Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Dark and White Glitter Chocolate Truffles

I got this recipe from the wonderful ladies over at A Beautiful Mess blog, adapted it a bit, and now I'm ready for christmas, albeit in a bit of a chocolate coma.

(I had to make sure they were ok!)

All packaged and ready to go!

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My chalkboard advent calender, I was trying to be good but then someone bought me a chocolate one..oh well!

My homemade wreath, made from ivy, bits of chirstmas tree, a wire coat hanger and a couple of pieces of simple.

Awesome wrapping paper from paper chase.

Christmas sparkles!

Winter sky.

Cheese, tea and more cheese...I had some VERY strange dreams last night after our little (ahem) cheese binge!

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Tuesday, 11 December 2012

When in Verona

My love surprised me on our anniversary with a trip to Italy. He gets all the points, what a gem!
I love it there so much, if I had no ties I think I would move there in a shot.

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Friday, 26 October 2012


1. Autumn walks - I donty think I'm going to get tired of photographs of fallen leaves and Autunmal colours.
2. My sleepy loves.
3. Wedding countdown! Ahhh! I think we're actually on 180 something now.
4. New running shoes, an early christmas present from le mother. She decided to enter me into a race in December so training is in full swing - wedding body here I come!
5. A fog filled Brighton.
6. Beautiful flowers (I bought myself!) sometimes you just have too, they're still going strong 2 weeks later!

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Thursday, 25 October 2012

weddingy things

I went to a wedding fair on Sunday, and it was actually pretty good! I never thought I'd say that, but now I can check that box and carry on with my life. The main thing that attracted me to this wedding fair in particular was the venue - Battsea Arts Center - and it didn't disappoint, beautiful mosaic floors, domed ceiling windows and stained glass, it was pretty beautiful to say the least.
The fair was called the Miss Vintage Wedding Affair and it was full of beautiful vintage lace, bespoke handmade stockings, tea cups that doubled up as wine glasses and lots of lovely vintage treasures and treats in between. My dear Rose travelled up from the Isle of Wight to play with me and to make it an extra special day out we had our hair and make up done by the wonderful Lucy at Hair That Turns Heads. We then spent the rest of our time there playing in the photo booth that WeNotMe set up, needless to say we were happy bunnies and left with a smile on our faces.
I was too busy having fun to take many photos, but here are a couple the Rose and I managed to capture.
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I LOVE my Grandad, he is the most handsome, funny man. It absolutely kills me watching him get old and becoming a shadow of the man that I  knew from my childhood, but he is still there - and occasionally you catch that sparkle in his eye, and my! what a sparkle it is! I think these are a couple of my favourite photos. ever.

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Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Snaps and that

Heres a few photo's from the last month...

1.Coco getting into the Autumn vibes on the sofa. 2. My lovely cacti. 3. My new engagement ring that me and Si chose together. (the other one was the one he proposed with, beautiful, but wouldn't have lasted a lifetime!)
I'm having problems enlarging my photos on here at the moment, if anyone knows what to do about this please let me know!!
Bye x
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Friday, 28 September 2012


Like a face lift..but for a chair.
When we moved into our home 2 years ago, we decided EVERYTHING should be red. I'm not really sure why, but it seemed like a good idea at the time.
I'm slowly but surely de-redding everything, and this brings me to my latest little diy project - a 'dip-dyed' chair. I've seen some beautiful images of chairs with dipped legs on the bible that is pinterest so I thought I'd give it a go.


I just measured the same distance up each leg, popped on some masking tape and got the paints out!
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Thursday, 27 September 2012


While clearing out our office and trying to make it resemble a room again I uncovered some old oil paints and paint brushes. These were from when I was doing about 9 years ago and guess what? They still work! I had expected paints to have shrivelled up and dried and the bristles to have disintergrated into a fine dust, but no!

I am under no illusion that I have ever been a good painter/artist, but I have been feeling really crafty and creative this last few days and thought I might try my hand at creating something. I have been after a framed picture of a blackbird to hang on my wall for a while now and have yet to find one I like - so that was my inspiration - I'm not sure if it's wall worthy though!
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Friday, 21 September 2012

Best-Of-All Bestival

These are a few of my favesies from the gorious weekend that was Bestival


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Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Another little trip...

We had a lovely little trip to the homeland, celebrated birthdays and un-birthdays and generally had a super time.


Family time is the best time!

Merry un-birthday party

Snorkelling with style!


Beautiful Quarr Abbey
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