17 March 2015

Recently I've been...

... Dating
Skye, after she made me her +1 at Present in the Laine's first birthday party. OK, OK, so technically it wasn't an actual date (I could never get a babe like Skye) but I was still very tempted to wear my tuxedo jumpsuit

Bubbles and beauty products. Best first birthday ever!

... Running. Voluntarily.
Yes, you read that right. Sorry- I should've made sure you were sitting down first. Admittedly, I've only been three times, but I'm rather freaked out to admit that I'm weirdly enjoying it. 

My "What's happening to me?!" Face of Fear.

My 80's power ballad playlist is probably helping with the enjoyment factor. I'm also hoping that, seeing as power ballads are played over all "learns to do a sport well" montages in every movie ever made, listening to them while running will make me Run Good More Faster too. 

ALL THE THINGS. Hence the running. Recent discoveries have included:

A seriously wholesome box of vegetarian Lebanese food from Brighton's Street Food Market, which tasted all the better for being eaten outdoors, perched on a tombstone in my favourite graveyard. What do you mean, you don't have a favourite graveyard?!

Weird tinned fake meat from the Asian supermarket. I've yet to try the fake pork (or "fork") as I call it, but managed to transform the fricken into a reasonable veggie homage to shredded duck pancakes. 

It's something of an understatement to say I was rather excited about finding these chocolate button dispensers in hisbe; a new, independent supermarket in Brighton which only sells local produce. The premise is customers serve themselves by pulling the handle to fill up a paper bag. Essentially, they're arm-bandit arcade machines for sweet-toothed grown-ups; and YOU ALWAYS WIN. 

... Coveting
All the pretty things at the aforementioned PITL birthday party. 

Yes, that's a miniature lucky cat made of gold-coloured chocolate. Of course. 

... Feeling 
So proud of Emma Kate for launching her very own business selling vintage-style kitchen splashbacks; she's one seriously talented lady, and bloody lovely to boot. 

... Drinking
The most viscos milkshake I've ever attempted to suck through a straw, in the toddler-sized form of the Oreo Milkshake at Burgers and Cocktails. Yes, that's my third visit to B&C in under a month. No, I'm not sorry. 

The gorgeous Lauren snapping a shot of her salted caramel milkshake.
Blogger dinner dates rule.

... Plotting
A brand new project. It's a sort-of secret right now, but I'll be revealing all as soon as I can. Sorry- I'm being that annoying "I've got a secret I can't tell you" blogger, aren't I? *proffers packet of biscuits apologetically*

... Finding
The love of my life, thanks to Present in the Laine stocking products from the Brighton Beard Company. Fingers crossed this guy's on tinder!

... Smelling 
Like a Terry's Chocolate Orange, thanks to the Mocha Orange Figs & Rouge hand cream in my PITL birthday party goodie bag. Which was, rather serendipitously, also my favourite product in the shop! :)

... Completing
What will probably be my greatest achievement of 2015. 

My parents are so proud. I've told them to stick the empty jar on the front of the fridge.

What have you been up to recently? 

Katie xxx

P.S. I'm linking up to the fabulous Hannah's #TWTWC


  1. Ha, do I know what the super secret project is? I'm thinking I might, if not, oooooooooooooooooooooooh, what is it?!!??!!
    Mmm, I want to try the frickn- I love tofu! I also love viscous milkshakes- I want to go there now!
    Expect a letter soon. How good am I????
    Yeh, I'm still not getting the running thing- try shouting, I'm a little deaf.

    1. You will know all very soon (I've included it in my most recent letter to you :) ) I'll take you to Burgers and Cocktails when you come and visit me in Brighton (not if- WHEN). xxx

  2. Ooh, that vegetarian Lebanese food looks delicious! As do those milkshakes.
    Haha, this post has made me feel a bit peckish, to be honest. :)

    1. Teehee- that tends to often happen with my blog posts - probably because I basically just post photos of everything I've eaten recently! xxx

  3. You can't fob me off with your biscuits young lady! I can't wait to hear your exciting project news.
    Clearly I'm the only one here who thinks that Lebanese food looks grim and I don't like the sound of fake chicken. Having said that, I'm ill and can only manage marmite on toast at the moment. Although a vat of chocolate buttons might just perk me up.
    Thanks for the mention! xxx

    1. I'll tell you all about it soon- promise! Sorry to hear you're so ill that you can't eat - that sounds awful! Let me know when you're feeling better and I'll post you some chocolate buttons :) xxx

  4. What a fab round-up! I've been hearing about Present in the Laine everywhere recently, think I need to see this magical place for myself. Also very intrigued by your secret project! Xxx

    1. Thanks lovely :) It's a rather lovely shop - I'd definitely recommend a visit! xxx

  5. Yay for running! Although yay for chocolate buttons too ;) Also I love the size of that Nutella jar, you get a pat on the back for finishing that!

    1. Haha - exactly; it's the perfect combination. Thank you - I'm pretty proud of myself :p xxx

  6. I like the sound of hisbe! Those dispensers look much better than the standard ones at a amusement arcade :-) Super secret project sounds intriguing as well, please do share (when it's appropriate of course!) :-) xxx

    1. I know, right- much more fun than winning a handful of 2ps! I'll let you know ASAP xxx

  7. haha my face. that milkshake was SO GOOD. I want about 4 more right now.

    1. They were amazing- let's go back really soon (or I'll bring you one, if they do takeaway) xxx

  8. Those milkshakes look amazing!

    1. They're dangerously delicious, and so thick they barely fit up the straw! xxx