Saturday, February 22, 2014

Oh, sniffle sniffle



At the top of my least favourite list of things to do is to get sick. The flu might just be the worst thing to ever happen to this world and this winter I've been knocked down with a bagful of symptoms...

Prevention is the best cure, but when you spend a few days of your week in an office environment, germs spread far too enthusiastically. One of my office buddies had been suffering and unfortunately it spread to me.


Sunday, February 16, 2014

Sweet dreams

Goodnight



After a busy day adding miles to the legs, it's great to curl up and have a chill. I'm becoming a huge advocate of luxury woollens after a day of ascending. Additionally, little candles make for a perfect means of relaxation, combined with some delicious herbal tea, and what could be better. 

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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Black Bean Salad





Contains:
2 cups organic black beans
2 birds eye chillies
2 onions
2 mixed chillies
1 large pepper
1 large aubergine
large handful of mixed leaves

Method:
Chop the onions, chillies, pepper and aubergine
Wash the blackbeans
Mix together, and serve!




Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The crop



It seems ridiculous to think that it's been just three months since I parted with 8 inches of long blonde hair for a short brown pixie crop. With a short crop this winter, it's been cold at times but all in all it's been an experience getting used to the length.

Preparing to head away into the alps means that headwear choices when not in a helmet will require methodical reasoning.



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Monday, February 10, 2014

A few favourites


Any of you who have been reading for a while now, know that I have an utter love for tiny little macaroons. They are by far a delicious little treat, the flavours so delicate make it perfect for anyone with a inability to choose between favourite flavours - I'll have them all!


On Photography 6/52





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Saturday, February 8, 2014

Preconceptions


Weekend headwear seems to be a common theme in my recent activities.

Following the discovery of a local vintage and antique supplier, a grocery pickup at a nearby village was on the task list. With of course, an injection of caffeine.

The wide brim nature of this fedora is at the top of my favourite list. Despite initial preconceptions, I'm also kinda okay with black and blue as a combination. With a dreary wet winter this year, the higher the wedged platforms the better too.





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Friday, February 7, 2014

Five delicious cocktails to try

Many of you will know that I have a taste for drinks, any drinks! Sparkling water and fresh frozen berries is a favourite on par with a classic vodka on ice.

On 5:2 fast days or designated driver posts, sparkling water makes for a fantastic basis for drinks.

Mimosas were instigated during Henley Regatta situations, the kind of situations where suits and dresses accompany 9am pre race toasts, by which I mean cheers and not whole grain. Anyway, the Elgar road pre work breakfast club evolved a virgin anti Mad Men version which was wonderfully bubbly and perfect to start the day. 


After a delicious dinner, I love this adult twist on after dinner coffee. In small quantities, they're creamy, and rich, and supply just enough caffine to endure a late night taxi ride home. 


Lemon water, a classic. When breakfast mimosa's are not appropriate, lemon water works pretty well too... It also helps diffuse any lingering tequila heads from the night before (and if it's a monster of a tequila head - add extra peppermint).


Now sparkling kirsch is a perfect quick drink with a lot of Bambi cuteness. I find Babycham bottles always go down a hit, but if you're not a Perry Cider lover, substitute for prosecco or champagne - the mini pink Lanson bottles are very lovely too. 


Sometimes I just want to stomp my feet like a brat and demand chocolate milk. This peppermint infused Almond milk based drink is warm, it's naughty, and it pacifies our inner brat.



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Thursday, February 6, 2014

Camera experience and photographic ventures




I get asked alot about what possessed me to pick up a camera and begin my photographic journey. So, above is another wavey hand crazy eye over enthusiastic account of my background and how I found some fantastic opportunities.


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