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Dairy-free Blueberry Cupcakes

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Good morning everyone!
Today I decided to get up early and bake some blueberry cupcakes for my mum using this simple recipe from All Recipes UK but changing it so no dairy is used :)

Ingredients 250g plain flour 200g caster sugar 200g blueberries 125ml almond milk 110g sunflower/dairy-free butter 2 eggs 2 tsp of baking powder ½ tsp of salt
How To Make Set your oven to Gas Mark 4 / 180 degrees and place 22 cake cases in a muffin tin. Sieve the flour, salt and baking powder in a bowl and set aside. Cream the butter and sugar in another bowl. Add the eggs and beat well. Add the almond milk and flour and beat until combined. Stir in the blueberries and divide mixture into the cake cases. Bake for 20-35 minutes until golden.
Enjoy :)

Urban Relaxation Massage

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It's the weekend! After a stressful week, nothing sounds better than unwinding with a full body massage..

I decided to trust TimeOut and try out a 1 hour massage at Urban Relaxation.

Purchasing a voucher through TimeOut meant I had to book an appointment via email, providing 3 dates and times that I could do, but it was simple enough. Audrey replied and seemed accommodating and friendly.
When it came to locating the building, it wasn't as easy as I thought. I asked many people and ended up going round in circles until I found a trusty Postie who pointed me in the right direction.

I arrived outside Chocolate Studios expecting to be greeted by a receptionist but there was only one locked main door leading to many apartments. I tried knocking, buzzing flats starting with number 1 to 7 and got some angry dwellers. With no luck, I headed for the stairwell but that was also locked. I rang the number on the website several times but no one picked up, which made me stressed and worried th…

ToyCon, Netil Market and Broadway Market

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My sister invited me to go ToyCon with her and after finding out it was in Bethnal Green, how could I not take her to Netil Market! 

After my first visit, where I discovered Yeast bakery (in my previous post), I couldnt resist getting another one :)

First stop: ToyCon An annual event, where artists and designers can sell or buy handmade creations such as paintings, plush toys to vinyl toys.
One of my favourite ones was by Jerimiah Ketner, who is from America and has an artistic orientalist flair.  Check out SukiSuki's page for more photos!
Next stop: Netil Market After picking up some croissants and a macaroon from Yeast, we headed to see what we could have for lunch. I was thinking maybe Little Bao but they had already closed up. Then I spotted lots of pretty looking cakes at Victoria Yum..
What I love about this place is that all the cakes are baked in their bitesize bakery! From brownies, cupcakes and loaves, there is something for everyone :) I went for a very dark chocolate cake with b…

Celebrating at Galvin La Chapelle

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For my sister's birthday, I wanted to take her out for a dinner but had no idea where to go. After many weeks of searching and finally finding a menu I thought Marianna would be happy with, I decided to book a table at Galvin La Chapelle. A French restaurant situated not too far from London Liverpool Street station.

After her eventful arrival of falling inbetween the gap of the train and platform (click here to see), we arrived at the restaurant. Still not knowing where she was being taken, I think she was pleasantly surprised by the d├ęcor :)
We were seated at a table, at the end of a long sofa, and offered olives and our glasses of brut. It was a perfect little spot for conversation but not so that we were completely isolated.  As part of the £29pp deal, we were able to choose a starter, a main, a dessert and also included a glass of brut. Now I'm not a fan of champagne but the light, refreshing taste made it very easy to convert me! We both went for the foie gras royale, port wi…