Autumn Accessories Wishlist

Oh my, it’s got chilly, hasn’t it? I’m gonna be real here and say I’m definitely a summer girl. Although, I do love those first few weeks of October where one is still able to go outside without freezing one’s toes off, and still take nice Instagram pics. Cute.

Today I have pulled together some GORGEOUS Autumn accessories for you! I am particularly loving that leaf bracelet, and it’s only 99p! Enjoy, sweeties.

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Which is your favourite item? What’s your favourite place to buy autumn accessories? Lemme know!

Lots of Love,

Lottie ♥

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Gingerbread Biscuits Recipe!

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No, that is flour. Grow up.

Anywhooooo, today I’m sharing my favourite gingerbread biscuit recipe! Now, gingerbread biscuits are different to just gingerbread. Gingerbread is softer, more cake-like and thicker, I had some in Germany and WOW. DELISH. But, I actually prefer biscuits as they’re very easy to make and obviously I get to use our 500 piece cookie cutter set *sassy emoji*. So, enjoy, gingerbread fiends.

Recipe adapted from Prima

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100g butter (or baking spread such as Stork)

6 tbsp (90g) golden syrup

50g light muscovado sugar

250g plain flour

3/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda

1tbsp ground ginger

Dash of cinnamon

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Melt butter in a pan.

Add golden syrup (don’t worry if that takes you a while, syrup is very sticky!). Add sugar.

Stir a little then bring to the boil and boil for 1 minute.

Take off of heat and leave for around two and a half minutes. This is the perfect time to measure out all of your other ingredients into a medium mixing bowl. No need to sift flour or spices.

Slowly pour the sugar mixture into the flour mixture, stirring as you go. It should form a soft dough ball.

Pat into a thick-ish circle and wrap in cling film, leaving a small gap for air to get out. Leave on the counter for 5 minutes to cool down slightly.

Whack in fridge for about an hour. If freezing, make sure the dough is pretty much completely cool before putting in the freezer.

Preheat oven to 190, 170 fan.

Once the hour is up, take out and roll out to thickness of a pound coin. Now, get creative! Cut out your dough in whatever shapes you like. As you can see above, I even drew patterns in the circles. Once you’ve cut as many as possible from that sheet of dough, re-roll and repeat. Keep going until you’ve used up all the dough.

Place on two (or however many you need) baking trays. I found you don’t need to use any expensive baking paper, foil does the job fine! Space out evenly.

Shove (NOT LITERALLY) in the oven for 12 minutes until golden!

Leave to cool on trays, we don’t do no fancy wire racks round here! Eat whilst warm, and they’ll be delicious and soft and eat cold and they’ll be crisp and lovely! It’s a win/win situation, really.

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If the biscuits come out of the oven connected together, wait until cool before breaking apart otherwise you’ll get a bumpy ridge!

Get seasonal! I did pumpkin and umbrella cookies, snowflakes will be perfect for Christmas, bunnies for Easter…have fun!

If the dough gets toooo firm in the fridge, just leave it to sit on the side for a bit to soften.

And that’s it! Super simple, the perfect Sunday bake!

What are YOUR favourite bakes? How’s the cookie cutter collection going?!

Lots of Love,

Lottie ♥

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A Day In London

Hello! Sorry for the absence. Life turned into a bit of a roller coaster lately, and well, my little corner of t’Internet had to take a break! Buuuuuut today I’m BACK (back again, gen, gen….) with a megz exciting post. So ma famille et moi went to London the other day for a bit of market shopping and I felt so Pinteresty and cool and it was a beautiful Sunday and LIFE WAS GREAT Y’ALL. Today I’m showing some pics from our day out but I’ve edited them like I would an Instagram photo (follow me here for cute flowers and sunrises). Hope you enjoy!

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After trying to work our way round the transport system (and maybe even missing our stop…) we finally got off at Shoreditch High Street station. Ok, so now turn right. Oh. My. They have this massive fruit and veg stall with apples and oranges selling for a pound a bowl (pictured above!). It was incredibly cheap for such good quality ingredients! At the end of the day we popped back and I got a great punnet of dates for only a pound! They are the softest, sweetest dates I’ve ever eaten and so much cheaper than supermarkets!

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We then started going down to Columbia Road Market but on the way found some cool tube stations, churches and super cute shops! I LOVE this tomato tin!

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COLUMBIA ROAD FLOWER MARKET. Just wow. It was a stunning day and there must have been hundreds of people wading their way through the individual flower stalls. There were gorgeous hydrangeas, beautiful roses and interesting succulents and cacti to choose from! I think my sister and I ended up buying around 15 cacti, they were really well priced!

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We then did the oh-so Instagram thing of getting fresh juices! I had orange and it was so refreshing and delicious. Honestly I could live off of fresh juice. SO GOOD. We bought it from this tiny little shop which only one lady could fit in! She also sold these delicious looking cookies, mmm!

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And finally we headed down to the Brick Lane markets where there was this vintage camera stand and I saw this Olympus and it instantly remind me of their current PEN  E-PL7! Then there was this fruit stand which sold these bad boys filled to brim with fresh fruit! And only about £2 as well, bargain! I absolutely loved going to London with my family, hope you’ve enjoyed the pics you beautiful people!

Lots of Love,

Lottie ♥

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