Sunday, 6 February 2011

week in photos #4





001. The weather has been terrible this week and I don't think it's stopped raining once. I'm so glad I didn't have many plans and that I didn't have to go out in it too much! There was really strong winds too and my little car, Davo the Diva (don't laugh, surely I'm not the only one to name my car?) was blowing all over the place and I really struggled to stay in the right lane - so scary!

002. Liam and I made Mexican bean burgers, homemade guacamole and sweet potato wedges for dinner one night and it was ahhh-maazing! Even if you're not vegetarian you should try the recipe, they're so quick and easy to make and they freeze well too. We used mixed beans instead of just kidney beans and added some chopped tomato and Nandos Peri Peri sauce to the burger mix too.

003. I went to Silverburn on Friday and stopped off for lunch at Coffee Republic. They have a range of delicious flavoured coffes including Sticky Toffee coffee, which is made with Toffee Crisp flavouring, and a Rolo Latte. I want to try them all, mmm!

004. Does anyone else watch The Vampire Diaries? It's now onto week 2 after a long break and I'm loving it more than ever, the story line is getting so good! Damon's character is really growing on me too. I'm such a sucker (bad joke! sorry!) for Vampire shows. ;)

005. SHOPPING! I told you all that I was looking forward to going shopping come payday, didn't I? It's not as if I need more clothes, and I definitely don't need more things from Lush, but I just can't help myself. All the new season stock has arrived too!

006-007. As I mentioned before, I went to the NME Tour on Thursday night to see Magnetic Man, The Vaccines, Everything Everything and Crystal Castles. We missed Vaccines (too busy drinking wine and doing Crystal Castles karaoke!) but the rest of the night was SO GOOD. Highlights include Magnetic Man finishing their set with Perfect Stranger, the crazy guy with dreadlocks who was rapping for them (when ah say magnetic you say fiya. magnetic, fiya!) and finding out that Alice from Crystal Castles was actually performing on crutches!

I was planning on making macaroons today after being inspired by how easy Sarah from A Million Dresses made it look in her post but I've yet to get dressed and have instead spent the best part of the day clicking the play button every 30 seconds on the first preview of The Strokes new single YES, THAT'S RIGHT!!! I've been waiting for this for SO long! Any fans of The Strokes reading? What do you think?
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34 comments

  1. I do I do, VD's rules. i think I'm falling a bit in love with Tyler hmmm xxx

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  2. your burgers look yummy :) what recipe did you use? x

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  3. Gem, 've totally fallen in love with Tyler too - doesn't help that a boy from work is his spitting image! I do like Stefan too though.. and Damon... Damn :o xx

    Lisa, I linked to the recipe in the post, it's from BBC good food, here's the link: http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/9978/mexican-bean-burgers-with-lime-yogurt-and-salsa x

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  4. Sweet potato fries make me happy. And The Vampire Diaries is amazing!!!

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  5. I love all your photos, the first one is lovely.
    Your burger looks absolutely amazing, it's making me hungry!
    xxx

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  6. your photo's always look incredible!! i went to the NME tour a couple of years ago and it was amazing! florence and the machine, white lies and friendly fires! xx

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  7. Mmm your mexican food has left me feeling very hungry!
    I've been waiting for it for ages too and I think the Strokes preview sounds VERY promising! I can easily see their new album becoming my soundtrack to spring. Exciting! x

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  8. Rachel - I can't stop eating sweet potatoes at the moment, they're SO good! x

    Rosie - thank you! you should try make them some time :) x

    Sophie - thanks sophie, i'm trying to figure out how to work my camera, think i'm slooowly learning new things. that line up sounds amazing, i love florence! x

    kate - it does sound promising! i've been reading that the album is quite like their old stuff, with a few songs having a more dancey sound to them! x

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  9. Love the shot of the rain! Had lots of rain here too and shopping is always a great rainy day activity!

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  10. I love the Vampire Diaries! I know what you mean, I loved ( and still do love) Stefan, but yeah Damon just gets nicer each episode!

    xx

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  11. i love that first picture & i know exactly what you mean by not needing any more clothes!

    xoxo monika.

