Vintage Loving Librarian in 6 Inch Heels

a little about my vintage inspired life; from chickens to victory rolls...

Sunday, September 16, 2012

My best Gizzi Erskine impression... dinner for the girls...

Two of my very good friends had birthdays last week so on Friday I did a birthday dinner for 7 of us...

Red Pepper and Tomato Soup
Antipasti platter including tomatoes with mozzarella and basil

Chicken stuffed with garlic butter and wrapped in parma ham
Haloumi for the veggie
Dauphinoise Potatoes
Chipped potatoes cooked in rosemary
carrots and runner beans

Lemon Cheesecake
Meringues with fruit and cream (for my friend who is gluten intolerant)

Everything was made from scratch by me. I love cooking, it was nice to have the time to do it and to set the table nicely, getting out all my best vintage crockery and glasses!! :)

 Vintage 60s dress from eBay, vintage apron from jumble sale.

Beehive... feeling like Gizzi! Oh how I love her! :)
Vintage bead necklace from a friend.

Cooking prep!


Flowers picked from my garden.



Jug of Daiquiri! LOVE cocktails!


We are now enjoying a lazy Sunday after a very very busy weekend! #knackered

much love Jo


Saturday, September 8, 2012

Introducing Audrey...

I have an awesome new bike... her name is Audrey!

She is a hybrid. A little bit sit up and beg style but with suspension and mountain bike style wheels and lots of gears. Style and comfort.

I live in the countryside and up a big ol' hill so an old bike wasn't an option. Audrey has the best of both for me!!

I also have some lovely red cherry blossom panniers but Hubby hasn't got round to fixing the rack on yet!

Can't wait to go for a proper ride tomorrow!

Hope you are all having a great weekend!