Song Lyrics That Hold a Special Place in My Heart ๐Ÿค

Hellooo beautiful person

It’s me again

FIRST of all. I hit 250 followers woohoo! I’m so happy so thank you to all the cool new people following my blog. I will now make the part 2 of my Q&A (which I totally didn’t just remember) because it’s another thing to celebrate โ˜บ๏ธ Alright now let’s move on.

In the past few years I have started to become really interested in lyricism and songwriting. Like it’s something I value in a song now whereas earlier all I wanted was a song that was catchy and fun. So every now and then I will listen to a song and hear one specific lyric that makes me want to screeeam because it’s literally so well written (bonus points if the entire song is well written, in which case I feel like throwing something against the wall).

These lyrics are very important to me and I decided to share them with you because… sharing is caring.

So yep, bearing that in mind, here is my list of

Song Lyrics That Hold a Special Place
in My Heart โ„ข

You drew stars around my scars but now I’m bleeding – cardigan by t.s.

The imagery of this lyric has had a hold on me since day one. I just cannot imagine a world where I didn’t know this lyric. WHY IS IT SO PRETTY??? I think it means like taking something bad and painful (scars) and kind of how that other person made you feel okay and nice about it (stars) but now the person is gone and the wounds have like “reopened”?? well that’s my interpretation.

Put a price on emotion, I’m looking for something to buy – fine line by h.s.

Can we take a very quick moment to appreciate this lyric *random silent pause* yep thanks. it’s literally so genius and is a complex and poetic way of saying “I’m numb/emotionless and I want to feel something”. I really don’t know what else to say but the fact this is the first lyric in the song makes it a hundred times better.

I’ll be your quiet afternoon crush, be your violent overnight rush, make you crazy over my touch – supercut by lorde

I always love Lorde’s lyrics because I feel like the songs from Pure Heroine and Melodrama are so teenager-y and sometimes even coming of age-ish (my English here is actually painful). She manages to capture the chaotic-ness (again) of being a teenager in such a unique way. I don’t have a proper explanation for why I love this lyric, I just do. It probably has something to do with the word choice and the whole concept of it like who comes up with that?

Now if happiness is always measured
by the life you design, that car on the drive
Then you should feel better than ever
but you know as well as I, it’s all lies. – fearless by l.t.

I think the meaning of this lyric is very clear but just in case it’s not: actual happiness and contentment doesn’t come from what you’ve done and what you have and you should know that because you’ve got everything and you’re still not perfectly happy. It’s quite a simple lyric but I really love how he put it and how it relates well to the meaning of the rest of the song.

All but forgotten
about those eyes
The shade of green that if he’d seen would make F. Scott Fitzgerald cry. – i don’t miss you at all by finneas

See Finneas just always hits the nail right on the head with lyrics that sound simple but are also so smart and interesting that you know other artists would have a bit of trouble coming up with them. F. Scott Fitzgerald is the author of ‘The Great Gatsby’ in which there is a green light representing his longing for a woman so this is just such a genius connection. Not that I’ve ever read The Great Gatsby but…

I made you my temple, my mural, my sky
Now I’m begging for footnotes in the story of your life. – tolerate it by t.s.

Okay at first I thought this lyric was just pretty cool and sounded great but when you actually think about it you’re like omg. Because listen: I made you my temple = “worshipped” you, my mural = admired you, my sky = looked up to you. And now she’s so desperate to be even slightly relevant to his life to the point where she’s begging to even just be a footnote, which is something generally less important in a piece of writing. I mean this entire song is a masterpiece but the bridge and last chorus hurt the hardest.

A few honourable mentions (mostly Taylor Swift because she’s just amazing so deal with it ๐Ÿ‘ผ๐Ÿผ)

  • And they tell you that you’re lucky but you’re so confused, because you don’t feel pretty, you just feel used. – the lucky one by t.s.
  • And the callouses on your fingers, I admired them from a distance, now they’re on my cheek. – used to this by c.c.
  • I know I’m not your only, but at least I’m one. I heard a little love is better than none. – just a little bit of your heart by a.g.
  • And you come away with a great little story. Of a mess of a dreamer with the nerve to adore you. – cold as you by t.s.
  • Because I hear he’s got his arm ’round a brand new girl. I’ve been picking up my heart, he’s been picking up her. – mr. perfectly fine by t.s.
  • So you were never a saint, and I’ve loved in shades of wrong. We learn to live with the pain, mosaic broken hearts. – state of grace by t.s.
  • used me as an alibi, I crossed my heart as you crossed the line. – favorite crime by o.r.

tadaaaaa

I hope you loved this post because I so enjoyed having a place to vent about this.

