Sunday, 12 December 2010

Winter Warmers...

Hi guys! Yesterday I had a great day because I went home to Leicester to visit my family and do some Christmas shopping. I love going home because although I do only live an hour away, I still miss them a lot! I also really miss my doggies, Dolly and Lennie.

Lennie in a very on-trend shearling aviator jacket!

And here's Dolly in her little parka! How cute?!

I just wanted to bring them both back to Northampton with me!

This morning I was really in the mood for baking so I made these yummy (and rather enormous) chocolate cookies! I've not tasted them yet, but I'll let you know how they've turned out!

I was inspired by the Nigel Slater recipe on this week's Simple Suppers. I can't wait to eat them!

Ooh ooh ooh, also yesterday I found this in a garden center! It's the candle at the front! I have wanted one for ages because my nan used to have one when I was little, but I've had so much trouble finding one! I couldn't believe it when I saw it! The best thing about it is that the little reindeers and the sleigh go round like a carousel when the candle's on. Amazing!

And, I'd like to leave you contemplating my tights! I love them...but it's hard to know what to wear them with! Any ideas?


Monday, 6 December 2010

"The frost makes it look like Narnia..."

That was what my boyfriend texted me this morning after he had walked to work. I thought it was such a lovely sentiment that I had to share it.

This weekend we put our Christmas tree up! Yay! I was overly excited about doing this because it is our first tree, and my boyfriend said that I could decorate it however I wanted (it is the one time of year he has let me have everything I want when it comes to decorating the flat, and I'm hoping to have my own little Santa's grotto here before long!) so I said that I didn't want a themed tree. I didn't want to discriminate! There's so many lovely decorations out there that I thought it would be silly to stick to a theme. However, now that it's up I've realised that I inadvertently have a theme. Red and white...what to do you think?

Yes, that is me drinking the kitsch Christmas classic, a Snowball! Mmmmm... yummy!

Also, look at what I made at my friend Cass' house on Thursday...

It took me much longer than I expected, but I'm pretty happy with the result. We've put it over our kitchen door so that it looks a bit festive when we go to make a cup of tea!

I was planning on doing some festive baking when I got home from work this afternoon, but I got sent home early because I'm not very well (how annoying), so instead I've been watching Nigella's Christmas Kitchen repeats (I am more than a little bit in love with her, and if I see that she is on TV, I will always watch. It doens't matter how many times I've seen it before) and The Nutcracker on TV.

Hopefully I'll be feeling better tomorrow, and I'm not getting the dreaded flu! Eek!

Hope everyone's had nice Mondays!!!