Peach, Plum, Pear.

The title of this post is my favourite Joanna Newsom song. They used another one of her songs in a rather scary scene in that film The Strangers. Now I can't listen to it without feeling remotely terrified :( Anyways, I have had fun uncovering the depths of my I-tunes this week, updating playlists for my Ipod now that my train journey into town has doubled in length since we moved house. I have also been making a mix cd for the lovely Zoe. Here's what else has been making me smile this week:


Frozen strawberry daquiris with Jenn at lunch time on Saturday. It was so lovely eating and drinking outside in the nice weather.


Our starter at Luisa's Come Dine With Me night on Saturday. Ok, I lie, its not so much a come dine with me in the sense that none of us will be cooking for her in return any time soon, haha. But maybe we should :)


Some flowers I got for our wonderful hostess. She did a great job cooking for me, Joanne, and Gary. Gary was in my year at uni, and Joanne and Luisa are in the year below (and doing very well might I add... we better watch our backs when they graduate!)


Me, having a food coma on her couch after dinner. Skinny belt undone and everything - I'm a classy burd.


Luisa's beautiful flat in the centre of Glasgow. The weather was stunning at the weekend and the blanket at her window was the perfect people watching spot. Luisa is italian and her cooking was seriously epic. She made us bruschetta, lasagne, and home made oreo brownies and rocky road for desert. Teamed up with some Ben and Jerrys cookie dough ice cream, I was struggling afterwards as you can see! So worth it though.


Been enjoying my Lucky Charms every morning this week. Probably not the healthiest breakfast around... but it has been making me smile. Or maybe that's just the sugar overload?


Some successful (finally) and very yummy chocolate macaroons I made with Leah. My first attempt failed miserably, so joining forces with my partner in crime when it comes to baking was definately a good idea. She has so much patience... and I do not :) really need to work on that.


Some new bubble bars I got from Lush during the week. It is so nice having a bath again after only having a shower for 6 months. David is quite the madam and enjoys his Lush bubble bath too :) I have only used half of karma so far (far left) and if you follow me on twitter, you might have seen my twitpic last night of the loveheart shaped pile of bubbles this bubble bar produced! Could not have made it better if I'd tried.

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I should really lay out these catch up posts a bit better, but I hope you catch my drift and didn't loose too much interest on the long scroll down. Today I am heading back into glasgow for a meeting at my old uni - I am a part of the curriculum reform (as a graduate representative) so I think an afternoon of coffee and debates awaits me. Last night I FINALLY went to the Cupcake class my wonderful friend Erin bought me for christmas. If you have been reading my blog for a wee while, you'll know how much of a cupcake fiend I am. So I will share some pics from that soon. I also managed to buy a new outfit from Topshop for the Scottish Ballet blogger meet up on saturday. I majorly suck at dressing up/shopping for clothes, don't know what the hell is wrong with me! In return (and to rid me of awful shopping guilt that always follows) I am in the process of selling my life on ebay, and will have a few lovely dresses up for sale on my blog shop at some point later this week, so keep your eyes peeled m'dears.

Ayden x

38 comments:

  1. <3 i do enjoy it when you've got a wee blog sale going on lady! I am also so looking forward to the new house as it has a bath in it and it's been aaages since i've been able to have one! We'll be ripping it out eventually, but it will be lovely while we have it.

    Love <3

    xxxx

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  2. OMG those macaroons look so YUMMY!! my mouth is watering... xxx

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  3. I loved this post, mainly because it contained FOOD!! so much yummy food.
    Love the skirt you are wearing (best outfit of the day shot in my eyes haha!!)
    I can imagine you listening to the scary song and your eyes going really wide with fear on the train! Noooooooo!
    xxx

    p.s I will definitely be posting you a parcel tomorrow. Promise, promise promise.

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  4. Joanna Newsom.....oh Ayden I knew I liked you.
    Looks like you've been spoiled with the noms...the bruchetta looks crazy good. I got a bit over excited when my friend brought round m&s apple pie last night (to be fair....that does merit some degree of excitement)...but oreo brownies...HIYA PAL.
    Those macaroons look so pretty -very....glossy. My tiny kitchen doesn't lend itself to baking. I mean I like nothing better than shoving on my ipod and cooking a meal (shudder to think and xiuxiu since you asked)...but yeah...baking is a bit more messy. I think last thing I made was chocolate fudge at christmas as gift for paul's family. Missed my friends birthday last night so suspecting baking could be a good idea. I'm dying to try butterbeer flavoued cupcakes..not sure if you've seen them but they look AMAZING.
    Looking forward to seeing you Saturday (and everyone else). Haven't thought about outfit...might be a bit sick down myself. Considering my new neon pink lace dress got from GWBP but iunno. x

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  5. i want an italian amazing chef friend! that flat looks lovely too - but i still wanna see yours! have fun at your meet up xx

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  6. Sooo jealous of those lucky charms! I've been thinking about them for years :D Can't bring myself to buy them for a tenner out of the candy shops though :S

    btw, those tulips are MASSIVE, they're totally reaching for the skies :P They're making my flat smell amaaazing..thanks again :)

    Xx

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  7. I am so jealous of you being successful in making macaroons!
    Ugh The Strangers is the scariest film! Seeing as I am ALWAYS home alone as well thinking about it freaks meee outtt!

    I want this ladies flat it looks amazing, what a great view! Looks like Paris! xxx

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  8. the strangers is the scariest film EVER. i have a huge fear of those masks and didn't make it past the first 15 minutes haha!

    all the food has made me hungry! my best friend is italian and makes the most amazing food too. would love to hear more about the course at Cupcake, I've been thinking of doing one for ages!

