Thursday, 28 August 2014

Thankful Thursday


How is it already Thursday?! Oh yeah, because I was off on Monday and Tuesday- Boom! Slipped that bad boy in well didn't I? By the way, not entirely sure why I look so moody here, or maybe it's pouty? Either way- FRINGE! But seriously folks, when is it Sunday again? I'm sure that I respond worse to having time to actually relax? Does anyone else feel that way? Getting out of routine makes me sleepy- in fact I'm starting to look forward to wintery naps. I know, I know you're all thinking "Jeez Sophie, you've changed your tune!" 



Well in truth, I have. I usually dread winter, I'm scared of ice- like petrified;


"What if I slip and fall and break my neck and my pants and the whole world sees my foofoo?!" Those sorts of panics. Plus, my knees get real bad that even the stairs seem like more like fucking Jacobs Ladder then one floor up.


I really can't tell you what it is precisely brining on my excitement. All I know, is that this week I'm feeling pretty thankful for the imminent winter.

1) Possibly (and highly likely) wintery naps is high up on the list
2) Being able to say; "Winter is coming Jon Snow" after EVERYTHING! 
3) Cracking out my amazing wooly hat collection
4) Oversized jumpers, coats, scarves...anything really
5) Stews! I chuffing love stews
6) WHICH MEANS DUMPLINGS! I AM A DUMPLING FIEND!
7) Followed by crumble! Any kind is just perfect...Hmm this is turning rather food based. Maybe I'm excited for winter purely for the foods? Which reminds me, does anyone have any lovely slow cooker recipes?
8) Fresh, crisp air in the mornings
9) Conkers and bonfires
10).........Christmas...Shhhhhh!


As always, thank you Lisette and Leona for inspiring the thanks.
What are you all thankful for this week?
Love Sophie Xx

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Weird & Wonderful News Wednesday #23 Fringe Fever, Photo Albuming and Being Stalked By Batman.









Good morning Wednesday Wonderers! I hope that you've all been enjoying settling back into life since that lovely bank holiday that we were treated to! With summer drawing to a close, daunting on me every time I leave the house, now accompanied by a scarf and hood of some kind- I can feel the mornings getting darker and the eerie, giant spiders, knocking on my windows, eyeing my face up as an appropriate new place to live, I'm sure. I decided that it was time for the winter fringe to make a come back, what do we all think? Hand sawed by moi, without glasses may I add? (I'm not sure that I should be admitting to this? ) I always love having a fringe...for three days. By day four, I'm cursing in the mirror, half asleep, frantically trying to tame it. Still, I guess you've got to weigh it up with not having to pluck your eyebrows for a while...Silver linings and all that. Batman has taken quite the fancy to it, predominantly stalking me like a little creep, and I'm not convinced entirely that he wasn't eating my hair. Saying that, I probably won't notice until some kind stranger points out the bald patch in a few months time. 


Thanks to the ever perfection that is Liona, I have discovered a new favourite obsession pastime. Photo albuming! The brilliant new app- Free Prints, gives you 500 free YES FREE photos a year. All you have to pay for is the postage, which when I ordered 40+ prints last week, was around £2! I have to say, the app was really easy to use and I was amazed how quickly they all arrived. So quickly in fact that I hadn't even had the chance to buy a new album! Yesterday I popped to Wilko and found these traditional (they remind me of proper family albums) red self arranging ones for under a fiver! I have quite happily spent a number of hours now, fumbling with both old and new photos, sorting and grouping, reminiscing and chuckling and basically, what I'm getting at...Is that it's been really rather splendid.


What have you all been up to so far this week? What with autumn approaching, I can feel my normal news posts returning soon. Until then, enjoy the rest of the week lovely readers.
Love Sophie and Creepy Batman.
Xx

Monday, 25 August 2014

Scrumptious Blueberry, Raspberry & Chocolate Muffins.






