Monday, 11 February 2013

Lately has been lovely.  Mornings seem so much brighter - to the point that i am running round simultaneously eating porridge, applying mascara and putting tights on, thinking that i am late. I never am.  I am just so used to doing these things in the dark!  I think Spring is trying its very hardest to get here - i can't wait. I want to buy daffodils, but i am holding back.  We have only just finished the back log of mulled wine and other similar spiced beverages.  I don't want to peak too soon.  There is plenty time for fresh flowers in teacups.  
Scarf love.  More scarf love.  Recent scarf love.  Need i say more?!  These are three of my newest additions.  What a surprise they are floral.  What a surprise they are from Accessorize.  I have worn them tied in my hair, plaited in my hair, around my wrist and even through the button on my tweed jacket.  If the Mr sits still long enough he might find himself 'scarfed' soon.  
It's that time of the month.  I love a new month.  New magazines!!! I vary what i buy, but i aways buy Vogue and Elle as staples.  (and we are working on one day possibly making a shelving system with my collection.  Hopefully held together with a pretty piece of wood) And Cara is on the front!  I know i know the whole and entire world loves her and so it maybe is a bit predictable that i do too.  I have an unhealthy obsession with her eyes and eyebrows.   That is it.   Looking forward to some tearing, cutting and sticking later on this evening, maybe.  
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.  
Interesting vegetables.  The first time i ever ever tried beetroot i was about seven and it was pickled and offered to me alongside some funny stew.  I hated it.  It made me want to be sick, which in turn made me want to cry (don't ask).  When i moved away from home i tried fresh beetroot.  Oh my.  Love at first sight.  Now i love to put it with and in as many things as i can.  Grated alongside feta cheese, rocket and sunflower seeds for a tasty salad.  With crumbly cheese and lettuce in sandwiches.  Finely sliced on top of pizza.  Or roasted with baby chanter-ay carrots with a drizzle of honey - my favourite.  Easily one of the most underrated vegetables ever.  And don't get me started on beetroot juice and blackcurrant….(there are no words!)
More skies.  I never tire of a really good sky.  The 'cant-help-but-whip-your-camera-out' type of sky.  Or is that just me.  My ideal job, if i don't take over the country, become a stylist, a writer or a singer; would be a Cloud-ologist.  If that exists.  If it doesn't then i will definitely become one as i could be 'Cloud Boss' from the word go.  

Tonight is Monday night.  So i shall be putting a leave in conditioner in my hair, sticking on leggings and a t-shirt and cleaning/dancing along to very loud music whilst the Mr practises at the Brickyard.  Then watching 'Girls' with a big mug of lady grey.  


  1. Really enjoyed this post. I love your pictures, they make me relax and at ease (if that makes any sense). How exciting about your feature in Carlisle Living, I too would be very nervous about that too :D xx

  2. I love beetroot too! I go crazy on the stuff whenever I go for the salad cart at the Harvester! :) Congrats also on your magazine feature! It's a lovely picture x x

  3. Love your blog. The photographs are lovely and I really like your streetstyle outfit. Sounds like a great Monday night.

  4. I love your posts. so cool that you're in a magazine, do i spy a cambridge satchel? xx

  5. I love beetroot too and grow my own :o) did you manage to eat half a twirl?



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