Hopefully even one of the lyrics caught your eye and encouraged you to listen to the song?? If yes PLEAASE comment because I’d love to know. I put so much effort into putting the links lol it’d better be worth it.

Comment your favourite song lyrics or songwriters or just songs in general!! I’m so intrigued and I love hearing other people’s favourites because I feel like it tells you a lot about the person ๐Ÿ’ž

Song rec. of the post: literally any song I talked about in this post but if I had to choose one specifically I would say fearless by Louis Tomlinson because both he and this song are criminally underrated. Iโ€™ve just loved this song since I first listened to it and hopefully you will too. Oh and the โ€œmum I did itโ€ at the end of the song makes me so sad ๐Ÿค You only hear it if you listen really hard so…do that.

Love,

Hreem x

It’s My Birthday! ๐Ÿฅณ

hello everyone…

it’s my birthdayy!!!

I am now SIXTEEN which is strange because I literally still feel thirteen. I’m much cooler than I was at thirteen though, at least there’s that.

I obviously had school today and that is something I never thought I’d be grateful for (having school on a weekday I mean) but after celebrating basically by myself last year because of the pandemic, I’m very glad to be with my friends.

I actually had so much fun though because I brought donuts to school for me and my friends to share and we just laughed and had so much fun. I later also went for dinner with my family so all in all a pretty great birthday ๐Ÿฅณ

ALSO!!! My parents told me that they were going to take me to a Harry Styles concert for my birthday???? They were like fully serious about it but then idk what happened and they ended up having to cancel ๐Ÿ˜ญ Oh well. It’s the thought that counts so yeah still quite happy. Maybe someday I’ll get to go…

Fun fact: Last year I randomly developed a fear of growing up (๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜ถ) which meant that for the past few months I was actually kinda dreading my birthday and I completely ignored anyone who talked about it or acknowledged the fact that I was turning sixteen (sorry guys). But like a month or two ago I saw this post that said something like “growing up is a privilege” and that somehow shifted my entire mindset?? Like yeah that’s very true and also might as well enjoy it since there’s absolutely no way to avoid it.

Anywaysss I’m going to go and enjoy the rest of my day so I hope you have an amazing day as well!! Thanks for reading and celebrating my ‘sweet sixteen’ with me *in spirit* โ˜บ๏ธ

COMMENT YOUR BIRTHDAY AS WELL PLEASE I’M INTRIGUED.

Song rec. of the post: Steal My Girl by One Direction solely because of that one lyric at the start that goes “she be my queen since we were sixteen”. Yes. I’m a bit annoying like that.

Loveeeee, Hreem xx

“You never know what someone might be going through”…so?

“You never know what someone is going through. Always be kind.”

I’m sure we’ve all heard some variation of that quote, right?

Like I know growing up I’ve heard and read many people say stuff like “ohh be a kind person. don’t bully anyone because they might already be fighting their own battle”.

And obviously it’s a great sentiment because it’s great to be a considerate person and to be kind to someone because they might have other things in their lives that are not as kind.

But honestly, who cares if someone is going through something? Why should that matter?

How about we just be nice because … it’s nice to make people feel nice?? Literally what’s the point in being mean. It makes no sense. Maybe the person is living the life and vibing and super happy and all that jazz without a single worry in their life, or maybe they hate everything. Either way lets just be kinder people ๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’ž.

SO yep a random topic that I wanted to rant about because why not.

In honour of this uncalled for post, let’s all do something kind today. Maybe compliment someone, maybe give them a hug, maybe do something nice for them, maybe spend time with someone you don’t usually make time for or maybe give someone a random little gift (me being lazy and listing the five love languages). Or just make them laugh, whatever you want. Just be kind besties because kindness is nice ๐Ÿ˜‰ (that includes being kind to yourself, remember that)

Give me a life update in the comments!! I don’t care if we’ve never talked before, tell me the best thing that happened to you lately. How’s school/ college? Did my title trick you for a sec? How is your friend situation going at the moment? What is something you’re looking forward to? What act of kindness are you planning to do?? Tell me pleaaaase I’m bored.

