The Supersizers Eat The 1980s

The Supersizers Eat The 1980s
Adam Ant and Madonna-style clothing, which Giles and Sue wear.

Thursday, 29 September 2011

What can I write about?

Ideally, I would be writing about the Great British Bake Off right now, and I would of taken many, many pics, and things would be great. In reality, I cannot get to the TV, because a certain someone is watching it! Heaven help me. All I want to do is blog about the Bake Off. Or even try and bake! That would be a great achievement for me. But, no. The kitchen is very un-spacious right now. So, what can I do???

Blog. Obviously. But what about? Hmm... well, although I know very little about baking, I want to blog about that. Maybe... I could get other people's input in this blog, seeing as in my last two I got NO comments!

My question to you guys is... What is the easiest thing to start out with when baking? Is it cake? Biscuits? Bread? What is it?!?

If I do get any answers to this, I'd be ever so grateful. Please please please tell me what you think. I want to know more about baking. It's a wonderful new world to me. And the Bake Off has certainly got me interested in it.

Bye for now, Ss1. x

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Supersizer1 draws... a model.

So, another sleepless night (I only got 2 hours sleep), and another drawing. This time of a model in Glamour magazine. The October edition. Why it's October 2011, when we're only September, I really don't understand. It had Britney Spears on the cover, and an interview inside (which I haven't read yet).

This model was particularly beautiful. And the more beautiful the subject, the better the drawing, right?

Judge for yourself...

This drawing even impressed me, and usually I see lots of faults in my drawings. Like the head's the wrong shape, or the teeth aren't big enough, or something. But this was almost spot on! Please tell me you like it. Obviously, if you thought it was rubbish I totally understand. But I don't THINK it is.

Leave a comment telling me what you thought of it. Or tweet me @Supersizer1. But I'd much prefer a comment on here, because I hardly have any!

Thanks for reading, and I hope you liked my drawing.

Ss1! xxx

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Giles Coren in I've Never Seen Star Wars.

Ok, so on Twitter I've been saying I'm busy. Well, I am. But this had to come first! I mean it's to do with Giles Coren for god's sake! And he is one of my idols, so it's very important to me.

He was on the radio yesterday (the 26th), on Radio 4 Extra, which is Radio 4's extra radio station, which repeats shows that have been on Radio 4 before. I do listen to it occasionally, because some of it is comedy, which I like. Like the 99p Challenge for example (which has Sue Perkins in it). And yesterday, Giles Coren was on it in the morning, but I didn't know, so I listened to the repeat, which was on at around 11pm. And it was (please excuse my language) bloody good! I haven't laughed that much in ages! And I clapped along with the audience when I listened to the show as well! (I'm a avid fan, so, duh!)

He tried lots of things that he doesn't usually do. Like reading Harry Potter, and he ended up liking it! I don't like Harry Potter (the books) because I've only read like the first paragraph of the first book, and I hated it! P.S. It was someone I knew at the time who let me read some of the book. I do however like the films. Well, up until about number 4/5, then I got fed up. It's just so repetative. Same thing always happens - Harry faces a baddy, wins, then Hermione, Ron and him are bezzie mates again, because somewhere in the film they always fall out. Typical H.P. story.

Giles also admitted that he doesn't like dancing in public, like at parties. Neither do I! I used to when I was a kid at school discos. But not any more. I don't go to parties, and have very few friends, like Giles.

He also became a vegan for a week, which was hilarious! His comments about the food were very funny! Most were negative, and I don't blame him. I wouldn't want to be vegan either!

And finally, he listened to the charts. You know, modern music. And what he said was very truthful, and I agreed with pretty much all of it. Wiz Khalifa (if that's how you spell it) was rubbish. And he is. Black and Yellow - blergh..... Jessie J. was ok. I agree. Lady Gaga (who Giles pronounced Ga... ga, instead of Gar... gar) he didn't mind, but didn't really like her sort of shouting, or maybe it was rapping, I can't remember. J.Lo was rubbish. On The Floor - nah. But Dr. Dre and Eminem, yeah! I like their song I Need A Doctor too, just like Giles did.

So, overall, a great show. Funny, and it made me find stuff out about Giles, that I never knew. My score: 10/10! Loved it all! xxx


Sunday, 25 September 2011

Supersizer1 draws... Holly!

So, tonight, I drew Holly from the Great British Bake Off. It's not identical to her, but it is my second attempt, and believe me when I say, the second one is a lot better than the first.

Here's... Holly!
Do you like it (Holly)?

