J has lifted off for cinnamon bun land again and I am still enjoying the quiet that has spread itself like a blanket over the house since. I have always had a little loner bunny living inside of me you know (but even loner bunnies fall in love sometimes). Before he left I made us some orange poppy muffins to have for breakfast; a thoroughly nice change from our normally silly-sturdy nordic breakfasts which usually include both sandwiches and cereal/porridge etc etc.


I have a gazillion of things planned for doing whilst he’s gone. Some are things that just never seem to get done when he’s around and others are Christmas related secrety things, as I have promised myself to start early this year as a nice contrast to my usual very late-birdy me. Well, I’ld better commence. I hope you are all having a good start to the week! Cheerio!



This was my breakfast a couple of days back when we had an amazinly summery day.


Later we went down to the allotments accompanied by a picnic:

ciabatta including ciabatta sandwiches

litchisand litchis


This gentle giant was to become the last of the leeks for the season; except for the ones we’ll leave to flower because I think they’re just so absurdly nice in bloom and we’ll get to look forward to the extra treat of lovely baby leek clusters next winter/spring. I don’t know why not more growers practise this little “perennialising” trick, but I guess I might have other priorities since I’m a bit spoilt for space.


When we went home the ground was covered with these “seed tassels” looking (in my mind) very much like the hand of an eight fingered giant.


They had coloured the whole path was white.

I’m sorry for being so quiet recently. Don’t really know why. Will be back with more soon! xo Bella