Greetings from a very cold and snowy Yorkshire! Big, fat flakes are currently falling from the sky with wild abandon – I’m watching from the sofa with House on the TV and the smell of baking brownies filling the flat. Such a lovely way to spend a Sunday.
If you follow me on Twitter you might’ve seen my angry outburst earlier in the week. The house we were due to move into, the house we’d been so excited about for weeks, the house I’d been lovingly hunting down second hand treasures for, unfortunately is no longer ours. We made the decision to pull out of the move – the entire staff of our letting agency going on holiday and not coming back until 3 days after our agreed move in date was the final straw. So, with that disappointment hanging over our heads, Rob and I decided to make the most of our free weekend (we had reserved it for packing) by doing things that make us happy.
When the view’s this cold, the living room is the best place to be.
I love candles. As soon as the weather turns, I dot them all over the house. Ikea is the best place to buy them – they stock all shapes and sizes for very cheap prices.
I put tealights in teacups for a cute, vintage feel. Both teacups were part of sets I bought in charity shops.
Magazines are my guilty pleasure. I love settling down with a new glossy, flicking through the pages and making wishlists.
Baking is the best way to warm up on a chilly afternoon. The Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook is one of my favourites…
And today called for chocolate brownies. I added chopped nuts to the mixture to give them some crunch.
What’s making you smile today?