It’s the little things …

Ah, life’s little pleasures. Finding the little things that make us smile or giddy, and then acknowledging them. That last bit is quite important.

It’s taking a surprisingly long time for me to settle back to my pre-wedding schedule. I think my body went into a state of shock / hibernation for the first while since I now have all this time on my hands. But I’m taking full advantage and enjoying rediscovering the things that make me silly and nerd out. 

Last weekend I snatched up this piece of amethyst. All that deep purple shiny goodness. It’s been on my list for a while to buy a piece since I think it’s just pure eye candy. This piece is small, but the colour was the most vibrant {photo does no justice}. There were bigger and cheaper pieces of amethyst, but the colour was a bit pissy. I’d love to own a massive piece some day, but for the moment, that stuff is cray expensive.

I’m getting back into baking and cooking. I’m quite certain husband* is elated at this. Since my evenings are no longer filled with scouring shops for wedding stuff, I now fill that time with foooood. The day after we got home from our honeymoon I bought Lorraine Pascal and Nigella Lawson‘s new cook books. Oh hell yes.

Below – Nigella’s gorgeous {and almost no sugar} ruby-red plum crumble, and butternut squash with pecans and blue cheese {which I substituted with goats cheese} along with a yummy side salad, parma ham, and a sweltering glass of red, for good measure.

And last, but definitely not least, hubby graduated with FIRST CLASS HONOURS last Thursday, the 15th of November. But what made us super giddy and blew our tiny minds? The official date he was awarded on his certificate was our wedding day – the 11th of October. That’s getting framed, and you can be sure it will be OTT. I should also mention I’m insanely proud of him. He’s a full on genius. 

Thursday – we’re almost there!

xx A

*Still finding it weird calling him husband. I feel like I’m part of a special club now.

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  1. November 22, 2012 / 20:39

    What a great wife you are, with that lovely cooking and baking!!
    Maria x

  2. November 23, 2012 / 11:02

    Congrats to Hubby – well done him. Both of those books are on my Christmas list. Fingers crossed. XX