Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Last night, I decided to be a nice girlfriend and make Henry supper. I envisioned a cosy evening of red pepper and chorizo soup, a fresh farmhouse loaf, and a pot overflowing with girlfriend points. Needless to say, I was feeling pretty smug as I unpacked all my organic produce and got to work. I was a domestic goddess of the first degree! 

As per usual, calamity ensued. A pesky chilli ruined my perfectly laid plan.

*Image via WeHeartIt*

It's a pretty fundamental rule of cooking, really; after chopping up a chilli, wash your hands. Wash them good. Unfortunately, in my little bubble of sweating onions whilst shimmying along to Days Are Gone (Haim forever!), this little tip of hygiene and self-preservation escaped me. And then I apparently touched my face.

Fast forward twenty minutes, and I was going nuts, eyes streaming, blasting my face with the shower, while a bright red moustache-shaped irritation erupted on my upper lip. Not the cool chef I had envisioned, I was a flailing mess whose head felt close to spontaneous combustion.

There was only one thing for it.

I had to smother my face in mango and vanilla yoghurt.

Which actually really helped. Until I licked took it off. So then I had to reapply.

Henry, naturally, spent the whole evening laughing at me. My culinary delight had been reduced to a scene involving yoghurt on my eyelashes, and inevitably, in my eyes, and after my impromptu face mask had taken effect (around half an hour) a bright red, Movember worthy 'tache on my face.

And supper wasn't served until nearly eleven.

I think I'll wait a while before my next kitchen foray. 



Sunday, 10 November 2013

For me, few things beat the excitement of getting a set of snaps back from the LomoLab. A few months ago I acquired an ActionSampler on my travels, and although the photos are far from perfect, to me they are wonderful little reminders of some brilliant times. 

The old-timesy quality of film photographs will never cease to delight me... And at just £29, this little camera seems a bargain for all of the sequential snaps now adorning my walls. It's light as a feather, looks adorable out of use on my shelf, and is as easy to use as a disposable camera.

Have you gotten your mitts on a Lomo? 

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