Song rec. of the post: in your wiiiildest dreeeeams ahaahahhhhhhhh โ˜๏ธโœจ๐Ÿ‘ผ๐Ÿผ 1989 era is on it’s way guyss. Idk if we’re crying for Red or dancing for 1989 so maybe a combination?

All the loveeee, Hreem xxxx

my guide to having (or faking) confidence

hey everyone!!

I hope you’re all doing amazing on this fine Sunday evening

I was initially going to do a post on my favourite lyrics ever but I realised that would take quite a while for me to write and I really wanted to post today so I’m saving that for another day (just so that I can pour my entire heart and soul into it, you know?).

So instead of that, here is my guide on having/ faking confidence.

Anybody who knows me in person knows that confident is NOT one of the first words they would use to describe me. In fact, it probably wouldn’t even be on the list because I lost any shreds of confidence I may have had before during the pandemic. HOWEVER, I have been feeling a bit more confident lately for some reason so this is me talking about things that make me feel confident or fake confidence (I mean fake it till you make it right? right. because law of attraction and you attract what you think about and all that jazz).

Firstly, I think body language is super important. Certain things might make you seem insecure or nervous, even when you’re not. Try not to cross your arms or slouch. Instead, pretend you’re some kind of royalty and everyone already loves you so all you have to do is look cool for them. It’s random but quite helpful.

Secondly, eye contact. I KNOW. I know. Eye contact can sometimes be one of the most painful things to exist but if you can try to maintain it, you’re going to look like you’re one of the most amazing beings on Earth and aware of it. I’m not saying look the other person dead in the eye for your whole 10 minute conversation (it definitely won’t last that long if that’s what you’re doing) but you can try to keep eye contact for at least 7-10 seconds and then look around for a bit and then look back for a bit again. Just make sure it’s not like two seconds and very quickly looking away as that makes you seem scared.

(now for the tips on actually being confident, not just looking)

Then we have affirmations. Saying affirmations like “I am extremely confident” or “I am always fearless” will over time actually make you confident and fearless because you’re telling your mind that is what you are and you just assume that identity (once again, law of attraction. search it up). I try to say affirmations related to confidence (such as this list) every morning and perhaps that has helped? I think it has soooo try it out.

The next tip is one that you might hate me for but I had to say it because it’s the truth. Do things that you are scared to do, or things you don’t think you are good enough for. Because you can literally do anything. I’m telling you. It is what it is so believe it or don’t believe it. When you do something you’re not very sure about doing you’ll realise that it’s not too bad after all and you will get practice doing unfamiliar things until eventually they become familiar. Even something as simple as answering a question in class is a great place to start off.
I actually did that recently. In music class in school we learn and play songs as a class and obviously for that we would need someone to sing. All of last year and the first week of this year the teacher was the one singing but last week he asked me and this other person to sing instead and I was about to be like “hahaha no it’s fine” because that thought scared me and I didn’t feel confident enough to. But another tiny part of me was like “this is how you BECOME confident” so I said yes and I had to sing into a microphone in front of the whole class (with my friend who very kindly offered to make me feel less awkward. shoutout to Netra) and lol I hated it but also loved it. I think I’m going to have to do that every time we play now, so by December I’m going to be ready for the Grammys; watch out guys ๐Ÿ˜š๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿผ

Aaand last but not least, my favourite tip; LISTEN TO HYPE MUSIC. For me, songs by Little Mix, from Reputation by Taylor or songs by Abigail Barlow make me feel like I rule the world. I highly suggest listening to any upbeat (bonus points if they’re self-empowering) songs in the morning that will set a great tone for the rest of the day. Here are some personal favourites that I actually dance to while I brush my teeth every morning lol:

  • Girl Almighty – One Direction
  • All Me – Boys World
  • Wings – Little Mix
  • just like magic – Ariana Grande
  • Getaway Car – Taylor Swift
  • Nobody Cares – Abigail Barlow

tadaaaa!! I hope you guys made it through and enjoyed this post because I really enjoyed writing it!

chat with me in the comments about whether you think you’re confident or not and things that help you feel more confident because trust me, I still need advice. or talk about other things too, what was the best thing that happened recently? what is your favourite type of weather? when is your birthday?? ๐Ÿ’ž

Song rec. of the post: Ocean Away by Barlow & Bear. This song is my favourite right now but the entire concept album is SO GOOD MY GOSHHHH. Abigail and Emily are insanely talented, my queens ๐Ÿ‘‘ Currently going crazy for this song along with Every Inch so go on and listen to them and fall in love with them. or don’t, your choice.