Happy Bank Holiday Monday one and all! Has anybody had any lovely plans?! I've been busy baking some delicious muffins in a last ditch attempt to hold on to summer- alas, the weather doesn't agree with me on that one *sigh*.  I have been coming to terms with the impending "Winter is coming John Snow" after plenty of customers, irritatingly kindly kept informing me last week:



1) It is 18 Fridays until Christmas.

2) There are only three more paydays until Christmas.




Fuckers.



So in the middle of the night (when all the best thinking gets thinked.) I came up with the plan that this year everyone will be receiving only homemade gifts from me. Mainly because I really need to get this saving malarkey underway, but also because this year I've rediscovered my love for baking, for homemade gifts and personalised touches. Today I ventured into the rain and bought some edible, festive glitters and a spanky, new miniature cake tin. I am on it! These muffins are super simple to make and super delicious, perfect for this evenings bank holiday snuggliness.  

Makes 9-12
Ingredients: 225g Plain Flour, 2 tsp Baking Powder, 115g Caster Sugar, 175g Fresh Fruits/chocolate drops (I wanted to make 3 different types of muffin but realised I didn't have enough butter), 1 Egg- Beaten, 115g Butter/Marg- Melted, 150ml Whole Milk, 1 tsp Vanilla Extract. 















1) Line a 9-12 hole muffin pan with large paper cases . Preheat the oven to 190c/375f/ Gas 5.

2) Sift the flour and baking powder into a bowl.

3) Stir in the sugar and fruits/chocolates (coating these in flour will help stop them from sinking.)

4) Make a well in the centre.

5) In a measuring jug, mix together the egg, melted butter/marg, milk and vanilla extract.

6) Pour into the well and mix lightly using a spoon, forming a thick, rough batter.

4) Spoon into muffin cases and bake for 23-25 minutes on a middle shelf until golden brown and risen.

5) Transfer onto a wire rack to cool a little. 

6) Have a nibble whilst still warm.


Love Sophie Xx

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Thankful Thursday.



Is it just me, or now that the sun has for sure disappeared for another year, is the week going INCREDIBLY slowly? Boooo! I miss summer already. I'm all in my autumn coat (see above) and this was my genuine face for my entire walk to work this morning (hence the tired chic look) because I WAS FREEZING COLD! I've had a couple of things on my mind this week and decided not to post yesterday because why would anyone want to read a half assed/ miserable post? I still haven't quite emerged from my funk today, so please bare with me if this post seems a little rambley. 

It's not that anything is wrong, far from it. I'm fine- who couldn't be with this snazzy set up for breakfast on my day off? Just a bit reflective and deep in thought. i've been thinking a lot about trust. As someone who's pretty naive, an open book, to a certain extent. I trust easily. This hasn't always been the case, in fact if you speak to anyone who's known me for longer than say, three years. They'd have laughed in your face. I think a combination of Harps calming nature, losing Grandpa and other big changes have broken softened me. The shell was cracked a while ago and now I'm one for giving people the benefit of the doubt. I share myself quite honestly, after years of hiding myself. I am proud of who I am, the choices I've made and though have lost a lot of friends that I thought I never would be without- I've also made some keepers. Naively, again, I have trusted myself that others are as genuine as I am. I don't think it's a bad quality necessarily, but sometimes it can come back to bite you. Now it hasn't 'bitten' me so to speak, more 'nibbled'. That nibble is enough to have put me into my slight funk and slightly reflective. I'd love to know how you guys and gals are when it comes to trust? 

This week I'm thankful for...

The people who guide me, prompt me and take that little bit of care of me when I've let someone in that maybe I shouldn't have. I'm thankful for the people in my life that take the time to say 'Be careful Sophie.' And lastly, I'm thankful to those sneaky little snakes- for keeping me on my toes.

