November 25, 2013
I spotted this and had to share… so interesting.
See the rest here
November 15, 2013
So lately… I have been so very busy… doing what feels like the easiest yet toughest job ever.
She’s a bit of handful… and the sweetest little girl ever.
We try to do one thing every day, whether that be meeting friends for coffee and cake, or have the Grandparents visit or a baby group etc, but no more than that… we need lots of quiet time – we are treating this as a fourth trimester. The times when I haven’t given her enough contact time with me… we have both suffered for it. It is so important!
I am having tons of fun dressing her and arranging her things in her room. She has so many wonderful things already.
Some days she even lets me grab some lunch, I am addicted to boiled eggs as they are easy and if she changes her mind then I can eat one-handed.
Those times when she’s not so keen I kinda snack on naughty things… newly obsessed by these chocolate covered marshmallows. So good.
She is still receiving the most awesome gifts, I cannot thanks friends and family enough for everything, she is too lucky. As am I, there have been many gifts for me also.
Her Grandma and Nana are knitting up a storm, these two could seriously open a shop they are so good. Jumpers, blankets and the cutest sleeping bag. I am truly going to look after these and keep them forever.
When she is asleep on me there is no moving, so I watch movies and tv or read. I have read so many books since she arrived… it feels like the biggest luxury.
And my amazing Mr is still on cooking duty most of the time, I do when I can but it’s not often and when I do I often get interrupted so I normally make quick and simple dinners meanwhile he is making shrimp tacos and full on roast dinners.
The best guy.
This week I am catching up with my work bits and figuring out when I can find some time to blog… I miss it here!
September 27, 2013
September 17, 2013
This is from Yotam Ottolenghi… and they are really good!
1/2 tsp saffron thread
4 tbsp caster sugar
140g Greek yoghurt
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
20g fresh chives, chopped
100g feta, crumbled into 1cm chunks
Salt and black pepper
About 4 tbsp clarified butter or ghee
Put the saffron in a large bowl and pour over 500ml of boiling water. Leave to infuse for a few minutes, then add the couscous. Stir with a fork, cover the bowl with clingfilm and leave to stand for 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, put the barberries and sugar in a small saucepan. Add 120ml water, bring to a light simmer, stir to dissolve the sugar and remove from the heat. Once cool, drain the barberries and dry on kitchen paper.
Fluff up the couscous with a fork, then add the yoghurt, eggs, chives, feta, barberries, one and a quarter teaspoons of salt and some black pepper. Mix well and then shape into firm round patties about 1.5cm thick and weighing 55g each; press and compact them well, so they don’t disintegrate.
Heat two tablespoons of clarified butter in a large frying pan on medium-high heat. Lower the heat to medium and fry the patties in batches, adding more butter as needed. Cook each batch for five minutes, turning once, until crisp and golden-brown. Transfer to kitchen paper. Serve at once, while they’re still warm.
September 16, 2013
(image from Pinterest)
I really do love this time of year… I love when seasons change and I love that I can really enjoy this one!
We did have an amazing summer but mostly it was too hot for me to make the most of it, whereas the cooler temperatures are heaven to me. I am also on maternity leave now, so can enjoy lie ins with porridge and tea which is beyond amazing… I am making the most of this quiet time while I can.
I am going out to lunch today and then I might go sit in a park with a hot coffee and enjoy the sunshine… it’s a beautiful day in Bristol!
September 12, 2013
So September is here… and I am looking forward to adding some cosy pieces to my wardrobe!
My wishlist on ASOS is growing, I love that you can save your favourites and make a shopping list.
I would like some cosy hats, I often live in beanies in the winter, and I love this one;
And I really want a smarter hat too… I am thinking a big wide brimmed hat would be great to style up casual coats… this one is perfect
I have so many summer scarves now, I have been using them to dress my bump but I will need a big thick wool one. I get ill if it’s cold and I don’t cover my neck!
I love this one (it would be great with a leather jacket)
And I love this out-size scarf…
I have been coveting a leather jacket from Whistles for EVER. This one is currently top of the list.
I would also really like a casual varsity for the warmer transitional months since I don’t have to worry about being smart for a little while.
I will also stock up on a few cosy knits… you cannot have enough of these!
This one from Ted Baker would be great with some chunky boots and skinny jeans for when I want to be really cosy and covered…
And this one from Whistles so I can feel on trend and a little dressed up on those days when more effort is needed…
I cannot wait for the day that I can put on a little dress again… my birthday is in a few months and I am hoping I’ll have a chance to put one on!
This one from French Connection is super cute…
And I really want a wrap dress, also from French Connection having been told they are super flattering…
And skirts… I have missed wearing skirts so much…
Love this one from Whistles, totally my style.
And this flippy number would be great with thick tights and my much loved leather jacket!
I definitely want some chunky boots… or some knee highs… I am trying to work out which will get the most wear.
Or something more like this
I know for a fact I don’t need new jeans… but I also cannot wait to be back into normal jeans!
Shopping will begin again in earnest… first I need to have this baby and get active again.