Friday, 18 April 2014

Recipe | lemon drizzle cake with edible flowers

”lemon

I am currently sat typing this on my Mum's sofa after a long drive from Norwich. Pip has already snuggled up to my Mum and Ben is reclining in the arm chair. This is how Easter weekend's are supposed to be spent.

After spotting this recipe on Lavender and Lovage, I thought it would be perfect for the Easter weekend.

I always use Tana Ramsey's recipe for lemon drizzle cake. I decorated the cake with violas from my garden and crystalised violets. You can use any edible flowers, I think I'll try pansies or dianthus next.

”lemon

I shall spend my long weekend munching on a box of milk tray, strolling through the Welsh countryside with Pip and Kenny and meeting up with the lovely Alice on Monday.

I hope you have a wonderful Easter break, filled with hot cross buns and easter egg hunts.

Love Jenny x

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Wednesday, 16 April 2014

13 going on 30

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Yesterday I've never felt less like an adult or been reminded just how much of an adult I am, all at the same time. I had an appointment with the dentist. I've seen the same dentist since my first little nashers broke through my gums. And after six years living in Norwich, I finally switched dentists. I have to admit traveling 330 miles to have my teeth checked was slightly extreme.

My new dentist recommended an orthodontist to me as I have crowded bottom teeth. A brace in time for my thirtieth birthday. It's one way to stay young. I've always wanted a brace, but was never referred as a child. I knew orthodontic treatment was expensive once it's unavailable on the NHS, but £4,000! Being an adult is rubbish.

I'm thirty in less than six months. I've spoken before about how I've not really achieved any of the things expected of you when you turn thirty. I've also had a little check in on my 30 before 30 list. 8 out of 30 ain't bad, but boy, doesn't real life massively get in the way sometimes!

Over the next five months I am hoping that some pretty exciting things are going to happen. I'm going to Latitude in the summer and have just entered an olympic distance triathlon, but I've also taken some steps that could make a big difference to my life, which is pretty exciting! I promise I'll tell you more when I can.

I think I'm okay with turning thirty now. I've planned and booked things beyond my birthday. I take that as a sign I'm over it. Perhaps I'll even have a brace. I can at least pretend I'm thirteen then.

Love Jenny x

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Monday, 14 April 2014

Beach hut dreams

”felixstowe

I would really love a beach hut. Painted a perfect pastel pink.

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With a day bed, a deck chair, a book shelf and tea making facilities, I would be perfectly happy.

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Of course, I would need to live near the sea. My hut would be a short stroll from the house and warm summer evenings would be spent at the hut, watching the sun go down.

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Just me, Pip, the boy, mugs of tea and a good book.

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Sadly, waiting lists are long. So long, that this may need to be my retirement plan.

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I could always buy a shed, paint it and pretend.

Love Jenny x

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