Weekend walks to Buns From Home.

The tiramisu croissant buns are out of this world.

The last of the Autumn leaves from our bedroom window.

Licence to chill.

Blue skies, a mug of hot green tea, a soy wax candle and tip-tapping away on a blog post.

Small things can bring so much joy.

This is the candle I was burning in the last picture and it is truly divine.

So fresh and fruity, it subtly fills the whole room without being overwhelming.

I’ve never met a Paddywax candle I don’t like; they have some lovely scents!

These Sooshichacha candles are lovely too and even came with a handwritten little card – it’s always worth supporting a small business if you can!

I finally got around to watching The Handmaid’s Tale this month and have been loving it so far. This may be a bit controversial, but I actually prefer it to the book…

Also, Grom chocolate gelato is the best store-bought gelato ever.

Ramen-tic dinner date.

The books I read this month.

A few little gifts for friends this month because it’s always nice to spread the joy, especially in these times.

I also set myself the goal of learning 5 new dishes this month and I (kinda) did it!

  1. The Londoner’s sage and apple roasted pork chops (I’ve made these twice this month and can confirm that they are incredibly easy to cook and delicious – plus you get your five a day in too)
  2. The Londoner’s Bulhao pato clams (another easy one to cook and really tasty too but more of a treat as clams are pretty pricy in London)
  3. The Londoner’s simple saucy fish supper (again, really easy and yummy. I’ve made this about 3 times this month)
  4. Technically not a new dish but I made a quinoa-based poke bowl with surf clam
  5. Flatbread covered in nduja paste, cheddar, mozzarella, pineapple and parma ham with a side of spicy Nandos sauce (I’d been meaning to use the nduja paste in a while so I’m glad I finally got around to it. A really easy and delicious lunch option)

Finally, I’ll leave you with a Zoom screenshot from Em’s 30th celebrations over the weekend.

Ah, the lockdown life.


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