Sunday, 15 June 2014

The Sunday Edit #3

Hi everyone, hope you're all well! I have a couple of things that have happened these past few weeks so I thought it would be a good idea to compile them all into one bite-sized portion right here. 

After years of struggling with a shoulder injury, my Mum finally had her operation at the beginning of this week. It's meant that she can't do any heavy lifting or driving for a while so I've basically been helping out a lot more than usual. This also meant I could bake loads of treats, obviously. Cake makes you heal faster, right?

Last week my car (and incidentally myself) had a scare. I was on my way to work when the engine light came on and started beeping at me. I freaked out, but still managed to get to work and call my Mum about it. Seeing as it was her car before it was mine, she told me that it's done that before and not to worry. It was overdue for a service anyway but I really didn't need to be dealing with that on top of other things. She booked me into the local garage but they couldn't look at my car until a week later - inconvenient! So I was without a car for a week, and I felt like I had lost an arm, in all honesty. It's so weird how dependant you are on some things and when they're gone you have no idea what to do with yourself! So what was actually wrong with it? Well not to get technical or anything, because I have no idea what it means myself, but my ignition was misfiring and needed a new coil fitted. £260 later I was back driving again. Thank god I got a bonus at work this month - it has definitely softened the blow! Now I feel like I can lift my spending ban...

I recently acquired a taste for cookbooks - I actually think I'm a bit obsessed with them (just a little bit!) My growing fascination for food was piqued while I was innocently browsing Amazon books one night. There are so many types of cookbooks out there that it's kind of hard to pick just one. Needless to say, my favourites tab is now full of possible additions to my kitchen shelf. I also picked up a couple of Kinfolk magazines which are my newest love! I feel like they are so much more than just magazines. They're beautifully photographed and printed, and have fantastic and unique recipe ideas, as well as a look into floristry and interiors. Can you say perfect? It's totally how I would love to live my life! I was so intrigued by their editions that I ended up buying their 400 recipe cookbook The Kinfolk Table. Let me tell you, I'm really excited to give some of the dishes a good go in the summer. Imagine a table full of food from all around the world, especially from Scandinavia - yum! It's always good to learn new skills, or hone current talents, so I think my love affair with food will never end. Here's hoping!

I'm also trying to prepare myself for a (hopefully) hot summer, so I asked my grandma for her homemade lemonade recipe. She scrawled it down on a piece of scrap paper and it took me a good ten minutes to decipher what it actually said, haha! Despite being a bit horrified by how much sugar I had to add - two whole pounds - I was really pleased with my trial run and now have two bottles to get through. It's absolutely delicious by the way, so refreshing! I will definitely be popping up the recipe on the blog soon so stay tuned if you're interested!

And last but not least I would like to say a huge Happy Father's Day to all those daddies out there! Last year I wrote a Father's Day post where me and my brother treated my Dad to lunch and adventures in Horsham, but this year we decided to stay home and do something a bit more low key. I cooked a roast dinner and those chocolate brownies that he loved so much, and we all went for a lovely dog walk along the coast. We'll probably gather together and watch a film later. I prefer not to stress out on Sundays!
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  1. I love your blog and your photos. So pretty :)

    Hope your mum has a speedy recovery - cakes are obviously amazing for healing, so that's a fab excuse for baking!

    Emma | DollfaceBlogs

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    1. Thank you Emma, very sweet of you! I'm so glad you agree. It eases my cake guilt a little bit! Xx

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  2. Your blog is so gorgeous! Cake is imperative for recovery so keep on bakin'! Homemade lemonade sounds delish! Love from a new follower :) xx

    Kitty | kittyhearts.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks Kitty! Welcome, hope you enjoy reading more of my posts! Xx

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  3. aah such a lovely post and your blog is gorgeous! love the photos

    from helen at thelovecatsinc.com

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    1. Thanks so much Helen, love your blog too! Xx

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  4. I hope your Mum has a speedy recovery, cake is definitely a good idea! The cookbook sounds lovely :) xx

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    1. Thanks Beth, she's doing well! Actually getting bored of being waited on, unbelievably! Xx

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  5. Isn't it terrifying when your car engine light comes on!? Thank goodness nothing worse happened and you made it to work! Braking down in the middle of a busy road is one of my fears...

    Beautiful photo, where is that bunny ring holder from? So cute!!

    Popcorn & Polka Dots

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    1. Oh my god, so terrifying! I get panicked over the smallest car trouble - like the other week, I didn't realise my steering wheel was locked and I couldn't turn my key in the ignition! So embarrassing, haha! Yes, braking down on a main road is one of my fears too! The ring holder is from BHS but I know you can also get it on notonthehighstreet.com! Xx

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