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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 πŸ™‚

My baby bookshelf..

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And that’s just how we roll..
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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 πŸ™‚

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..
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#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 πŸ™‚

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..
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#pinkishappiness

5th April 2012~


My Hydrangea has done so well πŸ™‚

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 β™₯

Treated myself to Spring Slippers πŸ™‚

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!

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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 πŸ˜‰

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

XX Ronchese

The Shoot~



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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

My Pots~



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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 πŸ™‚

Hope you enjoy the pics.


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Cherry Blossoms~


2nd April 2012

28th March 2012

25th March 2012

22nd March 2012

17th March 2012

6th March 2012

29th February 2012

22 August 2009


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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 Β£60 on flowers πŸ™‚

“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 πŸ™‚

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

Mommies Mothers Day Lillies πŸ™‚

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

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:

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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22d December 2011~


What a beautiful day and amazingly enough not too cold πŸ™‚

2 jets flying to the ground side by side, camera pic doing it no justice.

Too much prettiness out here!

Santa and his sack of potatoes? Sorry pink potatoes! Just love it!

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

XX Ronchese

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

28th December 2011~


Worming our way outta London πŸ˜‰

Up Putney Hill and onto the M3 only 66 miles to my next destination!

❀ The A3

Hindhead

Hello Hampshire

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Love this drive!

Just checked in..

Stop it! Glitter Berry J2Ohhhh soooooo yummy!

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

Books~


So we get this idea late one evening and start on the carpet..

Then the next morning I moved to the kitchen..

I ❀ pink!

Now to repack it all..

And a change in desktop back ground..


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Cardi Combo~


{EAV_BLOG_VER:5d358a7996724c87}Very pleased with my new jersey but it needed a special set of hat and socks so here is what I came up with.

I do kind of love that I struggle to read patterns and just create my own..

Hope you like them as much as I do.

Pleased this set got to hang around for a few days.

Perfectly packaged, Mommy to be loved her gift!

Now available on Etsy~

http://www.etsy.com/listing/80131601/cardi-combo


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My Bunting~


So after a much time spent on my Pixie Hats I decided to give bunting a go, this is how it went..

I chose 2 shades of purple, pink and white. Started simply with 40 stitches and decreased down to 2. Dolly mix kept me company and off I went..

My first bunter…

Right that was simple enough now to get creative and alternate the pattern. I have never knitted wit so many strands at the same time.

This is my second bunter..

It got so exciting after that I couldn’t tangle the camera into the mix so I’ll just show you the finished bunting~

Now I’ve decided to give the Cardi another try~


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Candy’s Cardi~


So I’d knitted my first Cardi and so wasn’t pleased that I’ve yet to finishing sewing it up. I’m ready to give it another go..

It helps that white has been replaced with the pinky purple colour tieing it all together nicely I thought. Here is how I added the sleeves.

Sitting back admiring what I just created.

Now to add the collar.

Feeling very proud and will publish my new pattern soon but first I need to design my new cardi a matching hat and booties πŸ™‚

Need to find matching buttons but thinking the roses work well. Your thoughts?

I’m liking~

My first attempt~


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My Pixie Hat~


So I’m feeling quite proud of myself. Introducing the new member of the Tiny Treasure family..

The Pixie Hat

So my first Pixie hat was knitted for my “niece” Amelie. “Not really but could have been”. Turns out I made it for a really small baby probably a new born. With 2 God children on the way knowing one was a girl and having made the middle hot pink set for her, hoped my other God child would be healthy as well as a girl~

Turns out she is a little girl and she will be called Lyndsay-Sue, so this is for you Princess.

I made a larger set in Pink for Amelie.

I then received an Etsy order for Pink, Purple and White.

Still feeling very proud of my trio~

I have since made a set in blue and love the all so much had to hang them till they all went to their families πŸ˜‰

 

I’ve so thoroughly enjoyed that I thought I’d try some bunting. My flat mate had heard it suggested and passed it onto me.

Check out my bunting blog for more info.


