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An Update, a DIY, and an Announcement

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I am such a bad blogger! (I’ve also given up any pretence that Jack contributes to this blog!)

I cannot believe that I haven’t updated since February. That is incredibly naughty, so here I am! If you want to find more places that I’m active, you can check my Pinterest, and you can also follow me on Instagram where I frequently just post pictures of cake, or my nails.

So down to the DIY, I’d seen a really great Pin purporting to be of gold-sprayed fridge magnets (as we all know, I love a fridge magnet) which… turned out to be jewellery. I can’t actually find the Pin now, I thought I’d put it on one of my boards but apparently not… anyway, I made my own! I happened to have a really great ultra-shiny gold spray paint becoming incredibly dusty underneath my sink, so I went crazy and sprayed all of my fridge letters gold… so whilst we’re at it – I combined the DIY and the announcement!

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Lots of Love from Jack (sort of) and Betty xx

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I feel like every time I write in this blog it’s another “sorry I haven’t blogged for a while! blah blah” – thing is, we’ve been in the house for a year now… and whilst there is a lot that needs doing, a lot’s already been done. We haven’t got the cash for new projects at the minute really, and our day-to-day living isn’t all that exciting! Jack and I are barely in the house enough together for us to blog about food – quite often it’s cooking for one, which is pretty difficult and not all that exciting… I could do you a charming ‘how to make pasta slightly less boring after making it for the past week’ post but that’s probably about it…

 

Still a lot is changing around us in our lives – Jack is working his notice at the restaurant after getting what sounds like is going to be an amazing new job opportunity. My part-time pub job is all change as it’s been bought by new owners. Here’s hoping they both work out okay!

 

One thing we have been able to do is paint the lounge. I saw a great paint chart from Graham and Brown with a ‘Great British Paint Colours’ theme to it – there was a Police Box Blue… and as massive Doctor Who fans, we couldn’t resist… Jack was worried that it’d make our small lounge a little dark, but actually it turned out to be pretty cozy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lots of Love from Jack and Betty xxx

Meet… Dorian Hedgepig!

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Dorian is our new baby African Pygmy Hedgehog! He’s settling in okay, we think – the cat is very very interested… thankfully he doesn’t seem to be an amazing hunter, that and I don’t think that any of his past ‘prey’ has been spiky! He’s very confused by the whole thing!

 

Lots of Love from Jack and Betty xxxx

A Romantic Evening (morning)

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Two days a week, I work for 16 hours, until about 1.00am – I usually get a day off afterwards so it’s all cool in terms of getting enough sleep but… I barely get enough time to eat. Luckily Jack trained as a chef, and really loves cooking… I came home the other night to find this waiting for me:

 

Please ignore the comedy ashtray… as you can see our new years’ resolution has not been going well

nommy salad for a summer(ish) evening

 

bacon and potato… stuff – very tasty!

 

homemade bread with rosemary and sea salt

 

It was so nice to actually have a sit down meal – even if it was at 2.00am – we don’t use the kitchen very often, we’re usually multitasking and eating in the office (bad!) but this was just lovely, to sit and talk over dinner and enjoy a glass of wine together without the cat clambering all over everything.

 

I’ll try to get Jack to post some recipes, his cooking is really lush! Two more weeks at work for me until summer, and then Jack and I have a week’s holiday together – I’m so excited!

 

Lots of Love from Betty (as Jack is at work) xxxxx

Thank You! (Treasure Hunter UK)

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A much overdue thank you to Jenny at The Treasure Hunter UK (which is an amazing blog, that you should follow if you don’t already) for making us the winner of her subscriber competition, yay!

We won this absolutely gorgeous ‘Secret Garden’ cafetiere from La Cafetiere. – anything with birds on it makes Betty intensely happy, so we’re very grateful! Even the box that it came in is gorgeous (you can see it in the photo).

 

 

 

Very little to report at the moment, we’ve both been at work so much that we’ve barely had time to do anything to the house, let alone blog about it – but this week is our week off, so you should be hearing more from us soon!

 

Lots of Love from Jack and Betty xx

Jamie At Home

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A little while back, our lovely friend Emma hosted a Jamie at Home party (at our lovely local pub – The Bridge – more on that later) and we scooped up some gorgeous kitchenware!

No prizes for guessing why we bought the ‘Betty’ mini-flan dishes! The Betty range is really gorgeous, and just what we wanted in our kitchen – there’s loads of great 1950s-inspired cookware in the range, and a fantastic pudding bowl that we have our eyes on! The colours are just gorgeous, and the dishes are really substantial and pretty!

These are just the cutest, too – can’t wait to make pancakes and get some maple syrup for these lovely diner-inspired pouring jugs.

In other news…

So now you know!

You can book a Jamie at Home party with Emma here, she is the nicest person you’re ever likely to meet, too – so that’s always a bonus!

Lots of Love from Jack and Betty xxx