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  12. I love these weekly posts, as I'm so so so nosey - it's great to get a peek into someones snaps of the week. Jealous of your gig antics and also drooling over the bean burger creation, I've stupidly never thought of making them at home! This must be fixed! x

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  13. Great post, I need to visit coffee republic!! Those coffee's sound amazing...yumm!! I might make a trip to Silverburn next weekend ;) xx

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  14. Kuleigh - Thank you! I love shopping when it's rainy - just as long as it's online or inside a shopping mall. ;) x

    Nic - I love that Stefan is so nice but Damon is getting really hot. I loved what he done in the latest episode, with the news reporter. Won't spoil it if you haven't seen it yet, but it's a good scene! :) x

    Monika - Thank you! I doubt any of us bloggers need more clothes but I just can't help myself. I think I'll have a clear out to make up for it. x

    Bee - I love when others do them too! I love being nosey and seeing what others have been doing. This was the first time I've made burgers too, can't believe how easy (and tasty!) they are x

    Stefany - I always go to Starbucks when I'm up there but I think I've got a new favourite! x

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  15. yes for the vampire diaries! i've not watched fridays episode yet, i need to get it loaded now. thanks for reminding me!!!

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  16. Oooh I love vampire diaries! Just downloading the latest one now. totally in love with damon! xxx

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  17. Those burgers look amazing!! I am going to have to try those next week. Thank you for the linkage lovely, cant wait to see the photos when you do make them. So happy my last batch actually turned out!

    I love the strokes and have had a llttle listen and I am now eagerly awaiting the new album. I like how the strokes still sound like the same band I fell in love with all those years ago and havent changed their sound as they sell more records (yes kings of leon I am looking at you!)

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  18. This is a really nice idea! Lovely blog!

    The Flower Girl

    X

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  19. The week really HAS been full of miserable weather, hasn't it? It's amazing you still managed to get all these gorgeous photos! I really do enjoy your blog, you take really wonderful pictures and seem to have such a fun-filled life!
    Hope that doesn't sound too creepy, hah! x

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  20. aw what a lovely post. i was actually just contemplating doing a weekly photo post of my photos from each day as well. what a cute and concise way to write about your week 005: everyone ALWAYS needs more things from lush, even when they don't. ♥

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  21. Gembear - It's amazing! Such a good episode! My heart almost stopped at one part! :o x

    Emma - Enjoy! Damon's really growing on me! I loved the bath scene and the towel round the waist scene at the start ;) x

    Sarah - I just realised you asked for it on twitter when I made them oops! Hope you enjoy them. I think I might make some and have them frozen for quick dinners! I love that about The Strokes too! KOL have totally sold out :( x

    Michelle - Hopefully the weather brightens up soon. That doesn't sound creepy at all, infact it's a really nice comment - thank you! :) xx

    Rae - I love reading other peoples weekly posts because I'm so nosey. I like to think of my blog as some sort of diary where I can look back in a few years and have good memories of fashion and what I was doing! So true about the Lush too! :D x

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  22. I used to love the strokes when I was younger so really want to check this preview out, their music is so awesome and different!! Haven't watched Vampire Diaries before but I want to (along with Treu Blood) and the food you made sound delicious yumyumyum =)


    Bow Dream Nation xx

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  23. Ahhh I love Vampire Diaries! It is getting so good! Lovely post! xx

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  24. I am a massive strokes fan too, they are sooo good live! love the wee song (all 30secs of it!) missed these guys!
    Lovely blog, now following :)

    http://emerald-doodles.blogspot.com/

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  25. Love all your photos :) I tend to wait for payday to go on massive shopping splurges too... it's kind of bad but like you said, I can't help myself :P

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  26. One: I am a new follower after seeing you recomended on LLYMRS. That's a big deal!
    Two: I looove Vampire diaries. I had just finished watching an episode when I opened your page.
    Three: I change my nail colour sometimes three times a week so I am keen to check out your nail related posts!

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  27. It makes me strangely happy that there's someone who shops in the exact shops I shop in, haha. Last time I got paid those are the exact five bags I came home with too :)

    Have you ever tried "Honey I Washed The Kids" soap or the new "Raining Men" shower gel from Lush? I'm OBSESSED with them at the moment. They smell so so good! <3
    xxx

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  28. Hmmmm mmmm those bean burgers sound amazing!

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  29. omggg jelous you saw magnetic man! bet they was amazing! and asif alice was on crutches.. COMMITMENT!
    my cars called niall the nissan.. ye i'm that sad to my car to!
    ahaha.. lovely blog, found it off lily's
    purrrss
    jess
    xxxx

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  30. hmmm the burgers look yummy! i remember when i was little & my pram had a raincover on i used to love just watching the raindrops dripping down it, the first photo kind of reminds me of that, so beautiful!

    also, the miu miu print was really hard haha which is why i only did it on my thumbs, i think it'd take mega precision to do it on all of my fingernails (plus patience which i just do not have!!) xx

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  31. Vampire Diaries is the best, cant wait to catch up on the season :) Damon is hott <3

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