Woohoo! We’ve made it one year! Although it feels like a lot longer, and it’s gone so fast! We had a really lovely day…for some reason I was very unorganised about presents (not like me at all!) and one nearly didn’t come in time, but it did:
He loved it! He woke up super early and went to buy croissants and orange juice and flowers for breakfast and brought it to be in bed – great, but I told him after I wasn’t expecting him to get up early for it! He seemed pretty annoyed he didn’t get his lie in! :p
He took a hint I gave him a few weeks ago and bought me lots of smellies from Lush (they all smell like a sweet shop!) which I can’t wait to use, and made the cuuuuuuuuuuuuuuutest (really cheesy) card for me…lots of photos with us and wrote really sweet things inside – and then wrote ‘to be continued…’ on the back…what a softy!
In the evening we went for dinner at Jamie’s (Oliver) Italian in Glasgow…well known for being a bit expensive, so it was a nice treat…I wore this bargain that I picked up a month ago in the Oasis sale:
Which was a complete steal at £15 reduced from £55! I would have taken photos of the food but I was a bit tipsy by that stage! Then we stole napkins (shh!) as a reminder of the day 🙂
Then I took him for a drink in Browns cocktail bar because I felt guilty for him spending so much on the day…:D Next week I’m taking him to La Tasca as a (very) late Birthday treat with my Tastecard (if you don’t have one and go to restaurants lots – GET ONE. You get a one month free trial and you get a card to use in LOADS of really popular restaurants for either 241 or 50% off…a years membership is under £40 I think, but I probably wouldn’t do that…we don’t eat out thaaat much!)
Since so many lovely WordPressers are posting amazing recipes at the minute, I’ve decided to write a “Baking Bucket List” of things to bake throughout my next year at uni. Sharing with four girls and having a boyfriend who will literally eat huge quantities of everything and anything means I can pretty much get away with baking whenever I want, even if it doesn’t turn out the way I want it to.
So here are some of the things I desperately want to make, courtesy of WordPressers (and some others):
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fudge thanks to Sally’s Baking Addiction
Fudgy Cookies and Cream Oreo Brownies thanks to Sall’s Baking Addiction
Sea Salt Caramel Sauce thanks to Modern Mrs Cleaver (I had something very similar to this in a restaurant recently, it was served with a kind of thick dark chocolate mousse and an orangey flavoured custard type thing (it had a name but I can’t remember)) DELICIOUS
Vegan Zucchini Apple Muffins (Gluten, Dairy and Sugar Free – I plan on making these for my early morning breakfasts before uni!) thanks to Deliciously Ella
Party Rings thanks to Butcher, Baker (because I could literally sit my way through ten packets of party rings in one go and not feel in the slightest bit guilty – if I could make my own, that would just be heaven!)
Mince Pies thanks to Butcher, Baker (for Christmas time!)
Cinnamon Buns (no yeast) thanks to Sally’s Baking Addiction
Skinny Peanut Butter Brownies thanks to Sally’s Baking Addicition
Nutella Stuffed Cinnamon Sugar Muffins thanks to Sally’s Baking Addiction…
…Can you tell I’m a fan of Sally’s Baking Addiction?!
First time in about six months I’m awake early (and not because of classes) AND I ACTUALLY FEEL AWAKE. 🙂
So I have a to-do list and I’m having a nice breakfast while watching ‘the voice’…
Fancy Starbucks coffee in a Starbucks mug and a warm chelsea bun…mmm…
I love this coffee…I bought it and the mug with a giftcard my mum got me (i don’t tend to buy coffees anymore so there was no point wasting it!)…when I bought the coffee I totally forgot it wasn’t instant so had to buy the cafetiere too…it’s ‘starbucks Christmas blend 2011’ and I just LOVE the packaging…
So I’ve had plenty of reasons to smile this morning!