Pink Palace #3 The baby book shelf~


So the story goes…

Mama shipped over too much stuff from the UK. Mama also bought too much stuff in SA before said stuff arrived from the UK..

The result after putting 5 boxes in the shed..

An over cluttered but organised and color coded space!

On the brighter sided I have a good excuse in my daughter who just loves it :)

My baby bookshelf..

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And that’s just how we roll..
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#pinkishappiness

Pink Palace #2 The Fridge~


So the story goes…

Mama shipped over too much stuff from the UK. Mama also bought too much stuff in SA before said stuff arrived from the UK..

The result after putting 5 boxes in the shed..

An over cluttered but organised and color coded space!

On the brighter sided I have a good excuse in my daughter who just loves it :)

Our fridge..

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Our fridge deco..

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There was a South African coffee creamer ad when I was growing up, went like this..

“It’s not inside it’s on top!”

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Half the tea collection..

#twinings #whittard #teapigs #dimlah #ahmad #london

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The pink recipe books..

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And that’s just how we roll..
#pinkpalace
#pinkishappiness

Pink Palace #1 The Kitchen Window~


So the story goes…

Mama shipped over too much stuff from the UK. Mama also bought too much stuff in SA before said stuff arrived from the UK..

The result after putting 5 boxes in the shed..

An over cluttered but organised and color coded space!

On the brighter sided I have a good excuse in my daughter who just loves it :)

Our kitchen window view..

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#matchysmatchy #mama&baba #elephantears #allegra #joy #home #dubai

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Our kitchen window..

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These flower pots were all found in UK charity shops, rabbit was a very expensive UK purchace, owl was a recent addition from a South African charity shop and the flowers from a UK charity shop. Mama Bird bounces and she is also from Twickenham. Her basket and hat have been taken from a porcelain doll that was given to my daughter. The green dish is for my curtain tie backs at night in case you were wondering.

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I don’t wanna start drilling walls so the hand towel holder has ended up on the window, with Allegra’s fairy that she got from my brother from another mother’s cuzza on my birthday, bottles from Twickenham and the Lavender that my Mom put on out house warming cake <3

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Made by Mummy on sabbatical in Liphook the United Kingdom in 2011..

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And that’s just how we roll..
#pinkpalace
#pinkishappiness

7 sleeps until Christmas~


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Holly from Christmas 2010 in Liphook

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A dozen hearts for my Darling from Devon

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Our very first Christmas tree using Grandma’s fairy lights

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Pine cones from Christmas 2010 in Liphook

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Baby Jesus from my mothers Nativity scene that I grew up with, she gave it to Allegra Rose the first time they met

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Mistletoe from Christmas 2011 in Norwich

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This tree got a heart at the top, our trees don’t need angels, the angel is in my arms

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I think this little gem may be her last present I wrap, after she has gone to sleep before I lay out milk and sugar cookie house for Santa, that brought tears to my eyes typing that, this child has wrapped herself so tightly around my heart

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8 sleeps until Christmas~


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Our first and very sentimental Christmas Tree, I wanted a real tree, considering space and mess my Mother Gammy Darling gave us this natural beauty which we’ll cherish forever, icicle Christmas lights were a Christmas stocking gift from last years Christmas client in Knutsford

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Our stary stary Christmas tree, final touch to be added on Christmas eve, star decorations I got in Oxford for my Birthday last year

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2 frosted snowballs to act as glass feathered balls until we can put glass on the tree, pearly glitzy balls from Oxford for my Birthday last year

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Upgraded 1 hand blown glass angel with 4 Faith, Peace, Believe and Cherish

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2 frosted balls to act as glass hearts until we can put glass on the tree, tiny pink lights I got at Tiger in Kingston upon Thames

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Jingle bells Jingle bells Jingle all the way

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I got this after having Allegra Rose just as the shops started laying out the decorations. Since Allegra means Joy and I’d put the stars and angels on the tree I’d put Allegra where the star or angel should been

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5th April 2012~


My Hydrangea has done so well :)

Perfect for this freezing spring day..

At Patisserie Valerie!

Made the train but not the top up stopped at a more frequent station to top up grab some entertainment and imagine the a flower shop. No pink plants thank goodness but this matches a pot I have perfectly!

I buy glossy mags every week but never find the time to read them. Astounded that every single designer is using pink!

