27 September 2013

Pint sized update: settling back in

September is always such a funny time of year. Coaxing yourself out of sunshine hibernation requires an alarming amount of motivation & determination: two things I severely lack. Truthfully, I've been skulking about in the dark hidden corners of the river, swimming about in blissful denial that Uni work is creeping up behind. I have also been blissfully happy to do just that but it's time to shimmy my finns to the surface.


September spells bidding farewell to the much loved daisy duke shorts & beach flip flops & reluctantly welcoming the return of routines, highlighter pens & keeping that handsome little head of yours sane under the drill of work that's literately catapulted right into your knocker. 


Shall I make you all frightfully jealous by disclosing my delightful welcome home present from Cardiff?... A big, hunky chunk of a work timetable, stacked aplenty with bountiful classes & oozing copious amounts of dear God terror.
Oh Autumn, 'ol buddy, 'ol friend, you really shouldn't have. Seriously. 



Nestled back in the big bad city of Cardiff, I've spent the last several days of freedom pottering about in our brand, spankin' new abode, garnishing it with useless but unquestionably essential adornments. Procrastination presented at its finest...
Well who wouldn't need 3 separate patterned bed throws, a fairy light strung bed voile & a door handle fitted with some bright, boho beaded curtain tiebacks.  
Yeah like I said, necessary claptrap.

In the meantime, here's a little update for you to snoop at...
  • I whipped up a batch of iced cinnamon buns as an adios to the family, leaving them with messy monster grins.

I am yet to figure out whether this is due to the success of these spicy buns or the fact I was packin' up my junk & moving out. Either way, a cheeky recipe for these is arriving at a screen near you soon!
  • My brother introduced me to this little beauty. Why oh why this man hasn't graced his presence in my life before is beyond me. Needless to say, he's here to stay. Chunky, nutty, creamy ice-cream with tasty little pockets of sweet chocolate. Ben & Jerry, you never fail us gals.
    Sinful & addictive. Just how you want your two best loyal men.

  • I've recently discovered passionfruit! I always thought it was this incredibly bizarre but intriguing looking thing that was only available in the beating sun-rays of the exotics. You can imagine my excitement when I stumbled across it in Sainsbury's...
    It also reinforced my acknowledgement at how blonde I really am. Maybe I should dye my hair darker to feign some sort of artificial intelligence.
  • Yesterday marked the arrival of the awaited Fresher's society fayre. We dragged ourselves from our heavenly beds & trotted on over to set up the stall for the Cooking society. Unsure how much interest we'd attract, we were impressed by the amount of people who signed up in total! 

It is hard to resist the charm of the three musketeers after all.



 Or it might have been down to the fact that bellies were grumbling at the lunchtime hour & these mighty treats were winking at the freshers. Such mischief-makers.


  • We celebrated our first night out as a house on Monday & whisked out the camera to document the squiffy occasion...




So whilst I hope you all enjoyed my little sob of horror as I swing back into second year, I'll try & keep my fingers tapping at the keyboard & will hit you with some more snippets of the life of the poached salmon when I find my head sploshing above the water's edge.





































Time to flop myself into bed for the rest of the day, recharge with a girl's night out & start afresh in the sparkling maƱana!

¡Hasta luego
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