Friday 28 March 2014

Friday Favourites #22

Happy Friday everyone!  I'm really looking forward to this weekend; we're off to see Captain America: The Winter Soldier on Saturday and on Sunday, Dave and Lucas are cooking me dinner for Mothering Sunday.  The menu is a secret, and Lucas is bursting with excitement about the whole thing.  Can't wait!

Hello to any visitors from Sunny Sweet Pea (who has just posted an interview with me today)--it's lovely to have you!

Favourite Recipe: Triple Layer Mango & Passionfruit Curd Pavlova

© Not Quite Nigella
I've known Lorraine from Not Quite Nigella for years and with this sublime and decadent pavlova, I think she's surpassed Nigella herself!  It serves 18 people, so I'm going to need to engineer a large family gathering to give me an excuse to make this beauty.  Is a Pavlova Party a thing?  I could totally make it a thing...

Favourite Crochet: Ombre Crochet Throw

I'm on a real crochet and crafting kick at the moment.  Last night at our WI In Stitches group I saw a gorgeous crochet ripple blanket and fell in love.  While hunting around for patterns last night, I came across this beautiful ombre blanket.  Isn't it amazing?  I've never seen crocodile stitch before but I can't wait to give it a go!

Favourite Advice: 8 Tricks to help you get back into an exercise routine

I'll be the first to admit that the gym and I aren't friends at the moment.  I don't know why...I always love it when I'm there, it's just the getting there that's the problem.  I don't mean transport-wise...I mean motivation.

There are some fab tips in this article and I'm definitely going to give some of them a go.  If only they included some ninja tips for sneaking back into the gym without anyone commenting on my absence...

Also seen on the web this week:

♥ I loved Michelle's post about Pete and Betty, her furry friends.  Lots of gorgeous pictures of the puppies!
♥ Five things I wish I knew when I started out in Photography.  Great advice!
♥ April Fools Pranks to play on your kids!  (Although, this may be a slippery slope to go down with Lucas.  It might escalate quite quickly!!)

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  1. Can I come to your pavlova party? That pav looks x (Might need the gym motivation tips afterwards though.

    1. You totally can :) I do love a good pav, but I've never seen a triple-decker one before!

  2. The April Fools Pranks I would love to do on the girls one year, I just think they might be a bit too over emotional with it all or at least one of them x

    1. I tried to fool Lucas this year by telling him that an April Fool was actually a dessert that was only eaten on the first of April. Alas, he cottoned on quite quickly (despite knowing how much I love puds).

  3. Just let me know when the Pavlova Party is...
    M x

  4. That Ombre throw is beautiful! Thanks for posting the last article by the way, I'm trying to get back into regular exercise and need all the help I can get! Lovely post :)
    Carrie xxx

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by, Carrie! I love the Ombre throw and am trying to justify making it myself :)


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