5 {simple} things

Hello all and Happy Monday,


Last week was mostly spent indoors with my poorly back but I still managed to find a few little things that brightened up my otherwise dull week!
1//. this little pot of pencils that i jazzed up with my new best friend - the posca pen!
2//. these rogue piriton tablets that materialised in the bottom of my bag when I needed them most & thought I had none!
3//. this gorgeous breakfast, it needs no explanation.
4//. these beautiful white flowers that appeared from nowhere on my greek basil! :)
5//. THESE SUCCULENT BABIES for growing like you wouldn't believe & being ready to be plucked from their now shrively parent leaves! {yippee}.
I hope you all had a lovely week last week and managed to enjoy some sunshine at the weekend?
Lots to share this week!

xo.

5 {simple} things

Hello all, 

Happy Monday to you all - did you enjoy your weekend? I had an awesome week last week, despite being off for a couple of days with a poorly back {sorry for the lack of posts!} I managed to take enough Ibuprofen and ice pack goodness to see through the awesome CRAFT PARTY that Harriet and I tirelessly organised. It was the most lovely day and I met some really amazing new pals - lots more to come on that this week as well as a raaaaather exciting giveaway for those of you who sadly couldn't make it!!

So - to kick things off - here are my 5 favourite things:
1//. THIS awesome tassel garland for our prize table by the wonderful Melissa of 'The Sweet Hostess'.

2//. THIS lunch for being ridiculously delicious and healthy, win.
3//. This icecream for ruining that lunch but helping reso
4//. This gorgeous little book for being 20p and filled with wonderful illustrations.
5//. my little 'treetrunks' merit badge, for just making me laugh every time I look at it!
I hope you all had an awesome week - I found it super difficult to chop these down to just 5 little moments, but that can only be a good thing right?

xo.

{allotment} update tiiiiime...

Hello all,

A little eeny weeny allotment update for you all today - and a bit of allotment based sad news.

Bad news:

 {always good to get the bad out the way first eh?} Our beautiful carrots {see below, basking in their own carroty glory} were snaffled

completely,

so much so that they disappeared without a trace , by naughty rabbits. Sad times indeed - I feel like I can, for the first time in my life empathise with mean old Mr McGregor from Beatrix Potter's Peter Rabbit. Those little carrots were our pride and joy. boo. Anyway, life goes on - you win some you lose some!

Good news:

There is a whoooole host of other exciting plant based goodness just getting started. I've planted up seeds left right and centre...as you can see below, so I thought I's hare a little growing/propagating progress...we have: garlic; onions; butternut squash; artichokes; cucumber & the baby basil I've been continuing to nurture!

Are you getting into the gardening swing of things yet?

Also - do you have any top tips to share, I'd love to hear them...we've still got a

lot

 to learn!

Tomorrow I shall hopefully have a little {DIY} to share with you - a nice easy {but super awesome} one to get you in the summer holiday spirit -

hoorah!

xo.

5 {simple} things

Hello all,

HAPPY FRIDAY TO YOU! today is a rather exciting Friday for me as I have the day off {hoorah}, however, having said that, I literally have what feels like a million and one things to do - so I have a packed 'to-do list' and will hopefully manage to get it all done. Sadly much of it involves having to venture outside into the rain.

Anyway, here's this weeks edition of 5 {simple} things that made my week...
1//. This nail varnish for bringing so much sparkly joy.
2//. These hand weights for killing me slowly {Jillian is becoming the devil}.
3//. This baby basil for continuing to grow!
4//. This & many more stickers by Laura Manfre for killing me with cute!
5//. This poached egg from my mum's neighbour {'s hens!!}.
What things made your week?

Have an awesome weekend...

xo.

{nom} Parisian eats...

Hello all,

One of the highlights of Paris was definitely the yummy food! So, I thought I'd share a few of the treats and eats we enjoyed during our time there last week!
This croissant was from the boulangerie (bakery) literally on our doorstep and my god was it good! Each morning we bought fresh croissants and pain au raisin. One morning we bought a couple of baguettes - literally the best bread we'd ever had {also still warm} and then headed over to the fromagerie {cheese shop} on Rue du Rochechouart where we bought some traditional french cheese and quince jelly and enjoyed a lovely brunch! 

I definitely miss the freshly baked bread now that I'm back. It's such a shame that we don't have the same tradition over here...the Tesco Express on my road is a palid comparison!
Goodness me, this Ladurée masterpiece was heavenly - fresh sweet raspberries and rose cream. nom. {also...that cheeky little tarte citron in the background wasn't as spectacular looking but my god did it taste amazing!!}.
So, these photos majorly make it look like I have a massive sweet tooth, but I can assure you usually I'm all about the savoury. Starter over dessert any day! However, the sweet treats in Paris are just so beautiful I tended to snap those rather than the baguettes - less impressive but equally tasty!!

There were also some awesome places we ate at whilst in Paris which I would highly recommend you try if you happen to be visiting...
1//. La Classe - 6 Rue de Mauberge:
Classroom styled restaurant with an outstanding menu and gorgeous dishes of the day which sell out fast, so get there nice and early for din dins!
2//. La Crêperie de Josselin - 67 Rue du Montparnasse:
This modest little creperie was highly recommended online - so we literally traipsed over what felt like the entirety of Paris to find it {it was the day we walked 12 miles}! There's actually another 'Josselin Creperie' on the same road - but don't be confused, it's not as good {apparently}. This place was the bee's knees, honestly, the crepes were to die for!
We had a savoury and then a sweet crepe each, accompanied by cider...a tradition!
Definitely worth the trek with a trusty map, check out the reviews on trip advisor!