Sunday, 21 April 2013

This Time For Africa!

Once again I have to apologise for being awful at blogging. Having got back into my bloglovin addiction I now realise how much I like blogging and how many ideas I have for posts! So watch this space.

However, the past two weeks we went on our 'Holiday of a Lifetime' named by my Pop, and what a holiday it was! We spent fourteen days in Zanzibar, an island just off the coast of Tanzania, absolutely incredible! The people are so welcoming and relaxed, everything's 'hakuna matata,' as in the Lion King haha and I only knew 'hello' was 'jambo' thanks to Mean Girls. We stayed in a hotel and spent the days lounging and eating coconuts and we went on trips to see dolphins and giant tortoise and colobus monkeys. We went on quite a lot of rickety boats, one of which dropped it's engine in the sea which was great and got to snorkel lots and yeah overall amazing and I'm definitely missing it now that we're back at work and stuff! Cracked out the white nail polish straight away in the hopes of enhancing my slowly fading tan and it looks to be doing the job! Enough twaddle, check out the photos:

Holiday crafty bits coming soon,
Lil x 

Friday, 8 February 2013


I would like to sincerely apologise for being an abysmal blogger. Everything has been pretty hectic lately and I've desperately wanted to blog but just haven't had the time. I've also started going to the gym again and so most of my evenings are now filled with crunches or swimming - ouch! To get myself back in the swing of things, here's my last couple of weeks in instagrams. I am going to be working on some bits for Valentines day soon so watch this space, is anyone doing anything nice for valentines?

1. under attack from Toby during the snow// 2. Classic couple photo during our stroll// 3. My granny square blanket growing steadily// 4. Spent a couple of days with Baring, crazily productive and full of swimming// 5.Got a new pump!// 6. Emma got me some beautiful flowers// 7. Hobbycraft and wagamamas with Baring// 8&9. Baked some brownies with the ginger one, as you can see he really enjoyed them!

Lil x

Monday, 21 January 2013

How to - Duck Tape Wallet.

Duck Tape Wallet How to.

Toby, my chap, has desperately needed a new wallet for a while and so... why not make one? This duck tape wallet tutorial I had found on pinterest was perfect and with duck tape being something that nearly everyone can find floating around it works wonderfully. He's rather meticulous when it comes to things like this and so although it took him close to three hours he managed to add on his own nifty pocket with a flap to hold his change in and we laminated a wallet for the plastic to put his train card in.

Look how chuffed he is!
Concentration to the max!

Lil x

Sunday, 20 January 2013

My Week In Instagrams

My week in instagrams! 1. Spent last sunday evening with Baring and Charlie, amazing friends that I don't get to see as often as I would like. 2. Peter waiting expectantly at the kitchen table. 3. Helping Emma-Jayne defrost the inside of her old school mini after brownies on wednesday. 4/5/6. An evening spent with Emma eating great chocolate and testing out nail wraps from primark. 7/8. A wintery stroll with Mum in the snowy woods opposite our house. 9. Peter being a complete poser.

Have you enjoyed the snow this week?
Lil x

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

A Family Favourite.

Coming from a family of sweet tooths, dessert is quite a regular event. One of our favourites is the pampered chef recipe for Raspberry Brioche Pudding. Its so simple being made from just eight ingredients (sorry the photo is misleading)! We make ours in a pie dish but that's because we love large portions. All you'll need is:
- 3 eggs
- A whole brioche loaf
- 300g raspberries
- 200g white chocolate
- 570ml sour cream
- some vanilla essence
- 1 tbsp plain flour
- 2 tbsp sugar
To summarize the recipe, you chop up the brioche and chocolate and place in the dish, sprinkling raspberries in-between  Meanwhile in a jug mix together the sour cream, three eggs and some vanilla to taste and then pour all over the dry ingredients. Bake for about half an hour at gas mark 6 or 200C. The result should be gooey and melted and crisp and great all at once with a custard type sauce having formed too. It's also good cold so leftovers are a must! 

Got any great recipes I should try?
Lil x

Recipe is owned by Pameperd chef. 

Sunday, 13 January 2013

My Week A La Instagram

1. A goodbye wagamamas with Toby and Megan before she went back to uni :( 2. Finally found myself an everyday lipstick, No 7. Classic Rose 3. Emma came round for tea and nail painting. 4. My nails. 5. The yummy lunch Emma and I had in covent garden. 6. Emma looking gawj on the train. 7. Toby the absolute charmer chillin' like a villian. 8. Started a granny square crochet blanket! 9. Peter being a lazy mog.
Lil x