Thursday, 27 March 2014

Well hello there world...

Hello! 

I am very very aware that this post will probably go completely unread as I have been away for so very long that nobody would think to come and read this little blog of mine. Also, it will be a short one, just to let anyone who does happen to be ready know that I'm back! 

It's been a long and difficult break. We bought a house and it was all going swimmingly, until everything went so pear shaped that I started to forget who I was before we started the whole renovation malarky and most days I wanted to do nothing but hide under my bed and cry. I might write a longer post about this soon, but for now suffice to say that we've moved in at last, and I'm slowly learning to swim again! 

So…see this as my official return! Our new house has a tiny room which I have adopted as a kind of sewing den and our next project is turing our rather wild garden into a little allotment so there will be lots of posting about my adventures in sewing and growing to come! 

Here's a little picture of how our evenings have been looking recently…we haven't had the chimney swept yet so candles will do for now. You might recognise the big wooden 'yes' from this post a while back. I shall return again soon. Promise. Much love x



Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Pinterest Pudding Perfection!

Good morning! 

So, for the last week and a half I have been sitting on my bum waiting for my foot to heal after I injured it 2 weekends ago. Today is the first day I have been able to sit with my legs crossed...something I was very excited about! 

To celebrate (and mostly because I just wanted to and as I still can't drive had all the ingredients already!) I decided to try out something I pinned a few weeks ago. 

image from Undressed Skeleton
The rather yummy looking pancakes have only 3 ingredients, and only 2 of those are completely necessary: An egg, a banana and some blueberries...sounds impossible doesn't it! 

I was fully expecting this not to work, for it to either turn out as a banana flavoured omelette, or just banana scrambled eggs! You know what it's like when you pin something that looks amazing and you try it and it's a disaster! Heck there's a whole website devoted to pinterest fails.

This one however turned out completely perfectly...so much so I may have made it twice! The first time with strawberries instead of blueberries, and the second time with an teaspoon of peanut butter mixed into the banana egg mixture. 

apologies for the super blurry picture...I was rushing so they didn't burn! 

They were both so yummy and I'm excited to try some different combinations...I wonder if you could make green pancakes in the same vein as green smoothies...hmmm. 

Anyway, I hope you're all enjoying the sun! If you want to follow me on Pinterest, clickedy click here.

Friday, 19 July 2013

All you need are books and tea...

...it's true you know.

image via Pinterest - I can't find the original source I'm afraid...

Morning! 

I am still on the sofa...and when I'm not, I'm still rather hobbley (isn't that a good word!) 

To pass the time I've watched every episode of River Cottage there ever was (thanks to my giant box set and 4od) and I've now begun the inevitable Harry Potter marathon...backwards from the end...controversial!

Mostly though, I've been reading. The book I've been utterly fixated by all week is The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon, which was recommended to me by our carpenter...I will do a proper review (probably) when I've finished, but thus far it is absolutely stunning! 

Also, I have decided to start drinking tea again, just green at the moment though. I used to drink about 8 cups of conventional black tea a day, builders style with milk and two (but secretly three) sugars. Then I realised that was nearly 100g of sugar a day...from tea alone! Not good at all. So I stopped drinking it, and all other forms of caffeine completely...the headache was awful, but after this passed, I felt so much better, and only drank red bush or herbal teas from that point on.

However, after nearly six months without it, I'm beginning to think that the antioxidant benefits of a really good green tea may outweigh the downsides of a small amount of caffeine (I still eat dark chocolate after all which has a little), so I sent the fiancĂ© out for some (seeing as I cant drive...or really walk at the moment) with instructions to "make it a nice one!". He bought me this Teapigs Mao Feng Green Tea and I'd forgotten how much I love it! 

I'm going to see how I feel after a few weeks of drinking a couple of cups of green tea a day, keeping it to the morning or early afternoon only incase the caffeine does affect me at all, and I may re-evaulate my black tea ban. I love it you see, and I think now my palette has changed, I may appreciate it without sugar, and maybe even without milk. 

And being British, it's in my blood...tea is practically religion, and certainly the answer to all ails:

Image available to purchase at Easy Art

Happy Friday everyone 

x
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