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Etsy and Folksy~


These treasures and others available on Folksy and Etsy~

http://www.folksy.com/shops/tinytreasures

http://www.etsy.com/shop/2treasure?ref=pr_shop_more


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Pink Project 365~


Day 1
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β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. a dozen pink and red roses that lasted more than a week and made it to the 2011~
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Day 5
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Day 6
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β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. marshmallow cupcakes~
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Day 7
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β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. afternoon tea~
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Day 8
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Day 9
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Day 10
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β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. my make up box found it in my local charity shop only Β£2~
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Day 11
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Day 12
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β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. hand crafted basket of flowers which is about 2.5cm long and 1.5cm high amazingly crafted~
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Day 13
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β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. Whittard of Chelsea teacup, coaster and tray box which has been turned into a stationary box~
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Day 14
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β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. another from the local charity shop a little picture frame which I am planning to pass on but have put a picture in for now~
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Day 15
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Day 16
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Day 17
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β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. a novel gift decoration received on my 28th Birthday which has travel it’s way around South Africa, Dubai and the United Kingdom~
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Day 18
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Day 19
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β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. bag for life, gotta take your own ladies, I earn clubpoints for using my own~
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Day 20
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β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. another travel companion my hair towel~
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Day 21
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β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. pink folders, especially ones that we forgot about years ago and recently rediscovered in Scotland thank you beautiful friend~
❀

Day 22
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. how I feel most mornings~
❀

Day 23
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. that a coffee and fag make me feel soooooo much baaahtta~
❀

Day 24
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. Baylis & Harding goody box now used to store baking goodies~
❀

Day 25
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. my sugar tin~
❀

Day 26
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. the tea party Robert Dyas range~
❀

Day 27
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. my coffee tin~
❀

Day 28
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. the spotty tea pot~
❀

Day 29
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. my tea tin~
❀

Day 30
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. my coffee top~
❀

Day 31
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. my boiled egg warmer~
❀

Day 32
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. the Icing Sugar packaging~
❀

Day 33
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. 2 for a Β£ stackable mugs~
❀

Day 34
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. gifts from very good friends, I am thouroughly enjoying it~
❀

Day 35
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. my linen~
❀

Day 36
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. my linen~
❀

Day 37
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. that my gown matches my linen, I think I might have a problem~
❀

Day 38
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. Fairtrade bubbles, if you expecting Aero don’t~
❀

Day 39
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. all things pink and sparkly especially when they are edible~
❀

Day 40
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. train trips I feel like a kid again~
❀

Day 41
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. my new cupcake box it’s sooooo pretty~
❀

Day 42
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ.Β germinating Pink Poppies and Strawberries ~
❀

Day 43
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. my hot water bottle from my flatmate and future knitted bubble cover~
❀

Day 44
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. 60p per pot I couldn’t resist one of each different pink~
❀

Day 45
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. rainbow hot pink wool~
❀

Day 46
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. Romeo & Juliet” What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet “~
❀

Day 47
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. summer sunsets~
❀

Day 48
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. Farmville~
❀

Day 49
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. Cafe Life~
❀

Day 50
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. this bedroom sunset, London Road Edinburgh sadly I don’t have sunset view in London Road Liphook~
❀

Day 51
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. Mom’s tanning set up for my holiday home in 2008, Steph always up with me and nShimbi now resting in peace always close by~
❀

Day 52
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. Edinburgh 2005 what posers trying to stick ourselfves into a phonebooth~
❀

Day 53
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. my niece and nephew Bella and my Josh~
❀

Day 54
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. that I finally finished my hot water bottle cover and ever so proud of meself~
❀

Day 55
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. nail bar in Munich one of the worst I have been to incidentally but I did like
the deco, photo taken in 2007~
❀

Day 56
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. browsing old photos found this from 2008 and well you can see for yourself I still love pink~
❀

Day 57
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. my 2008 kitchen cupboard~
❀

Day 58
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ.Β my 2008 bedroom~
❀

Day 59
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. Hyde Park, London 10 years after leaving Hyde Park South Africa, 2008~
❀

Day 60
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. my 1st of March celebration~
❀

Day 61
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. Algarve beaches 2008~
❀

Day 62
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ.Β Marshmallow flowers~
❀

Day 63
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. Braai time~
❀

Day 64
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. Milano 2005~
❀

Day 65
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. my beautiful niece Jade watering the grass~
❀

Day 66
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. the diving pink lady in Portimao Portugal~
❀

Day 67
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. another from 2008 my desk at work, forgot about that mug so cute~
❀

