Friday, 26 November 2010

My first Thanksgiving :-)

Hey Guys!

I hope everyone who celebrated Thanksgiving had a great time...I did! Yes, you heard it right, I celebrated Thanksgiving here in Blighty :-) I spent the night with some American friends, a Canadian beauty, a Mexican lady, a French comedian, a German German and a few guys from Cambridge :-) It was so great! We had lots of laughs and the food was AMAZING! God bless the cooks :-)
Well.....the snow is currently about 7inches thick here in Newcastle. It's snowing like crazy as I type this post! The cold weather has definately brought with it dreams of roast veggies and squash. I made this chickpea/squash/veggie mix the other night and chased it with some clementines. I've managed to work my way through two whole bags of clementines in the last week!!!
I've also been taking simple skincare measures in the last couple of weeks. My stress levels have been so high recently and my skin broke out big style! No matter how stressed I get, my skin doesn't usually brake out....yeah I hate spots! I'm loving St. Ives apricot scrub at the moment, along with "food for the skin" in the form of a goji berry body lotion I managed to get on sale in a local health store. It's definatley keeping the winter dryness at bay :-)
What did you give thanks for yesterday? What's your favourite skincare product?
Much love xoxo

Thursday, 11 November 2010

The Little Things

There are a few little things that keep me right. You know the little things that make you feel free, happy and content?

Like eating fresh, juicy strawberries (or even better going strawberry picking and eating more than you take home :-)

Like making healthy treats like these date and walnut truffles :-)

Painting at 4am

Taking pictures of the natural world

And the thing that sets me free the most.....dancing
What are your "little things"?
Much love xoxo

Monday, 8 November 2010

True colours shining through

Hi guys. To all those who take the time to read my blog, thankyou. You're all so great. I'm currently lying on the sofa with my sister's little puppy. I'm looking after him whilst she's in Gambia. He loves climbing up on the back of the sofa and then falls asleep right by my head. Super cute :-)
Once again, I've been struggling to blog. I've been exhausted. I've been dreading getting up each day, I've lacked motivation, I've slept for England.....and so it goes on.....
For those of you who have struggled with depression, know that you're not alone. Today I have a little bit of hope. Hope that wasn't there yesterday. Hope that will grow tomorrow.
My intention is to get back into blogging and show you some of the recent things I've been creating in the kitchen. Until that happens, I'll still be reading about all you guys and your wonderful talents :-)
Love to all
Emm x x x