Lots of love,

Hreem xxx

Italy Photo Diary ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

hey cool peopleee โ˜บ๏ธ

from the title you may be wondering

“hreem you’re in italy? why? when?”

and the sad truth is that I am not in Italy and instead am in a country with 44ยฐ heat, sandstorms, and humidity ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

However, I was in Italy around 2 years ago now and it was so much fun. The food was like heavennn, it was delicious, but I don’t think that comes as a surprise to anyone. it was also so much prettier than I expected?! That makes no sense but it’s true. Like everywhere you look is so beautiful and it’s hard to believe that it was actually real and the pictures you see on Pinterest aren’t lying. Italy is one of the only exceptions to the “picture never do real life any justice” rule.

I took so so many pretty pictures which I for some reason didn’t post anywhere (why tho??? they’re so cool?!!) and I decided that I really want to share them so this is me posting a bunch of those pictures because who really needs a reason. It can remind us of what we’re not experiencing right now!!!

okay I need to stop with the fake enthusiasm and all that.

can you believe I’m properly posting my photography for the first time in a year or two, just like what my blog was originally meant to be about! It’s really an achievement for me, honestly. plus I’m actually quite proud of the pictures I took, like wow I’m a proper blogger.

let me present to you…

Italy Through My Lens โ„ข

and there you have it.

Hreem’s Italy Photo Diary

Making this post made me reminisce on simpler, pandemic-free times. It also made me super hungry because I had so many food pics to go through. I didn’t add all of them because at some point they get slightly repetitive.

I hope you enjoyed reading the small amount of text at the top of this post and looking at pictures of the extremely beautiful Positano, Capri, Naples, and (13 year-old) me โ˜บ๏ธโ˜บ๏ธ It’s so fun to have a place to share pictures I took because photography really is a passion of mine and right now I don’t have anything interesting to take pictures of!!!

Talk to me in the comments about whether you’ve been to Italy or not. If not, do you want to visit? What is your dream place to travel to? What is your favourite place you’ve ever been to and why?

Song rec of the post: my boy by Billie Eilish because I was at the peak of my Billie Eilish phase when we were in Italy and it brings back those vibes. plus the song is pretty fun.

Love and hugs,

Hreem xxx

(p.s. it would mean the world if you checked out my covers โ˜บ๏ธ )

Dear Future Me…

hey guyss!

*a literal 5 minute pause where I try to think of what to write because what on Earth are you meant to write in an introduction?? my mind has gone BLANK*

how are you doing?? well, hopefully โ˜บ๏ธ

recently me, my cousins (hi Anushka and Jaanvi if you’re reading) and my aunt were talking about how we think we’re going to be in the future and what we’re going to do. So I was like hahah we should write this down somewhere and then look at it in 5 years and see what’s changed. And THEN I remembered a lovely website called futureme.org where you write yourself an email and then choose a date for you to receive that email. if that makes any sense.

Basically, first you write a letter to yourself talking about anything you want. Then you pick when you want to receive this email (it could be a certain amount of years or even a specific date) and send the email. The email will then be sent to you on the date you chose and you have no way of reading it before the specified date. That’s pretty great because I know I’d get a little curious and impatient and try to read a bit before I’m supposed to actually get the email oops.

so yeah we ended making predictions about how we thought we’d be in five years and whether we’re still doing certain things we do now (e.g. I wrote that I’d better be still blogging or else I’m throwing hands ๐Ÿ˜ค) and it was extremely fun.

I’ve actually written two other emails on that website. One I wrote I think 2-3 years ago that I’m going to get on my 18th birthday (I don’t even remember a single thing that I wrote in that lol I’m so curious) and another one me and my friends Simmy and Maia wrote together in school once that we’re supposed to get when we graduate school (yikes but also yay).

To the person reading this, I want you to go to that website now and write yourself a letter.