Check the background and underneath Holly very carefully. The background repeats #GBBO, and underneath Holly it says 'For @HollyBellMummy! By @Supersizer1!'.

I am so pleased to have drawn one of the Bake Off people, and especially for it to come out well!

Next I plan to draw Urvashi, who was the person I mentioned a while back, who made that amazing honeycomb on the Bake Off.

Thanks for reading, and I hope you liked my drawing! Please feel free to leave a comment telling me what you thought.

Ss1! x

Friday, 23 September 2011

Supersizer1 draws... Lady Gaga.

Damn my creative mind, damn it for making me so over excited and enthusiastic about things, and damn it for making me not be able to sleep.

I have this problem occasionally. Sometimes I can't sleep, and usually it's because I have something on my mind. Tonight, or rather this morning, it was blogging. I got three great ideas spring themselves at me overnight, and one of them was this: do a blog post about drawing.

Last night/early this morning I drew Lady Gaga, another person, like Giles, Mel and Sue, who I like. And because I had nothing else to do, and I found a fab pic of Lady Gaga, I thought, why not draw her? So I did. And here it is (below):

Lady Gaga in a pink hood, which I drew using a black biro pen.

This is not the first time I've drawn her, but as you may have guessed already, especially if you follow my tweets, is that I haven't drawn in a while. Other things have been my priority, and so I haven't felt like drawing lately. But, because this one came out so well, for me, I just had to show it to you.

My other little idea that I've had, aside from my other two ideas which I haven't told you yet, is that I'd really like to draw the contestants from the Great British Bake Off, that would be awesome!

If you are a contestant on the show (like Jo or Holly, for example) then please let me know if you would like me to draw you, because it would give me something creative to do with my time.

Thanks for reading, and please tell me what you thought of my drawing.

Ss1... x

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

The Great British Bake Off - the (all girl) quarter final!

Three words spring to mind when I think of tonight's Great British Bake Off: tough, emotional, and tense. This was probably the toughest set of challenges ever on the show, and the pressure to do well really got to Holly and Yasmin, who both broke down at different points throughout the episode, and the build up to who would go home was bigger than ever, as it was very close - between Holly and Yasmin. It was so close infact, that Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry had to look back over the entire 6 weeks, at who was the worst overall at the technical challenges, to decide who would go home. Holly just made it through, which I was thrilled about, as she is one of my favourites in the competition.

Also, focusing now on the positives of the episode, Mel and Sue were their usual funny-selves, and made me laugh, as always. Also, Jo was crowned the Star Baker of the week, because of her great achievements in the first two rounds (which were the baked cheesecake, and the chocolate roulade) and also because the judges loved the taste of her croquembouche.

May I just say, the word croquembouche, to say out loud, is quite funny, and just like the word roulade, I'd never heard of it before tonight. I also thought that a chocolate roulade was just a fancy word for a swiss roll, but later on Mel said that it was made slightly differently to a swiss roll. And to quickly go back to a negative aspect of the episode, no-one's roulade turned out perfectly, as they all had cracks in them. Janet's turned out the worst, as she did a practise-roll, which made it crack more when she rolled it the second time. Mary Berry said that "That was a major mistake to roll it up first", which I would agree with, even though I knew nothing about it, before watching the show.

Now, because my memory is failing me at the moment, I shall now include some pictures which I took of the episode, to jog my memory, as to what the contestants made, and because I like to include pictures, although last week I never got round to taking any.

To start off with, here is Mel and Sue. They seem to have swapped jackets, as Mel usually wears the lighter coloured one, and Sue wears the darker coloured one. But, as you can see, Mel's in the navy-blue one, and Sue's in the grey one. It was a nice change to the norm.

The five remaining contestants

From left to right: Yasmin, Jo and Janet.

Mary-Anne and Holly.

Jo and Holly's cheesecakes

This is Jo's rum and raisin baked cheesecake, which looks pretty perfect to me.

And this is Holly's Father Christmas' baked cheesecake, which looks rather yummy!

Jo and Holly's chocolate roulades

This is Jo's chocolate roulade, which I think looks nice, and I really like the added chocolate sprinkles on the top.

And this is Holly's chocolate roulade, which doesn't look too bad, it just has a few cracks in it, but it looks well made.

Jo and Holly's croquembouches

Here is Jo's Limoncello and White Chocolate Croquembouche, which apart from the fact that it's leaning to the left, it looks very yummy!

