Little lemon biscuits

Half a batch in the freezer and the other half neatly stacked in a paper parcel ready to take to work in the morning. A friend in my team is getting married this week and these heart shaped lemon biscuits seem suitably themed for her afternoon tea send off.


I’m reading a really intriguing book at the moment all about happiness and thought it a fitting time to put into words some of the things that most make me happy. My sister posted this on her blog a while ago and asked me to give it a go, so along with the photographs above, here’s some of my favourite things…

Favourite colour?
Navy blue

Favourite animal?
Rabbits. As a family we were lucky enough to have the most remarkable pet rabbit when we were growing up. His name was Phoenix and words can not describe how much fun he brought to my childhood.

Favourite non-alcoholic drink?
I love grabbing an Iced Latte in the summer but I guess the non-alcoholic drink I order most is sparkling mineral water. I find it so refreshing.

Facebook or Twitter?
Neither. I don’t really get Twitter and after 7 years am all facebooked out!

Favourite number?
I don’t have a favourite number, but I do smile every time I see 22:22 on a 24hr clock.

Favourite day of the week?
I can’t decide on one day, but I definitely have favourite parts of certain days. The first sip of a nice glass of wine on a Friday night – it signals the start of my weekend and without it I’m a little lost! Lie ins on a Sunday morning – I always make sure I’ve got a good breakfast in and lie in bed, leisurely flicking through my favourite mags and writing my shopping list for the week.

My passions?
My gorgeous little niece who makes me so happy and all my family who I’m so close to. Being creative, whether through card making, sewing, knitting, crochet or whatever else might take my fancy. Taking photographs – either on my iPhone for instagram or whilst getting to grips with my SLR. 2012 has certainly been the year of the book for me; having a stash lined up is a great feeling. Food and cooking – I’m lucky enough to have been treated to some fantastic meals (out and in) by some pretty talented friends/family and professional chefs.

Getting or giving presents?
It’s always amazing to receive gifts and I have such fun making and choosing gifts for close friends and family. I can’t pick between the two but I think last year’s John Lewis advert sums it up perfectly. There is no better feeling than the anticipation of giving a really great gift.

Favourite pattern?
Anyone who knows me will be able to answer this question…stripes!

Favourite flower?
I’ve not had my own garden yet so there’s so much more to discover, but my favourite cut flowers are white Lillies. And the runner-up, Tulips.

Here comes the sun…

What better way to celebrate the gloriously fine weather that everywhere but Bath enjoyed this lunchtime, than with a colourful mediterranean salad of beef tomato, red onion, mozzarella and basil. Thankfully by mid-afternoon the thick blanket of misty cloud eventually parted to make way for a perfect afternoon of sunshine. It seems my summer salad brought with it summer sunshine after all.

Royal Crescent Picnic

I spent a wonderful day on Saturday mooching around Bath with my sister, brother-in-law and adorable 10 month old niece. With the sun shining it was the perfect weather for a picnic in front of the stunning backdrop of the Royal Crescent. Undeterred from the wobbles and tumbles, Ivy enjoyed mastering the challenging grass terrain. She’s such a little stomper, it’s hard work trying to keep up! And then an added bonus…relinquished from baby duties (thanks to dad), my sister and I had time to enjoy a glass of Prosecco in the sunny Marlborough Tavern garden. Come back soon please!

Pimlico Road

As far as Saturday morning treats go, a trip to the Daylesford Cafe is certainly up there. All set in the perfect people watching position, my friend and I whiled away an hour with a strong coffee and tasty pastry. Fuelled for a morning shopping we wandered around Pimlico Road farmers market, before heading to the Kings Road where yours truly went a little wild in Anthroplogie.