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Sunday, 28 August 2011

Sunday Snapshot Instagram Style 011.

One & Two.
I'm still in love with my new glasses although I can't wear them properly yet since the prescription in them isn't quite right. It's either Glasses Direct's fault or Specsavers fault or a combination of the two. I'm getting my eyes tested next week at a new opticians who will hopefully then be able to fit new lenses into my frames for me. It's pretty safe to say I won't be using Glasses Direct or Specsavers again! I'm terrible like that, once I've had a bad experience with a company I'll never go back - I hold terrible grudges!

I ordered some mini cards & stickers from Moo for my new shop & I'm totally in love with them! The quality is perfect & I couldn't be happier with the customer service. I was 100% set on just being a jewellery shop but luckily I've picked a name that doesn't have jewellery in it so I can branch out into other things as well at some point. I want to put my photography skills to use somehow, I've got all these wonderful cameras that I simply don't use often enough and that needs to change! I've said before that photography is my first love so I have no idea why I'm neglecting it so much at the moment!

I got my first book & DVD delivered for my new Open University module, 'Reading and Studying Literature'. This is one of the compulsory modules for my degree, I'm hoping to gain a BA (Hons) English Language & Literature degree at the end of it all, and I know I'm going to find this one quite a challenge. The language side is much more my thing & I've always been better at that naturally but there would be no point in doing it at all if I don't find it challenging! I'll have to remember that saying when I'm knee deep in essays and notes and wanting to cry!

Five & Six. 
That's Ralphie preparing to jump up on to my bed which he knows he's not allowed on! He lives in my room but you know, I don't want the place where I sleep covered in rabbit fur! My Mama went away to visit family last weekend and my poor dog didn't know what to do with herself, she was mopey and whiny for THREE whole days. She pretty much drove me insane but when I saw her sitting on the sofa like this it made me chuckle! She's a silly one!

Seven & Eight. 
I baked some cookies yesterday and they turned out super yummy. They're loosely based on a recipe by Nigel Slater & I say loosely because they're really nothing like it! His was the first cookie recipe I found that only used a small amount of butter - I'd set myself a challenge of only using ingredients I already had in my baking cupboard and I really don't think a huge wedge of butter is necessary in baking. I'm not a lover of extremely rich foods & some of the recipes I've used in the past, especially for cupcakes, the end result ends up just tasting like butter & that cannot be good for you! These cookies are wonderful, they're soft and gooey in the middle and Nigel Slater is a true cookery genius!  I had a surprisingly positive response to my first cookery post here which I wasn't expecting, and I took pictures at various stages when making these cookies so I think I'll pop that post up next week!

Nine & Ten. 
Last Sunday I made my first ever roast dinner, minus the meat because I'm a veggie, and I was incredibly proud of myself. I made some yummy onion and carrot gravy, the quick way, some may call it cheating (it's essentially just marmite), but it's still gravy! I also made some roast potatoes with a hit of garlic which were super easy to make but look quite impressive and taste gorgeous! I will be repeating these today!

It's been so cold here that I've had to dig out my winter pyjamas already! I'm a huge fan of childish pj's, anything with a funny print or cute animals on I have to have, the sillier the better to be honest! I can't believe I'm wearing fluffy pj's in August. That's not right! I should be complaining that it's too hot but honestly, I'm secretly glad it's cold! Shhh, don't tell anyone!

...I don't know. I really don't know. *hangs head in shame and walks away*

Thirteen & Fourteen. 
I got Ralphie some new toys & much to my surprise he actually quite likes them! Ralphie's not a toy kind of bunny, he'll usually humour me and play with something once and them promptly ignore it there after. I have, well I had, a lovely wicker basket in my room but Ralphie decided that he'd quite like to spend his time chewing the corners so now it doesn't look quite so nice. These balls are made out of something similar so he's been very much enjoying nibbling these but he seems a bit confused as to why they keep rolling away from him. He gets a little annoyed with them! Ralphie put up a little blog post yesterday that you can find here! Seriously, it's really him. It's not me doing it at all. *whistles innocently!*

Are you having a wonderful weekend? Have you got any exciting plans?


  1. Your posts are great I really enjoy reading them! I'm instagram lover too ;) xx

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  3. ahh I love the pic of the dog sat so dainty on the sofa! Hope you're having a fab weekend x

  4. I love these posts :) Really want to make some cookies now, they look yummy x

  5. Good luck with our degree! The picture of your dog made me giggle too haha, and the cookies look delicious!x

  6. Pretty photos, I really like the look of your new glasses :)

  7. Those glasses are lovely, I hope you get the lenses sorted out asap. I know people who have had bad experiences with Specsavers here in Ireland (my mate and her mam got their glasses at the same time and the wrong lenses where put in each frame, so my mates Dior frames ended up with her mam's reading lenses in them,) and they have't gone back either.

    Best of look with your degree.

  8. i've been reading your lovely blog for a while, love the silly picture of the dog. haha.
    the cookies look yummy, i couldn't help but notice you were trying to cut some butter in your recipe. did you know that you can substitute applesauce for butter. i tried it on cupcakes since it doesn't work that well with cookies, and it works just fine. http://community.thenest.com/cs/ks/blogs/dinner/pages/124027.aspx

  9. I adore Ralphie!!! Pretty please could you do a post about how and where you got him, how you take care of him, how much attention/money/time he takes up and a general Must Know list for anyone thinking of getting a rabbit to live indoors?? I would really appreciate it!! Thanks :D <3

  10. I now completely understand your love for instagram! Downloaded the app, completely obsessed :P Looks like you've been busy in the kitchen this week!

    L x


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