My boyfriend, Mark came back on Thursday and I hadn’t seen him for six weeks due to us both going home at different times. We decided that Friday night would be Date Night. We started off in Buddys Diner which is a lovely America themed diner, here in Winchester. I had Idaho Loaded Skins to start which were delicious and Mark had Garlic Mushrooms. I then had a BBQ Chicken wrap and fries while Mark had a T Bird burger (which is a burger topped with salsa and chillies) with onion rings. We washed these down with cream soda and a coke. I definitely recommend going to Buddys if you’re ever in Winchester. The atmosphere is great and the food is so tasty!
We then went a couple of doors down to Plain & Fancy, which is a cocktail bar where we were joined by our friends Charlotte and James. I had a Candyfloss (which is made with real candyfloss!) and a Chocolate Mojito. There’s nothing like a good cocktail!
We then moved on to our favourite pub, The Black Boy. The best thing about this pub is the weird and wonderful decorations! We were sat next to a real stuffed polar bear head and an aga. Along a shelf which was behind us were jars which contained a pickled snake, a pickled seahorse and a pickled squid. There are so many stuffed animals in there, my favourite is the baboon wearing a kilt! All the tables are different too, it’s a lovely quirky pub and is right by the river so the walk to it is really nice. 
I hope you all had a good Friday night too!

Today is my last day off until the 21st! I fell asleep after Waterloo Road last night and woke up at around 10 this morning so I had 13 hours sleep! I decided to be productive, seeing as I feel bad about wasting my coach tickets to London so I’ve been tidying the kitchen and I attempted a run. The run didn’t go very well as I got beeped at by a perv on a motorbike and had builders saying things to me as I went past, so I did a mile and went home. Probably the best thing I did today though, was make cookies! These cookies always go down a  treat when I make them, they usually disappear in a couple of hours. As everyone seems to like them, I decided to share the recipe with you! The measurements are all in cups which is American but you can pick up some measuring cups anywhere nowadays. I got mine from TK Maxx but I’ve seen them in Poundland of all places!

Chewy Oaty Cookies


Ingredients
Dry:
1 cup self raising flour
1 cup oats
1 cup dessicated coconut
A couple of pinches of Ground Cinnamon (to taste)
Wet:
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white granulated sugar
1 tablespoon golden syrup
Vanilla essence (to taste)
Method
1. Preheat the oven to around 150C and grease or line a baking tray with foil.
2. Put all of the dry ingredients together in a mixing bowl.
3. Put all of the wet ingredients in a saucepan and bring to the boil on a low heat, stirring all the time.
4. Empty the contents of the saucepan into the mixing bowl and combine all the ingredients with a spoon.
5. Once the mixture has cooled for a couple of minutes, use your hands to roll the mixture into balls.
6. Place each ball onto the baking tray and flatten with  your hand.
7. Put in the preheated oven for around 20 – 25 minutes. When the cookies are done, they will be a nice golden colour but will still feel squidgy to touch.. they harden once they start cooling.

These cookies are delicious when warm but still  taste great when they’ve cooled down too! Let me know if you use my recipe and tell me what you think about it!

Graze is a company which offers delicious, natural, healthy food – BY POST! Each package has four different types of food and is designed to fit through your letterbox so you don’t need to sign for them. You can choose which day you want your Graze box to be delivered and they will deliver one on this day every week (unless you cancel or push back the delivery which you can do). They offer a massive range of food, from dried fruits, nuts, seeds to flapjacks and foccacia breads. All you need to do is tell them, using the website what foods you like (and you can state whether you have a nut allergy or not) and they will put together a box especially for you! I got my first box a couple of weeks ago and now I’m hooked! My favourites are the orange and ginger flapjack, natural vanilla seeds and sweet as a nut.

Here’s the box I got this week!

The boxes cost £3.49 each but if you sign up using my code (CLTLKCF) you get the first box absolutely free and the second box half price (£1.74). You have to put your card details in when you sign up but you can cancel at any time so it’s worth signing up, just for a free one!

So, if you want to sign up, here’s my code again: CLTLKCF

Let me know if you order one and if you like what you get! Happy Grazing!