October 2013

October Spice

October is the month for harvests: apples and pears, plums and damsons, lavender and sunflowers (some craft ideas to come!). As the days draw in and the leaves change colour it’s time for packing away the summer and looking forward to cosy nights in, Halloween parties and comfort food!

29th October

This week is Halloween and next weekend will be all about Bonfires and Fireworks , are you having a party? I have some great food ideas for treating your guests, how about a cup of Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Soup? I had the greatest compliment ever when my friend’s daughter asked if I could “Please, please make that lovely soup again!”

August 22, 2013

18th October

A recipe for the weekend, Moro’s Tuna Oloroso, a fabulously rich and warming recipe from the famous Moro restaurant in London, run by Sam and Sam Clark. Serve with another of their recipes: Mashed Potato with Garlic, fabulous!

Grilled Marinated Tuna Steak | MyRecipes.com Fantastic!! <3<3<3 I Substituted sesame oil with Olive oil and sliced ginger with crushed Ginger. BBQ - Amazing!!

16th October

Halloween is creeping up on us, are you having a party, going trick or treating with the kids? Take a look at my Halloween Ideas to get you started…

Yooo peeps! So I know that Halloween isn't intill next month but I wanna know what guys are being ! So comment what you are doing ! (; My best friend and I are going to be Thing 1& Thing 2! And my other friend is going to be The Cat in the Hat! What do you guys think ?

12th October

There are plenty of Mid-Season sales around at the moment with some really good reductions, here’s my favourites:


White Stuff Sale – Up to 30% off

Atterley Road

Anthropologie Sale Now On

Plus Clarins have got a fabulous limited edition offer, only available through select affiliates, spend £40 and you will receive a Pamper Kit worth £23 absolutely free! This is only available until the 7th November. See the button on the right for more details.

11th October

I don’t know about you but I find choosing outfits really hard when the seasons change. Autumn is challenging because the day can start off really cold and then warm up (or your home/office is too warm!) I found some great ideas for Autumn/Fall outfits on Pinterest, take a look at my board….

Floral dress and tights, perfect when the weather turns cooler

10th October

As the nights draw in, I want some comfort food which is easy to prepare and which the whole family will love. As usual I turn to Fay Ripley’s excellent book “Fay’s Family Food”, fantastic recipes for all ages. I have adapted her One-Pot Lemon Chicken recipe slightly to use my favourite short grain brown rice, delicious!

8th October

It’s time to harvest my lavender, quite time consuming with about 30 large plants! I love the smell, harvesting the flowers releases all the oils and I will be completely chilled out by the end. If you have some lavender plants why not take a look at my post on ideas for using lavender flowers.


5th October

It’s the weekend and time for a treat, how about making your own pizza? It’s really easy using ready made pizza dough and tastes amazing, the kids will love making them and everyone will enjoy eating them!


3rd October

On long Autumn walks, kicking up leaves, you may unearth a few treasures which you can use to decorate your home. My Pinterest board- Autumn/Fall DIY Decorations has some great ideas:

Use a cake stand to create an Elegant Fall Display with different fruits, nuts and vegetables in varying colours and sizes.

1st October

The fabulous Anthropologie Store has added several more labels to its range including the wonderful Maison Scotch. This stylish Dutch label has the most wonderful cosy coats and knits.

Three labels to love.

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