Thank you Lisette and Leona for inspiring me to be more thankful. And for being lovely ladies.
Love Sophie Xx

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Thankful Thursday


Good evening Thursday thunder cats, how are we all doing this week? Anyone with exciting plans should share them with me because I've had a long, tiring day and can barely see the screen as I type. For this reason, I'm going to make this week's post short and sweet and then sink in a bubbly bubble bath and sing my heart out to Johnny Cash like a drunk cowboy...You're welcome for that mental image.

I am very thankful this week though;

1) Saturday night birthday palooza!- We had some friends over for a summer palooza, planned a lovely bbq, got some bunting, planned to play board games in the back garden until the stars came out....and it sodding rained. LOADS. You can see from the top, centre picture that Harps and I got out art attack skills out and fashioned a bbq shelter (we had a LOT of meat) out of some plastic sheet, some pegs, a lot of staples and some string. Winners! I had a super time.

2) Blueberry pancakes- We had these the next morning- DELICIOUS. 

3) My birthday boy- Harps is now closer to thirty than twenty and for the last few months I think he's secretly been thinking of starting to grow up some more. Crazy stuff!

4) Mango Juice- MANGO MANGO

5) Awareness about depression- I posted this status, below, on Facebook about the sad, recent news of Robin Williams. I'm thankful that I've had such amazing friends and family supporting me that I am currently not dependant on medication nor seeing any therapists. 

 'The ignorance circulating around the sad loss of Robin Williams has brought a still, sadly, taboo subject of depression to the forefront of our minds. Comments like "What does he have to be depressed about?" shock and appal me from people that I'd have judged higher than that. Inspired by this and my darling Pete Marsh's forthcoming and eloquent admission of his own depression, I choose to do the same. Depression is an foe that I've been at battle with for a number of years.
The statistics tell us that one in three of us will face some kind of mental illness in our lives, that you would expect a more understanding and caring world by now. Sadly, illnesses with sometimes little or no physical symptoms can be ignored or even doubted and I myself, still today, in a good spell, get judged and labelled as 'mental'. Mental illness to me, is like shadow, casting doubt on your confidence, self belief and yes, at times- sanity. In my opinion strength in measured in many ways and Robin Williams, a man who candidly spoke of his battle with depression, lost the strength to continue the fight. For this, we shouldn't judge in our glass houses; simply remember a beloved icon and maybe take the time to learn a little more.'


I've just remembered that I need to bake a cake for work tomorrow, so best be off. Thankyou to Lisette (CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR MOVING NEWS!!!) & Leona for inspiring me to be more thankful.

Love Sophie Xx

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Weird and Wonderful News Wednesday #22 The Chocolate Cake To End All Chocolate Cakes.



Good Wednesday lovely world! I am now officially back at work, and the lovely little mini break, is just a distant memory already. Haha, I kid (sort of). Still on my news hiatus (my life is much more interesting), I thought I'd share with you the recipe for the four layer chocolate devils food cake (or I like to think of it as the cake from Matilda) that I made for Harp's birthday. Warning: It's not a quick one. Pretty damn delicious if I do say so myself though...

Serves 8-10 or two greedy people over a few days.
Ingredients: (I would recommend that all chocolate used in this be at least 50% cocoa solids.)

For Cake: 140g plain chocolate, 100ml milk, 2tbsp cocoa powder, 140g unsalted butter (extra for greasing), 140g light muscovado sugar, 3 eggs separated, 4tbsp of soured cream/creme fraiche, 200g plain flour, 1tsp bicarb soda.



For Icing: 140g plain chocolate, 40g cocoa powder, 4tbsp soured cream/creme fraiche, 1tbsp golden syrup, 40g unsalted butter, 4tbsp water, 200g icing sugar.

1) Preheat oven to 160c/325f/gasmark 3- Grease and line 2 20cm sandwich tins.

2) Break up the chocolate and place with the milk and cocoa powder in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of hot water. Heat gently, stirring, until melted and smooth. Remove from heat and allow to cool.

3) Meanwhile, in a large bowl- beat together the butter and muscovado sugar until pale and fluffy. Beat in the egg yolks, then add the sour cream/creme fraiche and melted chocolate mixture. Sift in the flour and bicarb, the fold slowly and evenly. 

