Wednesday, 27 February 2013
Thursday, 21 February 2013
Breezy and bright bicycle riding. The perfect way to spend an hour when it has been so very bright and cheerful of late. Layers are still a must, but the perfect way to refuel is always with a big Costa cappuccino and a cherry scone.
Late night cutting and sticking. The Mr has been out practising a few nights this week, for a gig this Friday (which i am jolly excited about); and so i have lay on my tummy, cutting and sticking until my heart's content, with plenty of cups of Lady Grey.
Sunday, 17 February 2013
Tangled hair, snowdrops, green green grass and new brown boots. Warm wind and no mittens! And the most perfect sunday sunset to end the day.
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Tonight the Mr will mostly be not listening and watching Top Gear and Being Human. Since i have no love for cars or Jeremy Clarkson (or werewolves come to think of it) i shall be ringing home for a catch up and then doing some cutting and sticking i should think, possibly accompanied by a walnut whip and some camomile tea. And i must wash my hair. And iron some pillowcases too. Although obviously not at the same time.
Thursday, 14 February 2013
I love Valentines Day. There you go, i said it. Before you disown me, let me tell you it's not because i am a romantic, squishy squashy sort of person. Oh no. I am quite contented if someone can give a good hug and make me a mean cup of Lady Grey. I just love red. And i love pink (typical valentine-y colours yes?). And i love hearts. Anything heart shaped you can throw a stick at to be honest. If its heart shaped, it has me hook, line and sinker. It's a print afterall, and we all know about me and prints.
So today, i painted tiny red hearts on my nails, wore red on my lips and a pink jumper (with a horse printed shirt underneath (because you don't want to look like you have been completely tickled with the Valentines stick do you?) and did my usual business. I cycled (listening to this - just incase you were wondering), bought a new pair of brown boots and smirked at the many squillions of people fighting amongst the 'Gourmet Dine in for Two' in M&S. I bought a cherry scone, and a big cappuccino from Costa and sat and swang my legs by the cathedral.
I watched people rush by in their lunch hours, with big Clinton's Cards bags, balloons and a manner of other paraphernalia. And i enjoyed my little scone. Tonight we shall be eating jacket potatoes for tea, with lots of rocket, beetroot and tuna. And then curling up with hot chocolate and watching Junior Doctors. And i wouldn't have it any other way.
Monday, 11 February 2013
Being Good. Trying to eat half a twirl instead of a whole one. Not because i am on some mad and crazy calorie counting craziness, simply because i don't have an off button with chocolate. If it is there i will eat it. With anything else, i can get full and i will stop. Chocolate - not so much. That part of my stomach doesn't work. I sometimes eat it just because it is there. Of i am afraid if i don't,
The Mr someone else will get to it first.
(Having said that i have just eaten a creme egg and then put my coat, shoes - the works - on, to go and get a Wholenut because the creme egg wasn't enough. Now i am not hungry for tea). One day i will learn.
Being bored and silly. You know when you dont want to read. There is nothing on television and your attention span wont stretch to a film? We spent a good forty minutes a few days ago, updating my mini-me on the Xbox after i complained my hair had grown since we had last looked. It is worth mentioning, i have never played Xbox, and don't really ever have the urge to. I just liked the idea of having a 'Me' on there. The Xbox (for me) is purely used to play Last FM loud when i am cleaning and can dance like a walnut while the Mr is not at home.
New Discoveries. Of the simplest kind. This baked eggs with chorizo and chickpeas recipe is a hybrid of a recipe by Queen Rachel Khoos 'Paris Kitchen' and something similar the Mr had for brunch one weekend. It works well with rocket and wholemeal pitta breads for a really delicious and quick tea.
Getting Snapped. I got snapped for Carlisle Living's (our local magazine) Street Style Section a few weeks ago. Despite me loving taking my own picture, and taking pictures in general; i hate having my picture taken and having to pose. This took a fair few takes!! Today we had the magazine round to do a little article on us and our little flat. It was very surreal having cameras and tripods and lights set up in our little somewhere and having to be 'interviewed'. I hope it turns out okay!!Not always eating biscuits. I have fallen in love with two separate biscuits. The first, a dark chocolate and black cherry cookie from M&S. The second a dark chocolate covered stem ginger biscuit from Tesco. I would eat them every night. (No off button!). Instead i am trying every three nights…ish. These are to fix the munchies. They work. In a fashion.
Small amounts of really lovely things. (see Twirl and Grapes for explanation).
Lovely layers. Yes Spring is nearer than it was this time last week, but it is still not warm. I have fallen in love with my new navy slouchy knit and finding new and exciting combinations to go with it.