Sunday, 6 March 2016

Recipe: Cereal bars for all

The other day I realised we had too much crispy rice cereal left and no cereal bars so I decided to make some. Everytime I try to follow a recipe I end up following 3 and in the end I make it so the recipe I ended up using is based on what I basically had in my pantry. So here it goes:


-1 cup of porridge oats
-1 cup of chocolate crispy rice cereal (or more depending how chewy you want them)
- a handful of walnuts crushed
- 1/2 cup of honey or maple syrup or golden syrup (I used golden syrup and honey)
- 1/2 cup of tahini or peanut butter (i used tahini)
- mixed dried fruit


- Heat the golden syrup together with the tahini until it bubbles
- Mix the rest of the ingredients together and place in a tin
- Flatten it down until it is even. Place pan in fridge to let the bars chill/set. 
- After about 30 minutes in the fridge, cut them into bars, then wrap them up in foil and store back in the fridge for easy grabbing! These bars make great gifts, too.


Sunday, 21 February 2016

Favourite tunes... planet caravan

One of my favourite tunes... Planet Caravan by Black Sabbath.
Just perfect for a Sunday night. Enjoy ...
planet caravan black sabath

My art: the imaginary Poppy World

Final work

 This is one of my artworks. This was the final product of a long process that was composed of loads of little steps. See below. My intention was to show the imaginary poppy world full of my memories, fears, delusions a bit like a snapshot to my subconscious.

Attempt before the final

Taking and manipulating photos

Weaving a blanket of memories (1)

Weaving a blanket of memories (2)

Weaving a blanket of memories (3)

Weaving a blanket of memories (4)

Weaving a blanket of memories (5)

Weaving a blanket of memories (6)

Thursday, 18 February 2016

My art: Holiday in Cambodia

Some of my artwork inspired from my trip to Cambodia in 2007. The purpose of the project was to show places/people as they were carved in my memory as opposed to how they looked on the photos. Through this project I wanted to show my feelings when being in certain places as I later recalled them.  Sometimes photos strip the emotion out of them by showing reality as it is/was as opposed to how it felt.  

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

New book on the block...

I am super excited as this amazing book came through the post today : Tiny homes: simple shelter (by Lloyd Kahn)
This book is full of permanent and temporary tiny homes and ideas on how to downsize. It is a recent edition and it is full of cozy areas and inspirational people. If you are into this movement this is a book for you. You will have seen some of the images in the book going viral on Pinterest. Here's a few ...

(Images taken from Tiny Homes, by Lloyd Kahn)

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Wooden kitchens

A couple of years ago we decided to move our kitchen and redo the whole room up. We already had some wooden units and some favourite furniture and didn't want a clinical environment. I like bohemian interiors and items with character and I am not big on box standard items so these are some of the dream wooden kitchens I found for inspiration.

(all photos are from Pinterest)

Monday, 15 February 2016

Tiny homes ... inside

Containers used to make houses - Saved from Freecycle / Recycle Life (Pinterest)

Saved from (Pinterest)

Saved from (Pinterest)

This is my latest dream...getting a tiny home... I am no minimalist but there is something amazing in creating a house around your needs, as opposed to getting a house built a long time ago for different needs. I don't think I will ever be able to afford my own house plus we don't need a massive house. Anyway these houses can be so creative so take a look at how they might feel ...

Saved from (Pinterest)

Red dress for all seasons

Latest sales purchase from asos. I love red and after all these years I didn't have one that I can wear all the time. I was really lucky when I found this number in the January sales! It is a simple shift with a Ziggy twist that can be work with a thermal in the winter and sans thermal in spring and summer!
ASOS Shift Dress in Colourblock with V-Detail
ASOS Shift Dress in Colourblock with V-Detail
Winter version

Friday, 12 February 2016

What i wore - Denim

Ok so it is not a secret i like denim... think i overdid it but denim doesn't have to be scruffy.
Denim day 1
Denim day 2

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Things to make with kids

This is what we made during a long winter day...
a nest from sticks and bits and loads of glue!! 

Pancake day!

These were ours and this is the recipe we followed: taken from BBC food 
We tried them with lemon but my favourite is honey and cinnamon!


For the pancake mixture

To serve

Alan Watts ... on money

You will find me quoting Alan Watts a lot. Here is a good one about money!

What i wore

Hello again!

today's outfit is hounds-tooth dress from Boden and loads of red... tight, scarf, lipstick!