Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Homeward bound (and brownies)

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Sort of disappeared there for a little bit, didn't I?

So, I've got a tiny bit of news: I'm moving back home. I know! It's been almost a year over here in England, an incredible year at that, but I've been thinking long and hard (hence the lack of updates), and have decided to head home for a bit.

I'm looking forward to quiet familiarity again, but I'm also slightly terrified that I'll get home and miss this place with my whole heart like last year.


Right now I'm missing home with my whole heart, and so that's where I'm going.

(Also, this morning I made brownies. At least when my brain and heart are all mixed up about where they want to be I know that eggs and flour and chocolate will come together to be something good, so there's a little comfort in that.)

I'm not sure when I'll post again, whether it will be from this continent or another, but I'm sure I'll be back soon.


Saturday, September 13, 2014

Things I've done

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Baked cookies (twice now - had to bake an emergency batch for watching GBBO!)

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Found the cutest tearoom while out with Holly in Stockport and had a scone and a berry tea for lunch

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Took a bright pink bubble bath

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Watched a movie with mountains of popcorn

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Saw the cute bunting in our kitchen window from the outside

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Browsed Heaton Moor Market and tasted treats and bought a cute pair of earrings

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

In the kitchen

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The other day Holly and I decided it was time to do some roommate baking.
After a quick trip across the road for some ingredients, we got to work whipping up a few batches of muffins.
Carrot apple for me, banana chocolate chip for Holly.
(It's kind of hard not to take a nibble out of them every time I pass by the kitchen)

Sunday, September 7, 2014

More from Edinburgh

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After breakfast, Rory and I took to strolling around Edinburgh. Hitting up some tourist spots as well as a few of Rory's favorite vintage shops (Armstrongs is amazing!), I decided at some point during my time in the UK I need to live in that Scottish city! 
 We had dinner with his dad and then went for a beautiful sunset drive along the seaside to a beach where we walked his and his cousin's dogs. 
 Edinburgh was such a relaxed weekend. It was nice spending so much time with family, even if that family wasn't my own! 
I need to make impromptu trips more often. I think they're good for the soul.