Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Christmas ramblings

Happy tuesday? wednesday? The best kind of holiday is one where you cannot remember the time or the date or what day of the week it is. I hope you're getting excited about christmas. I can't get excited because its all happening so fast, thus this is pretty much my life right now:

I just want 2012 to begin (a side-track from my moaning) today I did something huge. I cut my hair off-well not "I" by the hairdresser- yes my long beautiful princess hair that I have been gently nurturing for 3 years now. I'm not altogether sure why I did it...anyway, it is now a bob (a very nice looking one by the way) and I am like the princess in Tangled, who cut her hair but was still a princess afterwards.

My mother has taken it upon herself to decorate the house in such a way, that no matter what time of the day it is if you walk into our house it's pitch black with candles everywhere and silent night playing softly in the background.

Christmas always reminds me of Harry Potter [think about it, all you HP lovers, Harry Potter has awesome Christmases] In other news; I am going to Durban in 4 days! 4 days 'till I see G again [she worries about what he will think of her hair]
its time to get me and my new hair to bed, sleeptight

Monday, December 19, 2011

how to: make lavender hot chocolate

I hope its not too strange that my first post in a long while is about how to make lavender hotchocolate. I found the recipe and it was way too amazing not to share with all of you.

hot chocolate:

2 cups whole milk
3 ounces dark chocolate (70% cacao)
1 ounce milk chocolate
1/4 teaspoon lavender buds

whipped cream:

1/2 cup cold heavy whipping cream
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract or seeds from 1/4 of a whole vanilla bean pod
1/2 tablespoon granulated white sugar
For whipped cream, place cold cream, vanilla, and sugar into a cold mixing bowl. Beat the mixture with a whisk or mixer until stiff peaks form. keep refrigerated until ready for use.

For hot chocolate, heat milk and lavender over medium heat, whisking occasionally until the milk begins to simmer. Remove from heat and let lavender steep for 5 minutes. Strain lavender and return milk to saucepan. Over medium heat, add chocolate and mix until chocolate is melted and incorporated. Whisk milk mixture for 10-20 seconds until frothy. Pour into mugs or bowls and serve with a dollop of whipped cream.

p.s if you have the time, and i know you do, you should check out the website this recipe came from

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

not blogging about him

I've refrained from blogging because everything I want to say is about him-and that would be boring for you to read right?- (continues anyway) he left everything here, his car, his clothes, his guitar. Sometimes I forget that he's gone and come home thinking that he's waiting for me inside. Those are sad days. [When you spend everyday with someone, its hard to know how to function properly when they're gone.]

It's 3 days (i counted that on my fingers) 'till camp. I want to be excited about it but i'm too worried to look forward to a week away from home. I am, however, looking forward to seeing people I haven't seen in forever-people I love. Everything has been a bit mixed up lately, there have been too many strong emotions in my brain and now i think its a bit tired.

[today-one year]today is special because we've been going out for 10months. this is an achievement for me (everyday is an achievement for me)

2days ago I finished the inheritance series. I'm not sure if i can recommend it-some parts were good, but mostly it just reminded me of lord of the rings and how much better lord of the rings is. (can you wish some lovely weather on capetown?)

Friday, December 2, 2011

pastel thoughts

advent calendar time is upon us! I dont know why we dont have advent calendars all year round-it would make counting down to big events even more exciting. In the weeks leading up to christmas family life undergoes significant changes; it becomes acceptable to be found eating all the christmas biscuits that were only baked the day before, it is normal to have had at least 2 mince pies before breakfast and any tensions that may exist in the family can be easily soothed by playing traditional christmas carols. And with the addition of hot weather, it is easily the most wonderful time of the year

Today my head is filled with pastel coloured daydreams (not yet bright sparkly red and green christmas daydreams with flashing lights) this is mostly due to the skirt J made me, and my nailpolish, and the haziness outside, and tea, and innocent happiness that seems to have infiltrated my consciousness

an aside: i am in love with the new florence and the machine album. lalalala

Monday, November 28, 2011

long overdue

The last time you heard from me I was a mere 19 years old, and now I would like to inform you that I am a mature adult. One who has had jelly for breakfast for the past week and still sleeps with her teddy bear [because mature adults are allowed to do that kind of thing] It is properly summer and I can honestly say that I dont know what I'm doing at the computer- I should be in the sun!

Because I have a life now, I can spend this week on the beach with my beloved, read (all the books that I said I would read this year and haven't), draw!, suntan, and eat. This pretty much sums up my next 6 weeks.
"Ah! There is nothing like staying at home, for real comfort" -Jane Austen

a thought for the day (because you haven't had to listen to me ramble on about princesses in a while)

peace out

Sunday, October 9, 2011

she always wears yellow

The heat today is suffocating, and a thick haze of summer has descended on the city. its making me feel lethargic [and due to the rubgy this morning i wish that i could be doing nothing in the sunshine]

listening to: the cd my lovely boyfriend gave me yesterday
"Because when she acts like herself
I swear that she outshines everyone else
But shes been feeling alone
And nobody's fine on their own
Don't you know

And shes been wearing gray
Without a thought of change
And I've been desperately
Trying to make her see
That even when it rains
The sun is still ablaze
And right now in the dark
She is my shining star"

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


"So you try to think of someone else you’re mad at, and the unavoidable answer pops into your little warped brain: everyone." -Ellen Hopkins

[i think its time for bed]

Monday, September 19, 2011

too much tea

"I will cling to that old rugged cross & exchange it someday for a crown"
Good afternoon. I am feeling seriously energetic today as always on the first day of dont need to be too concerned though, it usually fades by tuesday. Hm, whats new? The last term of the year- only 9 weeks and then im on vacation for forever! Until January. whatever.

