Friday, 27 May 2011

This Calls For A Celebration!!!

Well, I can't believe this day has finally come! I have officially finished my final exams and uni is over! These four years have been filled with hard work, fun, and some lovely people! It's incredibly sad that I'm going to be moving away from my new friends...

It is also rather exciting too at the same time... it's a double celebration as I've secured my very first teaching post for September! I just cannot wait until I have my very own class to teach! It makes all of the hard work over the past four years while I trained for QTS and studied for my degree totally worth it!

Pate with plum chutney and granary toast

Chicken roulade stuffed with goats cheese wrapped in pancetta, with potatoes and vegetables

Chocolate torte with raspberry coulis and cream

I've got lots to look forward to over the summer... on Tuesday I will be going to Gambia, with the other two lovely ladies in the photo above, to do some charity work in a primary school in Bijilo. After Gambia I'm off to Poland to teach in a summer school in Krakow too: something that I'm incredibly excited about, and then I've got the remainder of the summer to prepare for September and relax! How will you be spending your summer?

Pip's shoes were amazing! Such a gorgeous colour... and check out those bows!

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Freature Walls and Frames

I love a feature wall, and recently I've found some lovely interior design ideas using photo frames and paintings. I love a jumble of frames on a wall, it always reminds me of my grandparent's house - they've got a wall in their kitchen that is filled to the brim with family photos and it's just lovely!

Liza Giles House - Sanctuary

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Currently Craving Cupcakes...

I've been rather busy of late, what with final year exams, preparing for my trips to Gambia and Poland and sorting out the house ready for the big move back down South... and all this stress is driving me to cupcakes! All I'm craving right now is a pretty little cake smothered in butter icing! I've recently started up a Tumblr blog and there are so many inspiring little blogs out there filled to the brim with gorgeous, and tempting photos. If you're on Tumblr please drop by and say hello! But in the meantime I thought I'd share some of the lovely cupcakes I came across on Tumblr...

(sources: via Tumblr)

Monday, 23 May 2011

Pretty Paperchase Birthday Cards!

Doodle Moods Cloud Birthday Card

Have I mentioned before how much I LOVE Paperchase?! "Yes" I hear you cry, in fact I rarely miss an opportunity to profess my love for all things Paperchase! I recently perused their card collection to purchase some of their lovely cards and here are some of my favourites... oh and may I just say it is merely a coincidence that I am blogging about lovely cards when it is exactly a week from my own birthday, definitely not a coincidence...

Inspired By Birds - Parrots, Owls and Peacocks!