Tragedy and the change of plans

So, yesterday there was a tragic terrorist attack in Brussels, at the Brussels Airport and the metro station.  Three dozen people have been killed, and reports have the injured number over 100.  It’s a senseless, awful tragedy, and my heart goes out to the people of Belgium in this time. Tomorrow, my mother and I…

1000 words worth a picture: Amsterdam and an empty house

Amsterdam was a surprise destination for me.  I was never really on my ‘dream travel list.’  But because I’d booked my last spring trip so late in the year, the London, Paris and Amsterdam trip was one of the only Contiki trips that was still available and fit in that time period.  So, without much…

Recipes for beginners: ridiculously good chicken pot pie

So, this recipe is a bit more involved then the last one, but seriously, so, so worth it.  I love chicken pot pie, but with my lactose intolerance, it doesn’t always love me.  And so, once I got into this cooking thing, I wanted to see if I could make one that was delicious, and…

Mad (scrub) cap adventures: “Batman Over the Big Apple”

So, when I got into the hobby of making scrub caps, I needed geeky fabric, and the best place I found fabrics is a site called Spoonflower, where people can upload their own designs and you can buy them as fabric or wrapping paper or wallpaper. Now, I found this concept pretty cool, and it…

Please be March break already…

So, yeah, I feel like the title might speak for my mood.  The week before last was pretty rough.  We had a 100 plus question exam last Monday, and although it ended up not being as bad as I thought (and I did pass, yay) the week leading up to it was rough.  The burnout…

Recipes for beginners: the best sloppy joe ever

So, I mentioned I was going to get around to posting some of my recipes of food that I’ve been recently and was very satisfied with. I’m new to this whole ‘cooking’ magic, and what I found when I was making things from my cookbook or online was that I often had to look up…

Mad (scrub) cap adventures: “The Tardis Through Time” cap

If anyone still couldn’t tell I’m a super big Doctor Who geek, then hi, I’m so glad this is your first time visiting my blog, how are you? 😉 I kid – and totally unrelated to everything but did you know that there is real blue Tardis like phone booth still in London? Because there…