Aug
19
2014

Slimming World Friendly West African Curry Recipe
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west african curry

I thought I would bring you all a great recipe we have enjoyed a number of times over the last few years - West African Curry. If you are on Slimming World then it is around 2 syns a portions as the only thing you have to count is the Mango Chutney. The original version of this was found in an old ASDA Choices Cookbook but I have adapted it slightly for my taste and to make it more slimming friendly! Continue reading

Aug
18
2014

Currently Lusting After…A Purple Sideboard
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Purple SideboardI fell in love with the purple sideboard above when I spotted it in the clearance section in Ikea, sadly it was quite damaged and at the time we didn’t need or want a purple sideboard for the house. But after seeing it I simply could stop thinking about it. The great pop of colour it would add to the room, the useful storage it would give us, how cool it would look! I even managed to work out where it would go. And seeing as the rest of the room is quite simple (lots of white) it would actually work really well. Continue reading

Aug
16
2014

Chantele’s Etsy Finds – Elephant Coat Hooks
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Elephant Coat HooksI have a spot in the new house, right by the back door, where I plan to hang a few coat hooks, as there isn’t space by the front door, and the downstairs is just one big room anyway, so its convenient in either place. But I really want some cute hooks, but ones that still work with the rest of the decor. I have been fancying animal heads to go along with Walter (see him in this old xmas post, he is a giant silver elephant head for my wall!) and recently stumbled on these elephant coat hooks from Etsy shop Pineknobs and Crickets. They come in a range of colours and just look so rustic. They also do stag heads and a few other shapes too.

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Aug
15
2014

Family Portrait Session
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Family portrait For my mothers birthday this year I decided to get her a family portrait of me, my sister, Jon and Pasha the dog. As she doesn’t have a photo of all of us. Although we are photographers ourselves, taking pictures of yourself is kind of time consuming and difficult to do, but we are lucky enough to be friends with the very talented Victoria Tyrrell, who agreed to come on a little afternoon trip with us and snap a few family pictures and some pictures of me and Jon for the new house. Here are our favourites from the session. Continue reading