The Cake I’m Baking: A few years ago I planted a fig tree (too near the house as it turns out) more in hope than expectation because I am no gardener! However, it has flourished beyond all measure so we get a beautiful crop of figs every summer. I’ve made several of the Otto Lenghi Fig, Yoghurt & Almond cakes and when the apples are ready from the apple tree, I’ll adjust the recipe slightly to make blackberry and apple cakes. It’s a super-easy cake that I’ve changed to make gluten free (just swap the flour for gluten free self raising) and the recipe is HERE. I serve this with low fat greek yoghurt but to be honest, it’s so juicy and moist it really doesn’t need anything at all.
The Boots I’ve Been Buying: I really don’t need another pair of boots but couldn’t resist this sparkly heeled pair from Other Stories. It’s things like this that make saying goodbye to summer a bit easier… I cannot wait to wear black skinnies, my black swing polo neck and these to let the heels to the talking. They’re £125 HERE. I know.. but.. sparkles.
The Series I’m Watching: I finally caved and got Amazon Prime a couple of weeks ago – my sister recommended this US Cop drama, Bosch, starring Titus Welliver, and I’m already on the second series. It’s a little bit corny but gritty and exciting at the same time – based on the books by Michael Connelly which I’ve never read (and probably won’t). Watch Annie Wersching play a quietly creepy new recruit. Star of the show is Harry Bosch, maverick detective (predictably), part-time and unreliable parent and owner of the most glamorous house in LA.
The Podcast I’m Listening To: I’ve really enjoyed listening to a few episodes of the Em & Khi Show – and if you think you recognise that face, you do – it’s Mikhila (aka Msbudgetbeauty) and her friend Em chatting about beauty and life. One week it’s Pokemon Go under the spotlight, the next it’s Blogger Fraud. I love the fact it’s like listening to two of your own friends chatting and I keep wanting to join in! They’re funny, down to earth and hit on topics we can all relate to and have a view on. With influencers under the spotlight for being too bland, Em & Khi are anything but. You can download HERE.
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The Nail Polish I’m Wearing: I’ve gone back a season to the Dior Spring collection because I absolutely love the lilac hued pink polish, named Lilac, for the off tone that it has. It looks like a Barbie pink shade but just a bit edgier and with the lilac downwash, it’s kind of mesmeric. There isn’t a lot of it left in stock but it’s going on both fingers and toes for my holiday (yes, finally getting one, from tomorrow!). You can find it HERE for £19.
The Bonkers Bag I’m Having: This is a last minute entry because a friend of mine has it and I fell in love with it when I met it for the first time yesterday! It’s completely crazy but all of the fun and the best thing about it? That you can connect the phone that acts as the handle (it has a strap too) to your mobile and use it. I cannot wait to be on the train having a conversation through the handle of my bag! It’s a TK Maxx bargain, too at £49 HERE and I’ve spotted it already on Ebay for £72 although I don’t know what the original price was.
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