THAT FRIZZ' conditioner, The conditioner was white and quite creamy once mixed in to the hair but didn't feel heavy on the hair at all, it was a very light formula. I let the conditioner sit on my hair once it was evenly spread over my hair for a minute. This also washed off the hair nicely and left my hair feeling super smooth and soft.

Once I finished I used the 'SMOOTH THAT FRIZZ' Gloss Serum (which is the small clear bottle you see on the very first photo of this blog post) This serum was what made me buy the shampoo and conditioner, I saw that this bottle was telling me that if I used this serum after the shampoo and conditioner, the frizz and curls I have hated for ages will be calmed and relaxed, so I tried it out, I applied a small blob of the serum on the tip of my fingers and mixed my hands together to get the serum on both hands, I applied at the ends of my hair first then worked myself up to my roots. I didn't want too much product on my roots as I didn't want any greasy look especially just after washing my hair. I found that this serum seemed to melt into my hair as it made my hair super soft and it didn't look like I had any serum in, the formula of the serum was very light as well.  

After using all the 'SMOOTH THAT FRIZZ' products, it honestly made my hair feel amazing and super easy to style the next day, I personally think that these products are brilliant they did wonders for my hair, I definitely saw a difference in my hair as soon as I applied the serum, even in a few hours after my hair looked fresh, clean and bouncer as well as frizz free. 
I would highly recommend all the products I have spoken about, they are fantastic.  

Friday, 23 June 2017

My Experience.

I never share this story as Its quite personal and also I never talk much about it. Today I want to share my story of going through a liver transplant, I want to share my experience to help people or just put the message out there for people that may be going through this today and need some hope and encouragement to get through their experience. 
So here goes.....

Hello, my name is Shula Jenkins and I am 22 years old. I was born with a liver disease called Biliary Atresia. Everything my family and I had to go through; the many hospital appointments and smaller operations I needed since birth I fortunately can not remember due to being so young, but I was lucky enough to be able to have a liver transplant when I was 6 years old. I was put on a waiting list for a transplant when I was five years old after I coughed up blood but it was soon sorted and fixed.
On the 10th april 2001 at 4 o'clock in the morning my mum received a phone call from Kings College in London to say they had a donar that was a match for me, so an ambulance would arrive to pick me up and take me to the hospital in London where I would have my transplant. From this moment on, everything happened very quickly and all seems a bit of a blur to me, I remember getting into the hospital with my parents and being greeted by hospital staff and told to sit on a bed. The next thing I knew, I had the transplant and was waking up and trying to adjust to the equipment around me and the tubes and wires that were attatched to me, helping to monitor, feed and medicaite me.
The next day, after my huge operation, I was moved into a ward. This meant it was easier for my family to visit and spend time with me. From this day on, I would receive physiotherapy to help me move from the bed to the chair, then once I was strong enough, the staff would help me to walk to the play area so I could play games,etc.
I still had to be monitored, having tubes attached to my stomach, hand and neck, helping me take necessary medication and to remove any waste. These tubes were removed in the first week, which helped me move easier and become a bit more mobile. I did have a few set back with being in pain  but with the hospital staffs helped me, I was soon feeling better. After making such good progress I was able to leave the hospital and go home after 3 weeks. After 3 weeks I was soon playing in the children's park enjoying myself.
I was sent home with all my medication I needed and my parents/family was shown how I needed to take them. I had to be away from school for 6 months, which I didn't mind at all, but when I returned I was slightly behind, so had a lot of catching up to do. 
I had to still take all my medication and attend regular hospital appointments and blood tests, but over the years each of these decreased and now I only need to take two anti-rejection tablets morning and evening and only attend one hospital appointment a year to make sure everything is okay. 
I went to study art and design at college and now I am in full time work, working with young children.
I wanted to share my story, so that anybody who is waiting for a transplant or families who have a child with a liver complaint like I had, I hope it will show that everything can be all right and although waiting for a transplant or having a disease, like this, can be a very troubling time, you can get through it and go on to live a happy and healthy life!
Thank you for reading about my experience :)


Sunday, 26 March 2017

22 on the 22nd of march 2017

Recently I turned 22 on the 22nd of March 2017. I was actually quite excited to turn 22, the main reason was because I was turning the age of the date I was born which only happens once. 

I had a great day, the sun was out, I was spending time with my family and I had a amazing homemade cake done by my sister ready for me to eat at home. I went out to the titanic museum in Southampton which was brilliant, I saw many artefacts and read loads of information about the titanic that I never actually knew before, like girls at school got taught how to do house work so they were ready to be housewives when they were older, that really shocked me, it just shows how much time has changed over the years.
I also watched a few films in the museum from people who were on the ship when it started to sink and It was fascinating to hear all the stories about how terrible that night was for millions of people.

Once we were all done, we got back home, I opened all my lovely presents which I loved each and every one. We then all got ready for a lovely meal out which ended the night perfectly. 

I can't believe I'm 22, I still don't look a day over 16 years old. I'm looking forward to see what the 22nd year of my life brings. I'm excited to explore different places, different food or just meet new people.

Here are a few photos of my 22nd birthday! 


Sunday, 16 October 2016

Halloween 2016 - Scary Spiders

Its October which means one thing....HALLOWEEN........
I personally enjoy making bits and pieces for Halloween ,I really enjoy buying all new Halloween decorations for the house, reasons because you can buy pumpkins which can be for autumn and Halloween and because it gets colder in October which means fires are on and hot chocolate is made.
This year I have made some scary spiders which are super funny and adorable to make, this craft is brilliant for children. 
I hope you enjoy seeing how I made mine. leave a comment below if you've made any and let me know how it turned out.
Scary Spiders

Step ByStep
You will need:
Black Paper
Double sided tape or Glue
A pencil
Glitter or paint or tissue paper or sequins .etc. 

Step one: You need to draw out your spider template, Make sure you 
have four legs on each side and that they are thick.

Step two: Once you are happy with your spider template you have
drawn out, Grab your scissors and cut out the template, if
your doing this with your children, make sure a grown up is 
helping with the cutting.

Step Three: When you have finished cutting out your spider template, 
Grab your pencil and draw a triangle on one side of the body, make 
sure one of the sides of the triangle is in line with the leg. (see picture 
above to follow)

Step Four: Grab your scissors and cut the triangle out. 
Once cut out you should have something like what the picture above shows.

Step Five: At this stage, you
can bend the legs (see picture below ) by folding the legs flat to the body first then take the top half of the leg and fold it back down to the end of the body to create spiders legs. 
Now take your double sided tape or glue and lay your double sided tape or glue on the right hand side of the spiders body and stick together.

Step Six: At this point, your spider should look like this.
If you used Glue to stick the two sides of the body together, 
make sure the glue is dry before continuing.
Step Seven: Now you have the body stuck and you got a spider shape, 
you can now chose if you want to hang the spider up or not, if not you can skip the next few steps.
You can go straight on to the decroateing.
If you want to hang your scary spider, you need to grab your scissors again, you need to cut a little hole at the top of the spiders body
ready to put some string through to hang in your house.

Step Eight: Get your string and thread it through the hole at the top of the spiders body, turn the body over and tie a tight knot that is bigger than your hole in the card. Test that the spider wont fall off the string.

Step Nine: Once you've tied the knot, turn the spider back over and 
tie a loop at the top of the string, so its all ready to hang somewhere in your house.

   Step Ten: ITS THE FINAL STEP... you can now decorate your spider in 
glitter or paint or sequins. Go crazy!
I f you want to make a smiley face on your spider, get a white pen or pencil and create a scary or smiley face. 

Hope you enjoyed!!