I made a lampshade! Bespoke Binny lampshade making class – Review

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This is by far the most exciting thing I’ve taken part in during this lockdown. Bespoke Binny is a brand I’ve been following for a long time. Natalie, the face behind its beautifully handmade products, is a very talented designer-maker with a great eye for decor. Bespoke Binny sells African inspired lampshades, aprons, pillows and other hand crafted items.  Continue reading

Lessons from an invisible enemy

I’ve been meaning to pen down my thoughts about the last couple of months but if I’m honest I haven’t found the words. It’s been a whirlwind of emotions and I’m still processing it all. Today is Sunday 3rd May 2020 and we’re about to enter another week of lockdown. As much as we’ve found a routine that works for my little family and haven’t really let the lockdown affect us negatively, there are atill certain things we have had to adapt to.

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Mango chutney pan fried salmon

I use mango chutney a lot in my cooking. But mango chutney on salmon is my absolute favourite combination. The flavours of the salmon and caramelized spring onion in the chutney are just too awesome not to share. So if you’re looking for a delicious meal idea with very few ingredients, this one is definitely one to try out!

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How to make a tray out of flooring samples in 2 simple steps

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Whether you’ve recently bought a house or are in the process of renovating, it’s likely that you’ll have scrap materials lying around somewhere – wood, cardboard, tiles, flooring samples… all of those things can make for great DIY supplies when you’re feeling a little creative. This was the case for me recently. I had a few flooring samples I didn’t know what to utilise for, but at the same time I just knew I didn’t want to get rid of them. Continue reading

Dinner al fresco for two

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My little garden set has finally arrived and I couldn’t be happier with it. This 2-chair set from Ebay is part of the growing trend of bistro style rattan furniture that I keep seeing everywhere. The chairs are a little straighter than the ones I’m seeing everywhere with a more rounded shape. But this is exactly what I was after, and I think it suits our tiny little garden perfectly and complements our little decking area quite well.

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Coconut and lemon pancakes Recipe – Brunch ideas

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Today is my husband’s birthday, so I thought I’d make him a special birthday brunch. I came up with this recipe while looking at the ingredients in my cupboard, and I must say I’m very pleased with how it turned out! If you’re looking for an alternative to your traditional pancake, look no further. These coconut and lemon pancakes, though slightly heavier in texture and probably less ‘fluffy’ (due to the desiccated coconut granules) will definitely hit the spot.

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Home decor update – Living room

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Wow, it’s been a while! I’m going to skip the part where I list all the excuses as to why I haven’t posted in so long – I think we can all agree the last few months have been quite a whirlwind! But I’m back, with a few interior design updates made to my home. You will recognise some of the furniture, the art… Continue reading

7 Lessons learned while making our new house a home

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The last few months have been a total whirlwind filled with surprises, blessings but also new challenges. Not too long ago, we moved house again (!) and settled into a lovely new built property not too far from where we used to live. Things happened quite fast but if you know me well, you’ll know I’m always up for this type of challenge. We prayed for things to go smoothly, and I’m grateful they did. Not just the transition into the new house, but also the decorating process.  Continue reading

Sweet pepper and coconut curried chicken stew

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This is a recipe I concocted with while experimenting with curries and stews. I wanted a stew that didn’t take too long to cook, but that still had all the flavours of a hearty and comforting curry with a Caribbean (see ‘Colombo de poulet’ – French Antilles) and Asian fusion (see traditional Chicken curry). If that’s the kind of flavours you’re after, try this recipe and let me know what you think. Continue reading