Oh Christmas Tree

somerset house christmassomerset house skate h&m green dresssomerset house christmas somerset house christmasCall me Kevin McCallister, but I have a thing about Christmas trees. Nothing gives me that Christmas feeling more than seeing a pretty decorated evergreen tree and one of my favourites in London is the massive tree at Somerset House. Each year different brands sponsor the ice-skating at Somerset House and this year it was Fortnum & Mason’s turn to deck the House!

I very rarely go ice-skating, as I’m that annoying person who refuses to let go of the side and panics every time another skater joins the side and blocks my side path! In this case, I have two options: simply let go of the side and attempt the journey around the skating pro, or apologise profoundly and ask if he/she can kindly skate away from the side to let me through! Stressful situation!

However if you’re braver than me (that’s everyone then!), Somerset House is a great place to skate. The atmosphere will definitely give you all the Christmas feels, as you’re skating in one of the most beautiful courtyards in London, with a massive Christmas tree (did I mention that I like trees?!) and festive music playing in the background. It’s guaranteed to make the Grinchest of Grinches and the Scroogest of Scrooges feel Christmassy.

h&m green dresssomerset house christmas somerset house christmas somerset house christmas somerset house christmasdress – H&M | necklace – H&M | boots – ASOS (similar) | scarf – Zara (old but similar here)

Baked Pumpkin

baked pumpkinPumpkin spice latte, pumpkin pie & even pumpkin on pizza (say what?!) – pumpkins are everywhere and I can tell you that I don’t mind it one bit! I may have a teeny tiny obsession with the vegetable and I fully blame Cinderella for igniting this flame that makes me want to take pictures with, next to and/or standing by pumpkins (of all shapes – note these 3 mini ones. I couldn’t resist the autumnal cuteness!) for an Instagram!

This obsession lead me to researching pumpkin recipes on my go-to site to get inspiration – Pinterest and around 40 pins of pumpkins later I found this recipe which looked super quick and easy so I gave it a go…

pumpkin recipe

(Serves 4)

  • 2kg pumpkin
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 125g bulgur wheat
  • 1 onion roughly chopped
  • Bunch of flat leaf parsley
  • Bunch of chives
  • 100g firm goat’s cheese cut into 1cm pieces
  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees.
  2. Slice the top of the pumpkin and scoop out the seeds and pulp.baked pumpkin
  3. Brush the inside with a tablespoon of olive oil and bake for 30 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, cover the wheat with the hot vegetable stock and cover for 20 minutes, until the water is absorbed.bulgur wheat
  5. Heat the remaining olive oil in a small frying pan and add the onion then the garlic. Cook until softened.
  6. Combine the onion mixture with parsley, wheat & most of the chives, goat’s cheese. Season with salt.
  7. Remove the pumpkin from the oven and spoon the mixture into the pumpkin before returning it to the oven for another 25-30 minutes.
  8. Garnish with the remaining chives and goat’s cheese.

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Suede & Stripes

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Outfit post! Not the most exciting autumnal outfit I know, but since my sister left home and got married, half of my clothes (read: her clothes that I often steal) went too, so therefore I am attempting to spend this weekend trying to build up the autumn wardrobe – sorry credit card!

I bought this suede skirt a few months ago and although it wasn’t cheapest of skirts, I think it was quite a versatile piece to buy, as the suede material can also work for autumn, despite the bright colour…I hope anyway! I teamed it up with a Breton stripped top and would have ordinarily worn a cute faux fur gilet on top but she took that too! Thanks sis(!)

asos suede skirtasos suede skirtasos suede skirtskirt – ASOS | top – Petit Bateau | jacket – Zara (old)

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