4) In a separate bowl, whisk the egg whites until stiff enough to hold firm peaks. Fold into the entire mixture lightly. 

5) Divide the mixture between the prepared cake tins and smooth the surfaces. Bake in the oven on the middle shelf for about 35 minutes- until risen and firm to the touch. 

6) Cool in the tins for 10 minutes, then turn on a wire rack to cool completely. 

7) Whilst cooling, you can get the frosting ready (and start on that mountain of washing up) by placing the chocolate, cocoa powder, soured cream/creme fraiche, golden syrup, butter and water into a saucepan and heat gently until melted. 

8) Remove from the heat and sift in the icing sugar, stirring until smooth and glossy. Leave to cool, stirring occasionally until it thickens and holds its shape ala Great British Bake Off (seriously how exciting is it that it's back?! Totally the inspiration for this icing.)

9) Split the cakes in half horizontally with a sharp knife until you have 4 even layers (make sure your cake is completely cooled). Sandwich the layers together with about a third of the icing. Spread the remainder over the top of your fancy cake and if you like, around the sides. 

10) Pop on a pretty plate and voila! 


Love Sophie Xx

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Location Location Location: Mimi's Vintage Diner- Half a Review.


Good Morning one and all. As you may (and should) have read, yesterday Harps and I visited our probable wedding venue (get more sure by the hour). Afterwards, we visited a mixture of his family, and it wasn't until about 4pm that we were actually heading home and realised that we hadn't eaten anything! Stomachs growling, the ever gent, Harps offered to buy me lunch! Snapping up the offer, and though rather bedraggled from the mornings rain, I suggested Mimi's Vintage Diner. En route home AND I've been wanting to go there for ages. We figured that since it's pretty small (must seat 50 max) and was a quiet time of day that we could stop in, grab a tasty burger (and discuss more wedding excitement!) and go on home. 

Photo used from Facebook page, please contact for removal.


Seeming like the ideal place for a vintage lover, the decor doesn't disappoint. Kitted out, even the waitresses looked lovely in their retro uniforms. We were greeted and seated very quickly and began to look at the menus. A lovely young lady popped up along side us with a tablet (seriously, a tablet? There is literally three metres separating them from the kitchen, not really vintage. Harps and I hoped that they'd shout it 50's style, or at least have a pencil behind the ear/in the cute uniform pocket) and took our order. I wanted a vanilla thick shake, and Harp's a banana one. At the same time we ordered our food, for Harps, a simple 1/4 cheese and bacon burger and I had a single hot dog- both with fries. Excited about the retro style, American style menu, I watched others food come out, watering at the mouth. There were three other tables seated, all with max 5 people- one table already was finishing their food when we arrived, another receiving theirs as we sat down. Fifteen minutes later, our thick shakes arrived, both looking identical. To which the waitress told us that 'she wasn't sure which was which.' So I tasted both for us, neither of which tasted like much. My vanilla milkshake, I'm suspiciously certain was just thick milk. I would have rather someone had swung by and said 'We're pretty much out of vanilla and banana, could you get something else?' To which I would have replied: 'Of course, I chuffing love all milkshakes!'...




A further fifteen minutes later,  food started leaving the kitchen, but alas it was going the other way. The waitress must have caught me staring, wondering how quickly I would get arrested for stealing someone else's food, as she asked if I was ok? I asked how long our food would be (seriously, there were 5 other people to cook for in the restaurant at the time) and she went to check. She swiftly came back and told us that the chef was just finishing up the other table, and would be on ours right away. This would be another 25 minutes. I thanked her and checked that our order hadn't actually been started yet (it hadn't) and told her to cancel it. I never thought I'd be so disappointed, but at a close to an hour wait, when there's 5 other people to cook for and it's a BURGER AND HOT DOG, I was fed up that my wedding hyped mood had been smushed. We paid for our milkshakes (full price might I add!) and left. 

