Finding work for idle hands: making, baking and more.

Blossom season March 18, 2011

Filed under: This and that — lauravw @ 2:55 pm

I am so glad to see the blossom this year. This picture was taken yesterday, a bright sunny day when we managed to get outside and go for a long walk.

As I mentioned yesterday I’ve been busy with things of late, both fun things and less fun things, and lots of things that I’ve been interested in have unfortunately been passing me by at speed. But here are the things I’ve kept pace with:

Sali Hughes at The Guardian does it again: a video tutorial on blusher, along with notes on her favourites. It’s really good advice, I could see an improvement as soon as I tried out her technique for using a paler blusher followed by a smaller amount of a brighter one.

A few notes on making an emergency kit for your home at Shelterrific. With all that’s going on it the world, this is something I’m looking into. Related: practising a fire drill with your pets.

Flossie Teacakes talks about her favourite pens for marking fabrics.

Tiny Wings is the new Angry Birds – I downloaded this game as soon as I read about it, and it’s a lot of fun. Plus it’s beautifully illustrated.

The Vintage Festival at London’s Southbank Centre sounds like something I would enjoy, even though I can’t quite work out what it entails! I’m overdue a day out in London so perhaps this is the one to go for. It’s a bit on the pricey side though: £60 for a day ticket? Not a very wintage price…

Wishing you a relaxing weekend – let’s hope this Spring-like weather hangs around for a little while longer.






2 Responses to “Blossom season”

  1. PinkCat Says:

    Pretty blossom!

    I too wanted to go to the Vintage festival but decided it was just too expensive. Meh! x

  2. melissa Says:

    Along the disaster-preparedness lines, have a look on amazon for a book called “Apocalypse Chow” – the first half of the book is about really smart disaster preparedness techniques for modern times (like having all your important tax, financial, birth certificates, passports, etc scanned and in one hdd that’s ready to go in an emergency), and the second half is all recipes you can cook if you’re stuck with no electricity for a while. So everything’s shelf stable and they assume you’ve only got one camping stove and bottled water. But the recipes are so good (and gourmet!) that we’ve cooked a few without any impending doom.

    Also, our boat is just one giant escape capsule. In case of zombie apocalypse, we just cut our ropes and gun the engine to chillax in the North Sea. 😀

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