People say a horse is the hardest thing to draw. I don’t think that’s true… I think buildings with lots of windows are harder, or people. But my horse might be really short and not very anatomically correct. Anyway, here is a girl horse I drew for Autumn, I quite like her.
Here is the first product that I illustrated for Oops! My Dog in South Korea! They are a lovely online pet store for all things canine. What better collaboration?! The first item up is this pet toy hanger/clothes peg hanger if you’re British. You can buy it here if you’re in Korea. In the UK Pet London stocks Oops! My Dog items too. There are going to be more pet related items illustrated by me coming soon I believe so that’s exciting. They wanted to feature photos of my working in my flat for their site too – if anyone can read Korean please tell me what it says. Hopefully it’s nice :)
Vietnamese food is probably my favourite regional cuisine. I find it so fresh, green, healthy and also (a lot of the time) gluten free. Therefore the region’s salads or soups are a staple go-to in my kitchen.
I made this Vietnamese-style chicken noodle salad for everyone at work, it’s fairly quick to make in a big batch and also super filling and healthy. Sarah, a friend from uni (and super talented illustrator!) requested I share the recipe after I instagrammed this bad boy, so I thought i’d put it up here incase anyone else is interested.
I whipped this up for about 8-10 people, but I’ll give the recipe for 2 because I doubt anyone reading this wants to do it for 10! If you want to make it for more, just double everything per two people.
WHAT YOU NEED
For the chicken & marinade
2 x chicken breasts
A pinch of grated fresh ginger
1 clove of garlic
2 tablespoons of Sriracha hot sauce
1 tablespoon of fish sauce
1 x fresh lime squeezed
1 tablespoon of olive oil
A pinch of salt and pepper (to your taste)
For the salad
2 x Romaine lettuce
1 x cucumber
A bunch of spring onions
1 x fresh red chilli
1 x freshly squeezed lime
3 x carrots – grated with a julienne peeler
A handful of radishes, sliced
Rice noodles (you can buy these fresh from most supermarkets, or dried if you can’t find fresh ones – both are fine)
A bunch of fresh mint leaves – finely chopped
Fresh lime slices
Soy sauce – (Kikkoman is my favourite – they also do a gluten free one)
Sriracha hot sauce (for me there is no better chilli sauce than Sriracha!)
I’ve never hated Mondays. I always thought Tuesday the worst day, less enthusiasm for the beginning of a new week but so long until the weekend! I wanted to try and do this photo every hour on a work day, so here is an average weekday. Monday style.
Above: 8am: I woke up and my server had decided to revert this blog back to 4 days previous – had to save everything from the cache in a panic. I also woke up on top of a dead spider. Still, it was quite bright and I can never wake up and be sad when I look at this Moomin poster.
9am: Walking to work, which is near Old Street. I work in a tech company as an online Community Manager.
10.30am: First cup of tea of the day and some breakfast. Gluten free fruit bread with honey and a banana. I never eat at home as 1. I am not a morning person and 2. my stomach doesn’t wake up and I feel sick in the mornings so can’t face eating until later on.
12.30pm: A trip on my lunch break to Waitrose to grab some groceries for dinner. Also got a piece of roast chicken for my lunch.
Like many humans on the internet I am rather fond of a bit (ok, a lot) of Lush.
When they opened their new giant Oxford Street store a couple of months ago I was down there like a shot. I’ve probably spent a lot of money there since, but this was one ‘bag’ of stuff I got a month or two ago so I thought i’d do a little review as there were a couple of new things I tried. I’ve repurchased a few of these items since too.
What I picked up
(From L-R on 2nd picture starting at the pill! The shampoo bar is the middle item)
Cyanide Pill Bath Bomb – I think this was an Oxford Street only release when the shop opened, I can’t find it online and not sure if it was there when I went again the other week. But I actually really liked this bath bomb! It was super glittery inside and smelt very ‘almond’ like with a touch of sweetness. I’m not a huge ‘bath bomb’ person and I definitely prefer the bubble bars but I’d buy this one again if it was there for sure. I also am a bit of a sucker for novelty shaped things…
Butterball Bath Bomb – Butterball is one of the cheaper bath bombs at £2.65 so I usually pick up one or two every visit. I love the smell of Butterball and I wish they’d use it for more products – please let me know if they already do? I know there is butter bear but not sure what else. The cocoa butter makes it pretty moisturizing too, for a bath bomb.
Big Blue Bath Bomb – I’d never tried this bath bomb until recently, as I for some reason thought it might be quite drying. I suddenly decided I really liked the smell of it though. It’s quite salty with a tad of lemon, really refreshing and feels a bit like you’re bathing in the sea! It also has bits of seaweed in it for an added sea experience if you’re into that.
Rockstar Soap – Rockstar soap is one of my favourite Lush scents of all time as I love vanilla. But I can’t say I’m a huge soap person – only in the bath on occasion. Still, I can’t help but pick it up every now and again just for the smell. It also lasts for ages.
Seanik Shampoo Bar – I never tried any of the Lush shampoo bars until Seanik and I have been converted. I thought a bar on your head would be weird, but they foam up so well and last forever. Seanik is a sea salty and lemon scent which is for ‘bigger hair’ and as someone with rather flat hair, I think it does actually work pretty well. I’ve repurchased and will continue to use it so that’s saying something.
Karma Bubble Bar – Karma is my ALL time favourite Lush product. It lasts forever as it’s so big. You can use 1/4 for a bath so it always feels like the most value for money. The scent is also amazing. It’s so nice for a night time relaxing bath. It’s so moisturizing and leaves your body smelling like orange and patchouli. AND it’s glittery, and purple…
Sunnyside Bubble Bar – Like Karma I also adore this bubble bar. I’ve repurchased it a couple of times as it lasts for a couple of baths. It has a really fresh scent which makes it nice for a day time or morning bath.
Have you visited the Lush store in Oxford street? If not you totally should, it’s stupidly big and exciting. Not that I’m an enabler or anything.. x