Showing posts from May, 2017


Hey guys,
Unfortunately on the 22nd of May 2017 Manchester was hit with its worst terror attack to date. This all happened at around 22:30 outside an Ariana Grande concert where a suicide bomber where there was 22 killed and 120 injured.
It's so hard to think that terrorism is happening so close to where I grew up. Whenever you hear it happening anywhere else you sort of distance yourself from it but it's so hard to do when it's happened somewhere you've been, somewhere you live, somewhere you know. And for this to have occurred at and Ariana Grande concert where many young people would be is just sick. I don't see what kind of cheap thrill they would get out of this.
So hears a big well done to ISIS who are officially the scum of the earth, the worst in humanity. I don't see how you can do all of this especially in the name of a religion.
My thoughts are with all of those who were affected and who have lost loved ones in the explosion. #prayformanchester❤️


Define, normal...

Normal. How would you define it? Is normal going to the shop and buying a pint of milk or ordering takeout? How can we say what is normal and what isn't when everyone has a different story, a different path. When we say the words 'normal' we think of our routine and decide on whether our day was normal compared to others, but we also say that normal is thing we would never end up doing.
What is a normal life? Must you have 2 parents together and always around, your sibling in the next room and a great school where you have friends and get good grades before going off to college to continue the cycle. Then you leave for uni and get a 9 to 5 job. Does that sound normal to you? That you never run into any problems and that everyone is in a privileged home with a loving family.
What do I think is normal? I think there's no such thing. Everyone has their own uniqueness and no matter how much someone would want to conform to societies idea of 'normal' they wouldn…

Original Oreo cupcakes

Hey guys,
These are my original recipe Oreo cupcakes and I'd like to show you lot how to make them so here we go! You will need to start out by gathering the following ingredients:
2 packets of Oreos (any flavour)1 tsp vanilla extract2 medium eggs1/4 tsp salt2 tsp baking powder110 g plain flour110 g caster sugar310 g butter, softened50g cocoa powder100g icing sugar 1. Pre-heat the oven to 180C/ 350F / Gas 4 and place about 18 cupcake cases on a baking tray. Next fill them with 1 whole Oreo each.
2. Put 110g of the butter and the caster sugar in a bowl and beat until pale and fluffy. Next sift the flour, baking powder and salt into the bowl. Beat the eggs and vanilla and add to the bowl. Beat until just combined. Now, add 30g of the cocoa powder and mix it all together.
3. Spoon generous amounts of the mixture into the cupcake cases on top of the Oreos and place in the oven for 15-20 minutes. (When you take them out of the oven allow them to cool for 20 minutes)
4. Take 5 Oreos and …

Tim Burton's Top 5

Hey guys

Have you ever wondered which of Tim Buton's movies over his 30 year career is his best? If you've seen them then you'll know it is VERY difficult to chose. Between Nightmare Before Christmas and Sweeney Todd you have a lot of variety in one directors history. So let's get into it then you can have the best Tim Burton marathon ever!!!
5. Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children
If you've read my last post about this film then you'll know I love it as long as I don't think about the book. This features actors Asa Butterfield and Eva Green who work amazingly together to create a fantasy film that you question the reality of. 
4. Beetlejuice
This film was the launch of Burton's career. The story follows a couple who have been killed and have become ghosts and now they have to scare away the family who are coming into their home, however things don't quite go to plan. Great family movie with lovable characters and an alternative outlook o…

Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children: Book Vs. Movie


If you've seen the Miss Peregrines Home For Peculiar Children film adaptation directed by Tim Burton then you'll know how well put together it is. We get to see these amazing characters with amazing abilities that allow us to embrace our differences. However, if you've read the original book then you'll be very annoyed with how much it has been changed. 
Personally I watched the film before I read the book and thought the film was a master piece, one of Burton's best movies. I loved the characters and felt that Asa Butterfield was a perfect casting for Jacob (the main character). I especially loved the ending in Blackpool as it is a place that I am personally familiar with and have been since I was a child, it was the film that made me want to read the book!
But when I read the book I was left feeling more than slightly baffled. For some reason they changed Emma's peculiari…

What's in my bag?

Hey guys! So I thought I'd do something a little different today. I was on YouTube (like you do) and I decided to jump on the old trend train and do a 'what's in my bag' blog because why not.  Okay so this is my bag. It's the Zoella On My Travels lifestyle bag which I got in a gift set for £50 from Boots. I absolutely love this bag like it is the perfect colour to go with any outfit and I adore the peachy/apricot colour on the inside. I feel like it just looks really fresh. The only major fault I would say it has is that it doesn't have a zip pocket inside for your phone or anything that you need easy access to. But apart from that it is great.
In my bag I have a hell of a lotta stuff. It's actually weird the amount of different things I have and  half of them I didn't even know I had in there. So in my bag I have: A Me To You bear umbrella - because in the UK, it almost always rains!!! (Plus its really cute) Purse - I love this purse as it is Nightmar…

Short story - conflict

I look around for no more than a moment and I am struck with awe at the fascinating people and places around me.  No peace lies in the busy streets of the city; and no chaos in the grass filled fields of the countryside. Both places brimming with different cultures, ethnicity's and individuals despite being neighbours. Two places unique in their own right engage in conflict because of me. I sometimes sit and look across the river that divides the two worlds and watch the murky rubbish-filled water struggle to pass on. The tide of lilly pads lining the banks with nowhere to go. On one side is a simple life and on the other is a technologically advanced one. Both the same yet too different to coexist.

The meaning behind my name?!

Hey guys!
I hope you all having a great day. For this post I just thought I'd share with you the meaning behind my blog name; the idea, reason and thought process. 
Okay so I feel like I'm pretty renowned for picking names that sound cool for about a day and the ones that don't do this, I forget about! So when I came up with the name Ashes To Ashes I was so pleased with myself I wrote it down and pondered over it. After a few days I STILL liked the name so there we have it. That's why I have this name. 
Oh wait. I was meant to tell you how I came up with it/ it's meaning. Okay so I have always been a fan of the phrase "Ashes to ashes, and dust to dust." And I guess this just reminds me that once your gone your nothing unless you leave behind a legacy. For some it's their children, for others their career, and to be honest I don't know what mine will be but I do know that if I die tomorrow I will of left something behind for people to remember me b…

10 things to do with your best friend

Well hello there guys.
So I met up with my best friend Tairrie the other day and we had a proper day where it was just me and her taking pictures and having fun and ever since we started college in September that has been quite rare for us. So I thought I'd compile a list of 10 things you can do with your BFF. 
1. Sleepover - Who doesn't love a good sleepover?! Food, movies and staying up all night talking. It's perfect!
2. Go shopping - Even if you don't buy anything, go and see what's out there and have fun with your BFF. 
3. Go out for a drink - Now I know almost everyone immediately thought of alcohol then but nope. I'm actually talking about going to your local Costa and having a hot chocolate and a cozy chat. 
4. Go for a walk - This is one of our favourite things to do! Even if you have no where to go just walk and talk. Go anywhere do something, anything. (We like to go to the fields near our houses or have a walk through the park.)
5. Have a movie mara…