Saturday, June 27, 2009

Je Me Presente

Je suis Madamoiselle Scarlett Amelia Mabb. Je suis une little cutie!

People Say We Monkey Around......

Another big VFM thanks to our fave girl Sharon at Domestic Sluttery for including us on their site again. If you're looking for inspiration of the clothing/design/jewellery/home/food/drink etc kind then look no further. You'll find it here for sure. And... It's really funny too!

Monday, June 22, 2009

New Church Website

Anne has recently been working on a new website for her church in Haverhill. The church were looking for a way to be more accessible to it's congregation where they could access and supply information more easily. What better way than on the internet?!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Vintage Vogue Fashion Fair

On Sunday June 7th, Gillian, Anne and Hazel made the trip to Brentwood, for the Vintage Vogue Fashion Fair. The whole day was a huge success. It was great to meet so many kindred spirits who are so devoted to individuality of vintagefashion. There were people from all walks of life rummaging through the treasures on offer from the wide variety of different stallholders.

The sound stage put on a great show with lots of music and a live performer who was excellent! As you can see above, people got the chance to dance while they shopped!

It was a great day out and we look forward to the October and December fairs!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

The Secret Garden

On Tuesday, Anne , Hazel and Gillian visited Burwash Manor Barns in Barton, Cambridge. They had a nosy around the lovely little shops there which are full of all the precious things you don't need but really want!!

One such shop is The Secret Garden, where their friend Claire works, who was also the fantastic photographer at Hazel's wedding. In fact if you're into weddings then you should also check out The Secret Garden Marquee, also at Burwash. Great for all your celebration needs!!!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

The Little Emperor's Chocolate Cake

On Saturday, The Little Emperor turned 3, so Hazel baked him a cake. It was heavenly! Here is the recipe she used for all the little bakers out there!

250g (9 oz) plain flour
400g (14 oz) mixture of golden caster sugar and dark brown sugar
75g (3 oz) cocoa powder
1 dessertspoon bicarbonate of soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
225ml (8 fl oz) cold filter coffee
225ml (8 fl oz) condensed milk
100ml (4 fl oz) clarified butter

Preparation method
Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas mark 4. Grease and flour a 23x33cm (9x13 in) baking tin.
In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cocoa, bicarb, baking powder and salt. Make a well in the centre and pour in the eggs, coffee, milk and butter. Mix until smooth, batter will be thin. Pour into prepared tin.
Bake in the preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until a cocktail stick inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool in the tin before slicing and serving.

Lots of dark chocolate, melted
Lots of butter, softened
Equal measures of icing sugar and caster sugar
Condensed milk to smooth it all out
Couple of teaspoons of vanilla bean paste
Loads of Golden Syrup

Mix it all up till you get to a toothpaste kind of consistency and away you go!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Team Totty

We would like to introduce you to our new team member, Jo Totty.
Jo will be our new post mistress and is raring to get to work.

Here she is above, pictured with her two grandchildren, Sebastian and Kalila.

And here she is with her daughters Rachel and Gisela.