Day 68
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. Sandton City Fashion week 2008 Hippie pink flower theme in the old fountain court ~
❀

Day 69
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. tiny pink spring buds~
❀

Day 70
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. my coin purse~
❀

Day 71
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. my passpost cover~
❀

Day 72
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. the best hand for a game of 7’s~
❀

Day 73
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. my laptop bag~
❀

Day 74
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. my scarf~
❀

Day 75
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. baby bunnies~
❀

DayΒ 76
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. London in bloom~
❀

Day 77
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. Pink flowers~
❀

Day 78
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. Orchids~
❀

Day 79
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. Spring~
❀

Day 80
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. Magnolias~
❀

Day 81
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. Pink blossoms beneath Edinburgh Castle~
❀

Day 82
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. my nephew Angelo~
❀

Day 83
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. lazy summer days with the kids~
❀

Day 84
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. it~
❀

Day 85
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. this face, my precious niece Jade~
❀

Day 86
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. sweety Sunday~
❀

Day 87
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. this Italian footbal tshirt~
❀

DayΒ 88
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. this bumper car that was parked outside my house~


❀

Day 89
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. that the oven element looks pink, baking arabic bread for the first time~
❀

Day 90
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. 3 types of pink spring blossoms in 1 photo~
❀

Day 91
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. that my entire garden will be loaded with pink blossoms~
❀

Day 92
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. making cupcakes~
❀

Day 93
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. my view right now~
❀

Day 94
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. the third and last tree has blossomed, hot pink, 3 trees all different shades of pink how priceless~
❀

Day 95
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. my beautiful nieces~
❀

Day 96
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. my new patchwork hobby~
❀

Day 97
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. my magnolia tree~
❀

Day 98
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. these spikey tulips, they are everywhere~
❀

Day 99
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. the magnolia and hate that all those petals are on the floor~
❀

Day 100
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. pink tree number 3~
❀

Day 101
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. my new tanning spot, getting my toes ready for spring~
❀

Day 102
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. this tree with pink and white blossoms~
❀

Day 103
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. my new angel cards, thank you my Jenny~
❀

Day 104
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. feeding squirells~
❀

Day 105
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. my garden tools~
❀

Day 106
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. that I go house/ pet sitting and I still get to drink out of a pink mug, loving the kittie company too~
❀

Day 107
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. kittie cuddles, gave up knitting last night and cuddled instead~
❀

Day 108
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. lazy mornings in my Pj’s, this morning with a most delicious apple, pear, banana, raspberry and blackberry smoothie~
❀

Day 109
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. that my thank you for pet sitting pressie was wrapped in princess paper~
❀

Day 110
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. cheap cheer-ups, got the job but couldn’t accept so retail therapy. Charity shop bargain rubber duck 50p, open tulips marked down to 50p per bunch I took the last 2, home, happy and continuing the job hunt~
❀

Day 111
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. KLM’s personalised luggage tags~
❀

Day 112
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. my flatmate, post interview pinkness, thought they were sweets then thought possibly mini bath bombs so I smelt them, turns out I can eat them yayyyyyy Good Friday~
❀

Day 113
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. my girls and their creations~
❀

Day 114
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. Easter, no eggs this year just eggy looking cupcakes happy happy everyone~
❀

Day 115
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. my new run route, in a few days my paths will be lined with these~
❀

Day 116
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. pink petal confetti~
❀

Day 117
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. coke, the only cocktail this summer, loads of ice and lemon~
❀

Day 118
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. my coffee but sour milk had me drinking hot chocolate this morning, took a sip
and this is what happened~
❀

Day 119
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. baking~
❀

Day 120
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. knitting~
❀

Day 121
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. this Iced Strawberry Frappe thing but not loving Nero lately their Latte stronger than their cupaccino which was way too strong~
❀

Day 122
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. Mirabelle Cupcakery~
❀

Day 123
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. everything about is shop~
❀

Day 124
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. flowery trees~
❀

Day 125
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. pink sunsets~
❀

Day 126
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. my new cake moulds~
❀

Day 127
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. that I got all this for Β£9-50~
❀

Day 128
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. my sunflower~
❀

Day
129
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. that I’m going to be a God Mother~
❀
Day
130
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. pink daisies~
❀

Day 131
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. kitchen accessories~
❀