Unfortunately, I couldn't get a full length pic of Holly's lovely dark chocolate tower, so instead, here are two pics of her little Hansel and Gretel house, underneath her croquembouche tower.

I absolutely love the little house, and trees that Holly has made. I think it's very creative and looks amazing!

Emotional moments in the episode

This is Holly crying. I hated seeing her get so upset, but it's understandable, as it was a very tough week.

And here is Yasmin getting upset (because she burnt her fingers on her boiling caramel), and Sue comforting her.

And here is Mel wiping Holly's tears away with a tea towel. I thought that that's a very sweet thing to do. Bless Mel and Sue for being so nice to Yasmin and Holly.

Some people would choose not to include emotional pics, but to me that's one of the things that stood out in that episode, and so I felt I had to include it.

Thank you for reading and I hope you enjoyed looking at the pics I took. Please comment below, letting me know what you thought.

Ss1. x

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

The Great British Bake Off - pies!!!

First thing is first - what a great episode! That was probably the most fun one to watch (so far) out of all the episodes so far. Mel and Sue were very funny (as they always are) and the competition got even harder as the contestants experimented making all different sorts of pies. They made meringues, they made pork pies (which I actually like eating), and other pies (which at the moment I am struggling to remember what they were). This is not in the correct order of how they made them though - the other pies were first, then it was the pork pies, and then finally the meringues. They all looked very tricky to make, especially the meringues, as a lot of them had pastry that was coming off at the sides.

It was horrible seeing who was voted off this week. They were both people who I thought were very good, throughout the entire competition, but sadly didn't do as well this week. And that was Rob and Jason - the only two boys left. Overall, I'd say that Jason was the better of the two, only because Rob struggled with his time keeping more than Jason did. Also, as far as I can remember, Rob was never crowned star baker, but Jason was. But they both had lovely personalities, and it was sad to see them go.

Although, on the plus side, Holly and Jo stayed (thank god!), and I was very pleased about that, as they are my favourites. At one point it did look like Jo might go, but I think her last bake saved her. Holly did ok, but wasn't as good as she has been in other weeks. Hopefully both of them will not only do better next week, but also make it through next week, as well. We shall see.

And, as a nice development, it's going to be an all girls quarter final - so that means that no man will win it this time. That to me sounds pretty fair, as it gives one of the girls in this year's competition a chance to win it. You all know who I'm routing for, but I'd be happy if any of them won it, as long as they were the best at baking overall.

Also, Janet got crowned star baker this week, which I think was well deserved. And Yasmin made it through, although she was in the bottom three. I think they are both lovely people, and both deserve to still be in the competition.

Also, as you may already know, like (almost) every other week, I have included pics from the show, which I took myself last week, and the other weeks I used someone else's. This week, I plan to do the same, but I've decided I'd like to do it in a seperate blog post, as I don't feel up to including them (or taking them) to put in the blog just yet. Hopefully, in the next few days I will do another blog post with more writing, and pics included.

Until then, I shall say goodbye for now. And I really hope you liked my blog post. And please leave a comment below telling me what you thought of it.

Ss1. x

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Fashion, a day out, and another hobby.

Today has been fun. I went out TWICE. Yes, twice! Once to do a bit of shopping, and again to go for a walk. Both were good. And both allowed me to have some exercise and get out of the house. I'm terrible at the mo. for staying in too much.

In my last blog post I said about my dream day, and that I wanted to go to London very soon. Well, that hasn't come true yet. But, going out at all was an achievement for me. I also said about my life will get better and that things haven't turned out right lately, and that may be why I haven't felt like going out recently. I have been feeling a bit down. Nothing to do with Twitter, and nothing to do with any of you lovely readers, just because things haven't turned out right.

Hopefully things will change soon, for the better. But, until then I'll keep blogging and tweeting, and wasting my days away, dreaming of the future.

Now, the whole point of blogging tonight, wasn't just to ramble. I wanted to write about fashion, and my day out. Why fashion? Because, whilst I was out I bought The Sunday Times, and earlier tonight I browsed through the STYLE magazine, and saw and read some pretty interesting things. Like a lipstick hanging from a tree, that had false eyelashes for leaves. Weird I know.

I wanted to give you my slant on fashion. Well, I'm not that fussed, if I'm being honest. Fashion doesn't really bother me. I wear what I like, and I don't follow trends. I'm not a bad dresser though, but I'm not glam and glittzy either. I think fashion should reflect your personality, and how you feel. It's alright following trends, but you shouldn't do it just to impress your friends, or to look cool.

