Hey friends & happy Friday! I hope this weekend is full of wonderful things, what do you have planned?
We have a trip back to Haynes Motor Museum, a family yomp across the fields & Church to look forward to.
Next week; Mon it’s a Food & Fun night at small group & Riina is organising I’m so excited we’re having curry! Everybody will being something to contribute to the meal which I always love. Sharing food is the best way to fellowship, in my humble opinion.
Also next week, a couple of drinks with Becky, a trip to the cinema with Church girls to see SPY which looks hilarious from the clips, & the week finishes going up on the train to London to my first blog conference Britmums Live (& my first ever awards ceremony). I’m meeting Aby from You Baby Mummy Me (finalist in the aforementioned BIB’s, go Aby!) & I can’t wait to meet her & the rest of the crew. The vibe is going to be so cool in this hotel & at this venue! Apart from the fact I don’t feel very prepared in regards to what to wear to the awards ceremony I’m so excited to go & get inspired! Maybe one day I’ll be one of those bloggers who gets gifted a dress, until then my thinking cap is still on.
Please pray for me on the tube though, no joke.
There will be no Feast & Ferret next week as I prepare to go to the big smoke, so let’s make this one count.
This week’s Feast is a new one for me. I love turkish delight & always have it for Christmas, I have never thought to make it myself. Then I saw it on Pinterest covered in pistachios & rose petals, it was so pretty. It made me think, so I searched for ‘easy turkish delight’ blog recipe’s & found a few, there are loads on Pinterest too.
Alessandro Zecchini’s blog in NZ was the one I decided to base mine on. I love that her blog post opens with the fact she doesn’t have a sugar thermometer, I knew this was the recipe for me because I can’t stand recipe’s that are long winded & complicated. Looking at the ingredients I was pleased to see it was lower in sugar than some other recipe’s & without gelatine too, because who has time for that! I just swapped raspberries for red colouring & added edible rose petals I got from Tesco’s to add a twist on the recipe but you could leave them out if you prefer, in fact I’d probably leave them out next time,simple is best I always think.
Easy Rose Turkish Delight w/rose petals
Delicious, sweet, perfect for gifts.
See Recipe below (printable)
just because notecards
I love stationery, always have, always will. There’s something about the written word that trumps an e-mail or typed letter (unless it’s letterpress I love letterpress something fierce). What would you say to that special someone ‘just because’. Snail mail is always a pleasure to receive & seems to be a dying art nowadays.
I sometimes pop in on the Gathered Girls when I’m in Sherborne, they’re now in with Butterfly Bright & I always get such a warm welcome from them. When the girls told me about Elly’s stationery ‘Dear to Me‘ notecards being sold in Paperchase (also sold on Etsy), I knew I had to help spread the word, these are beautifully designed stationery packs for us all to buy & enjoy. Elly is such a talent & you can follow the Dear to Me beautiful Instagram feed too.
Dear to Me are championing the simple written note, they’re truly charming. I also love the campaign to bring back paper. Everything is online these days.
You can choose from loads of cool designs like the arrow that I have, or cactus, diamond, horse, pineapple & so on to name a few of the varied options. They come in white in different bright coloured motif, all on trend & with matching colour envelopes, you can feel the quality in the paper. Just perfect for those quick notes to a friend or loved one.
Have a great weekend!
nb Dear to Me gifted me with a pack of their stationery for review, all opinions & words are my own. LS