With demand and house prices at a high there has been a recent trend for "tiny houses"; but what are "tiny houses"? When you think of a tiny house you think cramped, dark and dingy like this ;
But tiny houses are completly different! They are light, bright and have some amazingly well thought out storage solutions designed to maximise a minimal space making the smallest of spaces appealing.
There are many different types of tiny houses you can get miniatures of full sized houses, ones built like tree houses and they can even be floating!
These look pretty fab from the outside but on the inside they are also something special! They have fully working kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms which make full use of every inch of available space.
Most of tiny houses are decorated in light, neutral colours and have loads of windows and natural light to bring the outdoors inside
So whats stopping you? At a fraction of the price for the full sized version why not look for your own a stunning tiny house!
So yup, this blog is as you may have guessed, the most delicious mug cake recipies!!
So noone like to wait for dessert, so now you wont have to! here are some of the most delicious looking and quickest mug cake recipies out there;
1. Into a small bowl add: flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, salt, egg, milk, and vegetable oil. Mix to combine.
2. Pour mixture into a regular sized coffee mug. Drop caramels into center of mixture one at a time.
3. Microwave on high for one minute and 30 seconds. If needed (if cake batter is still gooey), microwave on high for up to an additional 30 seconds.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Mug Cake
Spray a 16 oz mug with non-stick cooking spray. (These 16 oz mugs are the perfect shape for this!)
In a small bowl, combine dry ingredients until well mixed.
Using a fork, beat in egg, oil, lemon zest and lemon juice until well blended.
Pour into mug and microwave on High for 90 seconds.
Cool in mug and eat directly out of mug or remove carefully to a plate. Sprinkle Icing Sugar and lemon zest over top.
Banana Mug Cake
And if you are feeling like you want pudding with even less effort check out this link for a pre mixed mug cake! minimal efforot maximum flavour!
As many of you may be aware the police are currently investigating a serious incident that took place in Weston Park last night (Monday January 23rd). Following the incident the police are providing high visibility reassurance patrols in the area, so you may note them around the university and campus areas. The safety of our students is of paramount importance to us, and in light of this we have compiled a list of tips to keep you safe.
It's always a good idea to stay in a group when walking home late at night, if you do end up walking alone it's a good idea to have a plan before you go out. Below are five easy tips that won't cost you anything but can help keep you safe.
If you have any information about the incident that took place on 23rd January please call the police on 101, quoting reference 1236. If you see anything, dial 101 for any non-emergencies, and 999 for any emergencies.
For more advice on personal safety from the universities please the below links:
To read further personal safety advice from South Yorkshire Police please see http://www.southyorks.police.uk/help-and-advice/crime-prevention-advice/personal-safety
So it is officially 2017 and exam period is well under way! you will also be starting to think about your home for next year, if you havent already got one! So here is our guide to house hunting as a student!
Who are you living with?
Before you even start to look at properties online you need to be 100% certain of who you will be living with next year. There is no point viewing and falling in love with an amazing house if there are too many or not enough of you to fill! finalise your numbers then make a list of all the potential properties.
Book viewings in for a time when everyone can attend, this way you will minimise the amount of times you have to look at each property. There is nothing worse than having to look at the same property 3 or 4 times when it could have been done in one viewing! This is also a good thing as you each see the property at the same time and can point out things to each other rather than having to look again to see things you may have missed the first time, and can help with making a quicker decision.
If there is anything you specifically would like to know, ask! no question is a stupid question and we would rather you have all the information you need than not finding out untill you have signed a contract and nothing can be changed! Always check whether the property comes furnished, there is nothing worse than turning up on 1st July and having no furniture!
Once you have decided on your new home, phone the agent and make an appointment with them! it is always best to make an appointment, if you just drop in there is the chance that there is noone free to do the contract with you and you will have made a wasted trip! Now the important bit......... The contract is a legally binding document! Before you sign it make sure that you read it throughly and understand it! If there is anythig you are not 100% sure about or dont understand then ask! Again there are no stupid questions. As it is a legally binding you need to be sure that you are 100% happy with it and that you understand it 100% because once it is signed it cannot be changed!
All landlord will ask you to pay a deposit, this can range from £100 up to 2 months rent! whatever the amount of deposit you pay, it must be registered with a goverment scheme. upon paying the deposit you should be given the information about the sheme your chosen landlord uses. If you are not given any information ask them to provide the details.
Now that you have secured you new home you can think about less stressfull things like what decorations to buy for your room :) check out our Bedrooms blog for some ideas.
if you are still looking for your perfect home for 17/18 whjy not check out the links below;
HAPPY HOUSE HUNTING :)
Hopefully the titel grabbed your attention! Fat burgs are an ever increasing problem in the sewers in the uk! massive build ups of fat and debris clump tegether to form massive fatburgs which block our sewers, the largest in the UK was a 10 Tonne one found by Thames Water in the London sewer system! So what can you do to help prevent this? Simple.... follow the below list of things not to put down your drains.
1) Pasta, Rice and Potato peelings.
Use a sieve or colander to collect leftover food waste before throwing it away. Invest in a kitchen sink strainer if you don't have one already and then collect up any small chunks of food using a piece of kitchen towel.
Instead of pouring the oil down the sink, pour it into a cleaned-out tin, before wiping off the excess with a kitchen towel.
3) Coffee Ground and Egg shell Shards
Peel eggs over a bin away from the sink and when washing out a cafetiere, use a sieve to gather up all the coffee grounds before throwing them away.
4) Seeds and Grains
If you're cutting up a fruit or vegetable, gather the seeds using a piece of kitchen towel or by picking them out before throwing them away.
5) Stringy Foods - such as Asparagus and Celery
Throw them in the bin, or at the very least chop the waste into very small pieces before putting in a waste disposal unit.
To read more about Fatburgs and how to prevent the check out the below article!
Bonfire Night is coming up on Saturday 5th November and with it comes a lot of amazing fireworks. Whether you go check out one of the big fireworks displays or just a local park we hope you have a great night. Make sure to check out the Star’s article for a complete guide to what’s going on in your area so you don't miss out.
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!