Wednesday, 27 February 2013


This last week has been a funny old one.  I have been feeling rather lacking in fizz and under the weather of late.  This is a combination of far too much Jack Daniels on Friday night and unsettled sleep on and off last week mixed in with crazy dreaming.  You know the sort of sleep where you feel as if your eyes have been closed so very tight, but you haven't slept deep enough? Odd.  It was almost like my body was trying its very best to catch a cold, whilst i was trying my damnedest not to.  I spent my time putting avocados in everything (Super duper food - fixer), drinking as much Vitamin water as i could muster (fluids - great skin required - flusher and fixer) and trying to eat more raw vegetables in general (obvious better-er - obvious fixer).

I can report that i am feeling much better than i did over the weekend and have had two consecutive nights of blissful sleep.  
The Killer.  I say this but i had a fab time watching the Mr play bass for MyLittleBrother on Friday evening at a local bar.  I met lovely people and forgot i was drinking doubles and not singles.  And also that i was at work at 8.30am.  Enough said.  (This was the best of a very blurry bunch.  It was sticky and very busy).  
Perfect Sunday Morning.  I generally have to eat, dress and apply mascara whilst eating breakfast through the week.  I often lose my spoon, try to straighten my porridge or put something in the fridge that shouldn't be.  Still feeling an impending plague looming, snuggling up with Lady Grey (i should be a bloody spokes-person for Twinings) and a massive warmed raisin pastry is my idea of Heaven.  
Token Sky Picture.  It has been so nice in Cumbria of late.  Don't let it fool you, it has been freeeezing to boot; but lovely and cheery and sunny and my hamster cheeks have enjoyed soaking up the much needed vitamin D - even if i am wearing two pairs of tights and mittens at the same time.  

Bundling, Biycycling and Brrr.  I forced my self to do a few laps and to get some fresh air on Sunday. It is not like me to have to force myself to pedal. I often think i might pedal in my sleep.  I did feel much better for the fresh air after, but also felt like i was walking in a special sort of way for a good half hour too.  

Lazy Bean.  After flicking through Green and Black chocolate recipe book a few nights ago, the Mr took it upon himself to make some de-lovely chocolate flapjacks.  And then he made tea too.  I lay on the sofa.  It was lovely.  
I have mostly been munching fruit in the evenings.  This is not one of those times.  But sometimes when you are tired, can't sleep and feel blahh…a little Cadbury Shortcake biscuit (or three) are just the golden ticket.  
A few weeks ago we had a local magazine around to interview us about our favourite things in our little home.  It came out today! It felt a bit funny reading it and i am unimpressed with how hamster-ey my cheeks look (complex) BUT apart from that it really is lovely! Thank you to Carlisle Living for featuring us.  

Tonight we are making a funny pie from smoked ham, eggs, spinach and ricotta cheese and catching up on BBC 3's The Year of Making Love.  I am hoping for 'good night sleep' number three.  If you could all keep everything crossed for me that would be great.  Thanks.  


  1. I LOVE this post... everything about it made me smile and I love your rug! xx

  2. Waaah rubbish to hear you've been feeling under the weather... Hope you're on the mend now m'dear :).
    Check you out with your fab little magazine spread :D looks incredible! I have the green and black's chocolate recipe book too... I really need to make some more yummy treats out of it!
    Kaz x

  3. Hope you have better sleeps! My sleep patterns been quite bad lately too :( LOVE avocado! I went for sushi the other night and ordered a mass the avocado rolls x x

  4. I haven't been sleeping very well over the past week, although that is probably down to the fact that my mum has had a baby and she cries ALOT, bless her. Anyways, your blog is uuberly lovely, the layout is marvy. I'm a new follower and you can check out and follow my blog if you wish at

    Tata, Leah at Amour, la fille. xo

  5. such nice images~


  6. very nice photos! love the gloomy atmosphere of your photos, feels like a nostalgic flashback to the past :)

  7. Waaaah! Your photos make everything look so amazing! I just love the outdoor pics.. I forgot to pick up my copy of Carlisle Living AGAIN but it means I can look forward to reading it this week. Thank you for the tip on how to wear my unworn dress over on my blog.. Currently searching eBay for an oversized black jumper. I love Sundays!



  8. Congrats on being in the mag! Your place looks amazing! Ooh and love the colour of those flowers...deep purple, spring is almost here!

  9. OMG spring is def in the air, love it:)

  10. How cute is that double spread in the magazine?! You must be chuffed. I love this post, your snapshots sum things up nicely. :)
    Kerry | Kerralina x

  11. amazing pictures!
    what edit do you use?

  12. I often walk in a 'special' way after cycling too :)

    rachael @ made up of little things xx

  13. Hello pretty bike! Can we be best friends so i can borrow all your clothes and flower hair accessories PLEASE xx



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