Sunday, 27 October 2013

Waiting for a Storm

Well the weather forecasters say we have a storm a coming! .... so what else is a girl to do while waiting?

Bake of course!

Normally, I'm a Delia fan when it comes to Christmas cooking, but this year I'm going to change it up a bit - so out came another favourite Christmas book. Actually, although I've had this book a while, I've not really made much from it, and last night while flicking through, I've already been busy with my tabs, marking future cooking session. 

So, the fruit has been soaking in during the night, and I'm now going to make a start.  I will say, I was surprised at how much bourbon it said to soak the fruit in, 200ml ! So trust me, we'll be having a very "Merry" Christmas when time comes.

Enjoy your Sunday and fingers crossed the storm doesn't cause too much damage to anyone.

Friday, 11 October 2013

Cozy Time

I love this time of year, when the season changes and the nights are starting to draw in. Don't get me wrong I adore summer, and especially the summer we've just had. If we could have a really hot hot summer and a cold and snowy winter, I'd be over the moon.

Still, October is just such a lovely month ... all those leaves on the floor, winter boots coming out of the cupboard and of course Christmas, only 75 days away, what's not to love.

I apologise now for having been a bad blogger (again), but with the nights drawing in and cozy times sitting in front of the fire, I hope to change all that.

Anyway, I've been busy this week putting away summer in our home, and bringing touches of Autumn to it, so here are a few things I've been changing.

Plants and Door Wreath

Candles got changed over ... love this scent

Yipppeeeee .... Winter boots make a return

 No point letting these beauties go to waste from the garden

 The bunting came down and the autumn candles came out

Artificial flowers got changed over for a warmer feel
I changed over the flowers on our wall to these leaves that I cut out and inked
Changed over my pots 
I don't even mind sweeping up the leaves and fallen fruit ... yes, the boy isn't the greatest of helps when I'm trying to photograph - but he does like to get in a shot :)

And lastly, this is going to be keeping me happy with my post it notes for the next few nights.
I've also been having a lovely time catching up with my blog reading, so I promise to try my best and be a better blogger.
Catch you later x