Saturday, 27 October 2012

My house smells of pumpkin....

...and I like it.


Pretty much in that order.

Happy holidays x

(wanted to give you a sneak preview of my little pumpkins as we're off oop north for half term for a little holiday - hope you like them!!!)

Thursday, 18 October 2012


....I had a million pounds in reality I probably wouldn't spend it on this place, but it's rather nice to dream....


The space, the light and the simplicity.
(The complete opposite - I might add - to my own home!)

All images from here including many more interesting abodes for sale...

Friday, 12 October 2012

Rainbow chutney

I've never had time, or the tomato glut, to make chutney before! Another first in our house.

It was becoming apparant though that the remainder of my garden tomatoes were not going to get any riper (or redder) so I thought I rustle up a 'rainbow' chutney and see how I got on.

Having checked out a few chutney recipes online which all looked much of a muchness I thought I'd just try my own version with what I had hanging around the kitchen...
I hadn't realised it was so easy.

Cut everything* up, chuck it all in a pan, let it bubble away for an hour and hey presto...

I love the way you start off with what looks like a summer fruit salad, and end up with an aromatic golden concoction filling the house with spiced autumn fruitiness.

Think I might treat myself to a tasty bit of cheese to go with this!

*I can be more specific if any of you are interested, but basically 'everything' is:
- red, orange and green tomatoes 
- red onion
- sultanas
- sugar
- salt
- ginger
- cayenne
- allspice
- black pepper
- wine vinegar


Sunday, 7 October 2012

Rug Love

Strange title, I know, but I came across these wonderful floor coverings this evening (pre-'Homeland' surfing)...

Really stunning. (and beautifully styled)... Just a shame they're only available in Australia!
All rugs are from Loom.