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More baking

I attempted to make fairy cakes yesterday but i forgot they were in the oven and ended up really dry. I salvaged them by giving them wings and adding strawberry jam :)
I also finally finished a poem about Bleak House (been working on it for the past 2 weeks), I've written a stanza about each of the main characters, i shall type it up on here very soon.


Myself and the boy went for a pub lunch today, i had the scampi and the boy had a cheeseburger (bleh). I find pub food  more filling than restaurant food, and its much cheaper!
This blouse is a recent purchase from ebay, it was completely see through so i bought a white vest top from H&M yesterday to wear underneath it.

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White blouse - Topshop via ebay (£9)
White vest - H&M (£3.99)
Skirt & tights - Topshop (£22 and £4)
Loafers - Russell & Bromley via ebay (£30)


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