Wednesday, 31 December 2008

Happy new year!

I will be sad to say goodbye to 2008 as its been my best year ever. In August I married the wonderful Henrik and enjoyed a totally unforgettable day. Lets hope 2009 is just as happy. Happy new year.

Christmas in Norway (part 2)

Sadly over christmas my camera decided to die so I had to
make do with my phone camera, not too bad but Im missing
my lovely panasonic lumix!

Christmas in Norway

We had a lovely Christmas, spent on Oslo fjord. Beautiful blue skies,
lots of sunshine and freezing cold temperatures.

Saturday, 20 December 2008

Lovely gifts

Even when Im Christmas shopping I always buy myself a little gift whilst
Im doing it. This time I bought myself a lovely marimekko bird tray and
mug, the tray was too expensive but I could not resist!
Also this week we received two belated wedding presents, a beautiful
restored Ercol chair and a lovely bowl made from an old tree stump.
(Thank you Julie&James and Julia&Anthony)

Monday, 8 December 2008

Oh christmas tree, Oh christmas tree

I know I said we were not getting a tree but in Ikea the other day I found a sweet little one in a pot and I could not resist (Ive kept it in its soil and Im hoping to plant it in the garden in January) It makes the living room smell all christmassy. Lovely.

Saturday, 6 December 2008

Looking forward.... being here in a few weeks instead of Christmas in London.
(The yellow house is Henrik's folks place)
Hoping for a white one too.....

Monday, 1 December 2008

Our Wedding day

Ive been going through our wedding photographs this evening making
an album of all the pictures that I like but that did not make it into our
official album. It rained on our special day, from the moment
we woke up right up until we went to bed!

Sunday, 30 November 2008

A quiet weekend

Seeing as though we will be in Norway for Christmas we have decided
not to get a real christmas tree this year, although I could not resist this
cute little wooden one from Muji.
Its so cold here that we have spent most of the weekend huddled up reading
and watching too much rubbish tv.

Monday, 24 November 2008

Sunday stroll

Winter has arrived in London, with our coats,hats and scarves on we headed
out to Regents park for a brisk walk and a hot chocolate at the Garden Cafe
in the Inner circle.
We finished up at home having tea and homemade ginger biscuits (made with
my new Alvar Alto cookie cutter!)

Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Swedish tea towel love

Whenever we got to Sweden or Norway my first port of call is always Åhlens. I cant resist
all their cute kitchen stuff and their fantastic selection of fabrics. I LOVE the mushroom fabric,
I also bought myself an apron,a tea towel and a cute little tray in the same pattern.

Sunday, 26 October 2008

Columbia rd (part 2)

Sunday morning mooch on Columbia rd

You cant beat a little wander around the flower market on a Sunday morning. We dragged ourselves out of bed nice and early this morning and wandered around taking in the sights and smells (bacon rolls with HP sauce, yum) returning home with armfuls of lovely flowers.

Tuesday, 14 October 2008


I have always had a bit of a love affair with Sweden and Scandinavia in general and was thrilled when I found plane tickets to Stockholm for only £2.99, so on Friday we headed over for a weekend of hot dogs,cinnamon buns and shopping for lots of Scandi goodies. I could really see myself living in Stockholm.

Sunday, 5 October 2008

Cosy Sunday

As soon as I opened the blinds this morning I knew the type of day I wanted to have.
The rain was pouring and there was a winter chill in the air.
All thoughts turned to getting
snuggled in with lots of tea,a blanket and my
new stack of books.
The wonderful Jeu de Paume Stockholm collection and the very
A year of mornings

Saturday, 4 October 2008

Quiet week

Henrik's cold went on for the whole week and I felt on the verge of catching it
but luckily Im cold free so far. We went for a wander around Marylebone this
morning as the hubby had cabin fever, did'nt allow myself to spend so much money
(just a little owl from Cath Kidston and a Marimekko tin from Skandium) as we are
heading to Stockholm next weekend for a Scandi shopping bonanza! woo!

Saturday, 27 September 2008

Sick Saturday

Its a beautiful sunny weekend in London and my husband is ill.
He has man flu (a common garden variety cold) He has snorted,groaned,
coughed and spluttered ALL day long. In hindsight I should have gone out
and enjoyed the glorious sunshine but decided to stay home and look after
him (seeing as though we are newly wed!) I fed him good food in bed all day.
Breakfast-3 pancakes with Norwegian goat cheese and jam.
Lunch- Cabbage,potato and panchetta soup
Dinner-Cous cous with roasted veg and moroccan sausages
and as I type he is cocooned in a blanket eating Swedish fish. I think Im seeing
an improvement in his cold so I wont be playing nurse and waitress tomorrow!