It can be as long or short as you want and you can receive in in 10 years or a week (a week would be pretty pointless but you do you bestie). Just do it because it’s honestly so much fun and you can write about anything in the world because you’re the only one who’s going to see it. Plus imagine how fun it would be when you wake up 5 years later to see an email from yourself. It sounds pretty great doesn’t it? yeah it does.

This website could also be an amazing way to manifest what you want because you can basically script. (if you don’t get what any of that means, here’s a short video you can watch). I hope I explain this well ๐Ÿ˜ซ:

So you can choose a date in 1 year and think of all the things you want to have by then. e.g. more friends, better grades, have travelled somewhere etc.
Then, pretend to be you in one year and write a letter to your friend or past self or really anywhere you want and talk about all of these things like you already have them.
For example you could be like:

Dear 15-year-old me,

hey it’s 18 year old Hreem and you won’t believe all the things that have happened! I finally went to a Taylor Swift concert and it was the best experience of my life!!! It was like a dream and I went with five of my new best friends โ˜บ๏ธโ˜บ๏ธ…

I’m sure you get the idea. I really do want to go to a T Swizzle concert tho.

Just talk about it in so much detail as if you really have everything you want and then just send it and forget about it and it could happen! I suggest you watch more youtube videos on that for a better explanation because obviously I’m not an expert, even though I seem like one ๐Ÿ˜š๐Ÿ˜Œ

aaand that’s all for this post. I hope you liked it and that it inspired you to go write (do it now, do it do it gooo).

Talk to me in the comments about if you have done this before or literally anything at all!

Has anything interesting happened in your life recently? What did you dream about last night? What’s the last movie you watched and did you like it?

Lotsss of love,

Hreem xx

11 Years of One Direction ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿ˜ญ

*credits to my cousin Jaanvi for keeping me company while I wrote this*

hello my bestiesssss

happy 1D day!!!!!

very bittersweet because obviously they are not together at the moment *wooowwwww nobody knew that*.
I do still believe in a reunion because Niall and Liam basically confirmed it and I trust them (honestly I don’t because they said 18 months and look where we are now but whatever lol I’m willing to give them another chance).

Anyways, in honour of 11 lovely years, here is me talking about my top 11 One Direction songs (in no particular order) with two honourable mentions because I feel bad for the songs I don’t pick that I still love.

What Makes You Beautiful (DUH)

What Makes You Beautiful is iconic and a classic so you know I have to start off the list with it. Can’t believe the first thing we heard them sing from an original song was “you’re insecure” ’cause like yeah I know but did I ask guys ๐Ÿ™„ In short, I’m never going to stop jamming to WMYB. (I am mad that Louis and Niall never got a solo though, that was extremely rude).

What A Feeling

THIS SONG. I need to someday drive in a convertible at sunset in summer with the roof down with my best friend and me blaring this song while singing it at the top of our lungs. It’s very specific but it has to happen because this song is such a good carefree song with a guitar riff in the background that is so *chef’s kiss* and perfect harmonies. This song is my best friend Noelle and I’s song because we found out that we both really love it so that makes it even more important to me lol. She’s gonna be the one in the car with me in the previously mentioned scenario ๐Ÿ˜š.

Strong

Strong is so ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ I love Strong very very much because idk it’s just so asjsjsdh and I’m in love with the whole chorus but the line “you make me strong” really pushes it over the edge. I had a phase where this song was on repeat and later found out that my friend Simran had that phase for a while too so that solidified its place in my heart because the fact that both of us were unknowingly obsessed with the same song is pretty cool.

18

18!! ALSO!! OWNS!! A PIECE!! OF MY!! HEART!!!!! Yeah I hope that says everything. It’s just so sweet and romantic, plus I love the line “all I can do is say that these arms were made for holding you” because how could you not? ๐ŸŒน Oh and who could forget “we took a chรถnce”.