In the magazine I read about faux fur, and about what the latest trends are. And I honestly thought, who cares? How many people do you really see walking down the road wearing faux fur? I don't see anyone wearing it - at least I didn't today. It may be cheaper than real fur, and poorer people may buy it, but mainly you only see very rich people wearing it, because they think it's fashionable, and feel confident in it. I could not walk down the street confidently wearing faux fur. I have something that is faux fur, but I'd only wear it to a special event.

I also saw a dress in the magazine that cost (and I'm not kidding you) £3,105! Who in their right mind would buy that?! And more importantly, who could afford that? I was in shock. Do they think we're all millionaires?

And the dress wasn't even that nice looking. It was a gypsy style dress, and it was white and dark green, with a leafy pattern on it. The model was pretty though - a young blonde girl, in her twenties. She also wore some very pointy shoes, that cost £560!

This magazine is only for the super rich! I would not buy anything from it, ever...

And that's about it. Not much more I can say. Please leave a comment below, telling me what you thought of my blog post, and the expensive stuff in that magazine, and what you think of fashion.

See you all soon, Ss1. x

P.S. I forgot to write about my other hobby. Basically it's reading. Although in the past I haven't been a big reader, I'm really starting to enjoy it more, and I've finished reading Mark Watson's book Eleven, the other day.

Friday, 9 September 2011

My hobbies and my dream day.

This blog post is all thanks to @tearose68, who has been a great help at giving me ideas of what to write about. She gave me loads! But, I could only choose one. (Well, two, but I'm combining them into one.)

I'll first talk about my hobbies. I'm not exactly the most outgoing person, so they are not sports, and also I never really liked sports when I was at school years ago. I think my hobbies may come across as a bit boring.

I like singing. I like drawing (although I haven't done it for a while). I like acting (although that's not something I've been doing lately). And I like writing (obviously, otherwise I wouldn't be blogging so much, would I?).

There, hobbies done. I've just crossed it off of my imaginary check list. Not really, but that sounded good.

Next: my dream day.

I have a pretty simple dream day in my head. I just want to go to London and see a show, then eat at a nice restaurant. Is that too much to ask? I haven't had a proper day out in ages. I want to have some fun, instead of being stuck in the house. It's boring, and live is for living, not for sitting back, and doing nothing. Although, I don't exactly do nothing, but it feels like nothing. I just want a bit of excitement in my life. Like when I met Sue, Giles and Mark (Watson).

The best things that have happened in my life has been meeting celebs. For some people it really, really excites them, and they scream at the celebs. I'm not like that. I'm just calm, and talk normally to them. I don't understand why some fans of these celebs get so worked up by the whole thing. They're just normal people who have become famous. I admire these people, but I'm not a crazed fan.

That's really all I have to say tonight. I'm trying to make the most of things at the mo. I don't see the point in getting too sad about things that don't work out right. My life will get better. And I will get my dream day out, eventually.

Bye for now, and thanks for reading.

Ss1. x

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

The Great British Bake Off - biscuits. (My review.)

Good evening everybody! I have just been watching The Great British Bake Off, and it was one of the most tense episodes yet. It was full of disaster and triumph (if that spelling is wrong, then I'm sorry, I do make some silly mistakes sometimes). Holly and Jo were very good this week. Holly was crowned star baker, in joint place with Jason - who now I'm remembering his name (ha ha ha!). Jo had a bad round with her Brandy Snaps, which unfortunately came out undercooked, because her oven was accidently set to Defrost, which was a terrible tragedy. I was then quite worried as to whether she'd make it through to the next week. Luckily, her macaroons turned out nicely, and she did not go home. Phew. I was so pleased for her.

There were three rounds, as always. And there were 8 contestants left in the competition. One had to go, of course, and that was Ben. I thought Yasmin might go, but I was wrong. It was too close at the end to call.

Now, as I didn't take any pics last week, I am totally making up for it tonight, as I have taken loads (from the TV). I may not use them all, but we'll soon see, as they've just been imported. I'm going to have a look now, then upload the best ones for you to see.

 Here is the funniest shot I could get of Mel and Sue. They look slightly freaky, but in a good way.

Here are Jo's Lavender biscuits, which are shaped like hearts. This is while she is adding sparkle to them. I think they look beautiful.

Here are Holly's Strawberry and Custard melts, which look a bit like Vienesse Whirls.

This is one of Jo's Brandy Snaps gone wrong. It's quite a sad image, but it wasn't really Jo's fault. (It was the bloody oven.)

