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spicy pizza time with pizza express

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food from pizza express

gluten free etna pizza from pizza express, cardiff

everyone loves pizza, right? i personally love ones packed with veggies (no mushrooms please!), a bit of chicken and lots of parmesan. being coeliac, my former love of pizza and other such glutenous foods can cause a bit of a problem though. i’m very lucky in that i’m not *super* sensitive, so a couple times a year i ‘take the risk’ and will have something gluteny (totally a word). i do of course always opt for a gluten free base if i’m having pizza for example, but some items might have a topping that might include wheat, such as various meats. as i said i can do this a couple times a year and have no adverse effect. it’s cake that’s harder to resist and i’m pretty convinced there is no such thing as a good gluten free pasta.
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london graphic centre student day

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various pencils and craft sketchbook

almost this exact time last year i attended an awesome #cbloggers event hosted by london graphic centre. it was so fun, and i love that a company out there wanted to work with us ‘creative bloggers’ and especially ones that are focused on the art and illustration side of things. in blog terms, things like this don’t seem to happen in wales at all, so it’s always a joy to attend events like this. come on wales, up your game!
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dreaming of japan

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japanese green tea, origami paper and pen

petit moon sake and sushi recipe book

i remember when i was in school, the first time i heard someone saying they’d been abroad. it was so exciting for most of us, who could rarely afford to go on holiday within the uk. she’d been to thailand, then tokyo. i can’t really remember specifics, but i do remember asking her a lot of questions, and for years after i’d daydream of travelling to these countries.

sadly, at 29 years old i’ve still never been, but japan has remained very high up on my wishlist of places to go. so instead of making up some imaginary experiences, i thought i’d share the experiences of those that have been.
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summer themed arts and crafts

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fruit salad pattern by laura redburn - cardboardcities

so, as summer is getting nearer, i thought it’d be cool to do a post sharing some summer themed arts and crafts. it’s a time many of us like to be outside, and sometimes that time lends itself to getting creative if you want to keep yourself occupied with things other than BBQs and sunbathing. personally not one for sunbathing so i like to paint and make things whilst enjoying the lovely weather.

of course, living in britain, there will inevitably be rainy days too and you might just want to make something to distract you. i remember on rainy summer days at my nans we’d make pinwheels and ‘dogs’ (literally a decorated plastic bag with a bit of string tied to it) to play with in the wind. sometimes simple things like this can be so fun, and i always encourage getting creative whenever you can, at whatever age.
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