It's bloody freezing here in Dunedin today and I'm sitting on my couch waiting for the snow to roll in. I hope it does - what's the point in enduring biting cold wind and rain if it doesn't turn into pretty white snow flakes? It's definitely a 'cool' Monday though. So I thought I'd do some cool winter shit.
Speaking of keeping Edie snuggly, I love these cute jackets from Hatley. And as if they are sickeningly cute enough, you can get the matching gumboots. The parcel from Aunty Natalie that I mentioned the other day contained this one. Lucky Edie! They don't ship to New Zealand unfortunately, but I'm sure you can find an American to post you one, plus some Reeces' Pieces. Every parcel that comes from the States should have compulsory Reeces' Pieces.
And no roast is complete without pudding. I love rice pudding but I know it's one of the Zooey Deschanel of desserts - you either love it or hate it - so I think the more universally popular roast accompaniment is apple pie or crumble. I believe you can tell a lot about a person by their crumble. Specifically the crumbly part. My crumble must have brown sugar, whole oats, coconut threads (desiccated coconut: what a waste of space that stuff is), and optional chopped almonds. I'm not sure what this tells you about me, but I'm sure it's a lot. The recipe in the picture below uses a cheat's method: toasted muesli, but I guess if you find a yummy toasted muesli it'd be acceptable. I mostly loved the picture - it does look pretty good! And I've thrown in a rice pudding for me and all the other Zooey Deschanel lovers out there.
|Source: Adeline & Lumiere|
|With coconut and almonds - that's what I'm talkin' about.|
Source: With Style & Grace
And of course you need the perfect spot to sit and knit and read e-mags and eat your roast & pudding while your gorgeous and perfectly self-sufficient child plays outside in the freezing cold in their styly raincoat and gumboots. A couch is the natural choice on a winter's day. A soft, squishy, stretch yourself out, kind of couch. I found it hard to choose one so here are a selection. Insert the one that tickles your fancy into your Winter Wonder fancy. Get a bowl of pud and snunky in for the day.
|Couch or Bed: Why choose?|
|Pillow Couch - it's calling to me...|
Source: Design Squish
|Library couch. Oh to have a mezzanine library|
Source: Southern Accents
|Nana couch. Perfect with the rice pud.|