Thursday, 25 July 2013

Late-night hummus

I was feeling restless last night, I couldn't seem to concentrate on my book or even some mindless t.v so I started to potter around the kitchen. Finding some chickpeas I decided to have my first attempt at making my own hummus. Something I'm surprised I haven't already as I'm a little obsessed with this dip! It is a really simple recipe with only six ingredients and takes about ten minutes! As this was a spontaneous make I had to make do without tahini, a sesame seed paste. I'm sure it can only enhance your hummus but isn't essential.

Monday, 22 July 2013

Graduation Day

I think it's safe to say that there were points in the past three years when we didn't expect to make it to Graduation but here we are! The excitement was only hindered by the stress which came with the day. Stress which stemmed mainly from a fear of fumbling your moment on stage in front of everyone and the decision of what to wear, a decision made more complicated by the overbearing heat we've been having recently. Not that I want to complain, we've got to make the most of this (what will probably be all too brief!) summer! I eventually hit the sales in a last minute shopping frenzy the day before Graduation but, as always, Zara came up trumps and I found this absolute bargain of a gorgeous white dress. I can't seem to find it anywhere online but they had quite a few gems so head down to a store and browse through their rails. I may have accidentally bought a swing dress as well... Teemed with red sandals to jazz it up and a heel low enough not to trip me up on stage I was ready to face the day!

Friday, 19 July 2013

Antipasto, Witches, and Churches

I was recently invited along to a performance of the play The Crucible by the gorgeous Holly who was going to support a friend in one of the leading roles, John Proctor. Arthur Miller's play addresses the Salem witch trials and is an intense experience to say the least.

Now, food seems to be one of the main reasons we are friends so we inevitably ended up going for dinner to have a good old catch up before. Fancying something light and simple (mainly due to the heat!) we ended up splitting an array of starter dishes and antipasti in the garden of an ASK restaurant. We went for the vegetarian board, panzerottini (dough balls), and calamari. The antipasti board was made up of mozzarella, grilled peppers, aubergines and courgettes, tomato and rocket salad, crostini with tomatoes, goat’s cheese and ricotta salata... YUM.

Blouse - Miss Selfridge

Monday, 15 July 2013

An afternoon at the ballet

I recently saw the Swan Lake ballet by Sofia’s NationalBallet at the Waterside Theatre in Aylesbury with some friends.

The entrance hall to Waterside Theatre

Friday, 12 July 2013

Weekend Ramblings

I recently went on a ramble down memory lane to Cornwall and Devon. On a weekend away with Mama Mason and my grandparents we visited long lost relatives and places from their youth. I love looking through old photo albums and these were all accompanied by stories upon stories. My granddad’s memory puts mine to shame!

First on the tour were my granddad’s cousins who are converting a barn in the middle of the beautiful Cornish countryside that we got to explore on a post-Sunday roast walk. A weekend staple!

Everywhere you turned there were beautiful purple foxtrots and plenty of windswept manes…

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

A new little space...

A new little space to document my thoughts and days.

As much as I agree, I'm sorry C. S. Lewis but bite-size blog posts will have to do for now!
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