let’s get festive with the latest bracelet by Lizzie Rose

I’ve made a start on making jewellery for the festive season – better late than never as I know some of you are way ahead with your Christmas makes and purchases. 

Shot against natural cork oak wood

Shot against natural cork oak wood

Black, Silver & Grey are a classic combination for this time of year and especially for evening occasions.  Looking in the shops right now, you are bombarded with black and white clothes and accessories as is typical once the weather (in the Northern Hemisphere) turns colder.

Here’s a charm bracelet which not only looks stunning, but it sounds very nice too!  Treat yourself or someone you know who would appreciate the monotone of this piece.

treasury list : sand

I’m a bit of a beige freak so I loved this Treasury List by Keith and Olga of Fish Out Store.  Be sure to visit their shop as they have some lovely embroidered banners with inspirational quotes.

My Sandy Pastel Bracelet is one of the items featured. Thanks Keith & Olga!

treasury list - Sand

rainy day soup

Having a stomach bug and fever followed by a long weekend away really halted my newly found gusto to start blogging again.  I must have overdone it!  Anyway, I’m back to normal health now (thankfully) but the weather has turned in Portugal and it is wet, wet, wet and a little bit cool too. 

So I thought I would make some roasted pumpkin soup, to warm the soul and boost our immunity for the new germs we will be experiencing now we are back in Europe!

For the recipe, please see my post ‘Roasted Pumpkin Soup’.

As for my weekend away,  I went to see my son in The Hague.  More on that to come!  Hope it’s not too cold where you are :)

update on the succulent planter

Remember my post on ‘revamping succulents’?  That was two months ago and I wanted to show you how they happy they have become!

lined up with my other succulents

lined up with my other succulents

a closer inspection

a closer inspection

puppy likes to nibble them!

puppy likes to nibble them!

fleshy, happy succulents!

fleshy, happy aeoniums (apart from the brown edges!)