Sunday, 23 April 2017

Hosting a Beauty & the Beast afternoon tea

I love a theme. I love cake. I love Beauty & the Beast. I love to plan, execute and host. I didn't need a reason to host a Beauty & the Beast afternoon tea, I wasn't even sure we'd bother to go see the new film! (We did though and I'm glad as it was great).

My Wiltshire friends had been talking excitedly on facebook about the Tale as old as time afternoon tea at the Kensington. Which looks beautiful and much fancier than mine! Mine wasn't £35 per person though. I resent how expensive afternoon teas can be, especially when they have no adjustments for vegetarians or dairy intolerences. Anyway, the proper fancy one is booked up for months so I decided to host my own version.

Sunday, 16 April 2017

a date in Palmers Green

We used to live in Palmers Green and I like it a lot although I prefer visiting to living there. It's a bit of a commute if you need to work in zone 1 every day but for a lazy weekend date, it's great.

Sunday, 9 April 2017

IKEA toy joy fun

I live near an IKEA and I love it. Stu says IKEA is where relationships go to die but he's definitely 80% joking!

Friday, 31 March 2017

March in moments

I'm so energised this month! It feels like I've been doing everything (exploring, creating, eating and laughing) and it feels good.

Starting with my silliest joy, I found an ENORMOUS onion in a corner shop! It was nearly as big as my face! The smaller onion is an ordinary onion. I wish I'd got a shallot and done an onion family photo. And it tasted fine. I used it as 6 onions in a recipe :D

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Tottenham Marshes - blossoms and bird poo

Tottenham Marshes isn't stunningly beautiful. At a casual glance it looks ordinary, maybe even ugly. A wide, scruffy expanse. Some trees at the edge, mostly open grass, all framed by electricity pylons. It's in the details though. It's so full of life! Which is amazing (apart from the time an enormous cloud of tiny bugs was there and they tried to fly in my mouth and I headed straight home again). And SPRING is here, so blossoms are arriving...and you know what, I take it back. The Marshes can be stunningly beautiful if you look again.

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Cutting out the stars

 "I hate stars. How dare you wake me to look at them!"

I finally completed the inky papercut of the most intensely starry sky I have ever seen (mentioned in this post about Morocco) and I'm actually pleased with the result.

Sunday, 12 March 2017

A birthday in moments

Well, I'm another year older and I'm happy.

The day began with coffee and an orchid from Stu. (Sidenote, did you know that orchid means testicle?) And we finished watching season 4 of Gilmore Girls.