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  9. Ayden you have made me want Lucky Charsm, italian food and daquiris now!

    Love the vintagey scraf print skirt you are wearing :)

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  10. My lucky charms have gone stale :( maaaan. How lovely is your friends flat, reminds me of where steph over at influence lives. All that food sounds so yum, no wonder you were having a food baby!! Strawberry daq's are my fave, Nom nom nom xxxx

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  11. Oh gosh, The Strangers was such a good film, I'm usually such a wimp with scary films! You look so lovely in the first photo with your cocktail Ayden, and I love your skirt in the food coma snap too (: Looks like you've had a lovely few days sweet! xx

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  12. glad to hear you had a good time girlie! that photo of bruchetta is now making me hungry haha! have fun at the blogger meetup and hope your able to find a lovely outfit xx

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  13. Those macaroons look sooo yummy!

    I miss Lucky Charms cereal...I loved them as a kid, although I think I used to annoy my Mum by just picking out the marshmallow bits and just eating them! :P

    Love the skirt too btw xx

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  14. I've been really sad and have been watching videos on Youtube for making Macaroons! I'm well trying them again but the Lorraine Pascale way ;)

    Patience is a virtue!

    <3

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  15. All the talk of this food is making me hungry! It looks lovely and I would have definitely eaten myself into a food coma too. I always end up loosening [read taking off] my belt after a good meal :)

    Maria xxx

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  16. Well done on the macaroons, they look fantastic! :) My last place only had a shower, I really missed my Lush baths! Enjoy your Lush goodies :) x

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  17. Your catch-up posts always make me smile! You always look so happy in your photos! :)

    Those macaroons look so yummyyyy!


    Look forward to the blog sale!
    xx

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  18. Oooh I love strawberry daquiris! This whole post made me so hungry, not great for my diet ; )

    Danni

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  19. Those frozen daiquiris look delish! The normal ones are nice enough so these must've been gorgeous x

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  20. I bloody love strawberry daiquiris! I can't wait until I have my own place as me and my friends are going to do regular Come Dine With Me nights!

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  21. I can't believe I'm approaching 22 years of age and I STILL haven't tried a strawberry daiquiri or however you spell it. One of my friends goes on about them ALL THE time and I LOVE strawberries! Are they standard frozen orrrr??

    Me and a few of my friends do come dine with me also! One always turns up with a bottle of absinthe though, so its never really a classy affair! ;)


    The macaroons are looking loads better than the last ones you've posted! I've never tried those either, whats going on with me? Send me some. Feel free... To send some my way for.. Er.. Review?!

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  22. What an amazing looking weekend. Those daiquiris look fabulous and food coma is needed every once in a while. The Guy and I had much the same thing on Saturday night having been fed (and by fed I mean spoiled) to coma state!

    Enjoy the baths, wish wish wish I could use those products but my skin hates them and then hates me. Enjoy and can't wait to see your new Chez Ayden.

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  23. Mmm nothing better than a nice cold drink sitting outside a cafe or restaurant! A few friends and I did a Come Dine With Me type night at a friends house and it was so good (minus the raw meat we were served)! I'm definitely a lover of dinner parties already! Home made oreo brownies sounds like a gift from God.
    I've never had Lucky Charms or macarons; what is my life?! x

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  24. I love lucky charms! A friend got me three boxes for my birthday last year and it was the best present ever!

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  25. Corr, all that food and drink looks so so good! Glad you've been well and enjoying life. I'm totally with you on the food coma photo. I've got a right food baby right now. It's more food twins - god damn pasta!

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  26. food loves you but always can kill you with those food comas haha i am glad you got through it!

    geeze , its been years since ive had lucky charms too, you may have inspired me to buy a box :)

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  28. That flat looks awesome. I'd loove to have a flat with a view, especially a city view i'm so jeal!

    Also wouldn't mind on of them there macaroons

    xx

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  29. I was in the social for lunch and cocktails on Saturday too - we must have breezed on by each other without noticing! xx

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  30. I love the food coma photo haha!!
    Those macaroons look amazing.

    And by the way, your tattoos are fab! x

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  31. that drink looks so good!

    i just got my first bath bomb from lush last week, have yet to try it out! i'm excited, though!

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  32. Wow, these photos are lovely. And those macaroons look delicious, I am now thinking of making my own! I adore your blog, you're a fantastic blogger!

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  33. okay, so after looking at all these food photos I am so hungry! Also, that flat is beautiful and has a lovely view :D

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  34. Woah those macaroons look brill! You look gorgeous with that frozen daquiri (which sounds amazing!), I love sitting outside when the weather is nice! Now I'm off to make some bruschetta...:) xo

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  35. That daiquiri (sp?) at the top looks immense, nothing like a mid afternoon cocktail in the sun :) We've been baking today for Liam's birthday! Good food always reminds me of your blog because you showcase some scrummy finds! That bruscetta thing looks immense! ♥ Claire @ Jazzpad

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  36. All the food in this post makes me so hungry! I love the photo of you in a food coma, that's so me after a big dinner. I always have to have a little sleepy. That bruschetta looks awesome and the macarons... YYYUUUUMMM.

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  37. I got the chick lush bath bomb too, so cute my mum got me a horse one but it smells like feet :/ haha
    Major LOLZ at the come dine with me haha you should so make beans on toast back haha.
    Ever time I see your baking projects, not only do I drool but really want to start waiting to get my mixer than there will be no stopping me! Did you get that baking magazine? You get four cupcake things (my mum got it, think she's hinting I make her cupcakes haha)
    Aww glad you had a great week (got to love a food coma) xxxxxx

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  38. Looks like a fab week and the macaroons look gorgeous! Been reading your blog for AGES but this is my first comment, so hi :) xx

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