These are a few of my favourite things #37

 I’m late, again. I’ve been busy, so very busy, cooking, and eating, and hibernating… a lot. Everyone is bitching and moaning about the weather, but to be honest, I am so ready for a bit of autumn/winter now. I had an amazing summer and I didn’t want it to end, but it has, so bring it.
If you think I am mental then here is 10 good reasons:

  1. Cashmere cardigans
  2. Cosy nights in
  3. Homemade soup for lunch
  4. Autumn is beautiful
  5. The starlings come back and watching them fly over the pier is my favourite thing in the world.
  6. Christmas
  7. Winter clothes
  8. Lush food
  9. Feeling no obligation to get out of bed if the weather is shit
  10. Snow

However, as stated in my blog post last week, one of my least favourite things is the floodgate of germs that the change of season inevitably brings with it. I have spent the last few weeks dodging flu shaped bullets, but when my flatmate went down with it I knew it was only a matter of time… and sure enough, I can feel myself coming down with something horrific. I have soooo many plans this week and I don’t want to cancel any of them. If I do get ill, expect to see numerous pictures of chicken soup on Instagram and constant bleating about my ailments on Twitter. Soz not soz.

Happy Birthday MEATliquor

So one of my favourite hangouts in Brighton turned one a couple of weeks ago, and what a year it has been. Some of the worst hangovers of my life have been created here, as well as some serious amounts of filthily good food in ma belleh and since the first day I went there I’ve been addicted. Happy Birthday Team MEAT, you lot rule x

I met Kate from GBBO and totally fan-girled

Last Monday I was lucky enough to be invited to The Hearth in Lewes as their guest, along with my friend, and total babe, Fran (pictured), for an evening with food heroes, Dan Lepard and Andy Lynes as well as the owner himself, artisan baker, Michael.  I am going to write a review for my blog, but in the meantime, check out the video on my YouTube channel (embedded above). I had THE BEST evening.

Movie night at Pussy Palace <3
This book… insert heart-eyed emoji

I’m not going to say too much because I’m going to review this book in the next couple of weeks, along with a little giveaway as well. If you follow me on Instagram etc then you’ll see I’ve been putting this little bundle of joy through its paces for the last few weeks, and I haven’t got a bad word to say about it. Watch this space.

Happy place

Wow, there really aren’t any surprises in this week’s post are there, Sugardough, surprise surprise! I promise you I am not on commission from these guys, although Kane the owner did give me some sourdough starter and a gingerbread bat (full disclosure here at P&P’s), but they literally can do no wrong. Everything I’ve tried has been, incredible. I didn’t even get photo of what I had this time because I was too impatient and just ate it all whilst driving to wherever it was I was going. Greedy cow.

New things

So I went into town to get something, I don’t remember what, and then I had one of my retail-related ‘funny turns’ and everything went black and then I was at home with this booty.

At least one of the pie dishes was an absolute necessity, but I am going to keep both. The face masks were a repurchase, they’re those sheet ones and you look like a right freak when you put one on. Good though, I use the moisturising jelly by the same brand, Indeed labs, and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them both. And the nail polishes, well, I can’t possibly claim to ‘need’ them, but they were a little reward for myself for going a whole month without buying beauty products. I’ve tried out the pink one already, and whilst I like the colour, the brush is too thin and it chipped after a day with both base and top coat. Will report back on the other one, but I don’t expect it to turn my head away from my beloved Essie.

Costa del Nightmares

No matter how many episodes I watch of this programme, it just never, ever gets old. The second episode of the latest series is particularly hilarious, granted, I was slightly inebriated, but my stomach hurt from laughing today, and this, and the person I was watching with were the culprits. Watch it on 4od. SO good.

It may also have something to do with my weird crush on Gordon Ramsey too, so we can file him away with Paul Hollywood under ‘WTF’ I think.

Rosti topped haggis pie

So I totally got my inspiration for this pie from a friend of mine after she showed me something similar she’d mate with a lovely haggis she’d been given. I decided to put my own spin on it by adding a crispy rosti top made from swede and potatoes (thanks to Alex for grating them) and adding chestnut mushrooms to the base which also included tinned tomatoes, carrots, onion as well as a whole haggis and lots of seasoning. I meant to roast some baby turnips to go with it, but forgot, I have been a disaster zone today. The pretty rainbow of veg we had instead were a worthy substitute though.

Just because it makes me LOL 🙂

 What were your favourite things last week? Any restaurants you’d like to see me review on here or over on my YouTube channel? Tweet me or comment below x




  1. October 10, 2014 / 2:12 pm

    Great reasons to celebrate the arrival of autumn; homemade soup for lunch is one of my favourite too.

    • November 21, 2014 / 4:48 pm

      I don't know why but blogger isn't notifying me about some comments! So glad you agree, I've got a whole load about winter too. LOVE living in a country with proper seasons!!

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