This weekend I celebrated the beginning of my holidays by not only having my sister to stay but also my old school friend who I have known since I was 3 and her gorgeous little monsters. The sun came out yesterday so we were able to make the most of the beach, making sandcastles and getting wet socks in the cold tide! The living room is now host to a few more shells that we just could not resist. There is something about spring air and the sound of crashing waves.
This week has been pretty miserable to say the least, rain, wind and lots of work on, so to cheer myself up i've been cooking up some happy food in the kitchen! Usually I just buy cook books to escape and dream. I was given Miss Dahls Voluptuous delights for my birthday, so I could dream that I had her kitchen and lifestyle. Apparently its not her kitchen,nonetheless its owned by some lucky someone!! So the recipes I tried where the squid salad (me and my sister have had an obsession with squid ever since our holiday to Kefalonia in the summer) and the beetroot soup, because it is such an amazing colour! Be warned though it does make your pee pink!
Sorry about my pottery obsession at the moment, I promise to upload something different soon. I promised to upload some pictures off my first hand thrown pots in my last blog so here they are in all their naked beauty. I can't wait to glaze them tomorrow. Above is my little urchin pot, inspired by the ceramic artist Heather Night.