Day 132
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. Bohunt Manor~
❀

Day 133
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. wordpress, settled with cranberry and apple, about to start right click save, copy caption and transfer 125 photos from facebook album to wordpress blog and cook a roast beef dinner~
❀

Day 134
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. sewing~
❀

Day 135
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. Fairtrade coffee~
❀

Day 136
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. how perfect nature is~
❀

Day 137
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. these flowers that popped out in a corner of the garden~
❀

Day 138
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. these leaves that are turning pink~
❀

Day 139
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. the hot pink blossom tree on the island in the middle of my favourite pond~
❀

Day 140
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. my local park~
❀

Day 141
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. baking for the ladies~
❀

Day 142
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. bumble bees~
❀

Day 143
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. my sunflower~
❀

Day 144
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. my new cook book~
❀

Day 145
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. cross stitch stayed up till 3am watching Dvds and doing something I have not done for may years~
❀

Day 146
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. my tissues *cringe did I just type that~
❀

Day 147
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. my special new friends window~
❀

Day 148
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. red velvet cupcakes shared with a very special friend on a pretty monmental day~
❀

Day 149
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. pink wool~
❀

Day 150
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. kiddie kisses~
❀

Day 151
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. flamingoes~
❀

Day 152
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. back to work pink pressies~
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Day 153
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. room number 4~
❀

Day 154
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. Sunset from my bedroom~
❀

Day 155
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. Baylis Bathing~
❀

Day 156
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. Baking banana muffins~
❀

Day 157
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. Fox Gloves~
❀

Day 158
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. Hot Chocolate with bubbles~
❀

Day 159
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. Rescuing bumble bees~
❀

Day 160
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. this shade of pink~
❀

Day 161
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. Bathtime buddy~
❀

Day 162
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. Cowdray walled gardens~
❀

Day 163
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. Baileys Butter Iced Cupcakes~
❀

Day 164
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. Sleeping at The Angel~
❀

Day 165
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. coming home to a surprise, my sunflower has opened~
❀

Day 166
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. The 13th cupcake for me~
❀

Day 167
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. that my camera is not dead, my coffee and baileys cake~
❀

Day 168
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. my garden~
❀

Day 169
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. splashin in my wellies~
❀

Day 170
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. my desk at work~
❀

Day 171
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. 2 for 1 cocktails at Seven Fish~
❀

Day 172
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. my new scale~
❀

Day 173
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. my new piping bag~
❀

Day 174
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. that my baby bro showed me how to check the oil~
❀

Day 175
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. that I got my much desired tape player~
❀

Day 176
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. lillies at Hampton Court Castle~
❀

Day 177
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. a day at the beach~
❀

Day 178
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. planning beach trips~
❀

Day 179
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. random pressies~
❀

Day 180
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. boot camp~
❀

Day 181
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. another day at the beach~
❀

Day 182
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. my desk at The Angel~
❀

Day 183
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. this church yard~
❀

Day 184
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. jet trails at The Angel~
❀

Day 185
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. the perfectness~
❀

Day 186
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. dolly mix, totally addicted~
❀

Day 187
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. pretty pubs~
❀

Day 188
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. ~
❀ the flowers on my desk

Day 189
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. Wittering~
❀

Day 190
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. that this made my flatmate think of me~
❀

Day 191
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. wild pink flowers~
❀

Day 192
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. this hidden pink cottage~
❀

Day 193
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. these lillies~
❀

Day 194
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. my new tattoo~
❀

Day 195
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. my carnation~
❀

Day 196
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. my dollymix donut art~
❀

Day 197
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. afternoon tea and donuts~
❀

Day 198
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. getting lost and finding great places~
❀

Day 199
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. dollymix, addicted~
❀

Day 200
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. cosmos lookalikes~
❀

Day 201
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. my little golfie~
❀

Day 202
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. pretty gardens~
❀

Day 203
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ.❀ ❀ ❀~
❀

Day 204
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. my pin cushion~
❀

Day 205
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. knitting new things~
❀

Day 206
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. limited edition M&Ms~
❀

Day 207
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. real coffee on a warm sunny morning~
❀

Day 208
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. my pixie hats~
❀

Day 209
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. that my primroses reflowered~
❀

Day 210
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. this pic of Raff and I~
❀

Day 211
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. trying something new~
❀

