How to Hollow Out a Light Bulb

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Things you will need:

  • a light bulb (obviously…)
  • old box
  • pliers (flat nose pliers)
  • screwdriver (or old tweezers in my case)

And for safety reasons, I would recommend you to wear a pair of goggles and some gloves. I just wore my glasses and didn’t wear any gloves and ended up getting a few cuts…

  1. Place your old box or bin or whatever you want to use on the table you want to work on and hold the light bulb above it
  2. Remove the solder using your pliers and twist to get it off properly
  3. Crack the glass insulator (the black bit) with the pliers
  4. Once you have removed the insulator, take a screwdriver and crack the tube inside the light bulb
  5. Take the bits out by using the pliers and just empty the rest in the box
  6. Once you have made sure that the bulb has been hollowed out properly, clean the bulb thoroughly!

And that’s it!

Oh and watch out for my Light Bulb Project! It will be up soon!

RELAUNCH!

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It’s going to be a month since I started my blog. The one month was just a trial to see if it was going anywhere.Turns out I do enjoy it and have decided to actually carry on with it. On the 4th December, the new site will be relaunched, with a new name, new website, new design, more posts that might interest you and even giveaways!!!…So watch out!!!

Vanilla Sugar

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To make 200g of vanilla sugar, you will need:

  • 2 tsp vanilla extract* (1 tsp is equivalent to one vanilla pod)
  • 200g (1 cup) granulated sugar
  1. Put the sugar in a jar or anything with a lid where you can store the sugar in
  2. Add the vanilla extract to the sugar
  3. Mix it up with a spoon first
  4. If not mixed properly, close the jar/ whatever you are using with the lid and shake well

 And that’s it!

Watch out for future posts to see what I’m going to make with the vanilla sugar I made!

*Cheaper than using actual vanilla pods!

The Cosy Club Leicester

IMG_5301.JPGSince it opened about a month ago, I really wanted to check this place out. My housemates went there before me and absolutely loved it.

After seeing what it looked like, I was really intrigued to check the place out myself.

I’ve been to the Cosy Club twice now and have enjoyed my experience both times.

 

The Cosy Club has a nice casual area and a restaurant area. It’s a perfect place to catch up with friends or family.

The food is great and prices are reasonable.

But what I enjoyed the most was the atmosphere. The lighting, the music and everything else just makes it a cosy place to hang out. (Oh! And I love their cute napkins!)

It is very different to the usual restaurants out there and it is definitely a place to check out.

A great new addition to Leicester!

The Cosy Club

62-68 Highcross Street
Leicester
LE1 4NN

Opening Hours:

Mon- Wed: 9am – 11pm

Thurs: 9am – 12am

Fri- Sat: 9am – 1am

Sun: 9am – 11pm

Gelato Village

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I don’t know about you, but I prefer Italian ice cream to the usual ones we get here. For many years, I’ve been complaining about how much I hate the ice creams you get here, and how I miss the ones I used to have when I went to Italy.

So anyway…This week, I decided to just walk around Leicester and ended up taking a route back home which I normally don’t use. And there it was: Gelato Village!!!

I was so happy to see it. It was freezing outside, and yet I still went in and bought a little pot of ice cream.

The prices are reasonable and the gelato tasted amazing! (I had hazelnut, chocolate and pistachio, by the way.) If you are not sure which flavour to buy, they will even let you try out the flavours first! Gelato Village is definitely a place to check out! 

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Don’t take my word for it. Go experience it yourself!

Gelato Village
Italian Artisan Gelato & More
2 St. Martins Square – Leicester
LE1 5DF

Opening hours

Mon – Wed: 11:00 – 20:00

Thurs: 11:00 – 22:00

Fri – Sat: 11:00 – 23:00

Sun: 11:00 – 20:00

A light bulb moment

IMG_5023.JPGHave you got any light bulbs lying around, that do not work anymore? Well, I do!

Want to know what you could do with them?

Watch out for my next post, to find out what I transform these two broken light bulbs into! :)

 

 

P.S. I’m not breaking my stuff on purpose!

 

From a Mirror to a Photo Frame

If you’ve been following my blog, you might remember that my mirror broke recently (click here to read post)

IMG_4996.JPGSo here’s what I did with it. I turned it into a photo frame.

Things you need:

  • a frame
  • 5m jute ribbon (depends on how big your frame is)
  • 20 card pegs (or more depending on the number of pictures)
  • fairy lights if you don’t have any already

Unless you are going to reuse a broken mirror frame like I did, it won’t take you more than 15 minutes to make one yourself.

So what do you think? Do you like what I’ve transformed my broken mirror into? Comment below! x

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?

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For those of you who don’t know me well, I’m a huge fan of Mindy Kaling. I’m obsessed with her!

So anyway. I just found out recently that she wrote a book called “Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And other concerns)”.

As soon as I found out, I ordered it online and just collected it yesterday.

I started reading it straight away, and so far I’m loving it! The book is hilarious, and at the same time I can relate myself so much to her.

Once I’m done with reading the book, I’ll post a more detailed review of the book.

So watch out!!!

(featured image from http://thechalkboardmag.com/january-2014-meet-january-guest-editor-mindy-kaling)

 

Mirror, mirror, off the wall…

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So a week before I moved into my new student home, among a lot of other things, I also bought a mirror. For £2, it was a bargain!

Till today, it served its purpose.

However, when I was working on an assignment for my course, I suddenly heard the mirror fall of the wall.

The mirror broke. In fact it broke into tiny little pieces.

Anyway… So I cleared the mess up, but kept the shattered mirror separately.

Why?

You’ll find out soon!

To see what I transformed this mirror into, click here

A day at the ZSL London Zoo

After my second year exams, I went to London for a week and spent a few days being a tourist. As an animal lover I really wanted to go to the ZSL London Zoo.

The main reason I wanted to go there, was to see the baby tigers.

So woke up early, all excited like a 6 year old, to see all the animals. And due to let’s say lack of navigation skills, I ended up arriving at the zoo later than expected.

We started off by entering Africa. And what was the first animal I had the pleasure to meet? Well… a pygmy hippo (basically just a hippo, except smaller ;) ). 10382631_254636514743241_7009698956841822876_n

Then we got to see the giraffes being fed, which was so cool.

So we continued our day, seeing more animals. Familiar ones like gorillas and lions and also ones never seen or heard before.

Surprisingly, I enjoyed the birds at the zoo as well.

But my highlight of the day was going into the Butterfly paradise. It was so beautiful. Lots of butterflies flying around. It was a colourful and a very magical experience.

10384144_254636688076557_6649648577223149703_nSo what about the baby tigers? No, I didn’t get to see the baby tigers, because I didn’t get there on time. BUT… I ended up with a baby tiger soft toy, AND…

I did get to see a 7 day old baby sloth!!!

My overall day at the ZSL London Zoo was better than I expected and I would so love to go there again. :D ♡

Check out the pictures from my day at the ZSL London Zoo here