October Inspirations

Quote of the month

In the penultimate month of inspirations posts I’ve started looking back over the year, what I’ve done, what I have to achieve. Ultimately the quote below has been the basis of the entire year. This is a quote that I have looked at several times over the last few months and is so true.

I’m getting what I can done before my birthday, but am not looking at that as a deadline, so I still aim to do all the things I wanted to, it might just take a little bit longer than expected.


Recipe of the month

October has been a bit of a failure for cooking, the things that I have tried haven’t worked out too well. Having recently moved I am also trying to get to know our new oven too. The fact that Mark is the most amazing cook and one of my favorite things is watching him work his culinary magic also keeps me out of the kitchen a bit.

After last month’s pastry tart I wanted to finish up the ready-made pastry sheets I had in the freezer, as I don’t like keeping things for too long.

We also had a bunch of extremely ripe bananas…


So this month I decided to make chocolate-banana scrolls.

I started out by spreading Nutella over the defrosted pastry sheet, before spooning over mashed banana.


I then did 2 batches. The first was cut into 2 inch strips, which ultimately flopped over in the oven, but were still very tasty. The second batch was cut into 1cm strips, so far smaller and made into mini bite-sized treats.


They don’t look very pretty but they were tasty and that’s all that counts at the end of the day.


This month I am thankful for…

My baby sister, who is not so much of a baby anymore! Claire has been sending me lovely cards in the post to accompany some present I received from my family recently, which are all currently on my Fridge 🙂

I can’t wait to see you and the rest of the family at Christmas and can’t believe it’s been 2 1/2 years since I last saw you, so I don’t have any photos of us today, I can’t believe how super glamorous you are these days.


Oh but you didn’t think I would end on such a lovely note did you… Had to share what is my all-time favorite picture… This is when you were doing impressions of what a Shark looks like and still even a year later this makes me laugh out loud!

You are one of the funniest and most clever people I know and I am super proud of you.

I love you and miss you all the time. Bleurg, writing this is making me cry.


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