all in a week

I’m switching gears this weekend and shifting into four year old party mode. I’ll be making cupcakes and macaroni and cheese and decorating the house once again. My son LOVES decorations. He’s always asking, “will there be decorations?” I’m not really sure what he is expecting (will a few balloon and streamers do or is he hoping for a full blown Martha Stewart-like extravaganza…I think I might have mentioned something about how I would love to cover the ceiling in old fishing nets…that’s not happening! Hope he isn’t disappointed.) I’ll have a little taste of it for you on Monday.


I collaborated with photographer Sian Richards again this week to pull together a little winter food shoot. I’ll have the full post for you in the coming weeks.


We made that Nigel Slater chicken dish I promised to share with you. It’s a perfect meal to eat on a cold evening.


Our Christmas tree is sporting a suzani tree skirt this year. Normally I use burlap but couldn’t find my stash in the basement so I quickly wrapped this around instead. I kind of like how it looks!


I picked these red berries up on a walk I took with Orla. Their Christmasy in a quiet kind of way.



And then this happened late last night! Does this happen to you when you’re Christmas shopping for others? Uh oh!

Have a good weekend!

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  1. Posted December 14, 2012 at 10:43 AM | Permalink

    Everyone deserves a little something,I just happen to do that more often then not these days! lol.

  2. Posted December 14, 2012 at 1:02 PM | Permalink

    I’ve been very good about not buying things for me this year! I bought a few nice things in copenhagen, and that has carried me through! I will check out the sales on boxing day though!!!

    Oh wait! do books count? Because I have bought myself at least 10 new books, second hand and new!

    I dont have a tree skirt or a star on top! poo. maybe when i grow up!!!

  3. Posted December 14, 2012 at 1:25 PM | Permalink

    Imelda caught me in her 20% off sale as well.

  4. Posted December 14, 2012 at 1:47 PM | Permalink

    @Shannon – make up a tree skirt like I did! Just grab a throw you have lying around and throw it under the tree!

  5. Posted December 14, 2012 at 1:47 PM | Permalink

    @Kristin Sjaarda – do tell. What did you buy? Glad I’m not the only one. I blame it on the wine.

  6. Posted December 14, 2012 at 10:45 PM | Permalink

    I walked in and right out of Imelda because I knew the 20% would get the better of me. Waiting for sales post boxing day. Fingers crossed my size will still be left!
    Happy fourth birthday Henry! How you have a fantastic time. Xx

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