I really don't know how to explain this. I assure you everyone I know that has been there, only has great things to say! But on that basis, I won't be returning, sadly. One of the reasons I chose there was that I couldn't wait to show it off to you all, I never in a million years I'd be left feeling flat.

Love Sophie Xx

Monday, 11 August 2014

The Wedding Planning Series #5 Venue Visiting: Rosteague. A Hedgemaze Heavy Post.


I can't actually type eloquently enough to express how excited I was this morning. It's all well and good building Pinterest boards and writing to you all about my wedding, but actually visiting the place that I hope to hold my wedding and having proper grown up adult discussions about it, was the key to actually feeling like shouting in your faces; 'I'm going to get married you guys!' 


I wanted to look relatively put together- hair brushing aside. So I wore this pretty vintage tea dress that I got in a charity shop some years back. Due to this, I also only took my denim jacket. BIG MISTAKE.


Views from the Bridal Suite.

The most amazing bathtub in The Bridal Suite.


The main gardens. Hedgemaze extravaganza! 

Located between St Austell and Truro, Rosteague is only 17 miles from our house and takes roughly about half an hour to get there. Unfortunately for us, we got stuck behind an emmit (tourist) on the way which made us late! What a terrible first impression and I hate being late! Luckily, the lovely lady showing us around, Emily, was more than understanding as I flailed out of the car screeching 'I'm so sorry!'.  The private road taking us up to the main house, must be about half a mile, and even then I was already set that 'this is the place for us.' The Milton family are the owners of the estate and have kept it beautiful in the 10 years they've been there. Before them, it was in the family for 60 years! Imagine that! I'd never let this place go! Quite a private family, the main house is no longer available for events, but that suited us as we're planning a very much outdoor wedding, and as we were shown around the grounds, I absolutely fell in love with the french style gardens and features. Viewing the thatched summer house, it got the official Harps seal of approval, whilst I just lapped everything up- eyes glistening. The bridal suite is beautifully quaint, traditional English style and the views are just breathtaking. (Can you tell that I like it?)



The Main Gardens.

Views From The Croquet Lawn! (YES CROQUET LAWN!)

More hedgemaze love.

Just so pretty!

Amazing right? I think to me, this place is my perfect venue. It reminds me of a place crossed between Alice in Wonderland and The Secret Garden, both places of my dreams. Harps is pretty outdoorsy and he agreed it really does just have everything. As the weather started to cloud over, we finished our tour and Emily offered us a route to go and check out the three (YES THREE) private beaches. As we started to walk though this scenic meadow- the heavens opened. Like smashed our faces in, opened. I was still on a fancy garden high and proceeded to grin like a cheshire cat (see what I did there?) and proclaim that 'it's fine'...Whilst a sodden Harpy looked rather unsure.



Harps did offer me his jacket by the way, but I was too excited to care.

Excited to the absolute max.

So we waved goodbye to Rosteague, excited and nattering about weddings, weather and hedgemazes.  What do you all think?! Could you imagine me getting married here? All feedback will be appreciated greatly! 

Love Sophie Xx

Saturday, 9 August 2014

The Reading Tag.


1. Do you have a certain place for reading at home? I'd Probably sit outside on the grass or beach when I read if the weather always permitted. Alas, I live in Cornwall and it does not.  I've also got a spare room (dining room) that when we moved in, we decided would be my reading room. Like one of those fancy places that you see on Pinterest or on inspirational quotes? I still haven't got round to crafting my snug perfection so I tend to read on the sofa, in the bath (VERY CAREFULLY) or in bed.

2. Bookmark or random piece of paper? I usually use a bookmark that Harps and I received as stocking fillers one Christmas, but to be honest it bends the pages slightly that I'm on the look out for a nice new one. I might knit one?

