Posted in January 2012

In Pursuit of the Perfect Scone

In Pursuit of the Perfect Scone

I have spent years trying to perfect the art of scone making. What is more quintessentially English than a warm scone slathered with jam and cream? I have tried dozens of recipes and have put to the test the tips and techniques of every expert baker I’ve seen, still, no perfect scone! Maybe my expectations … Continue reading

Euro 2012 – The saga continues……

Euro 2012 – The saga continues……

Today I bring you the second instalment in our Euro 2012 travel plans. If you missed the first one, check it out – 2012: A European Championship Odyssey Now that the dates and locations of Ireland’s fixtures at Euro 2012 were known, the priority became procuring tickets to at least one of Ireland’s matches. As I … Continue reading

Travel Craft Alert! Love Map By minimoz

Travel Craft Alert! Love Map By minimoz

Today’s travel craft comes to you from minimoz, a talented little lady from Melbourne. I love this idea and have every intention of making one for our home someday. Our love map would start with Melbourne, where we met while we were both living there, then onto Ottawa, where we lived while I finished my … Continue reading

Photo Friday #7 — Exotic

Photo Friday #7 — Exotic

Today’s #FriFotos theme is exotic and my offering for you is a view of beautiful Angkor Wat from the top of Phnom Bakheng in Cambodia. This was probably one of my favourite places that we visited in Angkor because, unbelievably, we were the only people there! Take a look here to see what it can … Continue reading

Travel Craft Alert! Patina White’s Repurposed Globe Art

Travel Craft Alert! Patina White’s Repurposed Globe Art

Today’s travel craft is brought to you by Patina White! How great is this repurposed globe idea?! I love it! Check out her studio here, and her blog here for more inspiring ideas! Also check out a great post, Globe-al Recycling: 19 Projects to DIY, over at Blue Velvet Chair!

2012: A European Championship Odyssey

2012: A European Championship Odyssey

Today I bring you a post from my personal travel planner, my boyfriend Damian. This is the first of a number of posts that will chronicle the planning for our trip in Europe this summer, including tips and tricks for planning a trip on a budget. Enjoy! As soon as the Republic of Ireland secured … Continue reading

Updates and Summer Plans!

Things are busy around here this week, with a deadline for me both at work and school! I’m trying my hardest to not get distracted by the time sucking vortex that is the internet so that I don’t end up in a complete panic the day before my essay is due! In more exciting news, … Continue reading