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30 déc. 2015

My favourite films of 2015 !!!

Hiya ! Last article before 2016 ! Today I'm going to write about my favourite films of 2015 !!!
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Firstly "The Book Thief" came out in 2013 and is a war drama film. It is based on "The Book Thief" by Markus Zusak. This film stars Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson and Sophie Nélisse.

It takes places during the Second World War. A voice representing Death tells us about Liesel Meninger (Sophie Nélisse) child hood. She is taken to foster parents Hans (Geoffrey Rush) and Rosa (Emily Watson) Huermann, because her mother, a Communist, is fleeing Germany. Max, a Jewish, goes to the Hubermann's house where they give him shleter. Liesel also meets Rudy Steiner, a neighbohood boy.

I really enjoyed this film because you can see how the Germany people lived during the Second World War.

 Secondly, my best descovary that came out this year is the romantic drama film "Far from the madding crowd". It is based on the book by Thomas Hardy. This film stars Carey Mulligan, Mathias Schoenaerts, Michael Sheen, Tom Sturridge and Juno Temple.
In 1870, Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan) is working on her aunt's farm in Dorset. Then Bathsheba's fortune changed because her uncle left his farm to her in his will and she leaves for her newly inherited farm at once.

I really loved this amazing romantic film, I highly recommend it.

 The film that makes me cry every time I watch it : "Philomena" is a drama film that came out in 2013. It's based on "The Lost Child of Philomena Lee" by Martin Sixsmith. This film stars Judi Dench and Steve Coogan.

London journalist, Martin Sixsmith (Steve Coogan) has lost his job as a gouvernment adviser. He is approached at a party by the daughter of Philomea Lee. She suggests that he writes a story about her mother who was forced to give up son Anthony, at a very young age, nearly fifty years ago. Al though Sixsmith is initially uninterested in writing a "human interest story", he meets Philomena (Judy Dench) and decides to investigate her story.

I really enjoyed this emoving film, as I said at the begining I cry every time I watch it.

Cara

What are your favourite films of 2015 ???

27 oct. 2015

Happy HALLOWEEN !!!

Hiya, today I will tell you how to make a super halloween decoration and I will give you the recipe of an awesome cake that you can make for halloween !!!

This decoration is very easy to make and you don't need many things to make it ! You can decorate your house when your friends or family come to celebrate halloween !!! ENJOY...
Materials :                   Halloween candle

- 1 big white candle

- 1 red candle

- a cupple of little plastique spiders

- decoration spiders webs

Method : (I would suggest you to make this decoration on aluminium paper)

1. Lite your red candle and spill some of the wax on the white candle to make a blood effect.

2. Let the red wax dry then stick a cupple of little plastique spiders with super-gluw. You can also decorate it with spider webs.

I hope you have enjoyed this HALLOWEEN decoration !!!













Now, let me give you a really easy recipe for your halloween party ! ENJOY...
Ingredients : Halloween Brownie (this picture has been taken from Jane Asher "Cakes for fun")

- chocolate brownie (you can buy it in a supermarket)

- 1 tube of black writing icing

- 6 chocolate coated mini rolls

- 4 large white marshmallows

- halloween sweets (skeletons, bats, chocolate pumpkins...)

For the buttercream : (clique just below to find a buttercream recipe)http://gorjussthings.blogspot.fr/2015/10/delicious-cupcakes.html

- green food colouring

- green and chocolate sprinkles

Material :

-1 square cake board
Method :

1. Once you have made the buttercream, colour the buttercream using the green food colouring.

2. Spead the buttercream all over your cake board and sprinkle with green and chocolate sprinkles.

3. Using a sharp knife cut out 3 rectangles then cut then in half to make 6 tomstones.

4. Using the writing icing pipie "R.I.P" on the tomstones. Then arange them on your cake board.

5. Add the chocolate coated mini rolls in front of every tomstone.

6. Make the ghosts by cutting the marshmallows in half diagonaly and piping on the features.

7. Finish off by adding your halloween sweets.

I hope you heve enjoyed this halloween recipe and have an awesome halloween party with your friends and family !!!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN !!!

18 oct. 2015

Delicious Cupcakes !!!

Hiya, during my summer holidays I made delicious cupcakes so I thought why not post the recipe on my blog !

