How is it another week already!?!? And not only another week but the week in which I leave for England at the end of!!! I just hope the time will slow when i'm there! PS. How pretty is this detail on this desk?
Yes, it is the first weekend of summer and I am celebrating it with a big beach lime down on Harry Smith beach for Nik's birthday! No work for me this weekend! Lots of sun, sea, good eats and ice cold spicy Bloody Mary's!
Last night I watched the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel; oh how this movie reminded how much I long to visit the country of India. I know many people have told me "oh the the poverty, oh the pollution, oh the noise" but thats no reason to stop me. The world is full of contrasts and no where does it contrast like india. Can you even imagine the colours, the culture, the people, the places? India is a cultural and spiritual bedrock, having produced some of the greatest writers, artists and thinkers yet it is intrinsically associated with slums, unpleasant odours and delirious traffic. I for one cannot wait to embark upon this journey. Just imagine roaming India for 5 weeks or so discovering all the wonder and better yet discovering yourself.
Its been a while, I know, but i have been busy and my mind has been many places. Right now I just want to relax and have some...
Biscuit Roses de Reins are french pink biscuits usually served with tea and champagne. The Biscuit was conceived in 1690 when a baker wanted to make the most of the heat in the bread oven between batches. A vanilla pod was added to the biscuit for flavour however, this left brown traces. The baker then added a natural colorant to disguise this and thus the very pretty and succulent biscuit was born. This treat was much loved by some of the famous gourmets like King Charles X, Leopold II of Belgium and the Russian Tsar.
My girls are having a little soiree tonight for amber's farewell. She is leaving for Paris on Thursday and instead of having french we have decided to go greek. On the menu Lamb Kebabs, greek salad, grilled pita and Tzatziki sauce.
Yesterday marked the end of the celebration of the Diamond Jubilee. It is hard to believe that Queen Elizabeth II has reined for 60 years! This is a once in a life time occurrence and I am glad I was present for it. So what better way to end the celebration than with the Queens very own scone recipe!
Image: Via Everything Fabulous, this is glamourous
So I'm starting yet another feature entitled "I Spy". I come across different companies/products all the time that I love but unfortunately within a week I forget all about them. So what a perfect way to record/remember each and every one of them. :)
So yes I am inlove..actually obsessed with stationary; so when I came across this insanely dreamy stationary by Sugar Paper I fell a little bit deeper. It is fairly pricy but boy is it pretty. Really really really want to order a bunch!