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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

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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 ❤

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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

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:

Method:

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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Bailey’s Butter Iced Cupcakes~


Bailey’s Butter Iced Cupcakes

1- Bake as previously blogged https://missc247.wordpress.com/candys-cupcakes/

2 Add Baileys to my butter icing

3 Get piping

4 Drizzle Baileys over first layer of icing

5 Top off with another layer of icing and decorate


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Published Blogger~


Had the most awesome day!

  1. My UK driving licence arrived in the mail.
  2. Was asked to be God mother to another unborn baby. Twice in a week by 2 special friends!
  3. Went lookig for cootlings and ducklings.
  4. Found cootlings and ducklings.
  5. The lonely canvas back found a mate.
  6. The lonely black ad white duck on a nest.
  7. Yummy roast dinner with the ladies including a Mommy and Granny to be.
  8. My cake~
  9. The best blog comment “A nice example of blogging yourself so warmly… this is a piece of art ….”
  10. Published, yes published!

http://paper.li/tag/legend

Check the leisure section, sooooooo proud of me!


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Candy’s Cupcakes~


So the more I bake the more I tweak. A cupcake should be a special treat, due to it’s specialness it should be treated often. You don’t always want 12 cupcakes and many recipes are difficult to half or quarter. For this reason I have mastered a recipe that makes cupcakes in multiples of 4. My flat mate is lactose intolerant so I have tried and tested this recipe using soya milk and butter on many occasions. I only eat cupcakes with butter icing and can sadly say that somehow non-diary soya icing tastes better.

Candy’s Vanilla or Chocolate Cupcakes (makes 4-6 cupcakes)

50 grams                   Self-raising Flour

50 grams                   Butter

50 grams                   Castor Sugar

1                                  Egg

1/2 tablespoon         Milk

1/2 tablespoon         Vanilla essence or cocoa

  • If you notice this is the easiest recipe to remember 50×3 plus 1 and 2 halves!

  • Before you start please put your oven on 180 and prepare your muffin tray with paper cups in place.
  • No mess, no fuss add all ingredient in a bowl and use an electric mixer until well combined.

  • Use 2 dessert spoons to share batter equally into cups.
  • Tray into the oven for 10-15 minutes, depending on size, they should double the size. Vanilla will be slightly golden brown and chocolate rich cocoa. Poke with a cocktail stick if you are not sure if batter remains on stick cook a little longer.
  • Remove and allow time to cool whilst making the icing and washing up.

Butter Icing

Unfortunately it’s time to go running I’ll update this bit at a later stage. I have not taken icing measurements do it to taste. Will measure next time I bake. In the meantime I’ll share some pics with you. I had my friends decorating their own cupcakes the other day, looked like they were having so much fun!

Royal wedding cupcakes for the girls

Royal wedding cupcakes for friends

Decorate our own

Decorated for me on the Easter weekend

Valentine Blackberry Cupcakes


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Hello World~


So here we go my first blog, I’ve kept WordPress’ original name for it…

I’m not the best writer, but it’s something I’ve always wanted to do and recently gave it a try. Now its time to attempt blogging.

Let me introduce myself. I am half Italian, half Portuguese, born and raised in South Africa. Proudly South African. I have been a gypsy for little over 10 years now. I ♥ to travel, I ♥ discovering new faces and places and I’ve managed to pack up my entire life into international travel sized luggage on many occasion.

I’ve lived in South Africa, United Arab Emirates, Scotland and England. I’ll hopefully be moving to Spain in the very near future which bring me to my ♥ of warm weather, beautiful beaches, diving and boating. I ♥ Africa, I’ve visited Botswana, landed in Kenya and enjoyed many a trip to Egypt. The middle eastern hospitality is unmatched but closely followed by Thai. Enjoyed many years in Dubai, spent time in Bahrain and Qatar. Been fortunate enough to visit Thailand 3 years in a row and wish I could go every year. I’ve attended a conference in Toronto and visited Disneyland when I was young. I’ve been to Dracula’s Castle in Romania and stayed in the Ritz Carlton Istanbul. Been back to my roots in Milano and gondaleured through Venice. I’ve bought tulips in Amsterdam, visited one of Europe’s largest Castles in Austria, landed in Athens and attended more than one Oktoberfest in Munich.

I have a bad obsession with all things pink, I ♥ taking photos and need a new camera. Wild about water birds and go duck hunting (camera loaded) as often as possible. I’ve recently been fortunate enough to spot some rare critters but more about that later.

I have 2 brothers who have each given me an angelic nephew and 2 half brothers. The elder has given me three beautiful nieces and two nephews, the younger is still a teenager.

I’m currently living in a quite English town called Liphook and I ♥ it, spring has sprung, the blossoms are blooming and I know long summer days are not far away.

2011 My Garden, Liphook, United Kingdom

It was a beautiful winter, I had seen snow on few occasions however I longed for real snow that lasts days and turns everything to a standstill. Well I finally got what I wished for and I would not have chosen any other place to experience it. Liphook is lovely but once it’s covered in snow the entire town turns into something more beautiful than Narnia could imagine.

2010 Radford Park, Liphook, United Kingdom

I’m a passionate about coffee which can only be drunk with a smoke. I’ve been promising my mother for more than 10 years that I either fall pregnant or turn 30 before she nags me to quit smoking again. So here I am 29 and 5 months to the day. Got another 7 months before I’ll really be able to appreciate the taste of my coffee.

I think that’s it for my first blog~


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