Next station had those pink flowers (:

Everything I want everytime.. My Baylis and Harding Pink Cashmere for my holiday next week ♥

Treated myself to Spring Slippers :-)

The old matching upto the new!

Chilling outside in the winter granny I mean outdoor slippers!

So that was my day in mobile uploads, did you do anything exciting?

XX Ronchese

4th April 2012~


Naughty boy!

Going in search of blossoms to match my ipod, skirt and scarves. Felt like being bright on a now gloomy day. What was I thinking when I bought this skirt?

Scarf 1 to match my skirt

Scarf 2 to tie the hottest pink and beige into a pretty bow, mix that with designer boots and bag and I think I might have turned the cheesiest skirt into the perfect outfit for this miserable afternoon. Now where are my blossoms?

Now these just won’t do!

There they are ♥

Oh what a classic.. Beer shortages soon please panic buy!

Simple Pleasures.. Quaranta, a new lighter that not only looks like roses but smells like them too, a latte with my name on it and a beautiful card for my Mommy Darling!

So that was my day in mobile uploads, did you do anything exciting?

XX Ronchese

3rd April 2012~


Times like this when I wish I spoke Italian damn it’s sexy! Ronchese please take me to Italy where I can bake, craft, garden and share my joy all whilst learning the most beautiful language in the world! Cantuccini and a Cappuccino will have to do for now!

About to start my new book.. The woman’s Book of Simple Delights.. A few of mine are my latte’s, my pink ciggies and my tunes ;-)

So that was my day in mobile uploads, did you do anything exciting?

XX Ronchese

2nd April 2012~


Now I lay me down to sleep.. You know the rest.. Hope these pretty girls make it through the night.

They found their home with squirrel and robin and the rest of the crazy crew!

Latte time finish you later now soak!

Only tried it cause the colour matched my outfit!

Had to! The sun is shining and spring is in the air!

As if I needed more pink roses? Lovely to know I’m loved though. X

So that was my day in mobile uploads, did you do anything exciting?

XX Ronchese

Oasis Rose Garden~


I had so many roses and so much oasis after the Ronchese Lifestyle photoshoot I decided to do a mini garden. I battled to find the perfect spot but finally decided next to the bench.

I then decided to do a rose heart and went and picked flowers from the oasis garden.

Had an awesome morning in the sunshine :)

Hope you enjoy the pics.


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1st April 2012~


This day is perfect, this day is one of the most important in my entire life, I physically branded myself a few years back by means of permanent ink. Today I literally brand myself. Quite nervous actually, “who do you think you are?” keeps running through my mind. I thank God for the special people who give me my inspiration. Have a lovely day friends

My mother would kill me if she knew I spent almost £60 on flowers :)

“Isn’t she lovely, isn’t she beautiful..” my Granny used to sing that to me right after I called her to sing “I just called to say I love you..” #sweetestmemories

Dinner for one.. Herbed lamb shank yum!

So that was my day in mobile uploads, did you do anything exciting?

XX Ronchese

31st March 2012~


RECYCLE my Sunday evening post photo shoot will be spent turning my tutu into a new dress for my Julia :)

Candyfloss flavoured sugar paste now how am I meant to make decorations out of that?

Mommies Mothers Day Lillies :)

Lovely little ladies decorating the pavement for me!

The aftermath #cherryblossom

Testing out the new anti mess gadget and it’s fab!

Smelling absolutely amazing! #strawberryrocks

1 down 11 to go! Doesn’t quite look as good as the wedgewood but you get the idea right?

I usually get more than one out of a dozen, but this time 11 have homes. I was only allowed 1 and I’ve so thoroughly enjoyed it. I love the strawberry and candyfloss combo!

So that was my day in mobile uploads, did you do anything exciting?

XX Ronchese

Oxfam Womens Day~


So last year I was planning on scattering 1000′s of wild flower seeds into the beds of my local park in Hampshire. Well I moved and someone took over where my idea left off.

I’d like to thank Sarah Raven for BBC’s Bees, Butterflies and Blooms. Sarah took what I wanted to do to the highest level and I’m so pleased that I’m not the only one who had the same concerns regarding the diminishing bee’s and butterflies.

Today I registered to host a Oxfam fund raiser. The first thing that popped into mind was cupcakes.. Then I was like how many cupcakes could I sell? Not many! I registered anyway and knew I’d figure it all out.

