What are you excited about, bedazzled by or generally smitten with this week?
Here’s what’s I’m loving!
x Alice In Wonderland – Yes! Finally! In keeping with my tradition of unintenionally either a) never, ever seeing movies; or b) seeing them a billion days after their original release date (slight exaggeration), I finally watched Alice In Wonderland yesterday and LOVED it! After hearing very, very mixed reviews about it, I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect, but from start-to-finish, I thought it was absolutely BRILLIANT. The costumes? Swoon! The make-up? Divine! The whimsical dialogue? Splendid! Johnny Depp as The Mad Hatter? (Oh, how could he have ever been anything other than amazing?!) Anne Hatheaway as The White Queen and Helena Bonham Carter as The Red Queen? FABULOUS! I want to see it again!
x Baking Silliness – My boyfriend has been sick all week (and guess who’s sniffling away now? Argh!), so what did I prescribe him? A ridiculous home remedy of green coloured cupcakes!
Which I decided to turn into frogs. Or, you know, SORT OF frogs. (I accidentally forgot to draw on their nostrils; oops!) I made the eyes out of miniature marshmallows and chocolate m&m’s, and made an additional batch of ridiculous vanilla cupcakes which spelled ‘I LOVE TOM’ in red writing icing. (What’s that? Did somebody say “lame”? Or, “hello Mushfest 2010 Awards, I think we have a new candidate”?! Oh, shush!) I’m not sure if they actually improved his health in any way, but they were surprisingly delicious AND, most importantly, I successfully managed to bake/cook something without the kitchen being engulfed in flames. W-i-n!
x Cultivating A Recipe Collection & Aiming To Acquire New Skills – It is beginning to alarm me that I am turning 23 towards the end of the year (actually, that in itself is beginning to alarm me: I perpetually feel 18 and it’s a bit disconcerting when people sometimes ask me how old I am and I go to reply “eigh- oh, I mean twenty two..”!) and still posess roughly the same amount of domestic capabilities/general knowledge skills as a push broom! I don’t drive. (But I’m learning!) I don’t know how to sew. (So I buy, if it’s an essential item, another pair of pants once the buttons eventually fall off or the hems fall: SHAMEFUL!) I probably wouldn’t know how to clean the bathroom if my life depended on it (but my boyfriend? He’s an expert!) and while I can (and do) throw together a few recipes or so, I would definitely like to be able to create some more. (Hence the obsessive recipe searching and collecting this week!)
x Other Little Things – Toasted avocado sandwiches; The Smiths; mango nectar; kiwifruit; new buckled boots to stomp around in; Malai kofta, saag and vegetable pakora (mmmm, Indian food!); jangly cardigans; anticipating the delivery of these! (fingers crossed that I can actually walk in them!); selling up a storm on Ebay; listening to Marilyn Manson while beating cupcake mixture (recommended!); new baking tools (an electric mixer? Tick. Silicone baking moulds? Tick, tick!); phone calls about my mother’s crazy adventures; trying new products; baby spinach leaves; introductions to lovely new people; ten-degree temperatures (brrrrrr!); lavender oil; and the above picture: skulls, glitter AND rainbow colours?! I’m in love! I would very much like one to hang in my living room…
Have a wonderful weekend!