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Ingredients :

- 125g butter (at room temperature)
- 125g sugar
- 125g flour
- 2 eggs
- vanilla extract (optional)
- 1tsp baking powder
- sprinkles (optional)
- milk

For the buttercream icing :

- 335g icing sugar
- 150g butter (at room temperature)
- milk
- vanilla extract (optional)
- sprinkles

*YOU WILL NEED*

- ice cream scupe or a spoon
- hand whisk or an electric whisk
- cupcake cases
- disposable piping bag
- metal 8 star nosel

Preparation Method :
1. Preheat the oven to 190C°
2. Put the butter, sugar, flour and 2 eggs in your mixing bowl
3. Add 1tsp of powder and you can also add 1/4tsp of vanilla extract
4. Then add one and a half tbsp of milk
5. Finally mix with starting of slow speed and working to a medium speed
6. You can add sprinkles to your mixture
7. Put your cupcake cases on a metal tray then using your ice cream scoop fill your cupcake cases
8. Put your cakes into the oven for 10mins.
9. To make your buttercream icing, first add the butter in a clean bowl
10. beat the butter for a good 5mins until it turns white and creamy
11. Add a 1/4 at a time of the icing sugar and whisk at a low speed then whisk until all the icing sugar is mixed in  and the mixture it creamy.
12. If your mixture is too thick add 1 or 2tbsp of milk.
13. You can also add 1/4tsp of vanilla extract.
14. Whisk on a low speed and gradually increase the speed of the whisk.
*WAIT UNTIL YOUR CUPCAKES ARE COLD BEFORE ICING THEM !!!!!!*
15. Finally, let's get icing ! Pop your nosel into your piping bag, fold the bag over and start spooning your buttercream into your piping bag.
16. Turn your piping bag back over, twist it and ice your cupcakes !
17. Put sprinkles on top of your cupcakes
18. Once you have finished icing the cakesdf leave them to set in the fridge.

I hope you've had fun making these delicious cupcakes !!!!!!!

Love from Cara xxx :-)

4 oct. 2015

My Summer Holidays in the Auvergne !!!


When I came back from England, a week later I went to the Auvergne. My family and I stayed on a lovely farm near where Lisa lives (my best friend who came with us to England.)



I went to see my friend Ines, we rode her poney and it was so hot that we stayed inside all afternoon watching TV.
I went to Lisa's sister's birthday party ! It was awesome. We made a fire and ate marshmallows. We played mimes and went to bed really late. My family and I went to do "accrobranche", we went to visit St Cirq Lapopie, a small village near the river Lot. That day it was really hot. We went on a boat on the river Lot then we had a swim in the river.


We went to the "Rocher des aigles" at Rocamadour. I saw a lovely bird show with birds of pray and parrots flying in the sky. We went canoeing all day, that was cool !!! Finally on the last day of our holidays in the Auvergne, we went to the village festival, we saw a firework show and danced until midnight !

I hope you have spent a lovely summer holiday too !!!

Love from Cara xx:-)

2 sept. 2015

My summer holidays in England !!! [going to London...]





It's been à long time since I've posted any articles. So today I'm going to write about my summer holidays in England !!! This time my best friend came with us for two weeks !!!



Foxton Locks



The weather isn't that great even in the summer, but fortunatly it wasn't to bad !

Tower Bridge


St Paul's Cathedral













The first few days we spent at my Nan's in England, we went to the village festival, in Loddington. In the afternoon we had an English tea with cake and then in the evening we went to a barbarque. We went to Foxton Locks, where we had a little walk arround the locks and then I had a really nice clotted cream ice cream! Mmmm.......! 

The Shard


Covent Garden

London Eye












 
                            



I saw my cousin, my uncle and my aunt. My Nan's neighbours have lovely dogs so we took them for walks and played with them...!











Big Ben (Trafalgar Square)

Sherlock Holmes Shop (Baker Street)






















We spent two days in London and visited lots of things !!! We went to St Paul's Cathedral, The Millenium Bridge, The globe Theater, Tower Bridge, The shard, Tower of London where we saw some Beefeaters then we went on a boat on the Thames. We went to Trafalgar sqare and went in a few shops at Covent Garden. After that we went to a hotel for the night.



