Sep 072012

This week things have been looking up. Nothing particularly bad happened, no cats died and I got to spend time with my brother.

On KiKi & Tea this week I wrote about:

I put up shelves in my garage! And by *I* clearly I mean my brother did it while I tried to be helpful (and got in the way)

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Aug 242012

It’s been a week of ups and downs… That’s a lie, it’s been a week mostly of downs. So, even though it’s out of chronological order, my first pic will be the flowers at the cafe this morning.

This week I wrote about:

And on to the week in pics…

Flowers at the work coffee shop

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Jul 272012

Well it was a busy weekend last weekend and it’s been a pretty busy week around here. Not least as I’m moving into a new role soon so I’ve been winding up things in this role ready for a new person to start, and preparing to move office and get stuck in to my new role. Currently feeling a bit like I’m in limbo, to be honest with you!

My mother has also gone away to PNG for 8 weeks for work. I can’t tell you how relieved I will be when she gets home. So without further adieu, here is my week in pics…

Had a meet up with a bunch of girls from twitter (including 2 of the writers on KK&T) and locked ourselves out... I volunteered to break in.

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Jul 242012

Dive in

Today’s Tip: Don’t wait for a perfect time. Just do it now.

So many of us wait for the perfect moment, the perfect time, wait for everything to be right before we do something. Whether we’re waiting to find a partner, to have kids, to leave a job we hate, to ask out that guy. So many of us are sitting around waiting. Waiting for the perfect opportunity.

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Jul 072012

Right, so this week’s post is a bit later than usual, but for two very good reasons. LOTS of pics to get through this week, so let’s get going!!

First up we visited Husband’s parents for a few days and we took Bella (aka The Nervous Pooper).

Bella thinks lunch is for her too

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Jun 212012

One of Husband's creations: Peanut butter and chocolate.

This Thursday, I love… cookies.

You might feel the urge to correct me to say I love biscuits, but no, I love cookies. I enjoy the word cookie, I like the song, I like cookie cutters and I love cookies. In fact, I love cookie cutters so much I was given a set of them as a wedding present, because I just love cookies.

My favourite cookies are chocolate chip, chocolate and gingerbread. Mmm. Tasty. One year I made gingerbread men as Christmas presents for all my friends and family.

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Jun 142012

My pastel nails, Revlon Minted and OPI Alpine Snow

This Thursday, I love… pastel nails.

This season I am adoring pastel nails. Nails are by far the cheapest and most effective way to take your outfit from being OK to being bang on trend and this winter the trend is all about pastels. Pastel nails are a great pick-me-up to the dark colours traditionally worn in winter, or with the whites/creams/neutrals I tend to favour in winter, and they go with everything. Even when they don’t.

I mentioned this to a colleague earlier this week and the next day she had bought me a mint green nail polish. I am loving it, and I’m super duper touched she thought to do this. What a lovely gift! So while my nails are rocking the mint green and white, here are some other pastel nails for inspiration.

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May 242012

Husband takes artistic photos

This Thursday, I love… coffee!

I can’t believe I’ve gotten this far without writing this one before! Amazing! I love my coffee. I love it because it’s social, it’s warm, it’s comforting. There’s something about coffee, and I’m perfectly aware this is most probably entirely in my head, that just makes me able to face the day.

Every weekend, Husband and I go out for breakfast. There’s something about the ritual of going to a cafe, getting a coffee and some breakfast, that is soothing to the soul. We started doing it right after we bought our house, and going out for dinner was out of the equation. Breakfast provided us with the ability to go out for a meal, spend some time in each other’s company, ease into the day, and enjoy ourselves without being out of pocket too much (especially if you just get coffee and toast). Continue reading »

Apr 262012
chocolate milkshake


This Thursday, I love… Milkshakes

I love milkshakes. They make noises when you get to the bottom, they’re all milky and chocolatey (I only ever get chocolate) and delicious. I feel a bit like a little kid whenever I order one (and I usually get a giggle from the waiter, which I think has more to do with the ridiculous grin on my face than actually ordering a milkshake) and the joy it brings me is just wonderful.

Once I was at a restaurant with my two nieces, and I said “May I please get a chocolate milkshake and two glasses?” the waiter replies “We have child size milkshakes if you want two of those” … “No, the milkshake is for me!” Ok, so I did share it with my nieces… Continue reading »