Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Pretty English Things

So here are a few more pictures from England, sort of a mish mash of inspiring things and pretty things and pugs. I loved the letterbox above. Would love to have one like that someday!

My friend and I stopped by this Art & Craft market in downtown Cambridge.  Below is the sunset from Ely Cathedral.

And could any trip to England be complete without a stop at Pet Kingdom in Harrods? I was amazed at all the clothing!  They also had a small Mungo and Maud store.

This cute pug was the model for a brand of harnesses and collars they sell call Holly & Lil.  I didn't get Pug one, but I did get him a toy passport.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Snow and Biscotti

It snowed!

Despite Pug's expression here, he really was quite excited about the snow. I was too, only because there was very little of it. My strong opinion is that one shouldn't live where it snows, but one drives somewhere to see it... sort of like the zoo.

I decided to make biscotti... it seemed like a nice thing to do on a snowy day.
This recipe is from The Art of Simple Food by Alice Waters.

They turned out quite yummy, and just perfect for afternoon tea, which I've been having mostly every day since coming home from England.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Mole End, Pug Cottage

I was so, so happy to see thatched roof cottages in England!  I wanted to go to the Cotswalds for that very reason (that will have to be another trip), but I was very happy to see them around Cambridge, in the village of Histon (and Impington), and in Grantchester.

Many thatched roof cottages have animal designs on top of them, such as these thatched ducks above.

Love the monkey!

Equally adorable were the many homes with quaint names such as "Mole End"

and "Toad Cottage."  Hoping for a Pug Cottage someday!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

I'm back from a week in Cambridge (UK, not MA). Had a wonderful time, but madly missed pug and his antics.

If you're wondering what the soup is, it's split pea and ham. Yes, Pug helped himself to the recycling tonight while I was out. It appears to be his new favorite toy, which made me feel a little bit bad when I took it away from him.