Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Owl Cookies

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After seeing cookies like these at the market last weekend, I decided to give them a go myself! I just used a basic shortbread recipe (this one, if you're wondering!), added chocolate chips for eyes, almonds for beaks and forkprints for feathers! Easy peasy. And jeez, they're cute aren't they?

Sunday, April 13, 2014


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Last night we barbecued. Well, Joe did. The rest of us sat around and drank Pimm's and talked until the bbqing was done.
I'm loving Spring here, warm days and warm evenings, reading outside and long walks in green parks.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Broadway Market & The Ballet

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Saturday morning I woke up early and went to Broadway Market to wander around. I got there just as the vendors were setting up and by the time I left the place was bustling. I bought some candy colored meringues from The Meringue Girls, and some pretty purple flowers and some Feijoa chutney.

I went home after, and read a little and arranged my flowers and watched Bella make a rhubarb cake. A few friends came over for a barbecue, I had some Pimm's and then got ready to go to the ballet!

I saw The Sleeping Beauty at the Royal Opera house and it was beautiful. Seeing a ballet is on my 25 Thing to do Before 25 list, and I don't think it will be a one time occurrence. I somehow lucked into getting incredible seats thanks to a kind lady who gave me her friend's ticket, so I saw the show from a great spot. The costumes were gorgeous, and the music was beautiful and obviously the dancing was incredible.

And so that was my Saturday! Another great one in London.
(Also, as a side note, this Saturday made it three months I've been in London. Three months! Old lady comment: time goes so quickly. When you're having fun. Which I am.)

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Sunday Morning Breakfast

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1. pretty flowers + bowl
2. pretty flowers + bowl + vanilla yogurt
3. pretty flowers + bowl + vanilla yogurt + banana
4. pretty flowers + vanilla yogurt + banana + granola and pecans
= Sunday Morning Breakfast

(tip: eat in bed with the window open)