Saturday, 27 November 2010

In the past month...

... quite a lot has happened.

I gained a new cat Called Dog

Sunday, 26 September 2010

Perfect End to a Holiday

I've had such a lovely week off and I really don't want it to end.

So today I've made the most of the rainy weather and stayed in baking, cooking, knitting and watching 3 discs of Gilmore Girls.

This week has been autumnal...

Its been full of these two ladies...

and to finish off the lovely week off I made a huge breakfast...

Savoury Muffins

Sweetcorn and Chilli Muffins

Curry with Pea Muffins

Pizza Style Muffins.

Home-made Rosti

I also made a huge roast this evening complete with apple crumble, but sadly we gobbled it all up before I could even think about taking photos.

Saturday, 25 September 2010

Knitting Update

These week I have been mainly knitting squares!
I've not done as much as I hoped so today I am going to spend the day knitting!

Sunday, 19 September 2010

Today was mostly spent...

...Colouring my hair...

...This colour!

Another bad picture but the colour was inspired by this beautiful lady.

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Fabric Shopping Fun

It's taken me far too long to blog about my lovely day fabric shopping with Mum yesterday.

I got really well stocked up for my Autumn/Halloween crafting...

Apologies for the poor photo quality!

I also got a few Yankee Candles :)

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Red Polka Dot Love

This year I have absolutely fallen in love with red and polka dots. This season I have the red dress below for work (I am secretly toying with whether to buy the blue one too) and I recently missed out on a red and a blue polka dot mac on Fashion Union which were reduced to £7 each (I was going to have both colours, so gutted!)

So in search for these macs I missed out on or a suitable replacement I came across some gorgeous other red polka dot items and decided to dedicate this post to all things red polka dot.

I found loaddddsss of kitchen things that come in red polka dot and I want them all.
I have a bit of a red theme in my kitchen already, so I am now making it my mission to add lots of these things to my kitchen hehe...

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Sunday, 12 September 2010


I couldn't help but notice how early the leafs are turning yellow.
As much as I hate the cold I have to admit I truly love Autumn,
in fact I think it might be my favourite season :)

Instead of just letting the season pass me by I decided to take photos of the trees outside my flat everyday to see how their colour changes over time.

I took these Thursday!

and these ones I took Friday!

Thursday, 9 September 2010


So it's been exactly 4 months since I blogged.
Its been a tough few months.
With the help of Mum I have come to realise its time to reunite with my blog.

I read this on Crafty Helen and thought 'yes that's exactly what I need to do'

"So, I need to face up to my short-comings
(and boy have I got plenty)
and not spend so much time beating myself up
for having failed to reach my unreasonable expectations"

So here's to a fresh start and knitting squares!

Friday, 7 May 2010

Moo Cards

My free Moo Cards came today WOO HOO

I am so over the moon with how well they came out but the light is not good tonight so I am not so happy with the photos I have taken of them (will take some better one another night)

Tuesday, 4 May 2010


...was such a lovely day. For once I had a Bank Holiday off work and I actually relaxed.

I watched every episode of Sophie Dahl's new TV show whilst the rain beat down outside.
I had been longing for a day at home wrapped up in a big jumper while it rained and finally I got it.

Once the rain had cleared up a bit, I ventured out to buy food.

Along my way I saw something beautiful...

...and something funny...

I also found an amazing book, just the sort of faith restorer I needed to remind me I am not just a stressed girl in a suit. It's called "The Thrift Book: How to Live Well and Spend Less" by India Knight and (I've not gotten too far through it yet) it's fantastic.

Monday, 3 May 2010

Meat Free Monday

This week's Meat Free Monday dinner was inspired by Miss Sophie Dahl and her new TV Series.

I decided to try her Lentil Cottage Pie and even Mikey (massive meat eater and massive lentil hater) really liked it.

Doesn't look too appetising but it gives that lovely cosy feeling Cottage Pie should!

Saturday, 1 May 2010

Lunch with LazyGiraffe

Today was a lovely day (despite work being manic) I met up with LazyGiraffe (Deepa) and went to this gorgeous place just opposite work called Origin 8.

I had a delicious Smoked Salmon and Cous Cous salad and bought some Garlic Stuffed Olives to take home (which Mikey loves) and a White and Dark Chocolate Mousse type Pudding which I ate on the train home.

I then finally (after what feels like weeks) cooked a "proper" BIG yummy meal of Free Range Chicken Smothered in Buffalo Wings Sauce with French Fries, Crunchy Salad and Creamy Coleslaw.

Ohhhh I almost forgot, and first thing this morning (yes 5am) I ordered my Moo Cards :D I thought I had missed the deadline for the free ones but luckily I had not.

Tuesday, 27 April 2010


Today was a rather cheesy day for me...

...I started off by making cheese muffins

I then made a breadcrummy Macaroni (but Penne) Cheese bake for lunch...

...and had no cheese left for dinner time!

I am a bit of a cheese fiend so please do send me any good cheesy recipes you have :D

Monday, 26 April 2010

Meat Free Monday (Finally on a Monday)

Today Meat Free Monday was all about this...

Egg Mayonnaise Sandwiches, Quorn Enchiladas, Cheese and Onion Quiche (which was shop bought and horrible) and Green and Black's (which was far from horrible)

Thursday, 22 April 2010


Today I lost a lifelong friend and the best cat I've ever know. He'd been in life 17 years (longer than my little brother) and nothing I write will quite cover how I feel or what he meant to my family and I. So instead I am going to post photos and leave a link to the post my Mum wrote.

These are, by far, not the best pictures I have taken of him but they are the ones I could find!

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Meat Free Monday but on Tuesday

I treated myself to a Marks and Spencer's Saag Aloo and Onion Bhajees for lunch... was sooooooo good!
For dinner we just had a Mediterranean Finger Food Feast...

...and that was really good too!