Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Our 6th year.

Happy anniversary, baby. You're my life, my rock, my absolute everything. I love you tons. x

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Time is not on my side, no it ain't.

I can't believe where this year is going. February you say? Crumbs. I had it all planned; blog about our trip to Boston, about Christmas and New Years, about my wonderful new candy apple red KitchenAid mixer that I cried over when I opened it Christmas morning (yep that's right, I don't care that I'm not tough), about my upcoming craft projects and about the oh-so-delicious carrot cake with cream cheese icing that I made yesterday. Ho-hum. It's now far too late to blog about most of those things. For now, and until I can really pull myself together and blog a decent post, I shall leave you with some items that I am yearning to possess right now:

Wide-Eyed Cookie Jar by Anthropologie

Vintage 1950's Hamilton Beach Triple Head Milkshake Mixer via seller on

Jack Purcell Helen Sneakers via

Shop away, my lovelies. Shop away.


Sunday, 25 December 2011


I love this time of year. For me it involves the watching of many a classic Christmas film, driving out early on Christmas morning to see family, eating far too much, drinking far too much, eating one too many of those sweets from the tin, laughter, twinkling decorations, receiving beautiful presents, spending time with loved ones and seeing their faces as they tear open gifts that you put so much thought in to. Wherever you are and whatever Christmas may bring you, I hope you all have a wonderful time.


Monday, 12 December 2011


I've been absent for a while, being carried across the high seas to Boston. We had an amazing time and I can't wait to post you some photographs of our trip. In the meantime I'll leave you with a charming snap of a chubby squirrel feasting on leftover pumpkin.

Sunday, 27 November 2011


Here are two delicious, scrumptious Thanksgiving Day leftovers. Yes, we cooked a Thanksgiving dinner. No, we're not American. Yes, we had mac and cheese with ours. No, I don't feel silly.

Anyway, the night before I made a pumpkin cream pie and some pecan bars. I was cooking until very late at night but man was it worth it. Those pecan bars are delicious little salty and sweet bites that melt in the mouth. Okay, it took three of us to prise those little buggers out of the cake tin but once they were out I could tell it was worth every swear word. The pumpkin cream pie was good. I mean REALLY good. I've never had pumpkin in any form before and the only time I've encountered the smell and texture is when hollowing them out for Halloween, but this is definitely something I'd have again. Did I doubt this recipe at any point? No. It's from Pioneer Woman. Need I say more?

pecan bars on

Pecan bars by EatLiveRun via Tasty Kitchen

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Pumpkin Cream Pie by the legendary Ree via Pioneer Woman

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

"I don't like Autumn.." - Bułeczka

Photograph by pyza* via flickr

I may not be American nor do I live in America but I would like to wish everyone a very happy thanksgiving. After all, no matter where we are, I think there are things that all of us are very thankful for.

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Longing to get some much needed crochet time.

It hit me a week or so ago that I haven't crocheted in a long time. A very long time. I felt sad. I truly did. There are two things, among many, that I love to do. Cook. And crochet. Cooking is a necessity of course. I have to do it (nearly) every day. So I get to cook delicious things. More so at the weekends because I get more time to really put my thinking cap on and get elbow deep in sticky, messy ingredients and it doesn't matter if it takes me all day. I love it. Crocheting, however, isn't a necessity and I've found less and less time lately to sit and relax and hook away until my heart's content. I have many, many unfinished projects. For example, I have a green crocheted hat that is sitting in my stripey crochet bag just waiting for me to finish it and add the finishing touches so that it can brave the cold and keep my head warm this winter. I have an 'in progress' crochet starburst-sqaure blanket laying limply in my Cath Kidston knitting holdall. Just urging me to add more squares and make it into the beautiful, cosy blanket that I had originally planned. *Sigh*. I've come to the conclusion that I need to quit my job and spend my days crocheting, cooking and baking. Yes, I do. Hmm, a girl can dream can't she? In honour of my unfinished, crochet projects I will post about them soon. And more importantly, finish them. Or at least attempt to. I will. Scouts honour.