Monday, 28 April 2014

Delicious breakfast - French Toast Crumpets

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This weekend whilst staying with friends in Brighton I had the most delicious breakfast. Apparently it is a family favourite so I thought I would share the recipe here!

2 crumpets per person
1 egg per person
splash of milk
pinch cinnamon
dried chilli flakes
maple syrup
*optional smoked bacon (not for me I'm vegetarian!)*

Just like making eggy bread whisk up the eggs, milk with a pinch of dried chilli flakes and cinnamon. Soak the crumpets in the chilli egg mixture and then cook them for a few minutes on each side til golden. Serve with cooked smoked bacon or as is with a little drizzle of maple syrup.

Sooo good I want to eat them everyday!



Sunday, 27 April 2014

& other stories

Hope you're having a good weekend! I've been down to Brighton - it was wonderful! On the way home I stumbled across & other stories whilst doing a bit of mobile web browsing.
Here are some of my favourite things on the site at the moment:

 Pointy flats - come in three colours (grey and orange) but I think I like the black ones best
 Knitted leather shoulder bag
A zesty pouch to keep your handbag in order
Lovely white maxi lawn dress

Better get saving my pennies!!


Thursday, 17 April 2014


I've been slowly decorating our rented's a few little peeks
 Pretty baskets and plants in the kitchen
This framed card I bought from the shop in the Royal Exchange in Manchester
 Made these pom poms with my sisters when it was my birthday last month and I can't take them down!
 This plant is growing well here
 My little sister Jen made this awesome pin board for our kitchen - poster is from my trip to Paris
 This is a poster I picked up at Oklahoma in Manchester in a lack Ikea frame
 Recycled wool throw from the gift shop at Tatton Park and a cushion I made from an old H&M dress
 Cards and wool on the old map chest I salvaged from a skip and painted cream
 Little birds everywhere! Painting behind is by Tom's Dad Paul Mills
 Old London transport posters from my Grandparents house
 Little metal duck! and Tinga tinga paintings from my trip to Tanzania live on the mantle
 My grandmother's blue pots with little dried flowers

Really looking forward to getting on with the garden this bank holiday weekend :)



Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Stockport Vintage Village 13.04.14

I love my monthly trip to Stockport vintage village there are always lovely people, treasures to be found and delicious food to be eaten! This Sunday it was warm enough to get my bike out and ride to the fair :)
Stuart Thornley was there with his fantastical cakes! I wasn't brave enough to try the dippy egg cake but did have a hot cross bun cupcake and got some Rocky road with mini eggs to take home for Tom

 This stall had so many gorgeous vintage picnic sets gleaming away in the sun
 Love the pretty flasks and tins
 Think I like the blue one best
 I liked this little Swedish plate
Also spotted a box of old film reels from the Picturehouse in my home town of Bury St Edmunds!



Friday, 11 April 2014

Navy blue and gold shoes

A combination I love...
Maggie - always looking good

Rashida Jones - Glamour magazine

aaand I see Lotta from stockholm now making antique gold clogs here

What's your favourite colour combination?