Hey Angel

At first I didn’t really love Hey Angel and thought it was kinda boring (๐Ÿ˜ค) but now it’s one of my favourites so I’m glad I came to my senses. Literally everyone’s voices sound so good in this song and the rasp in Harry’s voice in “to come to the other siiiiide” gives me life. Omg and the bridge is bridge city because it starts off already great with Liam and then Louis decides to bless us with his harmony and take the bridge to another level. Thank you for writing this masterpiece Louis and Liam ๐Ÿฅฐ

Olivia

Olivia is a very summery-springy song that’s super โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿฆ‹โœจ๐Ÿ๐ŸŒน and because of that I love it. The violins and slight trumpets in the song are so prettyyyy. Apparently there were meant to be horns in the chorus but then they took them out ๐Ÿ˜ what was that for ๐Ÿ˜

Right Now

I think we can all agree that Zayn owns Right Now, it’s literally Zayn feat. everyone else because he carries the choruses and the bridge. Plus his vocals are always on point so thanks bestie. The fact that Louis starts this song makes it so much better because his 1D days voice is very comforting to me for some reason and in this song he sounds perfect.

If I Could Fly

If I Could Fly ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ Who doesn’t love a good sad love song? This song is so sad but I just really love it because it’s super stripped down with just the piano and then it starts to like build up from the bridge. Once again everyone sounds amazing in this song and I literally have nothing else to say except … ouch.

Midnight Memories

I don’t know why I love Midnight Memories so much but I just do. The pop/rock combination in the song is so great and I remember being obsessed with it years ago. It’s a very very fun song and I’m never gonna stop loving it, that’s for sure. I’d also consider this another bridge city because Harry and Niall slayed it ๐Ÿ˜Œ.

Steal My Girl

Steal My Girl mostly holds sentimental value because I remember vibing to it with my mom when I was like 10. I do still love the song though but I am aware that it definitely is not one of their best so my views on it are probably biased. It reminds me of simpler times โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ’ž

Temporary Fix

Don’t think anyone expected Temporary Fix to be on here but here we are ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜ถ I just think it’s cool how they kind of tested the waters of rock music and did it pretty well in my opinion because the melody and vibe and all are pretty cool. I wish they would’ve at least released some kind of rock album or even an EP before going on hiatus because I would’ve LOVED that (me acting like I listen to rock music at all. I’m just kind of enjoying the vibe lately because I love drums and the electric guitar ahhhh).

HONOURABLE MENTIONS

Through The Dark

Through The Dark really deserved to be on the list and it definitely would have if it was my top 12 1D songs so just keep that in mind. There’s just something about the song that I find very comforting and it’s funny because the song just randomly grew on me out of nowhere.

Girl Almighty

aaand the final song on this post is the lovely Girl Almightyyy. I might not have a clue what 80% of this song means (Her light is as loud as as many ambulances as it takes to save a saviour? She floats through the room on a big balloon?) but it’s still a great song to dance around to. Me and my mom love listening to it in the car while aggressively dancing to it and asking each other what the lyrics mean for the 57th time. I actually listened to it before my exams this year to get more hyped and confident lol, I’d say it worked. So here’s to staying young and made of lightning โšก๏ธ

*Formal apology to the Take Me Home album because I didn’t include any songs from it. Still love you*

And that, my loves (my loves???), is the end of my 11 years of 1D post.

I hope you guys enjoyed reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it and please please PLEASE comment your favourite One Direction songs below because I love seeing what everyone’s favourites are โ˜บ๏ธโœจ If you haven’t heard any of the songs I mentioned, I highly recommend you listen to them because I’m crazy for them.

A random question to end this post: What Night Changes date would you go on? (from the music video) and guess which one I’d pick lol.

Also, for the heck of it, here’s a picture of me and my mom with the 1D wax figures in London back in like 2015.

Loads of love and reminiscing-ness,

Hreem xxx

(p.s. it would mean the world if you checked out my covers โ˜บ๏ธ gonna post a 1d one soon when I can finish it lol)

Easy (eggless) Tiramisu Recipe

Fun fact: it’s hard to take good pictures of tiramisu because the angles are so random

hey everybodyyyyy

I recently realised that it’s been so long since I’ve done a recipe post and those are so fun so here we are today.

The recipe is actually from this website but I wanted to share it with you guys as well so just saying this is not my recipe ๐Ÿ™‚

This recipe does not include eggs and is super easy (I said that in the title but still pretend to be shocked please). Like literally I made it all by myself with a teensy bit of help from my mom because I don’t know how to make coffee lol. It’s also quite quick if you exclude the refrigerating time.

