Thursday 28 April 2016

Monochrome with Fendi

Monochrome with Fendi

Fendi dress
£1,300 -

Fendi high heel boots
£835 -

Fendi leather tote
£950 -

Fendi gold watch

Fendi sport sunglasses
£49 -

Fendi men s accessory
£345 -

Monday 25 April 2016

The Little Shop of Happy-Ever-After by Jenny Colgan

The Little Shop of Happy-Ever-After by Jenny Colgan
Rating: 4.5 out of 5

This is a lovely feel-good book for curling up with. It's not really heavy reading and was perfect after my historical fiction marathon! The writer creates the perfect atmosphere for you to escape into and get lost in the highlands of Scotland.

I love the emphasis on book and their importance for the main protagonist, Nina- I was very drawn to that. She describes books as worlds we can escape to and treats them as if they are alive. How lovely is that! Nina is an ex-librarian who has to leave her job due to the cutbacks forced by the digital age and e-books. However, she rescues old books from her library and sells them out of a van in Scottish Highlands. She moves to Scotland partly because she is captured by its magical beauty and partly because she cannot start her book business in Birmingham, where she lives.

The author captured the beauty of Scotland perfectly in the book. I absolutely love Scotland and I love books so this book was a pleasure to read. She also adds in a dark brooding hero for Nina so that just made the book perfect!

In her new life in Scotland, she meets some interesting characters and we get to know them better as the story unfolds. The book is a truly heart-warming read for cosy nights-in and I would highly recommend it!

Monday 18 April 2016

Top1one salon, Richmond

Top1one Salon, Richmond
Rating: 5 out of 5

Lovely salon - great service
They did my hair and nails for baby's first birthday. Victoria, the senior stylist, did an amazing job! Highly recommend her.

Overall, lovely people and very efficient. Also reasonably priced. Highly recommend them!

Sunday 17 April 2016

Baby's first birthday party at Chiswick Theatre Arts: Cinderella theme

Great venue for the birthday party
Thank you to all who made my little angels' day perfect!!

The admin were great - helpful throughout the day and always available to answer queries in the period coming up to the birthday

The entertainers were fantastic at keeping kids busy. All the kids had fun even the shy little ones!

The staff took everything off our hands so we just enjoyed being at the party

Thanks, Chiswick Theatre Arts for a great day and highly recommend them!

The Cake
Auntie's Cookies

Thank you to Auntie's Cookies for the fantastic Cinderella Cake! Not only did it look terrific, it tasted amazing - baby cleared every last scrape off her plate (and so did the guests!)


Tuesday 12 April 2016

Lettuce Bruschetta

Lettuce Bruschetta

1 green chilli
Salt and pepper

1. Arrange the lettuce as in picture above
2. Cut cucumber strips and arrange in the centre 
3. Drizzle lemon juice on the greens and season with salt and pepper
4. Heat olive oil and fry the chilli, basil, oregano and baby tomatoes lightly until just soft. 
5. Arrange cooked tomatoes on lettuce and drizzle with remaining sauce in pan

By Malene Birger at Coachella

By Malene Birger at Coachella