MILKSHAKE MAKING MADDNESS!!

I have been making chocolate milkshakes with my boyfriend this evening after a wonderful nicoise salad!! We used a pretty simple recipe which included a splash of milk, vanilla ice cream, chocolate sauce, nesquick powder and some maltesers!!

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Or these caramel wafers!

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Next time – we’ll use this!!!

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THRIFT STORE SHOPPING

I went to a great thrift store in the East End a while back and got some great pieces!!
You can fill a bag for £10 or £20 and this is what I got!!
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Loved this funky denim jacket with a thick lining, so warm for the Winter!!
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Another warm winter, corduroym burgundy shirt – eek!!
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Loved this blue shirt which I’ve worn on its own and with a wait-high, a-line, stripey skirt!
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This jumpsuit fitted perfectly!!
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Trying on our jumpsuits!! – such a fun day!!

AMAZING CHARITY SHOP BUY!!

I was so shocked and amazed into silence (which is rare) when I found this BURGUNDY MAXI VELVET DRESS (pause for breath) in a charity shop near my house when I was out Christmas present shopping. YOU KNOW WHAT, IT GETS BETTER. It fits me LIKE A BLOOMIN’ GLOVE. I bought it because it was so beautiful and was £7 thinking that I could easily take it in to fit me but when I got home and tried it on it fitted me better than any other dress that I own. I’m so pleased with this and think that this dress is just my best argument for shopping in charity shops and hey, I donated that money to Cancer Research – fabulous!!!

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Talking of Christmas shopping; I’ve recently visited some amazing Christmas events in London which I do try to go to most years and cannot stop raving about them! The first would be Winter Wonderland at Hyde Park which never fails to disappoint. We had some amazing food including mini Dutch pancakes with cinnamon and apple sauce, an amazing ‘red sausage’ from a European stall which had the most amazing spicy flavours and beautiful and apt mulled wine! The rides and lights were amazing as was every single stall which had a beautiful Christmas/German theme!
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Me (on the right) with my penguin hat and another one ontop and my fellow blogger Jelka! I just had to wear my Christmas jumper and earrings when we went as well!

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This was an amazing rotating bar that they had in the middle of Winter Wonderland! It was so funky!

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The ice skating rink!! Absolutely stunning!!

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A beautiful lantern illuminating every stall!

Merry Christmas everyone!!! xoxo

TEA <3

I am a huge lover of tea and have all of my different teas in my cupboard all the time but I’m always on the look out for more interesting and new flavours and combinations! When I have a day out, it almost always involves some sort of tee, which is more likely Earl Grey or Jasmine. I was SUPER EXCITED when I saw a Jasmine Earl Grey tea by Twinings as well as two other beautiful flavours in my local supermarket. I was especially excited by the beautiful illustrations on the box and the teabag cases. I think this is my new favourite flavour! xoxo

CARVIN’ TIME

Over the week end I was lucky enough to carve not one, but TWO pumpkins ready for Halloween with my boyfriend. We had templates to work with and a great carving kit. The results were awesome as was actually carving them! We lit them with tealights ready for Wednesday; now all I have to think about is my costume. I was thinking either going as a dead monkey or Noel Fielding…Happy Halloween!! xoxo