Saatchi Sundaze

If you are interested in art, the Saatchi Gallery in Chelsea, London is somewhere I’d definitely recommend going. I visited it last Sunday and witnessed some of the most vibrant impressionist paintings, I was in awe of the colours and different styles of art I encountered.

The exhibition was called ‘Known Unknowns’ and features the work of `17 contemporary artists and focuses mainly on the diversity and breadth of contemporary art in a progressively digital age. The art here is different, unlike anything that would be considered ‘normal’, but art isn’t normal, there will always be different interpretations of different artwork and that’s what makes it so special.

Check out some of the pieces I snapped and let me know if you decide to visit! Also check out many of my other posts by clicking the menu above ūüôā

Lorinda xxx

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Book Club: Currently Reading

Hi all,

So I’ve decided to start some form of ‘book club’ whereby I share what book I am currently reading and you guys comment books that you love or books that you are currently reading and are really enjoying. That way, we can all benefit from each other’s book recommendations, find me on GoodReads at ‘Lorinda’ (I have only just set it up so it may not be of any use:)

keep me updated on books you love!

Lorinda xxx

p.s. I am currently reading ‘We Were Liars’ by E. Lockhart.

My ‘Soul’ Playlist

My music taste is very¬†varied, sometimes questionable, yet I created a playlist a while ago which is extremely calm and more so for me to just chill out and not stress haha. Music is for the soul and a way to engage the whole brain, improving memory, attention, physical co ordination and mental development, I’m hoping this music has the potential to improve your mood and decrease your frustration : )

I thought many of you might be on the hunt for some new music so take a look at some of my favourite picks, also comment some of your favourite songs & share this post/blog with people you think might enjoy reading this.

Egyptian Luvr – Rejjie Snow (feat. Amine & Dana Williams)

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Aura – SJ Lewis, J Warner

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GoodLovinn – J.Robb, Devin Tracy

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Talk About Forever – Mabel

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Take Time – Roy Woods (feat. 24Hrs)

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Good Love – 11:11

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Blue Lights – Jorja Smith

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Language – Paperboy Fabe, Brent Faiyaz

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ALSO; visit this post from ‘Owlcation’ which outlines the positive benefits of listening to music.

lots of love

Lorinda xxx

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IMG_E4880‘Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.’

8th March 2018. Today is International Women’s Day and a time to #pressforprogress. With different movements fighting for women’s equality¬†such as #MeToo and #TimesUp, it is becoming increasingly important that we strive for gender parity.

Let me tell you more about these two movements that many of you may have seen across social media platforms but never quite understood exactly what they mean.

#TimesUp – www.timesupnow.com

A unified call of change from women in entertainment for women everywhere, envisioning nationwide leadership that reflects the world w live in. Powered by women, it addresses the systematic inequality and injustice in the workplace that have prevented certain groups from reaching their full potential. It partners with leading advocates for equality and safety to improve laws, employment agreements and corporate policies – enabling more women and men to access the legal system to hold wrongdoers accountable.

#MeToo – metoomvmt.org

A¬† movement founded by Tarana Burke 10 years ago to help survivors of sexual violence, particularly young women of colour from low wealth communities, find pathways to healing. The¬†¬†me too.¬†movement uses the idea of ’empowerment through empathy’ and was created to ensure survivors know that they are not alone.

BUT

Women need to be celebrated! What powerful, extraordinary people who are intelligent, loving, caring and have the potential to change the world (currently in the process of doing so). We mustn’t let society alter how we view ourselves or how we choose to act, make life choices that you want to make and fight the patriarchy. Be inspirational by being you, no doubt you have inspired somebody in your lifetime… heck, maybe in the past week. Read the books you want to read, listen to music you want to listen to, be who you want to be. Never let the bitterness of this world steal your sweetness…

This isn’t even for the women in the world, because fighting for equality isn’t for women to have more power, it’s for the patriarchy to be quashed and for the world to be a better place… this is just the first step!

Don’t compete, empower!¬†

‘Girls support girls’

Lorinda xxx

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London Lovin

I haven’t been to London in a long while, so what better way to spend the day than in a cute little restaurant (which also made me entirely wary of the way I conducted myself hehe) with waffles and tea!

The Ivy City Garden is an adorable, albeit stunning, venue and for anyone who needs a fitting place to treat their loved ones or catch up with a longtime pal, this was one of the best ways to do so.

The art here was just phenomenal! Although, art itself is such an abstract form of visual representation for anything and it does leave a classy, timeless effect on anyone who witnesses it.

