Wednesday, 18 July 2012


I have been away...for longer than I wanted. I have a new job which has been taking some serious training, pushing me in all my "stretch" areas. I haven't had any time or motivation to make anything above dinner. It doesn't make me happy.

What does make me happy:

  1. Receiving a cushion I won from Alice at JustAThought. It is brilliant and looks great in my craft room. My plan for today is to tidy that room so I can take some photos for her.
  2. Making more delicious veggie recipes from Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi. Last night was a pilaf made with slow cooked onions, sweet spices and loads of herbs. Every recipe from this book has been a great success. 
  3. Discovering a new beauty blog. Beauty's Bad Habit is brilliant. She has loads of great looks and as she is student they are all doen with bargain products. She is local to me too!
  4. Finding a great food shop just down the road from my new job in Liverpool. Mattas is full of bargain spices, interesting chocolates and unusual veg. 
That actually makes me feel a lot more positive about what is going on at the moment. It has felt like the job is taking over everything. I am enjoying it but it is a lot of hard work!