Archive for April, 2010

Big Kid London Easter Hunt

April 5, 2010

On Saturday the boyfriend and I took part in the Big Kid London Easter Hunt and we had an eggcellent time (sorry had to be done)!!!

Organised by The Go Game and the Bearded Kitten, this hunt was a great way to spend an afternoon with lots and lots of random people up for a laugh! Only £3 each and all proceeds went to the charity Mind.

Here is a picture of our team. You can spot my boyfriend and i easily as we are wearing bunny ears 🙂

One of the missions was to catch the Easter bunny. Ed managed to catch her and then proceeded to complete the next mission ‘Bite objects which shouldn’t be bitten’.

We also bit Jesus..

and showed him a few of our party tricks!

One of the coolest missions was someone from our team had to do something they’d always dreamt of doing and never dared. So we persuaded the buskers under Blackfriars bridge to lend us their instruments and our team members briefly busked!

Next mission…make a moustache out of anything!

Ed’s attempt:

My attempt:

A very very enjoyable afternooon, running around like a crazy kid high on sugar and hell bent on winning! We came 7th in the end but not bad considering there were 27 teams! Happy Easter!!!


Eco-Chic: Handbags

April 5, 2010

First up on our list of eco-chic handbags are  from London-based company Sequel. They re-use the best bits of Oxfam-donated leather jackets, unwanted silk ties, old brass zips, tweed and other materials. They combine them to create gorgeous leather handbags. I want them all!!!

Next, check out All bags claim to be eco-friendly, fair trade and they’re pretty as well! Can’t go wrong really!

Finally, look at this cheerful ‘Fun Chum’ shopping bag, made from recycled juice cartons from Doy Bags.

6 Spring Things

April 5, 2010

Here are 6 Spring Things which are pretty and useful!

1. New sheets (Habitat): Love the combination of daffodil yellow and white! Always make me smile when I go to bed.

2. A watering can (Habitat) : need one of these to water the spring onions, baby carrots, sweet pea and pansies growing on my window ledge.

3. A cupcake tray(Paperchase): in the mood for baking again and this tea tray would be perfect for carrying the tea and cakes outside.

4.Mr Kaliski Clock (Hidden Art Shop): The clocks go forward in Spring but that just means the sun stays out later and so do we!

5.Blossom growing on my walls ( Can’t wait to have my own place to be able to put up wall stickers like this one!

6.White sunglasses (Oasis): ready for the sunshine!

1920s inspired dresses

April 5, 2010

Having a 1920s theme for my birthday night out at The Cellar Door, former public toilets that Oscar Wilder used to hang out in, now an underground cosy speakeasy. Soooo been looking for the perfect 1920s dress and turns out they are all over the high street!

Dorothy Perkins has a strong 20s inspired collection. Shame their Petite range doesn’t match up!

Topshop also has some great dresses to shimmy to!

Also loving these dresses from Miss Selfridge which have more of an Art Deco feel..

Had to pop into Oasis and see what they had to offer as well…

Which is your favourite?

Slow roasted shoulder of lamb on Easter Sunday

April 5, 2010

Easter is my favourite holiday of the year! Not because lots and lots of chocolate is involved (though that does help I admit), not because of Jesus and sacrifice, but because Easter is, first and foremost, a celebration of life! New life sprouting up everywhere after a long hard winter…think chicks, baby bunnies and lambs, daffodils, primroses, crocuses,…so many colours and joy!!! Loving it!

We celebrated by having a traditional Easter Sunday roast.  A slow roasted leg of lamb with rosemary and garlic and roast tatties. It was worth the 4 hour wait!