The weekend is almost upon us, and I for one can't wait. Tomorrow I've got the afternoon off work to meet up with an ex-colleague and her adorable toddler (/husband-to-be; as he keeps insisting he wants to marry me! At two and a half!), to go and feed the ducks. Which, as I'm sure you'll all agree, is the sort of Very Important Business that should be done on a Friday afternoon.
Here are some of the things I've been enjoying this week:
Discovering that a glug of my "in-yo'-face-Starbucks" Monin Vanilla Syrup mixed into sweetened soya milk tastes like a glass of melted ice-cream. Goes without saying, I've been buying a lot of soya milk this week.
In case all the leftover cake and faux-ice-cream milkshakes wasn't bad enough for my Mega Thighs, I have also discovered a new chocolate bar. And it was on offer in Tesco, so I ended up buying approximately three million bars. Oops. Crème brûlée flavour Lindt chocolate tastes is like Cadburys Caramel for grown ups. It is dangerously delicious.
For those of you without a whole mouth of sweet teeth, or wanting to wear a bikini this summer instead of a beach towel, I would like to introduce you to my new favourite salad. After my awesome watermelon-and-feta experience at Bills a few weeks ago I wanted to recreate something slightly less deep-fried for BBQs at home. This salad is actually a simplified version of a Nigella recipe, without the parsley or olives; because they are the food of Satan.
I was planning to cut the lawn when I got home to try and burn off some of the 3 kilos of cheese I've devoured this week. In both senses, actually; as I've also watched some rather appalling chick-flicks too *shakes head sadly and judges Jennifer Aniston*. That may sound harsh but have you seen Rumour Has It? If not, don't watch it. It's awful.
Anyway... when I spotted a few of these little guys wriggling in the grass I realised I couldn't cut it after all, and would have to sit inside with cake and magazines instead. What a shame.... I tried to get a good photo of one of them, but they were determined to stay in the shade.
The collective noun reference above is because when my latest copy of Homemaker magazine arrived yesterday I was seriously excited to discover the "free pretty prints" magazine thingy that comes with it contained a selection of utterly stunning Collective Noun prints from the incredible Woop Studios. All for FREE!!
|This is one of my favourites, because the silhouette is of |
Brighton's old burnt-down pier.
|You can find this one and many more on the Woop Studios website|
Have you found anything new and shiny recently? Or rediscovered an old love?