Friday Favourites: February 26th

Hi everyone,

It’s that time of the week where we round up this week’s favourite recipes, music and events!

Spotlight On

Lukas Graham

This Danish funk/soul band is quickly making a name for themselves around the world. Lukaas Graham, Mark Falgren, Magnus Larsson and Kasper Daugaard signed with Warner Bros. Records in 2013.

The band have since released two smash hits and a self-titled album in 2014. If you haven’t already heard this tune on the radio, their hit song “7 Years” is well worth a listen (or two).


Recipe of the week

Shrimp, Tomato and Olive Couscous

This delicious meal will take less than 15 minutes to make!

Serves 4


Couscous (1 1/3 cups)

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 small finely chopped onion

Drained Diced Tomatoes (1 Can)

3/4 cup Pitted Green Olives

Shrimp (1 Cup)



  1. Cook your couscous according to the instructions on the back of the box.
  2. Meanwhile, place the oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 4 minutes.
  3. Add the tomatoes, olives, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Leave the mixture to simmer stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened. This should take 4-6 minutes.
  4. Add the shrimp and cover. Make sure the shrimp are thoroughly cooked through. Serve with the couscous.


Book Club

Saving Francesca

This week’s book is another amazing novel written by Australian author Melina Marchetta. This coming of age tale is unforgettable and proves yet again why Melina is one of the best authors around.

The story revolves around Francesca Spinelli, who is one of thirty girls at St Sebastian’s, a previously ‘all-boys’ school that has opened its doors to girls in Year Eleven for the first time ever.’ Cue the drama!

This book isn’t all laughs as it also deals with the serious subject of mental illness.

Have a read of the blurb below:

“Francesca is stuck at St. Sebastian’s, a boys’ school that pretends it’s coed by giving the girls their own bathroom. Her only female companions are an ultra-feminist, a rumored slut, and an impossibly dorky accordion player. The boys are no better, from Thomas, who specializes in musical burping, to Will, the perpetually frowning, smug moron that Francesca can’t seem to stop thinking about.

Then there’s Francesca’s mother, who always thinks she knows what’s best for Francesca—until she is suddenly stricken with acute depression, leaving Francesca lost, alone, and without an inkling of who she really is. Simultaneously humorous, poignant, and impossible to put down, this is the story of a girl who must summon the strength to save her family, her social life and—hardest of all—herself.”


Quote of the week

‘Light tomorrow with today’

– Elizabeth Barrett Browning




Sophie Barker

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