Monday, 31 May 2010

Notebook Monday

-I really love Letterbox

It has such great gift ideas for gifts
My eldest has these:

This is a great site with lots of info.

What a great idea!!

Made from soysilk, i love the sheep!!

The name itself makes me love this online shop!!

What a fab idea (recipe magnets!!)

I'm not sure where i found this but i like it!!  

'We can gain happiness from the smallest of observations about the world around us...This month, i'm going to stop and notice.'


Monday, 24 May 2010

Notebook Monday

-Proven ideas to make you happy:

-Eat shitake mushrooms
-Have a workout
-Eat soya
-Vanilla scents
-Carry around a favourite photo
-Eat hummus
-Go for a facial
-Buy some flowers
-Eat porridge
-Sniff peppermint or grapefruit oils
-Watch a favourite feel good film.

-I love a bit of kitsch!!


They have some lovely gifts and its nice to know your doing good too!

-Indigo essences

You must of heard of Bach Rescue remedies? Well this is like that but for kids (adults can use them too)

How about:

When you feel bothered by bullies.

for when strange noises are bugging you and frightening you in the night 


Dust if you must, but wouldn't it be better,
to paint a picture or write a letter,
bake a cake or plant a seed,
ponder the difference between want and need?

Dust if you must, but there's not much time,
with rivers to swim and mountains to climb,
music to hear and books to read, friends to
cherish and life to lead.

Dust if you must, but the world's out there
With the sun in your eyes, the wind in your hair,
A flutter of snow, a shower of rain.
This day will not come around again.

Dust if you must, but bear in mind,
old age will come and it's not kind.
And when you go - and go you must -
You, yourself, will make more dust!


Friday, 21 May 2010


Aren't these the prettiest cook books ever?? I've been wanting these for ages.

Lovely tins from Tesco to keep stationary in.

This was a recipe on This Morning. It can be a starter or a main and is so yummy!!

Baked goat’s cheese with honey glazed shallots
  • Preparation time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking time: 15 minutes
8 sheets good quality filo pastry
2 tbsp vegetable oil
4 thick slices goats cheese, about 1.5cm (3/4”) thick
finely grated zest of half a lemon
sea salt, optional
10 shallots, thinly sliced
1 tbsp chopped fresh thyme
1 tbsp runny honey
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
150g (5½oz) watercress
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1. Lay two sheets of filo pastry on a chopping board, brush a little oil over the top sheet then place a piece of goats cheese in the centre. Season well and sprinkle with a little lemon zest. Trim the pastry around the cheese so you have an extra 5cm (2") all around it then fold over the edges to make a neat parcel. Turn the parcel upside down and place on a plate then brush over a little more oil and sprinkle with sea salt if you like. Repeat to make another three parcels then chill well in a fridge.
2. Pour the remaining vegetable oil into a thick bottomed pan and heat. Add the shallots and thyme, cover the pan and cook over a low heat until the shallots are softened - this will take about 10 minutes. Remove the lid, add the honey and vinegar and increase the heat slightly then cook until the shallots start to colour. Season well and keep warm.
3. Preheat the oven to 240°C/475°F/Gas 9. Place the goats’ cheese parcels on a baking sheet and cook for about 8-10 minutes, or until the pastry is crisp on both sides - make sure the bottom is thoroughly cooked, there’s nothing worse than undercooked pastry.
4. Place a couple of spoonfuls of the shallot mixture on a plate and top with a little watercress, then add a goats cheese parcel. Serve with a very large glass of Chardonnay.

Hmmmmm not sure about Lavender chocolate...the first taste is a bit really does taste like lavender...its quite moreish after a while though.

I love my new picture from Shabby polka dots.

Great read....well so far anyway...i'm about half way through.

Isn't this tin lovely? not sure how old it is, but it was given to me by my Mums friend. It is storing little bits for my blogshop.

Mmmmmm the yummiest healthy flapjacks there are??

I'm dreaming that one day i may have a house like these:

So, what happening with you?


Silly me, my head is in the clouds!!

Just to let you know that the Mabel Lucie Attwell cushion for sale at Poppy and Daisy is actually 33cm x 33cm and not 13cm x 13cm!!!


Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Mabel Lucie Attwell

I have just added these to my blogshop

Hanging flowers and smaller hearts available too!!

And don't forget the giveaway!!


Tuesday, 18 May 2010


Giveaway over at Poppy and Daisy!!!

Which shoes?

I have a wedding to go to soon. Which shoes should a girl wear??
I have lots, most have never been worn. I put them in their boxes piled on top of each other in my wardrobe and then stick to my trusty favourites.
So as i was deciding which pair to wear to the wedding, i decided, lets take some pictures to print off and stick on the boxes so i can remember what i have.
Below are some (yes some!) of my shoes:

And just incase you are wondering.......i'll be wearing these:


Monday, 17 May 2010

Notebook Monday

-Update cauliflower cheese, by adding broccoli and spicy sausage!! yum!!

-Food facts that may surprise you:

-Your sink has more bacteria than your toilet...never eat food thats fallen in the sink.
-Some salami legally has horse/donkey meat in it.
-Too much milk and dairy can actually give you osteporosis when you hit the menopause.
-Kellogs all bran and golden grahams has more salt in 1 bowlful than 4 packs of salted roasted peanuts.
-Spinach can give you strength (iron), but only if obsorbed properly by having it with vit c (juice etc)
-A macdonalds salad has more salt than a burger and 2 portions of fries.
-Don't drink the water on can be contaminated with ....poo!!.....always use bottled water to drink/brush your teeth.
-Unhealthy food is twice as likely to be in the buy 1 get 1 free.
-Sugar can be as addictive as heroin.
-Pork sausages can legally have 25% connective tissue (links the muscles and tendons)
and 30% fat from the head of the pig, to make up the 100% pork.
-Fois gras, the fatty liver of ducks and geese. They are given bleach to drink to swell the liver for pate.
-Kids....most kids are constipated because of their bad diets.


'To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all'...Oscar Wilde

'The absence of flaw in beauty is itself a flaw'...Havelock Ellis


Friday, 14 May 2010

Today i'm feeling:

I have a cold/cough/earache :(

But i'm hoping i will feel like this:

Once i've been out for:

with my:

and bought some:



(pictures taken from weheartit)