As you’re all moving and settling in it is an important time to think about safety.
The University of Sheffield are currently running a Crime Reduction and Safety week. They are handing out advice, personal attack alarms and will also be carrying out free property marking every day in the Diamond from 10am-4pm and selected evenings at the Edge. Please see the link for more information. http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/staff/news/crime-reduction-safety-fortnight-1.648071
People are aware when students move in and it is important to be sensible and there are a couple of simple things you can do to deter burglars:
You can register your laptop/phone with PREY, and they will help you find it, if it ever gets lost or stolen. Find more information on http://preyproject.com/
More than 40 elephant statues are set to form Sheffield’s largest mass participation art event. What will be known as the ‘Herd of Sheffield’, a Wild in Art event in association with The Children’s Hospital Charity, will run between July and September 2016 and will be free to attend.
They have chosen an elephant to mark 100 years since Lizzie the elephant was used in Sheffield’s steel industry. For those that don’t know about Lizzie she was brought in from the circus to help workers during World War One, when the military purchased most of England’s horses and sent them to the Western Front.
We can’t wait to take part, what a great way to raise money for a worthy cause and celebrate Sheffield and its history!
Stuck for Halloween ideas or just fancy trying to set a new PB for 5k? Why not take part in the student zombie run on Saturday 31st October.
Organised by Student Colour Run Sheffield this spooky 5k run will definitely be one you won’t forget! Warm up by joining the Thriller dance routine lead by Zombie dancers before you set off on the scariest 5K you will have ever encountered. The course promises lots of blood, screams and zombies.
The 5k run starts on the hillside overlooking the steel city and snakes through the eerily quiet derelict Park Hill Flats. Each of the runners taking part will be issued with three life tags, zombies throughout the 5k course will try to steal these, lose all three and become a zombie yourself or drop-out. If the zombies weren’t enough for you to avoid try avoiding the horrifying blood shower being sprayed by demented vampires. Can you face the tunnel of fear??!!
£50 prize for the runner in best fancy dress but if you rather not get your costume blood stained you can choose to run in an exclusive Zombie Run T-shirt.
For more info regarding registration and times please check out their facebook page https://www.facebook.com/events/1649074205329745/1649074265329739/
Its that time of year again! the time when you have eaten too much chocolate, but still have loads left! well why not use that left over chocolate to make yummy treats for you and your friends to enjoy! Here are a few ideas to help you get started on your baking adventure.
So with Halloween this week how many of you are having parties? Why not try some of these fab cocktail recipies to really impress your guests;
8 ounces vodka
4 ounces parfait amour liqueur
1 ounce blackberry liqueur
2 ounces tarragon simple syrup (recipe follows)
1 ounce fresh lemon juice
1 ounce lavender syrup, available at most liquor stores
4 lavender sprigs
dry ice (optional) Note: Use only if you're familiar with dry ice safety measures
purple sanding sugar for rim (optional)
1. Prepare the tarragon simple syrup by placing 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water in a small saucepan.
2. Heat over medium-low heat until it reaches a low boil. Add two sprigs of fresh tarragon and reduce heat to low. Heat for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove tarragon and allow syrup to cool.
3. Place 2 blackberries on each lavender sprig and set aside. Tip: For best results, insert a toothpick through blackberry first to make a small hole for the lavender stem.
4. Cut and juice lemon. Strain to remove pulp, if desired. Add spirits, syrups and juice to a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake until very cold (about 20 seconds).
5.Pour drink into beakers, add a small piece of dry ice (optional) and a lavender-blackberry skewer.Note: Drink is safe to consume only after dry ice has completely dissolved.
Tip: Alternatively, moisten the rim of a cocktail glass and dip in purple sanding sugar. Add cocktail and small piece of dry ice. Lay lavender-blackberry skewer across the top of the glass and serve.
1 ounce bourbon
1/2 ounce lime juice
1/4 ounce grenadine
splash of Mountain Dew
dry ice chips, for presentation (optional)
Note: Always observe dry ice safety measures: Never touch dry ice with bare skin and do not swallow.
1. Pour bourbon, lime juice and grenadine into a shaker over ice.
2. Shake well and strain into shot glass.
3. Drop dry ice chips into shot glass and top with Mountain Dew.
Note: Dry ice chips will sink to the bottom of the shot glass. Do not swallow them, wait till dry ice has evaporated to consume the drink.
1 1/4 oz. strawberry vodka such as Stoli
1/8 oz. Rose's lime juice
3/4 oz. Bailey's Irish Cream
splash of grenadine
Chill vodka for better smoothness. Add vodka and lime juice to a shaker; shake, then strain into a shot glass. Using a straw, dip some Bailey's Irish Cream into the shot. Once you submerge the straw into the Bailey's, put your finger on top of the straw to hold the Bailey's in the straw. Dip the straw tip into the vodka and slowly release your top finger. The Bailey's will curdle a little bit due to the lime juice and you should be able to make strands of Bailey's.
Repeat the straw/Bailey's process to build a "brain" in the shot glass. Add a splash of grenadine to the concoction to add the "blood" to the mix. Down the hatch as a shot.
1 ounce cognac
1/2 ounce Grand Marnier
1 1/2 ounces orange juice
1/2 ounce ginger ale
orange wheel, for garnish
lime twist, for garnish
1. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker.
2. Shake well and strain into an ice-filled rocks glass.
3. Garnish with an orange and lime "pumpkin top."
4. To make a "pumpkin top" garnish, fold a small piece of lime twist/peel in half and insert into the center of an orange wheel.
HAPPY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE! Hope you have a good one in Sheffield or at home. Just remember if you are heading home for the holidays make sure everything is locked, windows shut and stuff switched off… oh and don’t forget your washing!
Christmas is coming up… and before you all leave for the holidays why not do a house Secret Santa. We found this website http://www.firebox.com/ it’s great for cheap and fun presents… Christmas Sorted!
We have been so busy lately and nearly all our houses have been let for this year. But if you’re still left without a property pop into the office soon and we will try and help you out. Only a few left though so be quick!