See what I mean?

Here is a nice pic of Jo, who doesn't seem that bothered by the whole Brandy Snaps disaster. Like me, she seems to bounce back pretty well in a crisis.

Here is a nice pic of Holly in her lovely red top. I am loving the bow at the front of it. She looks very fashionable, and seems to be finished before the others, like Ruth Clemens was in series 1.

Here are Holly's lovely macaroons, which were inspired by chocolate bars she used to eat when she was young. I think they look very child-like, like lollipops.

Here are Jo's macaroons, which look very colourful, and bright. And they are all flavours I like too.

Here is Jason giving Holly a high five at the end. It was one of my favourite moments from the episode. They all look very cheerful.

I hope you liked my pics. I never would of thought I'd take them on the same night as watching the show, but I felt it had to be done, and I have thouroughly enjoyed it.

Thank you so much for reading, and please comment below, as I'd love to know what you thought.

Ss1. x

Monday, 5 September 2011

My Twitter story.

Since joining Twitter on the 21st of May 2010, a lot of amazing things have happened. I met Giles Coren, then I met Sue Perkins, then I met Mark Watson. And the first person I followed was Giles Coren, and maybe that's why he's my Godfather (see the link below).

It's been an up and down journey. Some people have blocked me, for reasons I'll never know, others have unfollowed me, also for unknown reasons - maybe they got bored with me, maybe they just realised that what they were into, was not what I was into, maybe they just didn't get my humour - I'll never understand those people. But also, there are the people who have followed me, and stayed following me. They are the BEST people. For example: @thepinkwhisk, @MayorOfLondon, @Miranda_LadyA, etc.

And, most importantly of all, if it weren't for Giles Coren and Sue Perkins being on Twitter, I'd of never joined, and I would of never tweeted these amazing people, I'd of never started a blog, and I'd of never met Sue Perkins or Mark Watson, as they were both achieved through the power of Twitter, and meeting Sue Perkins only came about because I tweeted her, then she tweeted me, etc. And I got put on her guest list for The News Quiz, and it was all thanks to Twitter. And she even followed me for a short while to get some info. from me. (How cool is that?)

Without Twitter my life would be boring as hell. No lie. I really do love it, and talking to new people, as well as old people, who I've been tweeting for months, or maybe more. It's just become a big part of my life, and it means a lot to me.

Also, recently, I have been tweeting newer people, like @HollyBellMummy, @JoanneWheatley, etc. They are lovely, and very nice to me. I could not of wished for better people to tweet with. Also, @BotanicalBaker has followed me, and tweeted me recently, and she is also very nice, and funny.

There are so many things that have happened that it's hard to write about it all, but I thought I'd do this, just to give you an idea of what my time on Twitter has been like, and how it's like now. It also shows my progress. I remember when I had no followers, then just one. Then now, I have over 300 followers in just over a year and three months.

Who knows what the next couple of months, or the next year, will bring. Only time will tell.

Ss1. x

Saturday, 3 September 2011

No pics this week...

This week, unfortunately, I haven't been able to take any pics of The Great British Bake Off, from this week. I did want to, but other things have taken hold, I'm afraid. Hopefully, after the biscuit episode next week, I'll be able to. By the way, I am really looking forward to the biscuit one. I love biscuits! I eat them like every single day! It's like my alternative to cereal when I wake up.

I know, eating biscuits instead of cereal is not the healthy opinion, but I just don't care. It's never bothered me much. I eat what I want, most of the time (well, all of the time, really), and I'm not likely to change.

Anyway, I'd better wrap it up. I've got stuff to do, ya know.

Just as a last little thing, I read Giles Coren's opinion column today, well, this evening, and as always LOVED IT! Never ever see anything wrong with what he says or does. I think he's a legend. One day, people will look back at all he has written, and done, and be in amazement at it, like I am. (Ha ha ha!) I know some people I know, don't agree, but who are they to judge!?

Bye now!

Ss1. xxx

Thursday, 1 September 2011


Hey peeps! I have something good to show you. Nothing breathtaking, but it will make you hungry. Yes, of course, it's SAUSAGES! Nothing better to have on a September evening than sausages.

And who made these sausages, I hear you ask. Well, that's top secret, but all I can say is that they can really cook. Now, for the picture:

Don't they look devine? And if you notice, there are bits of bacon wrapped around them. Mmm mmm mmm.

Thanks for looking at the sausages. Now, I'm off to eat some. See ya!

Ss1. x