FMS Photo A Day July

1 Happiness Is

Day 1: Happiness Is – That holiday feeling!

2 Shoes

Day 2: Shoes

3 Cold

Day 3: Cold – Delicious ice cream!

4 Red White Or Blue

Day 4: Red, White Or Blue – Blue Fountain in Playas Las Americas

5 Love

Day 5: Love – My new Hello Kitty phone cover!

6 Fave Smell

Day 6: Favourite Smell – Lolita Lempicka Perfume

7 Where You Are

Day 7: Where You Are – In Tenerife!

8 Path

Day 8: Path – To the sea

9 3 Things

Day 9: Three Things – Dessert!

10 Smooth

Day 10: Smooth – Sand sculpture

11 I Wore This

Day 11: I Wore This – Summer dress

12 Bad Habit

Day 12: Bad Habit – Sweeties!

13 4 O Clock

Day 13: 4 O’Clock – In the garden with Nemo

14 Edible

Day 14: Edible – Hello Kitty Ice cream

15 Outside The Window

Day 15: Outside The Window

16 Bottle

Day 16: Bottle – My Dad’s fancy whisky

17 Inspirational

Day 17: Inspirational

18 Numbe

Day 18: Number

19 Building

Day 19: Building – Aston Webb, University of Birmingham

20 Hot

Day 20: Hot – At the Nature Centre!

21 Fave Food

Day 21: Favourite Food – Curry!

22 Grey

Day 22: Grey

23 I Drew This

Day 23: I Drew This – Sewing pattern label

24 D Is For

Day 24: D Is For – Dream

25 Ground

Day 25: Ground

26 The Everyday

Day 26: The Everyday – At the market

27 Black & White

Day 27: Black & White

28 This Is New

Day 28: This Is New – Pressed penny from the Sea Life Centre

29 Perspective

Day 29: Perspective

30 Friendshi

Day 30: Friendship – My best friend and boyfriend

31 Workspace

Day 31: Workspace – Sewing!

What do you think of the prompts from last month? What is your favourite picture?

Love Lou xoxox

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New Toad In The Hole Recipe

Yes I finally got round to trying out the new toad in the hole recipe! It is delicious, the whole family thoroughly enjoyed it so I will definitely be using it again!

Heres how it came out:

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This is the recipe:

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 200g plain flour
  • 4 tsp English mustard powder
  • 2 tsp Thyme
  • 2 eggs
  • 600ml milk
  • 8-16 Sausages (depending on your preferences)

Firstly, put the sausage in olive oil and place in the oven to roast.

Weigh and sieved the flour. Then add the eggs.

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Next start to whisk the eggs and flour and slowly add the milk a bit at a time.

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Next add the Thyme and the Mustard Powder.

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Stir in the herbs.

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Leave the batter to stand.

When the sausages are cooked add the batter then quickly place back in the over to cook on a high heat (gas mark 6/200C) for around 30-40 minutes or when golden and risen.

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Do you have a favourite toad in the hole recipe?

Love Lou xoxox

MUA Magnetic Nail Polish in Kings Road

I picked up 2 of the MUA magnetic effects polishes in Superdrug as they were on offer. Just £3.50 each or 2 for £4 (if I remember correctly?). I tested out the Kings Road polish first. Here’s how it looks on:

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Personally I prefer it to the other more expensive magnetic polishes I have used. I found the effect was nicer, worked better and was easier to use. The Kings Road polish also has glitter in it which makes the effect look even better than most ‘normal’ magnetic polishes.

Have you tried the MUA magnetic nail varnish? What did you think?

Love Lou xoxox

Reading: The Creep

Where to start with this book….

Well, at the beginning there was a warning about sex and violence. Normally I just think ‘yeah, yeah’. But seriously there is loads and LOADS of sex and violence. Be warned. No really….

Overall I enjoyed this book, the story and characters were interesting, but just as I was warned there was possibly too much sex and violence. Mostly sex. And weird inappropriate sex at that. However, do not let this put you off reading the book, it is still a good read. I found the story kept me reading and wanting to find out more and I love the twist at the end of the story, I did not see that one coming!

The Creep by John T Foster (link)

On Amazon this book seems to divide people with the majority giving either a 5 star rating or a 1 star rating. It seems this book is like Marmite; you love it or you hate it with no middle ground. However, personally I would rate this book (and Marmite) in the middle ground as a 3/5.

I downloaded this book as a free read but this book is now £2.49 on Amazon. I would recommend it if it is free or reduced in the future.

Have you read this book? What did you think?

Love Lou xoxox

Tenerife 2013

Last week I returned from a week long break in Tenerife with my boyfriend. We had a lovely relaxing stay at the Oasis Mango located in Los Cristianos (south of the island). The weather was beautiful all week; very sunny, breezy and hot.

We spent a lot of time walking around discovering the local area and scenery. As well as eating way too much delicious food and relaxing by the pool/beach we picked up lots of cool trinkets and souvenirs!

We were planning on visiting the highest point in Spain, Mount Teide, but a mix up with coaches meant we couldn’t go. Although this does give us a very good excuse to go back again sometime!

Here are some of our pictures:

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We enjoyed lots of delicious food!

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Have you been to Tenerife or another Canary Island? What did you think?

On our way home we stopped off in Nottingham. We were too tired to do much but we will be going back to visit the castles and Sherwood Forrest!

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Have you visited Nottingham? What do you do there?

Where are you going on vacation this year?

Love Lou xoxox

Idea Room Photo Challenge June 2013

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The Challenge

1 Breakfast

Day 1: Breakfast – Cereal bar

2 In My Hood

Day 2: In My Hood – Cat graffiti

3 Colour

Day 3: Colour – Rose cake

4 Play

Day 4: Play – Fun dentist game

5 Road

Day 5: Road

6 Lawn

Day 6: Lawn

7 Reading

Day 7: Reading – looking for crafty inspiration!

8 New

Day 8: New – New age for my Dad, it’s his birthday!

9 My Smile

Day 9: My Smile

10 Pet

Day 10: Pet – Nemo!

11 Chocolate

Day 11: Chocolate

12 Jump

Day 12: Jump

13 Exercise

Day 13: Exercise

14 Dinner

Day 14: Dinner – Toad in the hole

15 Father

Day 15: Father

16 Home

Day 16: Home

17 Blue

Day 17: Blue

18 Today I

Day 18: Today I – Have been sewing!

19 Groceries

Day 19: Groceries

20 Upside DOwn

Day 20: Upside Down

21 Jewellery

Day 21: Jewellery

22 Sisters

Day 22: Sisters

23 Hapiness Is

Day 23: Happiness Is – Naps in the garden!

24 Hug

Day 24: Hug

25 A Favourite

Day 25: A Favourite

26 Game

Day 26: Game – Fun and educational….

27 Leaves

Day 27: Leaves

28 A Pattern

Day 28: A Pattern – New fabric!

29 Big

Day 29: Big – Such a great film

30 Transportation

Day 30: Transportation – In the car

What pictures did you take during June?

Are you doing any photo challenges?

Love Lou xoxox