Currently I am… October Edition

Hey guys, sorry I haven’t written in a while, these past few weeks have been hectic as I’ve been getting back into the swing of things at university and generally sorting my life out! Despite the busy-ness, I am so happy because this is my favourite time of year. I love everything from the falling leaves, to the smell of the air, to pumpkin spice lattes (ultimate white chick, I know), to the festiveness of Halloween in general.

Soon I’ll be writing some articles on recipes I’ve been loving lately and other Halloween-related things, but until then here is what I have been loving/thinking/feeling/doing this October:

Listening: “Take Me” by Aly + AJ

Reading: Shame by Salman Rushdie


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Rainy Autumn Days in Utrecht

A few weeks ago I took a short trip to Tilburg in The Netherlands to visit a friend of mine who is doing a year abroad there. While I was there we took a day trip to Utrecht, a small picturesque city that is a bit like a mini Amsterdam. It was raining the whole time we were there but didn’t damper our fun at all as we wandered in and out of cafes, cute boutique shops and bookstores. Utrecht is such a vibrant, creative city and we were surprised by the number of independent shops and businesses. The canals glistened beautifully under fairy lights strung along the banks and were framed by trees bursting with autumn colours. The rain gave everything a special cosiness and it was such a care-free day full of serendipity so I wanted to share some of the photos I took with you guys…

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Dark Magic Charcoal Cinnamon Rolls

I’ve been enjoying baking more lately, trying to follow actual recipes instead of the usual Betty Crocker ready-mix, so last week I ventured into the realm of dark magic and made charcoal cinnamon rolls, from a recipe by Foxmeetsbear (if you don’t follow her on Instagram, I highly recommend it).

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I used a different recipe for the dough, which you can find here. I know you must be raising your eyebrows, charcoal cinnamon rolls? but I promise you they are absolutely delicious and so much fun to make (though a bit of a mess).

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