How to have a Graduation Party

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After four years, countless essays, a lot of all-nighters, a few pro plus, some tantrums and tears and one BIG DISSERTATION PROJECT, I have finally graduated from the University of Stirling. Writing this feels very strange, considering this university has been my life for the past four years and the thought that my academic career… 

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Parmesan, Black Pepper and Thyme Scones

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  The general consensus about scones it would seem, is that they should be slathered with jam and accompanied with a cup of tea. Add a cake stand, teacups and a string of pearls and you are dangerously close to the twee notion of afternoon tea. Does anybody actually partake in this tradition who isn’t… 

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Raspberry and Rosewater Ombre Anniversary Cake

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Ombre is everywhere at the moment. You cannot pass a pinterest pinboard without seeing Alexa Chung’s trademark graduated colour bob or dip-dyed hairstyles in a range of colours on beautiful surfer-chic models. Clothing is in a range of light to dark hues, eyeshadow graduates across eyes like blended rainbows and even nails are sporting the… 

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Orange and Rhubarb Upside Down Cake

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Rhubarb is one of those seasonal gems like asparagus that disappear from the shops just as rapidly as they appear. One moment, you can grab a large bundle for pittance in the supermarkets, and then it’s like gold dust; hiding in gardens across the country and you have to beg, borrow or steal to get… 

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