3. Can you just stop reading or do you have to stop after a chapter or certain number of pages? The sort of soviet Russia books that I seem to be reading a lot of these days, can go almost 50 pages without a new chapter, so I'm slowly adjusting to finishing at the end of a page and then re-capping quickly when I pick it back up.

 4. Do you eat or drink when reading? I'm pretty much a shark and always have some form of liquid around me. Seriously guys, I drink so much every day. Reading time usually involves a cup of tea and some cake or biscuits (of course) but I've perfected the knee book holder position to ensure I don't get my books all crumby!

5. Do you watch TV or listen to music when reading? Not out of choice. I'd much rather read in a nice quiet space but Harps also enjoys a good book and he can't read without background noise, so we usually have the iPod on or a bit of Classic Fm...Yes we're that cultured and amazing.

6. One book at a time or several at once?  One at a time.  I have and sometimes still do read more than one book at once, but purely out of disinterest for the first book. I read pretty quickly though, so I'm much more likely to just hurry through the boring book and start a new one. It's even rarer that I won't finish a book, even if I'm not enjoying it.

7. Reading at home or everywhere? Anywhere and everywhere. I sometimes walk to work reading my book. Luckily I know the route like the back of my hand. I don't really read at work anymore, probably more-so to give my eyes a rest from staring at a screen all day. Most likely at home.

8. Reading out loud or silently in your head? Usually in my head. I say usually because if there are certain parts that I just love, either the story or the way that it's written, I have to share it. Usually with Harps but sometimes I write quotes etc down. I think it's nice to have beautiful words kept. 

9. Do you ever read ahead or skip pages? Only a couple of times. I'm much more likely to skim read the boring parts. I recently read a book that described 'string theory' and I had to read backwards and forwards and fucking everywhere in that book to understand it!

10. Breaking the spine or keeping it new? Seriously, do you want me to break-a-your-face? 

11. Do you write in your books? I think I have twice; once when I gifted a book to someone and wanted them to have a little personal message to remember me by. And secondly, when I drew a penis on an illustration of a man in a science book. Sorry about that.

12. What are you currently reading? Starting a spot of Dickens. I have a newer copy of "A Tale of Two Cities" but I much prefer this newer one! Isn't it beautiful?


That was fun. I love reading! Let me know if you're doing the tag by posting in the comments below!

Love Sophie Xx

Friday, 8 August 2014

The Wedding Planning Series #4 The Groom.


All images and their sources can be found through my Pinterest page: /maybeonedaysoon.

Harps and I are OFFICIALLY on holiday! Which means a day of lazing around, browsing Pinterest and gathering wedding plans. We're off because it's his 26th birthday on Sunday! Tomorrow we have friends coming over for a night of board games and drinking (and fingers crossed, BBQ!) We also are off on Monday to visit a couple of wedding venues! How exciting! I can't wait to tell you all about it! Inspired by this, I've started to drag Harps into the wedding planning process and wanted to share with you all a few ideas we've had so far. Harps (pictured centre) is quite possibly the most laid back person I have ever known. My mum calls him horizontal Harpy because of his casual outlook on life. One of the many reasons that I can't wait to marry him. Our wedding discussions have discovered three things:
 1) Harps wants bright coloured high tops.
 2) He doesn't want to wear braces. 
 3) When else in life do you get to wear a bow tie without being a bit of a creep? 

So, what do you think of our budding ideas so far? Do you have an opinion of bow ties vs neck ties? Patterned shirt and plain neckwear? Or plain shirt and patterned neckwear? Or a crazy colour clash of both? Whereas I'd opt for the casual pastels and polka dot attire, Harps wants to smack everyone in the face with colour? We plan for a happy mix of the both.

Planning a wedding yourself? Tell me all about it and lets spread wedding cheer around the place!
Love Sophie Xx

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Thankful Thursday- A Big One...


