Author: Sophia Henry

Bake of the Month: Apple Cake

This apple cake is super simple to make and tastes delicious! It doesn’t take an expert to make and is really fun to create with your flatmates if you need a revision break. The preparation time is around 15 minutes and cooking time is approximately 45 minutes to an hour. Give it a go during the Easter break so you can show off to your flatmates when you are back at university. Ingredients: 150g unsalted butter 225g self raising flower 1 tsp baking powder 200g caster sugar 2 eggs 1tsp cinnamon 1tsp vanilla extract 2tbsp rum 2 medium sized apples 25g...

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Food trends: unicorns

For those of you who are no stranger to Pinterest, it will come as no surprise to you that Unicorns have emerged as an interesting food trend. These mythical creatures are taking over the world of the foodies in a range of different forms: here are the top picks of these magical makes. 1: Unicorn macaroons: image from here.  These are undoubtably the cutest macaroons on the scene. Not are they beautiful, but they are delicious too. If you revel in the joys of organisation and uniformity, can these be any more enticing? To try your own, there is no reason...

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Moonlight – A Film Review

Moonlight really got the nation talking this year, and not just because of the controversy surrounding the Golden Globe Awards! Moonlight tackles various difficult areas of personal development head-first, through it’s incredibly emotional narrative. Directed by Barry Jenkins, this film received many credible awards, including the Independent Spirit Award for the Best Director. Best Motion Picture was handed over at The Golden Globe Awards, and the Academy Award for Best Writing Adapted Screenplay was given to Moonlight. This film is particularly influential to a lot of people because it presents the struggle of coming to terms with your individual identity in a society that...

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92 Degrees Coffee

(image from here) 92 degrees coffee is a hidden gem of cafés, located on Hardman Street. It is a small, but very cosy and welcoming coffee shop. For those who are rebelling against the chain stores, it is a great and local place to start. The coffee shop is just behind the cathedral off campus, so is an ideal place to work or relax between lectures and its calming atmosphere makes it a great little get away too. As it is fairly small, it is a lovely place to study: grab a sofa, order a mocha and cosy up with your...

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The Cow and Co Café

(image from here) The Cow and Co Café is a short walk away from John Lewis, although when you are there, it feels as if it could as well be in the country side. The café is relaxing and quiet, if you need an escape from the busy student life, it is ideal. Cow and Co is best described as eclectic. In terms of its decoration, the place is very similar to Urban Outfitters home wear with that lovely cosy feel. There are daffodils on each table, a range of artsy magazines if you want something to read and, of course, great food...

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