a happy list

This image. It's the dream. There is cosy knitwear, a hot drink and biscotti.

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):

  1. 27 days 1 hours 13 minutes and 32 seconds until holiday time
  2. friends who, unprovoked, text to say they miss me
  3. my husbear
  4. weekend plans that i look forward to
  5. having finally, after 3.5 years, bought a vanilla-scented oil for my desk that makes it smell so much nicer around me
  6. tea. always. ok. maybe lattes too.
  7. shunning capital letters occasionally
  8. my husbear
  9. sunshine and longer, lighter days
  10. mutti being happy in her new job

genuinely, have a lovely weekend.

Tuesday links…

… what is more obvious than that? All courtesy of Buzzfeed, who has just stolen at least an hour of my life. True say. 

NY Elopement

Thank you. That is all.

Dim Sum Fun

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!

Friday links

Some Friday link love:


News of the Gloucester Green dim sum adventure to follow next week! Bon weekend mes petits.