Off The Record: Baking, Books & Blogger Chat!

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Hello from a very sick Emily. I am writing this from the comfort of my sofa wrapped in a duvet, with a hot water bottle and in my PJ’s with fluffy warm socks. I got home from a great day out with Jess, Emily (Fishee Photobooth & Mermaid Gossip) and Helen (The Wedding Bazaar) in Usk, when I was suddenly struck down with this horrible icky virus that made me feel horrendously nauseous and achy all over. Thankfully I am feeling alot better today but I thought it best to ride it out for the rest of the day from the safety of my sofa, which I think you will agree is the best place to be when you’re feeling a little under the weather. 

Now enough of me feeling sorry for myself lets get on to what we have been loving this week…


♥ Date day & night with Mr T! We went to watch Guardians of the Galaxy at the cinema (which was amazeballs by the way!) then on to Frankie and Bennies for dinner, where I had the best Peanut butter milkshake!

♥  Spending the day in the garden with Mr T! I know I always bang on about my garden but it certainly is one of my most favourite places to be!

Mr T surprising me with a clay oven. I have wanted one for aaaaages, now to do some outdoor cooking! I’m thinking marshmallows, baked spuds, BBQs….

♥ Reading a book in bed! It has been so long since I have done that but it so relaxing! I am reading Richard Dawkins, The Magic of Reality right now and it’s really quite mind blowing!!

♥ Receiving our invitation for the Wedding Blog Awards at the Savoy! I am so excited, now all I have to do is decide on something to wear!


When Emily bakes me yummy food! Particularly crumbles! Apple crumbles and pies are my absolutely fave, especially when they’re mixed with berries so this week when Emily baked me an apple and blackberry crumble I was in heaven! Needless to say I wolfed it down with a nice cup of tea! 

Lunch dates with fellow bloggers, as Emily mentioned we went out to lunch with Em & Helen this week to a cute little restaurant in Usk called La Cantina! It’s so nice spending time with people who also run blogs, the blogger chat is endless and it’s so helpful and inspiring! 

Finishing series 3 of Luther! MAN it was good!!! Gutted it’s all over now though, however I hear they’re making a film! 

Planning our DIYs for the next few months, we have some good ones in the pipeline that we can’t wait to share with you all! 

Company Magazine. It’s my favourite magazine and I’m so so so gutted to find out this month is the last ever edition of Company! Thank god I can still get my fix online!