Monthly Archives: April 2014

Shakespearean sayings

Shakespeare sayings

I spotted this on Facebook (on the REAL Peter Tork page!) and thought it was worth sharing! How many of these do you use every day? Thanks to William Shakespeare for adding more color to the English language!


Cherry blossom in St. James’s Park

We spent last weekend visiting Washington, D.C. and was just in time to see all of the beautiful cherry blossom in bloom.

But … nothing was quite as stunning as this image shot by photographer Patrizia Ilaria Sechi in London’s St. James’s Park. Positively gobsmacking!

Cherry blossoms in St. James Park

Scottish Batman

This did make me laugh!

Scottish Batman

Happy Wednesday! 🙂

Hot cross bun pudding

On this Good Friday, I present to you one singular vision. Yes, I’m talking about hot cross bun pudding, found on The Pretty blog. I never have uneaten hot cross buns, just laying around, getting stale for such a dish, but if I did, I think this would be the way to go! Thanks to Ally from A Girl and Her Fork for the tip!

Hot cross bun pudding

20 weird things about America that Americans don’t realize

Easy cheese

Who knew there was anything particularly hard about cheese? Brits will never understand the comfort of cheese in an aerosol bottle.

This list about 20 weird things about America that American’s don’t realize has been making the rounds and it’s good. Particularly #5, #10 and #14. I thought I would share it here! Enjoy!

Fish and chip pie

Fish and Chip Pie

Say what? Marks and Spencer has created the first ever fish and chip pie?! Tell me more!

The box boasts, “A layer of minted pea puree, cod chunks in a béchamel based tartar sauce, topped with thick cut fries and smoked sea salt in a shortcrust pastry.” What kind of mad scientist created this amalgamation?!

Fish and chip pie

What do you think? Yay or nay? Would you try this?

On another note, Marks and Spencer are offering free delivery to the USA for items over £30 for a limited time, with promo code USDELIVERY. Please note that this doesn’t include fish and chip pie. 🙂

Busy as a bee

Ah, it’s been one of those crazy busy weeks at work and on the home front, juggling and trying to stay afloat (and mixing metaphors in the process!).

Oh yeah, and I’ve discovered “True Detective,” and have been a veritable junkie, huffing episode after episode.

I’m reminded today that I may need to employ the Sherlock method of memory to keep my checklists in check and my to-dos done. Happy Tuesday!

Be Quiet Sherlock sign

RIP Sue Townsend

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged 13 3/4It was very sad news to hear that British author Sue Townsend passed away this week. Her series of books featuring teenager Adrian Mole have been legendary (I suppose she’s the British Judy Blume?!).

If you haven’t had the privilege of reading any of her writing, I’d suggest starting at the beginning with “The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4.”

In the meantime, check out some of Adrian Mole’s best moments, courtesy of New Statesman.

The cronut spawns in London

The new trend for cross-breeding pastries has reached London. From the Townie (a brownie-slash-tart) to the Dosant (half doughnut, half croissant) and the Duffin (a doughnut/muffin fusion), these hybrid sweets are going down a treat.

And so begins this utterly delightful and mouthwatering read on Have you tried any of these? They’ve arrived in the U.K. and sound amazing (I do have a sweet tooth!)

Read more about the latest cronut spawns!

International Pillow Fight Day

International Pillow Fight Day

Oh, London! I love you for your utter whimsy! Check out the celebration that took place this weekend in Trafalgar Square to mark International Pillow Fight Day. Organised by Urban Playground Movement, the fight rules were simple: don’t hit anyone with a camera and don’t hit anyone without a pillow.

International Pillow Fight Day

International Pillow Fight Day

International Pillow Fight Day

International Pillow Fight Day