Sunday, 25 September 2011

Weekend Ramble :)

Hi Ladies,

Hope you're having a lovely weekend, as my posts seem to be so few and far between at the moment I thought I'd do a bit of a ramble/update post this weekend, filling you in on some bits and bobs.

I have been relaxing after another busy week, I can't get used to 6am starts no matter how early I seem to go to bed! (I also seem to have picked up a cold, so am feeling a little sorry for myself!) I went out for a lovely meal with my mum yesterday then settled down to watch the X factor. The boot camp stage is always my favourite bit, and I can't wait for tonights show. I'm looking forward to seeing what sort of groups the judges are going to put together, bring on 7:30pm!

Since being diagnosed as a coeliac and going gluten free I've been experimenting alot more with cooking and I bought this adorable recipe book from a discount book store (I think it was about £3.00 what a bargain!) to write all my recipe's in.

I've found this really useful for when I've taken a recipe and adapted it by substituting things to make it gluten free. My biggest success stories to date have been a sweet potato and chicken rogan josh curry, and a baked blueberry cheesecake which I made for a big family function and no one could even tell it was gluten free, I was so chuffed!

Even though I only got back from my holiday a month ago, I've already been thinking about booking next years! Me and my boyfriend normally go on a beach holiday in the summer but I was really hoping to go back to New York next summer after our trip a couple of years ago. Unfortunately it seems it is probably going to be a bit too much even if I do try to save all year! Can you recommend any great holiday destinations?

I've really been enjoying reading lately, Over the past few weeks I have been working my way through Sophie Kinsella's writing as Madeline Wickham book's after a recommendation from a lovely blog reader I have really enjoyed them, especially The Tennis Party which I couldn't put down! I also Spotted these two books in a discount store a couple of weeks ago.

These were both really easy to read, fun, girly books. Strictly Shimmer has definitely got me in the mood for Strictly come dancing, and as a Lauren Conrad fan (get me one of everything from her wardrobe please!) of course I enjoyed Sugar and Spice, although I think I may have missed the middle book out from this L.A Candy series - whoops!

Thats all for now, have a fantastic week :)

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

My Current Favourite Perfume :)

Hi Ladies

Firstly I would like to apologise for not blogging in a few weeks I've been super busy, but I'm back to share my current favourite perfume with you - Escada's Taj Sunset :)

I have always loved Escada perfume's, my two absolute faves are sunset heat and pacific paradise they always remind me of summer! So when I spotted their new limited edition fragrance Taj Sunset in the duty free at the airport when I was en route to my summer holiday I knew I had to get it! :)

Like the other Escada scents it is fresh, fruity and to me smells like summer in a bottle. Unlike some fruity perfumes I don't find it too sweet, and as an eau de toilette it is light enough to be worn during the day but is still relatively long lasting. I love it, and have had so many compliments on it!

What is your favourite summer perfume?