Day 212
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. the combo set~
❀

Day 213
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. my finished bunting~
❀

Day 214
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. me on a tricycle~
❀

Day 215
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. just had to have it~
❀

Day 216
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. that I designed such a master piece~
❀

Day 217
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. it, sooooooo proud~
❀

Day 218
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. my Eton Mess~
❀

Day 219
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. that a ladybug found the aphids that killed my sunflower~
❀

Day 220
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. cupcake delivery time~
❀

Day 221
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. planting pansies~
❀

Day 222
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. knitting at the Heath~
❀

Day 223
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. the finshed product~
❀

Day 224
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. knitting in circles~
❀

Day 225
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. another successful design~
❀

Day 226
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. Vistaprint~
❀

Day 227
╔══╗
β•šβ•—β•”β•
╔╝(Β―`v´¯)
β•šβ•β•`.ΒΈ. The matching ashtray~
❀


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The love of knitting~


Do I have a shop on Etsy? No, but I plan on making one! Having trouble putting a price tag on my labours of love. Can you help me?

My Tiny Treasures

Feedback appreciated, what would you pay for my Tiny Treasures?

Baby Bed Sock
Toddler Bed Sock
Darling Duck
Lavender Love Bear
Baby Beenie (Hat)

Had to share my nephew in his Anuties socks!


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Knitted Flowers~


I recently googled knitted flower patterns and found a language I didΒ not understand so I designed my own and would like to share it with you. Got lots of other patterns to share so feedbackΒ is appreciated before I possibly waste my time.

I used double knittingΒ on 3.25m needles. Alter size of flower with thicker/thinner needles/wool.

I knit all 5 petals at the same time from separate mini balls of wool. Each petal needs between 2 to 2.5m of wool.

CO – Cast on
K – Knit
P – Pearl
KFB – Knit forward and back into stitch to increase 1 stitch
K2T – Knit 2 together
P2T – Pearl 2 together

Medium flower

CO8
K8
P3Β K2Β P3
K8
P3Β K2Β P3
K8
P3Β K2Β P3
K4Β KFBΒ K3
P3Β K3Β P3
K4Β KFBΒ K4
P3Β K4Β P3
K10
P3Β K4Β P3
K10
P3Β K4Β P3
K3Β K2TΒ K2TΒ K3
P3Β K2Β P3
K3Β K2TΒ K3
P3Β K1Β P3
K2Β K2TΒ K3
P6
K2Β K2TΒ K2
P5
K1Β K2TΒ K2
P4
K2TΒ K2T
P2T
Tread wool back through stitch creating a tight knot and trim, leave at least 1mm.
Sew the petals together and add a large button!

If you would like to add some leaves you can knit a large petal in green.

Large Flower or Leaf

CO11
K11
P4 K3 P4
K11
P4 K3 P4
K11
P4 K3 P4
K11
P4 K3 P4
K5Β KFBΒ K5
P4 K4 P4
K6 KFBΒ K5
P4 K5 P4
K6 KFB K6
P4 K6 P4
K14
P4 K6 P4
K14
P4 K6 P4
K14
P4 K6 P4
K14
P4 K6 P4
K5Β K2TΒ K2TΒ K5
P4 K4 P4
K5Β K2TΒ K5
P4 K3 P4
K4Β K2TΒ K5
P4Β K2 P4
K4Β K2TΒ K4
P4 K1 P4
K3Β K2TΒ K4
P8
K2Β K2TΒ K2TΒ K2
P6
K2Β K2TΒ K2
P5
K1Β K2TΒ K2
P4
K2TΒ K2T
P2T
Tread wool back through stitch creating a tight knot and trim, leave at least 1mm.
Sew the petals together and add a large button or sewΒ your leaf onto your medium flower!


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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. MyΒ flat mateΒ 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 gramsΒ Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β  Self-raising Flour

50 gramsΒ Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β  Butter

50 gramsΒ Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β  Castor Sugar

1Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Egg

1/2 tablespoonΒ Β Β Β Β Β Β Β  Milk

1/2 tablespoonΒ Β Β Β Β Β Β Β  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 cookΒ 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 aΒ later stage. I haveΒ not taken icing measurements do it to taste.Β Will measure next time I bake. In the meantime I’ll share some pics with you. I had my friends decorating theirΒ 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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New Hobby~


Love, love, love my new hobby. Got some material, needles, cotton and accessories. Cut open one of my pillows for stuffing and got creative.

