Thursday, 19 March 2015


Last month, my friend Lucy and I took a coach up to Norwich to stay at my sister’s house and check out the university, so I thought I’d write a quick post covering some of the things we did there and a couple of outfit of the days!

We spent the first day travelling and relaxing because after a few awful coach journeys, and arriving to pouring rain, we were absolutely shattered!

Norwich Market

'The Bicycle Shop beans on toast'- The Bicycle Shop

Coat - Jack Wills / Jumper - H&M / Jeans - Topshop / Boots - Clarks
Our second day in Norwich involved a lot of walking (sometimes in circles…) and exploring the town! We went to The Bicycle Shop on St Benedict’s Street for lunch, as it had been recommended to us, and I had ‘The Bicycle Shop baked beans on toast’ and Lucy had ‘Mexican Scrambled eggs’, both of which were delicious! Although we had to wait a while for our food, and we were a little put off by having to crane our necks to read the menu from blackboards positioned around the room, the interior of the cafĂ© is so lovely and I would definitely recommend visiting even if it’s just for a drink.

The River Wensum

Norwich Cathedral

Coat - Jack Wills / Jumper - Zara / Jeans - Topshop / Boots - Clarks / Choker - Homemade

Most of our final day was spent at the university for an applicant day however afterwards we walked past the river and visited the Cathedral, which was beautiful! After dinner at Chiquito, we went to the bowling alley where I got what I think is my first ever strike, and spent way too much money on the 2p machines…

Thanks for reading this quick post, please leave any requests for future blog posts down below!

Poppy x

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Homemade Granola recipe

I mentioned in my smoothie bowl post (you can read it here) that I hadn’t yet mastered homemade granola… not anymore! I’ve since made this recipe several times and it’s honestly faultless! I’d really recommend making your own granola if you can as shop-bought ones are often filled with lots of sugar and hidden unnecessary ingredients so making it yourself means you know exactly what’s in it! This recipe is super flexible too so feel free to switch the ingredients for whatever you have on hand, any nuts, seeds and dried fruit will do!

2 cups raw, whole rolled oats 
¼ cup almonds
¼ cup pecans
¼ cup sunflower seeds
¼ cup pumpkin seeds
½ cup unsweetened dried berries
3 tbsp maple syrup
2 tbsp virgin coconut oil

To make, simply mix everything together (you can melt your coconut oil first if it’s solid or I just mix everything with my hands so the heat from them melts it) and spread out on a lined baking tray. Bake in an oven preheated at 150 °C for around 10 minutes until the oats are slightly golden. This can be kept for around 2 weeks, just store in an airtight container once cooled!

You can eat this however you want; I usually just top it with blueberries and almond milk for breakfast or if I’m feeling fancy I’ll put it with yoghurt and whatever fresh fruit we have in the house with some rice syrup (or honey if you prefer!).

Let me know what you like to have your granola with down below! Thanks for reading!

Poppy x