Tuesday, 5 April 2011

April is a promise that May is bound to keep

Hello April!  So what has April brought so far?

Mother’s Day

My mum is amazing. She is Super Mum. She’s not in the best health, but still does so much for the family. We are constantly telling her to slow down a bit and relax but she won’t… stubborn much? Mother’s Day is great because it’s the one day she’ll actually agree to put her feet up. We tried to make it as special a day as possible for her. We had an Indian and got her an assortment of presents and flowers. Downstairs is very pollen heavy right now. Smells gorgeous but I can’t stop sneezing!

Jam making

I've never made jam before but thought I’d give it a go after a recent Asda trip where I bought more fruit than I could eat. I made mine with raspberries, strawberries and a DISGUSTING amount of special jam sugar. It was a little bit disturbing. I had visions of me eating this jam and losing my teeth. And being forever known as “gap tooth” Lucy. Or “gappy” for short.

But having tasted the jam, all worries about sugar went out the window – it was amazing! I am ashamed to admit that I even licked out the mixing bowl I made it in – it was THAT good! It tasted so fresh and fruity compared to shop bought jams. Plus it has none of the additives and nasty stuff that get put into some jams. So a success!


You know spring is well and truly here when you see daffodils in bloom. You can’t help but feel happy when you see them. They’re just so bright and cheery.

Lately one of my best friends had to go into hospital to have an operation. Although she’s out now, she’s still in a great deal of pain and has to rest. I dropped by with some daffodils yesterday to see how she was. She’s gradually feeling better which is a relief.


I'm all about food so an invitation to go out to eat is always well received! In some restaurants, I get into a bit of a food rut. I know what I like and tend to just order “the usual”. It’s safer that way. I used to always eat one of Wagamama’s rice dishes religiously but it was ridiculously filling and I could never finish it. Lately I braved something different and that’ll be my dish of choice from now on: Teriyaki chicken with sticky rice. And squid to start with. Nom nom.


I've been really behaved lately and haven’t ordered anything online for just over 3 weeks. This is a major achievement for me because I am the biggest online shopping addict EVER. I broke the cycle and went shopping with a friend the other day. I'm really into crochet at the moment so had a bit of a crochet fest. Found some bargains in Topshop, River Island and New Look. I had lots of vouchers left over from Christmas + a 20% off voucher for New Look so it was a nice, inexpensive trip. I have an unhealthy obsession with shoes and ended up buying two pairs of shoes from New Look. Yes, two. I think my boyfriend may kill me.

Whilst out, we saw this lovely little Easter themed food kiosk:

Mmmm... sweets on cakes…

I want bunny bread!

Finished our shopping trip with a pretzel – can life get any better?? 
I loved what they wrapped the pretzels in:

 "And suddenly life makes sense again"

"You want the pretzel? You can't handle the pretzel"

…. And a promise

In exactly a month, it will be my birthday. I am beyond excited! I was born with many fives to get me started in life. I was born on the 05/05 at 5 past 5 after 5 hours of labour. Crazy, huh?

Now it’s one month away, people are asking me what I want. I find birthdays and Christmas really awkward. I have no idea what I want. Other than health and happiness. And they’re not exactly things that can be bought.

What sorts of things have you received for Christmas / birthdays?

I do love the “Keep Calm and…” collection. Maybe that’s a good place to start? I found this picture online the other day. I don’t know where this t-shirt is from, but it suits me to a T (excuse the pun!) what with my shoe obsession:

Fellow bloggers, I need your help!
Please can anyone suggest:
  • A good nail salon that does nail art in London?
  • Somewhere in London that does good cupcakes? I've heard people recommend The Hummingbird Bakery before.
  • A unique, “different looking” sort of bar suited to a special occasion? This could be in London or anywhere else in the UK.

I'm hoping to do a mad mix of some of these with friends for my birthday.
Thank you, this would be a great help x x


  1. Ugh, I'm in love with all of these pictures! I can't wait to visit England someday. I mean, yes, there are daffodils and jam here, but it's different! The jam sounds so tasty...was it difficult making your own? I'd have no idea how to even go about it.

    Birthdays are kind of uncomfortable, and I notice I never seem to want anything around my birthday, but after it I'm always like, "Oh, I want this! I wish I had put it on my birthday wishlist," but oh well. It's really not about the material things I suppose. I like that shirt...I could be the poster child for it because I seriously own wayyyy too many shoes. My boyfriend wants to kill me, too.

    Even though I don't live there, I've ever heard good things about the Hummingbird Bakery!

  2. April really brings out the spring flowers, which I love and of course Easter eggs.

  3. Hi hun, I have nominated you for a Versatile blogger award check it out on my blog . mwah xxxx

  4. i love april. <3

    nice blogpost/blog.



  5. Definitely WAH Nails for the best nail art in London! They have a website and you can see all the nail art they do etc.

    I made jam once it does taste wayy better than shop bought stuff!

    Also as you said you are after a pair of shorts like the Erin Wasson x RCVA ones that Nicole is wearing in my latest post, I saw these http://www.forever21.com/UK/Product/Product.aspx?BR=f21&Category=btms_shorts&ProductID=2000014218&VariantID= on the Forever21.com :) xx

  6. Thanks everyone for your lovely comments :)

    @ Ashley: I think jam making is meant to be quite tedious but I found a really easy sounding recipe and just had to give it a try! :)

    @ Princess and the pea: Thank you so much for the award, lovely! I've just left you a message / reply on your blog.

    @ Nicole Richie Anonymous: You're a life saver! Thanks so much for all the suggestions! WAH is just what I was looking for :) And those denim cut offs are perfection! Amazingly priced too - I'm very tempted!

  7. yum yum yum, all that food looks so tasty!


  8. Very sweet to give your mother those flowers! lovely post! <3

  9. That shirt is hysterical. mmm teryaki and sticky rice yum. I'm sorry I don't live in London but if you're ever in nyc I have some great recommendations aka crumbs cupcakes for good cupcakes yum!

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