The Thames

 London Eye

     



The next morning we went to the Sherlock Holmes shop in Baker Street, The London Eye, Big Ben and the Houses of parlement, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, Horse Gardes Parade then to St James's Park. And to finish we went to Picadilly Circus at M&M's World were we brought some M&M's!!!!





Buckingham Palace

       


Sadly our time in London was over so we went back home on the train... :-(




Horse Gardes Parade

M&M's World (Picadilly Circus)

   

A few days later we went to do some shopping with my best friend and we ate  in a lovely coffee shop. We went to Burley where we visited Burley House and then Burley Park.




St James's Park



King's College (Cambridge)





During the last days, before the end of our holidays in England, we went to Cambridge. We saw King's College and went into the church. Then we went punting on the river Cam where we saw some lovely bridges over the river.





Punting on the river Cam (Cambridge)

The bridge of Sights (Cambridge)




 

King's College (Cambridge)

A few days later our holidays in England were over and we came back home to France !!!
Hope you've enjoyed this article !!!
Love From Cara xxx :-)

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26 août 2015

I'm back !

Hi everybody ! I hope you've had a lovely holiday !
For some time I haven't posted any articles as I've been on holiday.
I went to England for two weeks then to the Auvergne in France for three weeks. Betwen coming back from England and going to the Auvergne I wasn't well. (In the Auvergne I didn't have any internet or a good signal so during the three weeks it was a bit annoying). But I must admit that I've missed not writting or posting any articles on my blog. So I'm back on now, I will have more time to post articles (and I've had lots of briliant ideas I can post for you).
See you... Cara xxx :-)

26 juin 2015

It's the holidays !!!

It's the holidays !!!!!!!! It's so cool, I'm so happy to be finally on holiday (but it's gone so quick!), the weather is perfect (may be a bit to hot) and we have put up our swimming pool (it's more like a paddling pool) :-). Any way yesterday I went to the market in Antibe with my mum. We went threw the little streets in the old town were I brought a different coloured all in one shorts and top and I brought presents for my friends birthdays who are coming up very soon. Then we had a wonder arround the market and I brought a nail polish and a bracelet for one of my friends. At lunch time we ate in a backers. I had a bagle and we ate in a room were the walls were made of chocolate (it smelt chocolaty Mmmm...), just when you walked in the backers there was a chocolate fontain and there was macarons all different colours stacked up, princesses shoes made of chocolate, lip stick made of chocolate....... After lunch we hade some really nice ice cream in the bestest ice cream shop (I hade yoghurt and chocolate ice cream).
I'd spent a super dooper day !!!!!! And finally when I came home I went in the swimming pool it was at 26C°......!!!

Hope you're having super dooper fun on you're holidays !!! See you...
Love from Cara xxx :-)

10 juin 2015

#askCara ?

Hiya !!! A few days ago I thought that it would be cool if I would do a "Q and A" on my blog. So, I'm asking everyone who wants to participate, to send me (on my adress mail) your questions that you would like to ask me. For example the products that I use, questions about my blog, if you would like I poste DIY's or recipes... This is my adress mail that you can send your questions to me : cara.raynaud@gmail.com
I will leave you 3 weeks (up to the 17th of july 2015) to send me in your questions !!!
I hope that a lot of you will participate, until then thanks a lot !!!

See you xxx :-)
Lots of love from Cara

My nail routine and hand care !!!

Hi everyone ! Today I've decided to write an article about my nail routine and hand care !!! A few days ago, I did a nail and hand care so I thought why don't I show you a few steps to keep your nails and hands in good condition ! ENJOY...!
Step one : The first thing you must do is wash your hands and with a nail brush, clean your nails to take of all the dirt and dust that are under your finger tips.

Step two : If you have any nail polish on your nails, take it of. Then file your nails.

Step three : To whiten your nails, squeeze some lemon juice into a pot and soak your nails for 1 to 2 minutes.

Step four : To take off all the dead skin and to hydrate your hands, prepare a scrub : pour some  olive oil into  a little pot and add some sugar. Mix the preparation then apply with a spon on your hands. Rub some on your nails, hands and between your fingers.

Step five : Rinse your hands and dry them gently with a kitchen towel without taking off the huile.

Step six : Apply some hand cream on your finger tips, hands and between your fingers.

I hope you have enjoyed this article and that it will help you keep your hands and nails in good condition !!!