Well you’ll be pleased to know I’ve figured it out. Hopefully with your help I’ll be packaging thousands of wild flower seeds for a £5 donation. All proceeds to Oxfam.

I’ll be having my Oxfam Get Together celebrating International Womens Day between now and 8 March 2012!

Please share the love if you live in the Uk I was targeting the ladies but I decided to target the men too. You all have a special woman that makes your your world go round.. If she is not your wife or the mother of your child she is your lover, she could be your precious sister or your irreplacable mother, your special aunt or your comforting granny, your best cuz or even your best friend. I suggest a donation of £5 and you’ll get the oppourtunity to get the bee’s buzzing and the flutterby’s a flapping.

Please ask for more info!!!!!

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can save the life of a mother and her child by enabling Oxfam to train a midwife in Ghana.

£135

trains 5 teachers in Mali who can teach over 250 girls and provide a whole generation with skills to work their way out of poverty.

£230

from Oxfam enabled Le Thi Ban to become the first woman to join the local clam cooperative in Vietnam. She is now able to provide for herself and her children from the profits she has made.

Please visit the event and mark our attendance accordingly.

https://www.facebook.com/events/370835082927357/


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Indoor gardener~


I’ve always loved my pots, nurturing bulbs and replanting, arranging bulbs with bulbs o a small scale..

I recently created what I call Muscari Mountain. I have yet to find the right container for it.

I’ve been looking for perfect gardening book for weeks and today I found it.

I browsed the pages and came across this Tulip Muscari arrangement.

I remembered my Iris’s and pulled out some newspaper and got to work.

I shall keep you posted on how the Iris’s grow.


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Keep calm.. Get a divorce~


So I finished my first book. It shall be published soon. A collection of inspirational quotes to help inspire unfortunate folk who are contemplating, going through or recently got divorced. Quotes will be printed on my photography which answers my question as to how I can share my work.

I’d very much like to publish it here but have decided I’ll keep it under wraps for now..

A taste of what’s to come…

Feedback is always welcome and greatly appreciated.


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Coffee and Walnut Cupcakes~


Cupcakes:
50g Unsalted Butter
50g Self Raising Flour
50g Brown Muscovado Sugar
1 Large Egg
1 tsp Instant coffee dissolved in 50ml hot water

Icing:

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To be updated tomorrow, exhausted.com


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A Decade~


“Wishin’ and hopin’ and thinkin’ and prayin’, Plannin’ and dreaming”
Dusty Springfield

Watch this space, I’m just getting started..

#Ronchese


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29th December 2011~


Pheasant’s a flying en route with pink pressies!

It fits so proud of me!

Paddington to Putney onto Portsmouth and finally Petersfield. Now back to London what a lovely little road trip!

The simple things in life!

How perfect is my new favourite coffee shop?

Lyndsay always ontop of my shopping list, couldn’t wait to see you again, had to share. X

My wrist warmer’s, knitting a headband/ear warmer to match!

So that was my day in mobile uploads, did you do anything exciting?

XX Ronchese

26th December 2011~


Hank Shmank spend more time preparing this wool for knitting than it would take to knit a pair of mittens!

Now I got a Sat Nav I don’t need my ipod, I can store special pictures, I don’t need a kindle and I can upload video. Apologies for earlier rant you do sing and dance!

Fond memories of Norfolk before bed.

So that was my day in mobile uploads, did you do anything exciting?

XX Ronchese

23rd December 2011~


Nothing wrong with this view.. A cup of tea, a ball of wool and a pair of knitting needles! #happyascanbe

Been there done that got the tshirt, glad I didn’t get the mug but happy to be using it!

The spiders web that survived the gale force winds of today. Almost in my warm bed, appreciating the amazing clear skies after the crazy rains in the mad wind, smoke and a cuppa. #lovingnorfolk

So that was my day in mobile uploads, did you do anything exciting?

XX Ronchese

21st December 2011~


It’s beginning to feel alot like Christmas, good thing I haven’t bothered to wrap any of my presents! Wrapping paper money is adopting me a snow leopard this year just in case you think I’m cheap.

The pond..

Christmas in Cromer

A fine line between sea and sky.

So that was my day in mobile uploads, did you do anything exciting?

XX Ronchese