Wednesday, 29 June 2011

My current happiness

I thought I would share with you a few of the things that are currently bringing me happiness. I am considering making this a regular post.

1. This man it may be incredidbly corny to name Joe as my current happiness but I don't care how soppy I sound he is. The other day I had a very busy day and came home to a dinner made by the lovely man himself. I am a very independant person, independant to the point of annyoying to someone trying to love me but he does, regardless of how difficult I make it. He has tought me teamwork in a relationship and that it is okay to be looked after once in a while. He is my friend, my rock and my lover.

 2. Masala chai okay this is not as immense as the happiness I get from Joe but simple pleasures are important too. I am of Indian decent and always brew my own masala chai from scratch I love to keep some warming in the coffee pot so that I can spend the day treating myself. Here is a recipe, my own I might add. 

For my Masala powder I grind an equal part of ;
  • green cardamom
  • cinnamon
  • cloves
  • black pepper
  • dried ginger
  • star anise
  • nutmeg
To brew one cup I add 1/2 a cup of water & 1/2 a cup of milk to a pan. 1 tsp of the masala powder mix, and 1 heaped teaspoon of black tea and sugar to your personal taste. I sometimes add some freshly grated ginger also, but I'm a bit of a ginger nut!  Heat the tea slowly until it begins to boil then strain into a cup and enjoy. Variations you could tray is masala coffee or chocolate!

3. This teapot; I love teapots and I really really love robots I see nothing wrong with this product apart from the fact that I don't have one yet. This wonderful product is made by Julia Davey she is based in Bath, Somerset and has a wide range of illustrative ceramics for you to choose from.

4. Sister time; I cannot explain how wonderful it is to have her in my life. There is twenty odd years between us and the only bad thing is that I didn't have her for that whole time so we could have shared our whole lives together. I was holding my mums hand whilst she was born and the moment I saw I knew what love at first sight was. I have got to see every change she has gone through, see her grow and learn and it has been the experience of a lifetime. Now she is 13 she is evermore my friend as a sister. I now get to see her beginning to make choices as to what sort of woman she wants to be and I feel so lucky to be a part of her life. I could never be tired of spending time with her she is kind, talented and driven and teaches me how to be a better person and I love her.

5. My typewriter; another small pleasure but a current happiness. I love all things vintage and as much as this may appear hypocritical to be making this next statement whilst sitting on a on a mac book pro but, I miss the days gone by. I miss the fact that people don't send letters anymore, they text tweet or message instead of phone call. I love the internet and the shopping opportunites it brings but I still enjoy the physical experience of shopping, and I love to support my local stores. I like the smell of books and bookshops. I think what I am trying to say is my typewriter is one of the ways I am holding onto the past whilst still embracing the future.

Take Care
Nicolette xo

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