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12.8.12

It has been a bit of a funny week this past week, full of change and nerves and catching up on jobs around the house. Oh, and watching the Olympics rather a lot! 

I started my new job on Monday which has all been going well. It's such a contrast compared to my old routine where I was in the car commuting for at least 2 hours a day. Now I can hop in the car and be there in 15 - 20 minutes and as I'm doing fewer hours I've had so much more free time (filled with doing loads of washing and hoovering, but hey it's still free time).

I added a couple of new bracelets to my shops yesterday (Etsy here / Bigcartel here). I'll be adding lots more over the next few weeks now that I have more time to work on designs but in the meantime you can have a nosy at these two bracelets: a super tiny gold skull charm on red silk thread, with a gold lobster clasp fastening, and a "lucky star" bracelet which is already available in red but now comes on gold/yellow silk thread too.


I love working with this silk thread. It's very delicate but as I have quite small wrists I'm a big fan of delicate jewellery. I hope you like them. Please pop over to my shops to have a look if you get a spare minute, I'd really appreciate it.
I've been meaning to share a new recipe with you, as last weekend Jonathan and I tried moussaka which I can't recall ever eating before. I think I used to be a bit scared of aubergines, but seemingly not anymore! I made the topping and Jonathan made everything else and it was incredible! It wouldn't all fit in our dish so we made another mini moussaka which I had for lunch the next day. Score! Here's the recipe if you're interested. 
Since I became a vegetarian it has been nice to have the odd vegetarian meal that we can both eat, as opposed to cooking things seperately so that Jonathan can have meat in his. Extra washing up is never a good thing!

Before the topping went on. I suppose you could just eat it like this if you wanted to!


We have been absolutely HOOKED on the Olympics in our house over the past 2 weeks, and there was little old me before it started saying I probably wouldn't watch too much of it as I'm not really a fan of watching sports. 
Next thing I know I'm staying up until 1am to watch the opening ceremony, jumping up and down cheering on Mo Farah, Jessica Ennis and the rest of Team GB, and well and truly getting into the Olympic spirit!

I'm determined to get me some Jessica Ennis abs. I just need to put the biscuit tin down for long enough...

I think the coverage has been fantastic and we have loved watching. It only comes around every 4 years so we have made the most of watching and will be sad when it is all over (although the Paralympics are still to come!)
We're already talking about a trip to Rio in 2016... ;)

11 comments:

  1. I've really enjoyed watching the Olympics too, especially the diving. How fit do all the fellas look when they emerge from the water, all wet hair and that... What a perv I am!

    Must try that recipe, it looks delicious xx

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  2. Oh I love the new bracelets. I love delicate thin threads too. They look so dainty on wrists. Moussaka is one of my favourite dishes ever, and I always had vegetable moussaka when I was a vegetarian. So warming and fulfilling, and you can get so much veg in too! Oh I've definitely had Olympic fever too. Loved every second! x

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  3. Watching the Olympics has been incredibly inspiring and it has been so good to watch Team GB doing really well! :-) Is it me or has general morale improved?

    Jem xXx

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  4. The meal you cooked looks lovely. I'm vegetarian too so I may try something similar! xx

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  5. Ive never had moussaka before, always looking for new recipes so will be adding this to my 'to try' list. Do you ever visit the bbc good food website, i have tried so many new things from there recently- its great!

    Glad to hear the new job is going well :)

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  6. Really cute bracelets!

    I also said that I would not watch the Olympics, but found myself being stuck to tv every evening!!

    Having a giveaway at the mo on my blog, if you'd like to check it out!

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  7. I love your new bracelets. I've been loving the Olympics too and don't want it to end!

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  8. LOVE the new bracelets! And that meal looks amazing x

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  9. YUMMM that mousakka looks so good!! And I don't even like aubergines. Mmmm! xx

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  10. I can't believe the Olympics is over! I've really loved watching it, and both the opening and closing ceremonies were amazing to watch :)
    So glad to hear that you're enjoying your new job! I'll definitely have to check out your shop too, that bracelet is too cute :)
    I hope you're having a lovely week :) xxx

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  11. Love a veggie mousakka but don't have a recipe. I think I will be putting yours to good use :-) It looks tasty! x

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