Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Three Things March 7

VW Camper Van zooming along in sunshine.
(I'm not very good at drawing vehicles.)

Staff BBQ. Due to BBQ fail, food actually cooked in mini-oven but still excellent.

Another scorchingly hot day!

Sunday, 25 March 2012

Three Things March 6

1) We have Summer in March! It's gorgeous!

2) Birthday flowers from friends (as I'm away on my birthday). They smell fantastic, I think it's the freesias. There are also tulips in them, which I love.

3) We woke up early so the day feels really long...with lots of time to do things.

Friday, 23 March 2012

Three Things March 5

1) Discovering a huge toad under the beech hedge at Leith Hall.

2) At the Alford Charity shop (recommended!) spotting a man who informed me he was buying the baby bath 'to grow beetroot in', a pair of West German Strumpfhose (Cold War Tights!) and a tupperware jelly mould with interchangable motif lids (which I bought.)

3) Re-started my castle trips with a trip to Harthill and a wander round Kirkton of Oyne (but discovered my castle book had gone mouldy in my car boot over the winter :( not good.)

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Food Flavours

In Peckhams yesterday I discovered a jar of basil jam, which I snapped up, basil being one of my favourite flavours. And I was pondering, maybe I should be considering food in terms of flavours rather than as a whole.

I have pictured some of my favourite flavours; lemon, ginger and basil. I also love chocolate and tomato flavoured things. I hate coriander and am frankly ambivalent about orange and coffee. Interestingly, my Chinese stepmother hates anything citrus because they don't really eat that over there.

What are your favourite flavours and what foods do you seek out to enjoy them?

Saturday, 17 March 2012

Three Things March 4

1) Sunny like Spring today! The sun shining on the lego-like colourful ships in the harbour.

2) Next baking project: biscuits. Begun with Ginger Nuts.

3) Lovely magenta patent shoes (60s style) arrived on order from M&S. Just like in the Avengers and only £19.50. M&S has amazing shoes!

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Three Things March 2

Spring themed TTM...

1) Pink Reliant Robin spotted in Aberdeen.

2) Child in giant paper rabbit ears in Westhill.

3) Spring flowers at Leith Hall...snowdrops, daffodils, celandines and some lovely blue ones I didn't know.

Old Favourite

It's always a sad day when you realise a favourite garment has reached the end of it's life. And the favourite ones don't last as long as the ones you don't really like and thus never wear. Also, unlike books etc you cannot replace them with one the same. Especially if you bought it in Amsterdam five years ago.

Amsterdam has really quirky, arty shops which sell all kinds of great stuff. The top is actually from Scandinavian company/shop called Noa Noa. Scandinavian fashion is really interesting and quite crafty and alternative.

Saturday, 10 March 2012

Three Things March 2

1) Tickets for The Spaghetti Western Orchestra!

2) Chef on morning cookery show cooking lettuce with a blowtorch.

3) Lovely fat, glamourous copy of Vogue.

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Three Things...March?

1) Trying to put post in a postbox in Kennethmont and realising it had a special anti-weather hinging flap over the hole I had never seen before. I'm sure the locals were laughing as I fiddled uselessly with it.

2) Checking out quails in the supermarket (world's smallest roast?) No I didn't buy one.

3) International Women's Day! This should be a bigger celebration. I'm thinking cards, gifts, cakes, balloons....

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Final February 2012

1) Spotting a man knocking on a window while holding a toilet seat. What happened there?

2) Driving back from work completely randomly just enjoying the hills, villages and castles. Aberdeenshire is so lovely.

3) Off to Edinburgh tomorrow, but how will I fit all my 'nice dinner' outfits in my luggage?