I now need toΒ locate stuffing and restuff the pillow~

I’m thinking my little love letters would make great fridge magnets so I tried it out.

Thoroughly enjoyed making and stuffing the hearts and they have all been given away. I have been comissioned to do a personalised one with a persons name one it. Feeling quite pleased that she thought my efforts were worth Β£5.

My tips when patchworking..

L is for learn

Learn

as

you

go

keep

learning

O is for

This

is

under

costruction

please be

patient

V is for Very

Very

sharp

scissors

pinking shears

needles

eyes

E is for everything

Everything

goes

get

creative

have

fun


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Three Special Trees~


Mag Mag (Magnificent Magnolia)

You are the master of your own destiny~

β™₯ every second!

JustΒ had to shared my new desktop background Mag Mag. Just thought of that trust me it was not my intention and certainly not how I intended starting this blog, the Magnolia is simply Magnificent!

For the love of pink I must tell you I opened up the Metro todayΒ which is a free newspaper available onΒ UK public transport. SoΒ most papers hereΒ have rather distastfully dressed ladies on page 3. The Metro however does not and today they featured a single Mom of 2 whose entire house is tastefully decorated in pink. She mentioned that most people thought she was over the top but I fell in love. I didn’t get a photo but I’ll hunt it down for you.

Back to my special trees. There are 3 major trees in my tiny little garden and I loved them through the snowy winter and excitedly awaited the arrival of spring..

# 1

When the first treeΒ budded inΒ pink I was ever so thrilled. The thought that any of the other trees would be pink never entered my mind.

Instead I planted 3 different shades of pink primroses. So it was a bit too cold and they had flowered way too early and only hot pink remains.

This is the first blooming blossom, the cold and rain dissolved them all very quickly. They did wait for Magnolia to blossom and what a sight to see. I’m searching for a shot of the blooming blossom and the Magnolia, I’m amazed that I can’t find one.

Instead IΒ will share a photo taken shortly after Mag Mag bloomed. I was so excited to findΒ three trees that were different shades of pink that wouldΒ fit into one photo. And a lovely photo at that.

# 2

My flat mate and I knew she was a Magnolia but had no idea what colour she would be. Much to my excitement she budded in pink too. This is when I confirmed to myself that I am exactly where I am meant to be.

These beautiful pink buds have brought me endless amounts of joy. It is such a treat heading out on a spring morning for a coffee and a cigarette. I’ll get onto a blog of my garden birds, between them and the pink blooming trees my garden is a most wonderful place to be.

On closer inspection she gets even prettier, nature is a most wonderful thing.

It saddens me greatly that I may not get a shot of 2 pink trees in my garden. I’m pretty sure I missed 1 and 2 (will thoroughly search C: tomorrow) and 2 might possibly notΒ wait for 3.

Lots of pretty pink petals scattered all over the ground 😦

But wait there is still hope, this blog talks about three trees. May I introduce

#Β 3

I got home this afternoon to the most pleasant surprise. The tiny hot pink buds I was raving about on Facebook have started blossoming. These are the only few, I’m really hoping after a glorious sunny day I’ll wake up tomorrow to loads of little pink flowers. I have now assured myself that there is no other place that I should be. I am the master of my destiny!


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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 halfΒ Italian, half Portuguese, born and raised in South Africa. Proudly South African. I have been a gypsyΒ for little over 10 years now. I β™₯ to travel, I β™₯ 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 hopefullyΒ be moving to Spain in the very near future which bring me to my β™₯ of warm weather, beautiful beaches, diving and boating. I β™₯ Africa, I’ve visited Botswana, landed in Kenya andΒ 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 andΒ stayed in the Ritz Carlton Istanbul. Been back to my roots in Milano and gondaleuredΒ throughΒ Venice. I’ve bought tulips in Amsterdam, visited one of Europe’s largest Castles in Austria, landed in AthensΒ and attended more than one Oktoberfest in Munich.

I have a bad obsession with all things pink, I β™₯ 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 whoΒ have each given me an angelicΒ nephewΒ and 2 half brothers. The elder has given me three beautiful nieces andΒ two nephews, the younger is still a teenager.

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