The staff were absolutely lovely and hospitable and I look forward to venturing to all the other Ivy restaurants (may have to create an archive of all my special visits), do enjoy the photos below x

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See you soon ūüôā

 

 

View from The Shard

At Christmas I visited the Shard (late, late I know!) but it was absolutely mesmerizing. For any tourists who would like to visit London, it is one of the first places I would recommend visiting (I will leave a link below to the official website for anyone who would like to pre-book tickets). I visited at night  and the view was stunning although I have also visited during the day where the view is equally as impressive.

You can see everything within¬† a very, very large range.¬†On one side is the River Thames and the famous Tower Bridge and as you turn, the charming suburban streets stand quietly¬†next to the bustling city.¬†London’s landmarks are stunning and I would recommend visiting them at some point…

https://www.theviewfromtheshard.com/en/tickets-prices/

Lorinda xxx

 

Icelandic Adventure!

So recently I went on one of the best holidays I think I will ever experience, Iceland. I made so many memories with so many people¬†and saw things I would never have seen elsewhere. The¬†iconic Blue Lagoon is stunning, and one of the¬†‘World’s Wonders’, and¬†Iceland is home to many different waterfalls! My favourite bit was probably the tomato greenhouse, which funnily enough also starred on a season 12 episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians. Iceland is truly amazing, and look through these photos – you will not be able to resist booking a flight for yourself…create your own Icelandic adventure!

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Quick And Easy Rocky Road

Hope you are all well. I recently made a rocky road which I have previously made for Easter and based it on this recipe. I obviously took away the crème and mini eggs but apart from that, everything else is the same.

I am a massive fan of baking and especially treats that can be done in less than 30 minutes, so this is a perfect recipe for those days you do not have time to go all out and bake a cake but still want to satisfy your sweet tooth. So follow the recipe and be on your way to a scrumptious rocky road perfect for all occasions!

Ingredients:

150g unsalted butter

250g dark chocolate, chopped

150g milk chocolate, chopped

4 tbsp. Golden syrup.

180g mini marshmallows

150g digestive biscuits, crushed into chunks

150g white chocolate, chopped

 

Method:

Melt your unsalted butter over a relatively low heat, when it is half melted add in your dark and milk chocolate and golden syrup & melt over a low heat. Be careful with this as you do not want your chocolate to burn and separate. Once your chocolate is fully melted,mix in your crushed digestive biscuits (bigger chunks are better), and mini marshmallows until the mixture is well coated. Leave aside to cool for 10 minutes.

Line a 20cm x 20cm baking tin and press your mixture into it firmly. Melt your white chocolate and drizzle over the rocky road mixture. Leave in the fridge for a couple of hours until it sets completely. However, I would recommend taking your rocky road out of the fridge about half an hour before eating because it tastes much, much better when at room temperature.

I hope you enjoyed this simple but delicious recipe – like the post and comment if you tried it at home!

Lorinda xxx

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Harry Potter & The Cursed Child – Book Review

Today I am going to be writing a book review after such positive comments on my previous one asking for more:) This time, however, I will be reviewing Harry Potter & The Cursed Child which left me speechless (it was so good)!

There are three authors of this book: JK Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne and there are 2 parts to the book which are sold together I think? I purchased it with both parts for ¬£10 (half-price) – it actually retails for ¬£20. I am obsessed, so I couldn’t wait to grab a copy of this book! Sidenote: This book review will not be very detailed because I do not want to give away any SPOILERS.

What’s it about?

‘It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry Of Magic, a husband, and father of three school-age children. While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes darkness comes from unexpected places. ‘ – Author’s words not mine haha.

Why Read It?

A beautifully written sequel to the previous seven Harry Potter books even though it is set 19 years later. The formidable trio are grown-up and married off with children and the story focusses on Albus (Harry + Ginny’s son) and his unlikely friendship that brings along mishaps that could be fateful to the wizarding world if held in the wrong hands. It is written in the format of a script which could put some people off although I had no issues with it. The three authors have creates a book of adventure and it’s so gripping, I read it in one sitting!

Favourite Quote

“Perfection is beyond the reach of humankind, beyond the reach of magic. In every shining moment of happiness is that drop of poison: the knowledge that pain will come again. Be honest to those you love, show your pain. To suffer is as human as to breathe.” – Albus Dumbledore. Everyone’s favourite wizard makes a comeback (in his portrait anyways) and enlightens Harry with his words of wisdom when Harry is having difficulty with parenthood and connecting with his youngest son.

I would recommend you read this book because there are some shocking surprises and things you would not expect to find out whilst also being a great way to catch up on the wizarding world after 19 years!

If you decide to read this book, please do comment down below or like the post and I will definitely be posting more book reviews.

Lorinda xxx