So, this happened two weeks ago:
…that today is a good day. Thank you world. You have been kind.
Have a great weekend everyone.
dear me, i am not good at blogging. at least not with any real commitment. sorry world.
10 things that make me terribly happy
(as i hear it is good to focus the mind and that gratitude combats anxiety):
- 27 days 1 hours 13 minutes and 32 seconds until holiday time
- friends who, unprovoked, text to say they miss me
- my husbear
- weekend plans that i look forward to
- having finally, after 3.5 years, bought a vanilla-scented oil for my desk that makes it smell so much nicer around me
- tea. always. ok. maybe lattes too.
- shunning capital letters occasionally
- my husbear
- sunshine and longer, lighter days
- mutti being happy in her new job
genuinely, have a lovely weekend.
- As. If. Double date at Waffle House.
- Part of the needing to make more effort NY’s resolution.
- For my pasta-loving husbear. Also, “lasagne dip”. Only in America could an entire meal be classed as a ‘dip’.
- Profane (profound?) motivational posters.
- Dame Helen Mirren Is The Classiest Thing To Ever Happen On The Subway. Yes. She. Is.
- I have such a soft spot for elopements. #2 is basically our wedding. But with more (!) people in attendance! Ditto #24. Best way to get married. Hands down.
- Shall we elope again?
- Would make these if I had even half the ingredients! Good V-Day recipe.
- Enjoying this couples bucket list.
- In my next life…
- I love tattoos. This is great. GREAT. And dedicated!
- For my Sriracha-loving husbear. Da bomb.
Thank you. That is all.
As promised last week here is a post on the amazingly tasty dim sum we picked up at the Gloucester Green Farmer’s Market in Oxford a couple of Thursdays ago. There are three stalls there selling dim sum or dim sum-esque goodies. The middle photo below is of the momos we tried. Momos are actually Tibetan and Nepalese-style dumplings filled with either meat or veg. We went for the veggie options and got 10 for £3.50. They were delicious and came served with a tomato-based sauce which I’d happily take or leave. We added sweet chilli sauce and that worked well.
Next up we tried a more traditional pot-sticker style dim sum from SASHA. See above! These were 10 for £4.50 and were huge! You can have beef, chicken or veg or a combination. I can wholeheartedly recommend the beef ones. Oh yes! Drizzle over some soy and add some sweet chilli (which looked more like cherry sauce!) and you are truly in for a treat.
Safe to say that we will be going back for more dim sum. The momo food van also offered a sort of plate special where you can have half fried rice/half momos for £3.50 and that was a very popular option.
Click pictures to enlarge. Try not to lick the screen!
Some Friday link love:
- 10 Gmail hacks
- I’d like to eat a big bowl of this right now.
- My kind of exercise.
- Gorgeous Brooklyn apartment. A little busy for our taste but, ya know, I wouldn’t say no.
- Or how about this? I really want to go back.
- Loving all this chat about stream lining your wardrobe and having a capsule wardrobe. This all appeals to my must-have-the-least-amount-of-stuff nature.
News of the Gloucester Green dim sum adventure to follow next week! Bon weekend mes petits.
Here is a photo round up from the last 7 days. More to come soon as I’ll report back on our farmers’ market lunch today in Oxford. Dim sum and donuts anyone?