innocent hats

Yay.. i posted last year about the BIg Knit innocent hats where money goes to charity.. well they are back!

its winter

it is officially winter.. today we woke up and it was still dark.. and raining.... i am so lucky i bought my new boots last week as ballet pumps would not survive todays weather!!!.....

this is my view from my desk...

the leak in our office roof!

my morning gingerbread latte (mmmm)

and my improvised ribbon with a strip of leather.. (all i had in my desk drawer!)

long day at work

this is what kept me going... peppermint tea and strawberry laces!

thankgoodness its the weekend!

Berlin - Day 4

posh lunch at Reinhards's

history of berlin museum and nucleur bunker! (this was great - very creepy like being in lost!)

sneaky drinks at the airport

and home!


I just treated myself to a pair of boots...expensive; yes...
but so worth it! i am sick of ballet pumps falling off in the street and need a winter shoe!!.. so nice!

from Urban Outfitters....

Berlin - Day 3

Went up the TV tower...

it was very 70's!

went on an amazing bar crawl.. no pictures but i think we went to:
Chameleon (or the posh bar downstairs anyway!)
Monster bar

Cineme Bar
a tapas bar (!?)
jazz bar
Muret La Barba Wine Bar

origninal east berlin bar
another one!.. table football!

Amazing night!

Berlin - Day 2

Christmas Market


Pheonix.... they confiscated my camera here :(
Clash bar - awesome games of pool - no pics

Carnage on the way home with locals!

Raspberry Cheesecake-swirl brownies

this is the wonderful receipe eleanor and i used to make brownies the other week - from my recipe cuttings book xx enjoy!

makes 15 (ish)

Chocolate Brownie Mix:
280g butter
170g Dark Chocolate
375g Caster Sugar
170g Plain Flour
1/2 tsp salt (i forgot this.. it didnt matter!)
5 free range eggs, beaten
2 tsp Vanilla extract

Cheesecake mixture
350g full-fat cream cheese
75g Caster Sugar
1 tsp vanila extract
2 free range eggs
170g fresh raspberries

preheat the oven to 180c/350f/gas mark 4
line the base and sides of a 27cm x 36cm brownie tray with butter and greaseproof paper.

make the brownie mixture first:
melt together the butter and chocolate in a bowl placed over a shallow pan of simmering water. stir continuously until completely combined. remove from the heat and put to one side to cool a little.
ina large bowl, combine the sugar, flour and salt, then pour over the chocolate, stirring the mixture well until it is smooth. tip in the beaten eggs and vanilla extract, then continue to stir until glossy.

for the cheesecake mixture use an electric whisk to beat together the cream cheese, sugar, vanilla extract and eggs until smooth and creamy.
pour the brownie mixture into the baking tray, forming an even layer. gently spoon the cheesecake mixture over the top and, using a skewer of knife, drag the cheesecake mix through the brownie base to create a marbled effect, scatter the raspberies, lightly pushing each one into the surface.
cook in the centre of the oven for about 25 minutes. remove when the brownies are set but still have a slight wobble.

place the tray on a wire rack and leave to cool to room temperature. remove from the tray, slice and serve piled up on a plate.

open house

My friend and jewellery designer Eleanor is having an open house this weekend to see christmas gifts and raise money for Crisis Christmas.
you can see her designs at
or come along and meet the designer on saturday!
Saturday, 28 November 2009
Time: 12:00 - 19:00
Jewellery, Glass works, Paintings and mulled wine
17 Emanuel Avenue

Berlin - Day 1

checked into our hotel (we stayed at art'otel - very nice)

posh lunch

Dr Pongs

White Trash

much fun!


Sorry for the lack of posts!.. I have been in Berlin!... it was such fun but as the trip was a surprise for my boyfriend i couldn't blog about it even before!...

I planned the whole surprise out before, packing his clothes and having to find his passport and everything and it was soo hard to keep secret!... our fight was really early in the morning so i had a slight problem trying to decide whether to sleep for an hour or try to stay up all night! ... in the end we had a perfectly timed cinema trip.. 2012, which finished at 2.20am.. ten minutes before the cab arrived to take us to the airport!... then off to Berlin!.. it is such an amazing city.. i would recomend it to anyone!


I am ill with a stomach bug - but here are a couple of pics from the weekend... playing with my dads new kitten, baa and toffee cake and raspberry cheesecake brownies :)

Through the looking glass

Today I got to nose around this cute little shop on Amwell st and the flat behind which is being reovated! .. lovely!!

Lomo Competition

This competition is so exciting!

You have to design a new lomo case and can win:
A 3-day trip to the Lomography HQ in Vienna. Hotel and flight included.
5 of your self-designed LOMO LC-A+ cameras.
Runners-up will see their design concepts in a future newsletter, gallery and who knows – an exhibit of the best works!

I have no idea what to put on mine but cant wait to start trying some ideas!

Pub Quiz

Last night i was in my first pub quiz!.... while i wasnt much of a contribution to the team (only knowing the blackadder question!) it was brilliant fun... the pub was the Flask in Hampstead which was wonderfully cosy - the staff were all so lovely and the food was AMAZING! venison stew and mini burgers! yum! I am suffering today as we were celebrating bob (of bob hates) getting a flat in london...yay! XX


this is awesome!

Wish list

my ultimate christmas wish list!.... sigh! xx

Marc by Marc Jacobs bag £420

Christian Louboutin ankle boots £620

topshop leather bag £50

Prada Perfume

gorgeous turntable in suitcase! £120: Urban OUtfitters

Domino decorating Book £20 Urban Outfitters

Topshop ring £18

Nars Jungle Red lispstick £17

Topshop Brogues £55


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