[Im going to let you in on a secret and tell you that I've been wearing the same jersey for 3days straight, I should wash it and preserve its cashmere-ness] How sweet is this list?

Last week my dad got home from Mongolia and he brought us panda chocolates, argh now I want a panda, or atleast to stroke one.
Ah its cupcake monday! but as of now-ish the cupcakes are going to apper on the new blog! [yay new blog]

Monday, September 5, 2011

the big pink

Happy spring! Happy monday! the weather is glorious in capetown today, which is probably why my "work" day has morphed into a lie-in-the-sun-and-read-day.

Tomorrow is baking day. I am really excited. It's been way too long since my house was graced with the presence of cupcakes. [the following cupcakes are for P&N. you are lovely]I woke up to Florence&the machine- how perfect? It makes everything feel more like spring.

It's been a difficult weekend. tough and sad.[G, come home soon. so I can remind you how lucky I am to have you]

As soon as I love her it's been too long
Talks of future with you caves me in
Swallow my sugar kiss and eat it alone
Hearts get light and smash any dreams of love

Three words we shared said too early on
Stuck with forever float upon a tear
Swimming with the fear where we slowly drown
Ending at never arching melody

As soon as I love her it's been too long
And I really loved breaking your heart
These silver apples will shine on I was wrong
The hottest love has the coldest end

Thursday, August 25, 2011

burgers and a boyfriend

I'm coming to the last of my green jelly, and all I want now is real food. or nutella.
[I found some of my food pictures. I can hardly keep going down the green-jelly road when I look at these]

what the heck? How is this a food picture? [its lovely to look at all the same]

ohgosh. the weather outside is wonderful. I just want to be at the beach- in the sun. not inside under my blanket with a headache. [the weekend is almost upon us!! something to make me happier]
peace out x

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

a jelly monster

Happy wednesday. Goodness, I can't believe the week is more than half way to being over. It's been a long week. I've been in bed with a throat infection since Monday [this is not all bad as my mother has made an endless supply of jelly for me] but after 2days in bed I felt bleh. So this afternoon I went crazy with nailpolish and hair masks and face masks- in the hope of making myself feel like I look better than I do.

[many episodes of the metalist and sex&the city has helped too]

And I've made some headway in Maia by richard Adams- which was painful in the beginning (mostly because It's all about the life of girl sex slaves- not the most amazing topic)

[tries to think of something witty to say but hunger gets the better of her, jelly and red velvet cupcakes are not an ideal breakfast!]

Monday, August 15, 2011

And then my heart with pleasure fills, And dances with the Daffodils

As much a I try to convince myself that it's getting warmer, the weather seems to be working hard to oppose my happy thoughts. [Happily though, monday is almost over! and it's less than 3weeks until September holidays] [I haven't done this in a long time] happy cupcake monday! The cupcakes below are pumpkin cupcakes. ah! How I wish they were in my tummy right now. Yesterday G & i were reading poetry and when i read this to him i'd forgotten how much i loved it. [it reminds me of summer]

I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils; Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way, They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

how to: not get your work done

Its thursday, my favourite day of the week, and I'm making toasted sandwiches which will go very nicely with the episode of the mentalist that I'm going to watch [to try and distract myself from my workload] So the other day G, who is always full of good ideas, suggested that I start a new blog- while keeping this one- on food. What do you think?

[I am working through Micah at the moment and so far these verses are still the ones that stand out the most]

"Look! The LORD is coming from his dwelling place;
he comes down and treads on the heights of the earth

The mountains melt beneath him
and the valleys split apart,
like wax before the fire,
like water rushing down a slope."
[Micah 1:3-4]

what amazing imagery. I hope your thursday is lovely x

Sunday, August 7, 2011

post-sunday-lunch wafflings

This week I found our first spring blossoms [on the jasmine tree] I cannot believe that winter is almost over [and uncharacteristically of me, I can't wait for summer]Today I wore flowers in my hair & listened to jax pannik while I got dressed- I've been listening to them all week, their music makes me feel fierce.

Tomorrow G&I have been going out for 6months, which, when I think about it makes me so happy [I feel like it's been a lot longer than that] & I couldn't have dreamed up a better young man.

its been an icy could week. [i have found a new favourite blog]


My food has reached my brain, which is now demanding naptime. sleeptight all x

Thursday, July 28, 2011

an amazing blue dress

my birthday is in 4months. I would like this dress.

cold weather musings

Dear thursday: why have you come so soon? Its raining and miserable [the best kind of weather] and I therefore do not feel guilty about eating half the nutella, or drinking 3cups of tea in 2hours. Yesterday G and I went to watch the Hangover2. heck, in the future I will stay away from all movies involving Asian strip club scenes. [reflects] we have actually watched so many movies this week. On Monday we watched Fight Club which was really brilliant but had way too much blood in. [wishes she could watch tangled now but know that there are a million m&m biscuits in the kitchen waiting to be baked]

As a side note, I've pretty much made it in life-today J used me as an example in his sermon, well he used my "fairy hair that glows golden in the sunlight" in his sermon but whatever I felt pretty special :)

Saturday, July 16, 2011

how to spend the last few days of your holiday

so i may or may not have spent the better part of the last 3days trawling wedding blogs. they really are the most lovely things to look at, the amazing decor, the people being in love, the dress [thinks of becoming a wedding planner]

these are some beautiful wonderful things that I found:

[an aside- if you know of any more wedding blogs or websites that I can waste my life away on, because really, who needs to work? Then please send them to me]

"After all there is something about a wedding-gown prettier than in any other gown in the world."-Douglas William Jerrold

"Tell me how many beads there are
In a silver chain
Of evening rain,
Unravelled from the tumbling main,
And threading the eye of a yellow star: -
So many times do I love again."
-Thomas Lovell Beddoes