Friday, 30 December 2016
Now that I have posted this beautiful packaging I can put into into the present box I keep stashed under my bed, and give it away next time I have a suitably shaped present. Not as a present! That would be mean.
Wednesday, 28 December 2016
A Little Bit of Chocolate Does You Good: M&S Storm Trooper Foiled Milk Chocolates with a Caramel Centre
Sunday, 25 December 2016
The reluctant taste testers were given a box of brownies. Not strictly chocolate, but chocolatey and yummy. They come in all sorts of amazing flavours and are well worth a try if you are within reach of a shop or their delivery.
Take a look at their website.
Delicious. Merry Christmas chocolate fans.
Tuesday, 20 December 2016
Saturday, 10 December 2016
Who can resist a chocolate button? This tiny packet has been sitting around on the desk for so long it's got rather dusty. There can't have been more than 10 buttons, but it's ages since I ate them.
10 isn't really enough is it?
Sunday, 4 December 2016
|No Christmas tree is complete without a London bus!|
It's hard to photograph your Christmas tree. By night, even with a really good camera I struggle to get a good picture because the only lighting is fairy lights (or as they are now mysteriously named "string lights"). And by day, even at midday, the sun is so low in the sky, the light so slanting, that I didn't get much better results.
|Platypus ornament from David Jones in Sydney.|
|Emma Bridgewater jug.|
|Swan ornament from Fortnum & Mason.|
|In the background there's a clear glass bauble with a reindeer which came from Rome, a present from a friend who now lives in Sydney.|
|Cuddly zebra ornament from John Lewis.|
|Where did I get this glass bauble? Can't remember. Possibly Paperchase.|
|I think this oak leaf and acorns ornament is National Trust, but I'm not sure.|
|A ceramic buffalo ornament from Buffalo NY.|
|The green shoe on the left came from the V&A.|
|Oh look! a stormtrooper below a glass pine cone and a bauble from Venice.|
|I can't remember where this chunky blue glass star came from.|
|I remember this silver tinsel and red flower ornament from when I was 5 years old.|
|A handsome Wedgwood bauble (get yours in the January sales like I do) and behind it, a home made bauble crafted from a Banksia seedpod. I picked this from a Banksia bush near a bus stop in Coojee, a suburb of Sydney.|
|You can see the midday sun streaming in and lighting another of the Wedgwood baubles.|
|This brass Loon (or Diver) came from a shop in Clapham in the 1980s, and everyone needs a Black Cab.|
|This British Museum ornament was a present.|
Thursday, 1 December 2016
|This tall Lime is in a front garden|
|My neighbour's Japanese Maple|
|A big street Maple on a windy but very sunny morning|
|Even this huge Oak has nice autumn colours this year|
|Ash trees don't usually have such good autumn colour round here|
|Another lovely morning shows up this Cherry tree's autumn colour|