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Warm and comforting – New house and new soup

It’s amazing how fast time flies. It only feels like we moved into the new house yesterday, yet it’s already been five days. Five days of manic packing, moving, cleaning, more moving, and heaps of unpacking.

It’s nowhere near done. I think it will probably be several weeks before we’re completely unpacked and settled in, but I don’t mind. It’s nice to just sit back, breathe and relax, enjoying the new house, the new scenery, the new atmosphere.

I also can’t quite believe that it’s Autumn already. The leaves are changing, autumnal vegetables are showing up in the shops, Halloween decorations have begun to appear.

And it’s getting colder. So much colder.

I’m sat here typing this in a warm jumper, thinking I might need to go fetch myself some gloves..

This is definitely soup weather.

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Pimms O’clock!

I love special occasions. Reasons to celebrate, take a step out of the normal routine of life and just sit back and enjoy yourself 🙂
Today was my dad’s birthday. Growing up, I can fondly remember all of the wonderful parties my parents threw for me. A disco when I was 13, “themed” home-made birthday cakes to match something that I was doing at that point in my life. I had dinosaur shaped cakes as a kid, elaborately decorated with fondant-dinosaurs. A paint palette shaped cake when I was 18. And my dad once spent several hours with icing pens, drawing me a pointillist-style version of Gustav Klimt’s “The Kiss”.
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Paskins

When I was planning my partners trip away, I did a lot of research into places to stay. My first thought was to find a nice hostel. I’ve stayed in a few during various trips, and most of them have been quite nice (only one that I didn’t like, but I shan’t go into details there!). The only trouble with hostels though, is quite often you have to share your room with strangers. For a research trip to London for a uni project, that’s not too bad. But for a birthday special treat? Not so nice!
So I contacted the Lovely Jo Jo of Vegan in Brighton to ask her if she had any suggestions of veggie-friendly B&B’s or Hotels, and she suggested I look into a place called Paskins!

Paskins!
Paskins!

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Basil & Almond Pesto – And a birthday!

For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been The Birthday Fairy. (A bit confusing perhaps, seeing as though this is Pixie Produce, but hey, on Sunday’s I’m a Unicorn, and I’ve always been crazy about dragons – I’m a whole fairy-tale rolled into one)

Speaking of Fairy Tales, there really is something magical about fresh basil...
Speaking of Fairy Tales, there really is something magical about fresh basil…

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