Thursday, 24 December 2009

Merry Christmas Everyone!

My goodness it has come round quickly and this week has flown by as I've been so busy and unfortunately really rather unwell :(

Monday I spent the day with my Mum and we had lunch at Captain America's, which is this lovely little (one off and not a chain) American Style Dinner Restaurant

I had a tasty Chilli Burger YUM YUM YUM!

The evening brought friends, more decorations, getting pretty and partying :)

This picture makes me giggle :P

Today I spent a lovely Christmas Eve at my parents (sadly with no pictures) but there was lots of chocolate and goodies, good coffee (the type with Baileys in it hehe) and a fantastic Chinese Takeaway to finish. I hope they like their presents!

The snow has pretty much all disappeared now so it was a white Christmas just a touch early.

After a lot of thought and diligence and a small amount of shouting to Amazon on the phone this morning I did manage to get all the presents I planned to buy but sadly, yet not surprisingly, I have not finished the jumper, damn being ill, but it can be a New Year present!

Sunday, 20 December 2009

The Last Sunday Before Christmas

Well the last Sunday before Christmas has been a lovely one for me.
It began by finally having coffee again after having none most of the week (yes it was hell) followed by taking the scenic route into the city

Can see bigger versions of these pictures on my Flickr!

Along the way I saw this amazing piece of garden art work

I also passed this place, which I have always wanted to find out more about but it seems to be one of Norwich's better kept secrets

Friday, 18 December 2009

This Week Has Mostly Consisted Of...

...Eating much less of this

and eating a whole lot more of this

My favourite girl in the whole wide world came home, for Christmas, from Portsmouth

Another Favourite girl returned home from Univerisity in Brighton

Funny Russian hats were found...

...and knitting has been wound

...lots of partying and silliness with the broom

and then it snowed :D

Sunday, 13 December 2009

Panda Crazy

Upon stumbling across this wonderful post on such a fantastic blog I felt the need to have a scout about on the good old internet for Panda Crazy things.
One of the main reasons I felt the need to research panda food more than anything is due to a kebab take away which my friends and I frequent regularly is called Panda Pizza (it is one of my favourite places purely because it is still open at 3:30-4am when the other half finishes work at the club about 100 meters away)

Sadly I have no photo to share with you of the famous Panda Pizza, so instead I am dedicating this post to my, very, useless research into other panda food (of which panda sushi I got most excited about)

Enjoy :)

Saturday, 12 December 2009

Fantatstic Giveaway

I entered this fantastic Giveway courtesy of Twiddletails.

Here is what is an offer to win, amazing prize, go over and check it out.

An update on knitting and drawing later :) be sure to check back!

Friday, 11 December 2009

Old Mother Hubbard...

... Rooted through her cupboard,
To discover all she had were pasta, eggs and lentils
She thought and she thought, even asked some continentals,
But still had no clue what to cook,
Until, she discovered a recipe in somewhere very different to a book,
It was from the middle east,
She cooked up a lentily feast!

Apologies for the poor poem, was a whim with inspiration from my Mother.
Here is what I made:

And here is the very simple recipe.
With a few progress photos.

Oh yes I made peanut butter fudge too :)

For those of you who follow me on Twitter you will have read about my drawing stint yesterday, It is not finished yet but I though I would show you guys some rough photos:

Apologies for the poor quality, should have colour finished and a nice neat scan up tomorrow.

Seen as we are talking about cooking again today I thought I would share with you the pizza I made the other night as I was very proud of it :)

It was so tasty it was half eaten before I had a chance to take a photo hehe.

After all this I think I am ready for a nice hot bath then some hot chocolate and peanut butter fudge whilst watching Christmas with the Kranks and thinking about Open Dinners.

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Gingerbread Latte; The Taste of Christmas

Yes today I finally got to try the Gingerbread Latte from Starbucks

And even better, the lovely happy American Barista gave it to me for free Bingo :)

Thought I would include a picture of this little guy who accompanied me this morning with his Mummy round the shops and for coffee.

Think I'm going to spend the rest of the afternoon/evening sorting out the studio and working on Christmas presents so I have some new work to show you guys!

Monday, 7 December 2009

Weekend Christmas Treeing at Mum's

This picture pretty much sums up the evening :)

Haven't really got anything interesting to say this time unfortunately, I think it is due to having a God awful cough making me feel rough, how about you guys tell me how your weekends were?
In the meantime I'm going on a hunt for my revival of Featured Artist, so get commenting and your shops/blogs shall be my first look.

Thursday, 3 December 2009

How Does Tidying Always Lead to More Mess??

For some reason, without fail, every time I re-do a room or "sort out" a room it always gets a whole lot messier before it gets any tidying, why is this? Do you guys have the same?

I am trying to turn my spare room into a new studio and this is the result of today's "tidying" and "sorting"

Hopefully it will look a little more like a studio and not a junk room in a few days, I will post updates for you guys to see :)

I also made Potatoe and Sweet Potatoe Pie for dinner tonight...

The stages of Pie :)

To end on, the funniest poached eggs on toast I think I've ever made hehe :)

Monday, 9 November 2009

"Soup Soup A Tasty Soup Soup..."

"... a spicy carrot and coriander"
Well no I did that last week and its frozen now hehe.
Was a very mundane day yesterday, didn't do a lot, the other half was ill still and I was full of cold.

I did make this though

Broccoli an Cheese Soup :)

I also started knitting some mittens, a little later than I should have me thinks.

What did you guys all do yesterday?