Sunday, 26 February 2012

A little sunshine

Everything has been feeling decidedly gloomy around these parts of late but there's nothing like a sunny weekend to cheer you up! Ikea trips, Semlor!!!, revisiting the gym, repotting old friends and introducing them to new ones, best friends, old friends, brunch, roast dinner, SLEEP!

Wonderful Christmas present finally put to good use, you should get one too: here

Gave my terrarium a much needed trim

Virginie showed me how to grow an avocado plant from stone and mine is starting to look pretty happy now, I read they need to grow to ten feet to bare fruit so err I guess I'll keep you posted on that one!

I've planted leeks, salad, lemon balm, chives and next month I can add squash and spinach to the mix, hooray! and since I'm on a gardening kick here are some related goodies.
I'm treating myself to a lovely botanical print from Cornercopia in Brixton when I get paid for sure. The one on the right is from here but there a million and one amazing one son easy and ebay. I fell in love with a huge school one with the wooden hangers in Gothenburg but alas it was way too expensive and hard to bring home!

I have the veg one of these but have my eye on this one now too, if you feel like buying me, or yourself one for that matter try here


a little makin'

finally with dissertations handed in it's back in the studio and the workshop, getting reacquainted with my good friend the lathe!

Friday, 24 February 2012

Pancake day!

Forgive me for being a little slow on this one! but happy pancake day or fettisdag for my Swedish friends! I eat pancakes pretty much all year anyway but its nice to have an excuse to get everything else involved. Mine looked like this

Savoury to start; cheese and mushrooms

There were many sweet combinations but evaporated milk and fresh berries wins the day for me. What do you eat in yours?

Edited to add - I will post about something other than food at some point I promise! but it has been a veritable feast around these parts lately - including a trip to Raymond Blanc's bistro for my Mums Birthday - don't worry though I didn't embarrass my family by taking my camera so you won't be bored to death with pics of that! I tried escargot for the first time which was pretty exciting!

Thursday, 23 February 2012


I finally made it to Cornercopia in celebration of handing in my damn dissertation and boy was it worth the wait!

I promise I didn't eat all of it myself! I had some help from these lovelies

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

This past weekend I had the pleasure of celebrating my wonderful friends engagement! It was all the best people crammed into one room, homemade liquors - raspberry and blackcurrant- courtesy of the lovely bride to be Rhiannon. Steamed up windows, gigantic straws fit for champagne bottles, toasting, hugging, laughing, celebrating. It was pretty much perfect!

Monday, 13 February 2012

Book 4

I'm drastically behind since I've been working so much on my dissertation- which by the way I've handed in now! - but here is book 4, a present from my wonderful friend Rhiannon <3
So glad to finally be able to read for pleasure again! hooray hooray

Sunday, 5 February 2012

This snow has got me all nostalgic! I miss Sweden like crazy and just want to run away from everything here. I guess the sensible thing would be to dig my heels in and get everything tied up here, right?

Saturday, 4 February 2012


Yesterday beautiful roses were blooming in my garden - yes in February! & today it is covered in a beautiful blanket of snow!