You may remember a post I wrote for another thankful Thursday a few months back. It was about a visit to Little Harbour, a children's hospice local to me. Please if you didn't have a read then, check it out now quickly. I talked about the amazing, inspirational and heart warming place that it is; I also blubbed almost constantly whilst writing it. The aim of the game was to do some sort of fundraising for them, and after the visit it was set in stone. I am so very lucky to work for a company that encourages charitable work; so much so that they will match whatever I raise for a charity. Seems like a no brainer to getting involved right? So as you've seen me over the last few months, dressing as a bear and bucket collecting for CHICKS, helping out at a local fete for The Lowan Ward and hosting a poker tournament for Bosom Buddies UK. This time, my whole branch was getting involved! So many friends, family members and local bakeries helped us produce the most amazing cake stall and we all headed down to Porthpean Education Centre for a super duper family fun day! Thank you to every single person that supported us, baked their little hearts out and came along for the fun. Here's some of my favourite photos of the day! 


We also had pin the tail on the donkey...but it was rubbish and only two people played all day..


I made some snazzy peanut butter brownies, courtesy of Lisette.


Our official branch mascot- Lola.


Look at all the lovely cakes!


The fanciest cakes made! Froggies! 


Some delicious black forest cupcakes.


SNOW CONES!


Sasha and I. Another branches mascot and my good pal :-)


Sasha getting fondled at the dog show.

I escaped to go on the bouncy castle JUST as my mum arrived and caught me in the act. Sorry to everyone that saw my panties.


Aaah end of the day and almost sold out.

Thank you Lisette and Leona for inspiring me to be more thankful.
Really couldn't be more thankful.
Love Sophie Xx

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Weird & Wonderful News Wednesday #21 The Batman Diaries #4- My Weird Rabbit.



Hello there Wednesday Superstars! How are we all this fine week? I have been so super duper busy (more on that tomorrow) which just means that I haven't caught up on the news for like the third week in a row- sozages people. Everyone prefers a Batman post anyway...


When I first became Batman's owner soulmate best friend, I was surprised from early on what a personality he had. Over the last 18 months of being a bunny fanatic, I've watched my little guy grow and change as we become closer. Rabbits don't give up their love easily. After the early months of chasing him around, arms flailing, shouting "Just love me will you!?" I quickly (well, not so quickly) realised that it just wasn't going to happen. I worried, that Batman would never show me the love that I have devoted to him and I panicked that Harps would become the favourite (over my dead body!) Fast forward 18 months later and my little bun and I are smitten. I know when he's in the mood for strokes, when he wants to watch films with us on his own little screen, when he wants to play fetch and when he's up for a few bunny kisses (the best kisses in the world-fact.) I also know when he's grumpy because the hoover woke him up or when he doesn't want to play with me, and instead would rather pretend that he's a super-speed-machine. It's all about getting to know each other. So if you're thinking of getting a bunny and want a pet that will sit on your lap for ages and immediately love you- think again at getting one. If you want a best friend, who'll make you laugh CONSTANTLY and a pet to build a friendship with- go for it.

It is on that note that I wanted to share a few of Batman's weirdest and most wonderful little quirks. Happy Wednesday folks...


"Just rolling this toilet paper around..and then standing on it for authority."


"Just chilling out in your tea tray even though it's practically vertical and my claws are falling out, trying to hold on..."


"Just gonna climb over these shoes guys, to get to...Oh wait..."



"Just gonna look out the window with this curtain over me."



"Oh hey guys! Just here to supervise your toilet visits. Thinking of unrolling some of this toilet paper ok?"


"Hey guys! Just gonna sit with my face on this table leg and hold it still for you."

video

.."Hey guys! Just trying out my new tube. Got a bit panicked at the end there. Don't show people that bit will you?"





What is everyone's plans for the rest of the week? I cannot wait for Friday when I am on HOLIDAY for a few days and can catch up on sleep, on all of your lovely blog posts and partaaaayyy for Harp's birthday. Also we're hopefully going to look at a couple of wedding venues *squeals*. 


Until then, see you tomorrow.
Love Sophie & Batman Xx