@beckybarnesblog I found you I found you! (And a Portuguese doughnut and my first ever coffee ... albeit coldbrew and coke ... *wired*)
I mean really, has anyone ever received a more pleasing delivery of books? The colours alone *drool*, and now I have an afternoon off to really enjoy them!
Pizza party 😊
The family. A lovely afternoon for J & C's bday.
I made focaccia ... 100% certain I kneaded it wrong ... looks crap ... still tastes good though!
Delivery! Update: LOL nope. I guess I'm gonna order another size up and see if they're better but if you're ... I'd say size 18+, go for 24-30 (yes, even though you're not actually that size 🤦♀️)
Cloud Of Egg
Lutie you bite-y goof you
Happy Surpriiiiise-Jesus-Didn't-Actually-Die Day
I have lovely colleagues who value what I do for them 😊
Made a cake this week.
BAKING DONE! I have learnt that you should always prepare to fuck things up more than you think you will ... if I see another petal I'm gonna die
Next step baking, icing, and trying not to break any more daffodils ..
Last Valentine's a guy drove me into a lampost on a dual carriage way. This Valentine's I got a curry, a rose, and laughs with some lovely ladies annnnd got to finally try @p_u_b_l_i_c_ which is gorgeous! Especially appreciate that even though it's teeny tiny, they will find you space if there's any to be had. Ace night 😙 Happy Valentine's!
I made choc chip pancakes and put mascerated cherries on top. It was excellent. 🥞🍒
Ok so @birdhouseteacompany have officially moved into my top 3 brunch spots in Sheffield. Let's start with best ever mint hot chocolate I've ever had. Bar none. There are no sweet minty syrups here, instead the milk is ... steamed? steeped? (I'm sure there's a word for it) with mint and the delicate taste is present all throughout the creamy chocolatey goodness. I could have done without the sprinkle of dry mint on top but other than that, daaaamn. Then one of their specials today, beef madras, served with spinach and the best damn crispy spicey potato cube things I've ever tasted. I want to make a bowl of just those and dip them in mayo. The beef was fall apart tender, and the sauce was rich and spicy and just *drool*. Thennnnn I grabbed one of the 5000 brownie options as a cinema snack. A black forest gateau brownie. It was, incredible. Just gooey enough and with pockets of sweet cherry jamminess 👌👌👌 (Also, FYI, Phantom Thread is an intense but cinematic treat) Definitely heading back there in future. Knowing how much flavour is packed into their food I may even risk trying the incredibly healthy sounding Buddha Bowl menu.
What was that? Oh nothing, just ya know, a snowy paradise in the middle of the North Yorkshire Moors 😍❄🚘
Climbing 1000 steps is hard ... having a break to take pictures and stare at the beautiful sea is a good idea
Hire car was upgraded to an absolute beast which was lucky considering the snow! Also, Fountains Abbey is beauuuuutiful and has many cute bridges and swans that will nicely pose for you in the snow.
Excellent music to accompany excellent views! 🔊 Really quite breathtakingly beautiful.
Fush, chups, n dandelion burdock by the sea 🐟🍟 mmmmm salty vinegary goodness!
Just tryna get home man 😣
Il neige! 😊❄
Legit Christmas breakfast ... 🙈
Lutie makes me laugh, a LOT. Such a vicious little goofball.
Illumination trail 😊🎆
Christmas cake making!
Hamper done! Bucks Fizz, crackers, chutney, cinnamon tortilla curls, hot chocolate, and home made pecan snowballs and cranberry white chocolate cookies. Let the festivities begin!
Lovely midweek break in Glasgow. Lots of delicious food at @cafegandolfi and the mesmerising @ubiquitous_chip, good music courtesy of Idlewild and some Jazz, and good company!
All packed up and ready to go in the hamper 😊
Christmas baking part II 😊 Cranberry, almond, and white chcolate christmas tree cookies!
I will never not love @idlewildtheband what a great gig! Seeing it with the same friend I used to go see them with was the icing on the nostalgia cake! Glad to have the day tomorrow to explore Glasgow too starting with a breakfast at @cafegandolfi 🍽
First time baking these and having now tried one, HOLY CRAP, highly recommend. Melt in the mouth shortbread-y pecan sweet goodness! Perfect baked gift.
Christmas Baking 😊
Family Christmas No.1! Such a lovely day, now half-dozing on sofa under blanket after just the right amount of prosecco!
Tense family game of #Linkee!
Hello Christmas Present! #Gin #RamsburyGin
Have you ever seen a macaron so beautiful?
Opened my @joanieclothing parcel to find some super cute free little anklets! Much appreciated! (My feet are size 9 soooo in size 4-7 they'll be a wee bit small but I'm sure they'll make a nice gift for someone!)
My lil totoros in situ! Thanks @gravelpithomeware 😍(Bow not normally included haha, hello Christmas!)
Decorating time 😊🌟🎄
@gravelpithomeware ghibli chibis! 😱 @thedepotbakery eggnog doughnuts WHAT?! 😘 @kelhamarcade (Nature of the Beast ... amazing little shop full of weeeeeeird things!)
lunch for one
Listening to Sufjan on trains as the sun comes up, as if I'm in a movie of my own life.