Okay so here’s the recipe (you HAVE to try it out, it’s pretty good)

Ingredients:

  • A box of plain McVities Digestive biscuits (you can probably use any kind of plain biscuit but I always use digestives)
  • 1 cup of mascarpone cheese
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup espresso (you may need more or less but you’ll figure it out as you make the tiramisu)
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder

Method:

  1. First, beat the whipping cream until it forms stiff peaks.
  2. Next, mix the sugar, vanilla extract and mascarpone together and then mix in the whipped cream too. Use an electric mixer to ensure that everything is well combined.
  3. Bring out your dish or cups that you’re making the tiramisu in. Dip a biscuit into the espresso for around two seconds (not too long or else it’ll get soggy) and then put it into your tray/cup. Repeat this until the whole thing is lined.
  4. Then, evenly spread half of your mascarpone and whipped cream mixture on top of the biscuits.
  5. Put another layer of biscuits dipped in espresso and then the cream on top.
  6. Lightly sprinkle a thin layer of cocoa powder using a sieve.
  7. Wrap the tray/cups in cling film and leave them in the fridge for around five hours to overnight. (overnight is usually better if you make it in the afternoon or evening).

Aaaand that’s all!

Told you it’s a really easy recipe ๐Ÿ˜Œ

Let me know if you try this out and if you like it or not! I definitely recommend you to try it out because it’s summer sooooo why not?

Also just wanted to let you know that from now on I’m going to include a song recommendation at the end of my posts because it’s really fun and also I recently recommended my cousin a song and she’s basically in love with it so that made me very happy โ˜บ๏ธ

Song recommendation of the post (?? probably gonna change the name): Till Forever Falls Apart by Ashe & FINNEAS. Well aware that this song isn’t new but it’s been stuck in my head lately and I really love it ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ’ž so CHECK IT OUT and let me know what you thinkkk.

Lotsss of love,

Hreem xx

The Happiness Chemicals + How to Hack Them

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hey bestiesss

I have one week left of school and honestly I don’t know how to feel about that ๐Ÿ˜ซ

like this school year barely happened and I’m not very excited about going into the next year but oh well there’s nothing I can do about that lol.

anyways I randomly got a burst of inspiration to research the “happiness chemicals” in our brains and what triggers their release and stuff so I did and now I want to share it with you guys because who doesn’t want to be a happier person??

Okay so for everyone who doesn’t know, there are four happiness hormones/chemicals created by our brain and they are dopamine, oxytocin, serotonin and endorphins. These are basically the four things in your brain that are responsible for you feeling anything good.

Firstly we have dopamine, which is the chemical responsible for that kind of instant rewarding feeling you get when you complete a task. It’s the hormone that drives and creates motivation for a goal, one step at a time. Some things you can do to release dopamine are listen to music (woohoo), exercise, meditate, get enough sleep, do a hobby you enjoy or organise something (your room, cupboard, literally anything).

Next is the very lovely ๐Ÿ’žoxytocin๐Ÿ’ž which is also known as the love hormone because it’s the feeling behind – take a wild guess here please – love, friendship and trust. It’s the kind of warm and fuzzy feeling you get after cuddling your pet or being with your best friends (awwww). It is released after doing anything “loving” so like hugs, cuddles, giving presents, having honest and emotional conversations…all that fun stuff. Also if you have nobody else, warm showers are close enough.

Thirdly issss serotonin which stabilises your mood and basically your body’s wellbeing both in terms of health and mood. To increase serotonin you can spend more time outdoors, eat dark chocolate or exercise. I couldn’t find a lot of good information about serotonin but I think this covers the basics.

And finally endorphins which reduce pain and make you feel really good as a side effect. Some ways to release endorphins are to exercise (exercise is apparently good for like everything ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ™„ but yeah maybe it’s a sign), eat dark chocolate, have fun with your friends or listen to/make music (looks like music is pretty good for health hehe, loving it).

That’s all for this posttt!!

I’m sorry if I sound really awkward I just completely forgot how to write blog posts where I have to put actual facts instead of just my very cool random thoughts and opinions. It’s clearly been a while.

Let me know if…you knew any of this before? Or literally just chat with me about anything. Like what are your plans for the summer? How do you feel about the weather where you are right now? What’s your favourite ice cream flavour??

Lots of loveeee,

Hreem xxxx