Saturday, July 30, 2011

oh my.

If you have been reading our little blog at all you would know that we are big fans of a good picnic. These images by Tara Sloggett from her website are dreamy and i am very jealous of this picnic get up.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

a lovely lovely lovely flat.

I really really really really love this little flat. via here.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Learn Stuff.

How beautiful are these Victorian Infographics?
(click images to see them bigger)
School would have been so much better if text books looked like this…
Found over at BibliOdyssey
You can see more, larger images here.

Monday, July 25, 2011


You are never too old to enjoy making your own pizza!
Fun and delicious!

Friday, July 22, 2011

A Picnic Loaf.

You will need...
One rustic loaf - this is a pan de campagne from my work. 
Pesto - i used sunblush tomato and chili pesto
Salami and parma ham
Rocket and baby spinach
Sea salt and black pepper
Sunblush tomatoes 
Cream cheese 

I have also seen recipes with roast vegetables or feta or smoked salmon i think the beauty of this is you can fill it with almost anything and its the most perfect picnic food. 

To do...
Cut off the top and pull out the middle. 
Spread the inside with pesto and start layering your ingredients repeating until the loaf is full. 
Cover with cling film and put something heavy on top and leave in the fridge for 4 hours.
Put it in the oven for 4 or 5 mins to crisp up just before you go and cover in foil to keep warm.
Cut like a cake.

We had this for dinner in the park one sunny evening and it was more than enough for the two of us.
I adapted this recipe from Leon book 2. 

Thursday, July 21, 2011

ready for winter.

I have just spent about an hour on this website deciding what blanket is my favorite and have still not reached a decision. the fourth from the top left and the third from the top right oh and the very bottom right are on the top of my list just now but they are all just so lovely Jen Jones seems to be an expert on blankets and quilts and what a collection i would love to visit her shop in Wales. Another good site to buy blankets from is the national trust where you receive a random woolen rug for only 12 pounds!!.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

oh i wish.

I am completely smitten for this sunbeam mixer for sale over at this lovely shop. i have nothing more to say except that i wish it were mine.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


The best things about living in glasgow so far are seeing my best friend every day, playing bowls often, popping out for picnics when the sun comes out and treats from cottonrake bakery.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Camilla Symons

Our good friend and hugely talented artist Camilla Symons creates the most incredibly detailed silverpoint drawings.

You can keep up to date with what she is up to and see more of her work over on her blog.

Monday, July 11, 2011


I had stumbled across this most lovely blog and among other loveliness there where these photographs of  chairs you can see more and read about it here i thought they where so good i just had to share. i am a sucker for a good chair. the older the better.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

A Dress A Dress.

Having made the most of a rare day off and an opportunity to see some of our favorite people that live a little too far away, we stopped off at a special spot of ours. John took some photos of my latest sewing project in the form of this dress, while i shamelessly picked wild flowers.  

The daises didn't make it but i have filled my dundee pot with other pretty looking weeds!
p.s this may or may not have been illegal. 
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