25.09

Flowers-from-Holland

It’s not every day you get flowers from Holland. Well, technically they came from within the UK, but were sent to me as part of the Flower Council of Holland’s campaign to spread happiness via the giving of beautiful bouquets. Isn’t that just about the loveliest campaign you ever heard?

The idea behind the campaign is that the happiness can be shared by not only receiving flowers, but sharing and passing them along to continue the chain of happiness. This particular bouquet appeared on my doorstep on Tuesday afternoon, and were quite the ray of sunshine in an otherwise rather grey day. In the spirit of ‘spreading the joy’, I decided to divide up the bouquet so that we’ve got fresh flowers in most of the rooms of our house. There’s a little jam jar full of yellow roses on my desk, lilies by the front door, and bottles full of that amazing structural greenery (I haven’t the faintest idea of its name!) in the living room and on my bedside table.

And now I guess it’s my turn to share the joy by passing along a bouquet of flowers to someone else! I think I know just the person, too…

Tidy-workspaceStructural-greenery White-desk-workspace

Oh and speaking of sharing, I couldn’t not share the sweet video above called ‘The Flower Effect’ that goes along with the campaign- it reminds me so much of Amelie! Isn’t it so sweet?

Here’s to a very happy Thursday!

** Post created in collaboration with the Flower Council of Holland.

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23.09

If there’s one thing I’ve never successfully managed to convince Jason of, it’s that shopping is a really fun way to spend an afternoon. I brought him round to watching the U.S Office, taught him the magic of the pita/hummus combination, and showed him the best way to not shrink everything that goes into the washing machine (just read the label, you know?), but the day Jason turns to me and says ‘I really want/need some new clothes. Shall we pop into town this afternoon?’ will be the day I fall over in shock.

My fiancé’s main gripes with traditional clothes shopping are as follows (and I quote) :: ‘Boring. Fitting rooms are always hot. And too small. I get hungry. My back always aches from all the traipsing. Boring. I want to be able to try things on with my own clothes, not just what I’m wearing.’

The Chapar manages to solve all those issues in one fell swoop. It’s a men’s online personal styling company that, once you’ve completed a quick questionnaire about your tastes and had a chat with your very own personal stylist, provides you with a trunk full of hand-picked pieces as often as you want them, delivered right to your front door! Jason received his first trunk of clothing a couple of weeks ago, and found the process absolutely seamless. Even though he wasn’t sure at first if he’d find any pieces that suited him in the trunk before it arrived, he actually loved so many of the pieces (and they’d been so well selected for him!) that he had trouble choosing what to keep, and what to return!

Have a watch of the video above to see what was in Jason’s first trunk of clothing from The Chapar (click through to the video on YouTube here) and enter the code ‘CIDERWITHROSIE’ on The Chapar to get an exclusive ** 15% off your first order! A great one to pass along to your significant others/brothers/Dads/friends!

:: More about The Chapar here. ::

:: The beautiful song used in the video is ‘Figure Skating’ by THOS, an incredible artist I’ve discovered recently. Find him here + also here and follow along- he’s one to watch! ::

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22.09

Four-vegetable-dishes

1. Parsnip, gruyere + thyme gratin (to be roasted until bubbling, and served alongside a garlicky roasted chicken.)

2. Spicy potato + tarragon soup (for warming post-walk Sunday lunches)

3. Courgette koftas in coconut tomato sauce (best eaten with fluffy rice + soft flatbreads)

4. Kale + chickpea soup with rosemary croutons (double-up on ingredients + stash the leftovers)

{Original sources can be found by clicking on each number above. All images taken from my Pinterest boards.}

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19.09

Homeslice-pizza

Has there been something in the air this week? Everyone I’ve spoken to has said that they’ve been feeling lethargic and drained all week long, and both Jason and I have been struggling to wake up to our alarms. God help us when the clocks go back! I’m sure it’s nothing that a relaxing weekend won’t sort right out…though since we’re working on a little filming project all day on Sunday, I’m not sure this one will be quite as relaxing as it could be! ;) There have been so many lovely things about this week too, of course (pizza, mainly), and guess what! They’re listed below! I hope you’ve had a lovely week, too :)

1. When the Spice Girls came on the radio when I was driving home from the station late last night. I sang along the whole way home, and it was glorious! ;)

2. A stash of new socks, and a new winter scarf. The anticipation of it getting cold enough to wear the scarf is killing me though! (it really is a beauty!)

3. Managing to hold a headstand for the first time in my whole life!

4. Homemade flatbreads with garlic butter + mozzarella. I pretty much ate an entire one to myself, and wasn’t sorry in the slightest.

5. An incredible seven course tasting menu dinner at Launceston Place on Thursday night. The roasted hare was my favourite, served with picked red cabbage and bacon + potato cream. Amazing!

6. Late night cab journeys through the city. And catching trains in the knick of time.

7. Cinnamon lattes.

8. The furious look on Teddy’s face when he spots pigeons in the garden. That dog really does *loathe* pigeons…

9. Browsing online for springer spaniel puppies. I’m hoping that if I find one cute enough, Jason will cave and let me get it…;)

10. Pizza. All the pizza. From Homeslice, and homemade. It’s my vice.

Three posts I’ve loved reading this week :: Freya’s photos + post about banana bread in Antigua || Joannna’s post about the 10 things she’s learnt so far in her career || + Lisette’s sweet ‘thankful Thursday’ list!

What’s on your happy list for this week? :)

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