Month: October 2011

Birthday cake and Tea

Just a bit off tangent from tour de la maison, here’s some highlight from my weekend!

This weekend was my friend’s Sharon’s Birthday, so I baked her a cake, not just any cake, a chocolate cake, not just chocolate cake, a three layered choc cake with sprinkles! YUM!

Here’s a pic! So we watched X Factor USA and Dumbo till midnight and cut this yummy cake! not that we were full from dinner already, but who says no to chocolate cake! ūüėČ Recipe quite simple…it’s from Nestle Carnation’s website!

On Saturday I went with my friend Matthew to town to this lovely teashop in the Northern Quarter. It’s called Teacup and sells delicious cakes, along with massive pots of Tea, although we both had coffee, haha! If you’re ever in town, it’s a must visit.

So it’s finally autumn weather, so got my inner kitty had have worn leapord prints all weekend. Shoes from Faith, Top from Zara!

Hope you all had a good Monday! Bring on Tuesday! A bientot for now! XX

Wish you were here…Postcards

We love postcards! We enjoy sending them while on holiday and¬†receiving¬†them from friends and family! here are few stuck around our house along with some cards, notes, photos, etc….

Instead of nailing postcards to the wall I bought a string attached it to the wall and pegged these pretty cards.

More postcards and cards, along with our wedding invitation card. Along with souvenirs we’ve bought postcards as well that are stuck on this wall that reminds us of our holidays! ¬†oh I guess you spotted you already spotted the ¬†Zebra postcard. ¬†That one’s from Ikea!

This resembles our pet cat Emma, black and white and mostly gorgeous!

Some animal postcards above our bath tub!

Hope you’re all having a good week. Well Wednesday is almost over so it’s count down to the weekend! yay! ok off to watch Music and Lyrics on the Telly! Happy Mid week! ¬†XX

Maps…North, South, East, West!

We love maps! we’ve got a couple them ¬†hanging (actually stuck with blue tack) on our walls and there is so much beauty in them. They are colourful, informative, and reminds you of the places you’ve been and want to go!

Here are some of the maps round our humble home!

When we moved to England I had no idea where most of the county were! So my loving husband put up this map of UK outside our bedroom wall. UK is beautiful. ¬†It’s green, the food is great, lots of places to visit and the people are nice (especially up north ;-p)! England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales! All very beautiful! This was purchased on the MV Doulos ship.

This map was a gift to my husband. It’s a scratch map so you can scratch the countries you’ve visited! Think it’s quite cool! Purchased on

This tray with an ancient map of Africa was a wedding gift from my in-laws. Africa is beautiful. The people, the sights, the animals, everything! We’ve served many of our friends and family teas and cakes on this tray. It holds many cups! It’s from Banana Boat in Kampala.

Je’taime Paris! A map of Paris with La Seine, Eiffel tower, Montmatre, Louvre…everything that reminds us of our trip to Paris! Purchased at a souvenir¬†shop in Paris.

Hope you enjoyed this! Has been a while since my last post, as I was enjoying the sun while it last. But alas it’s now autumn! bring on the scarves and¬†woolly¬†jumpers!