See you
Lots of love from Cara xxx :-)

17 mai 2015

Chocolate fondue with fruit and honey bread

Hi every one ! Today I've decided to post the recipe for chocolate fondue with fruit and honey bread  !!! ENJOY :-)
This recipe is for 4 people, the preparation and cooking time takes 1 hour and 40 minutes and it's level of difficulty is 2/3.
Ingredients :
*For the chocolate fondue
- 350g dark or milk chocolate
- 150ml cream
- 75g dark brown sugar
- 1 tbsp cocoa pwder
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
*For the honey bread
- 300ml runny honey
- 4 slices wholemeal bread (crusts removed)
- 2 tsp mixed spice
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tbsp milk
*Fruit for dipping
- grapes
- bananas (sliced)
- strawberries (halved)
Method :
  1. Mix the honey, milk, mixed spice and cinnamon together in a bowl and pour over the bread, allowing it to soak for 10 minutes.
  2. Chop the bread up into chunks. Carefully halve the strawberries and slice the bananas.
  3. Place all the fruit and the honey bread ona plate, ready to serve. Spear onto wooden skewers.
  4. For the chocolate fondue, place all the ingredients into a pan over a low heat and stir until it has melted.
  5. Remove from the heat and allow the chocolate mixture to cool for a moment.
  6. Pour the melted chocolate mixture into a bowl and serve with fresh fruit and honey bread.
TOP TIP! : Try dipping marshmallows, brasil nuts, or biscuits into the chocolate.
See you
Love from Cara xxx:-)


4 mai 2015

My opinion on the film "The Imitation game"


Hiya ! A few days ago I watched the film "The Imitation Game". I couldn't wait to see it because I'd heard alot about the film and really wanted to see it. It is the biography of the mathematition Alan Turing who during the second world war tries to break the secret code created by the Enigma machine which the Germans used for their wireless messages.
We discover that Turing was homosexual. In the 1950's homosexuality was illegale, but instead of going to jail  he chooses to take chemical castration so that he can continue his work. In the end Alan Turing commits sucuide.

I really love this film because it is a wonderful story that has been made into a fantastic film. It tells the true story of Alan Turing who saved, it was estimated, 14 milloin lives and shortend the second world war by 2 years. Alan Turing's greatest discovery was kept secret for 50 years. In december 2013, Turing was pardonned by the Queen Elisabeth II. Turing's work helped make possible the developement of computers.

My favourite actors play in the film : Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley. I'd recommend  this film if you are over 12 years old.

See You...
Love From Cara xxx:-)
                                              

19 avr. 2015

My Super Saturday !!!

Hiya ! I hope you are all okay !! Today I'm going to talk to you about what I did last saturday !!! ENJOY...

As you can see in the title of this article I spent a super saturday. First of all in the morning I went to a shop to look at wooden houses with my dad, because I'd asked for one for my birthday. Then I went horse riding; we had a really nice walk, we galoped and we saw polo  horses. OH MY GOD !!!!!!!!!!!!! I saw my chemistry teacher, good job he didn't see me...! I was invited to a birthday party in the afternoon so when I came home I quickly ate, washed my hair, put on my makeup and a lovely blue lace dress with blue ballerinas (party theme : "end of year ball"). I was a bit late because I'd come home late from horse riding. The birthday was super. We dressed up and took photos and then we put  on our cossies . We had to walk around carring a tray with one hand that had glasses filled with water on it. We then shut all the windows, turned on a special light that progected images on the wall, and turned  the music on for a disco .We did some funny sketches, then my mum came to get me and we went to eat at a chinese restaurant. When we came home I put my pyjamas on and watched  a DVD of Mr.Bean.

I Hope you spent a good week end too, see you !!!
Love from Cara xxx:-)
                                         

12 avr. 2015

Welcome to my Blog !!!

Hiya, I'm Cara and welcome to my blog "Gorjuss Things" !!! On my blog you will find funny articles about my day to day life, all the things I love : makeup, fashion, beauty... You will also find recipes and DIY's; my thoughts and opinions. I hope you will like my blog as much as I enjoy writing it. Twice a week you will find a new article.
                                                                     See you
                                                          lots of love from Cara xxx:-)
                              PS : Check out my french blog : Cara's Secrets      carasecrets.blogspot.com
                  and this is my adresse mail if you have any questions      cara.raynaud@gmail.com