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Yesterday I finally caught up with everyone else in London and saw the Modigliani exhibition. I could write a whole dissertation on that (I've got the beginnings of it in notes on my phone from the journey home)....but let's put a pin in that [except to say (.) (.) *all hail the bush*]β €
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After, we toddled along the river to @boroughmarket. Aside from Prince Charles rudely inturrupting my mission to much an @gingerpigltd sausage roll, I managed to snag a bag-full of divinely earthy girolles.β €
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SUPPER 🍽 β € Yesterday I finally caught up with everyone else in London and saw the Modigliani exhibition. I could write a whole dissertation on that (I've got the beginnings of it in notes on my phone from the journey home)....but let's put a pin in that [except to say (.) (.) *all hail the bush*]β € β € After, we toddled along the river to @boroughmarket. Aside from Prince Charles rudely inturrupting my mission to much an @gingerpigltd sausage roll, I managed to snag a bag-full of divinely earthy girolles.β € β € So, that's supper sorted tonight. A jumble of mushrooms. More butter than is probably wise. Sprigs of thyme. Sourdough. β € .β € .β € .β € .β € .β € .β € .β € .β € .β € .β € #foods4thought  #thekitchn  #realsimple  #lovefoodhatewaste  #heresmyfood  #foodstyling  #onmyplate  #foodstyle  #foodjournal  #foodislife  #inseasonnow  #alltheveggies  #f52grams  #feedfeed  #food52  #forkyeah  #foodspiration  #tablesituation  #farmtotable  #eatlocal  #huffposttaste  #buzzfeast  #cook_good  #mushrooms  #marketproduce 
SUPER exciting news: cocktails are officially good for you! The way they make them at @glowbarldn anyway πŸ˜‹πŸ™ŒπŸ»
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Check out the first of my original seasonal cocktail recipes. Spoiler: vinegar actually makes a cracking cocktail ingredient...
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Check out the {link in bio}
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#repost We’ve partnered with the super talented @celiadrinks to bring you a line up of superfood packed festive cocktails! First up this Apple & Sage 75. It’s full of gut friendly ingredients like ACV and honey, we’ll be sipping this well past Christmas. βœ¨πŸΈβ„οΈ (PS Link in bio for the recipe!)
SUPER exciting news: cocktails are officially good for you! The way they make them at @glowbarldn anyway πŸ˜‹πŸ™ŒπŸ» . Check out the first of my original seasonal cocktail recipes. Spoiler: vinegar actually makes a cracking cocktail ingredient... . Check out the {link in bio} β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” #repost  We’ve partnered with the super talented @celiadrinks to bring you a line up of superfood packed festive cocktails! First up this Apple & Sage 75. It’s full of gut friendly ingredients like ACV and honey, we’ll be sipping this well past Christmas. βœ¨πŸΈβ„οΈ (PS Link in bio for the recipe!)
Christmas rituals are half the fun...β €
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Maybe it's terribly old fashioned, but I still love the ritual of writing Christmas cards. There's nothing so lovely as the chance to take some time to reflect on all the lovely things that your friends have experienced or done for you over the last 12 months.β €
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The consequence? My card writing is anything but quick! Check out those essays β˜πŸ»πŸ˜‚
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It's especially pleasureable with such lovely stationary. For the past few years I've made my own, but this year the gsm and illustration nerd in me couldn't resist the gorgeous designs from @nellsoriginals β €
I also take pleasure in picking out the perfect sipper for the occasion. This is a truly divine Armagnac (tap for credit), so unctuously textured and every sip heady with flavours of liquoice and matured fruit. I love LOVE it. I guess it's not the most fashionable spirit, but we've already established that sometimes old-fashioned is best. Double tap if you agree!β €
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#thatauthenticfeeling #theartofslowliving #huffpostliving #feelfreefeed #countryliving #winestagram #foods4thought #foodstyle #foodjournal #foodislife #inseasonnow #f52grams #huffposttaste #buzzfeast #liquor #drinks #foodstagram #cocktailporn #instacocktail #imbibe #mixology #cocktailswithcharacter #cocktailhour #drinkpic #drinkstagram #armagnac #christmascards
Christmas rituals are half the fun...β € β € Maybe it's terribly old fashioned, but I still love the ritual of writing Christmas cards. There's nothing so lovely as the chance to take some time to reflect on all the lovely things that your friends have experienced or done for you over the last 12 months.β € β € The consequence? My card writing is anything but quick! Check out those essays β˜πŸ»πŸ˜‚ β € It's especially pleasureable with such lovely stationary. For the past few years I've made my own, but this year the gsm and illustration nerd in me couldn't resist the gorgeous designs from @nellsoriginals β € I also take pleasure in picking out the perfect sipper for the occasion. This is a truly divine Armagnac (tap for credit), so unctuously textured and every sip heady with flavours of liquoice and matured fruit. I love LOVE it. I guess it's not the most fashionable spirit, but we've already established that sometimes old-fashioned is best. Double tap if you agree!β € .β € .β € .β € .β € .β € .β € .β € .β € .β € .β € #thatauthenticfeeling  #theartofslowliving  #huffpostliving  #feelfreefeed  #countryliving  #winestagram  #foods4thought  #foodstyle  #foodjournal  #foodislife  #inseasonnow  #f52grams  #huffposttaste  #buzzfeast  #liquor  #drinks  #foodstagram  #cocktailporn  #instacocktail  #imbibe  #mixology  #cocktailswithcharacter  #cocktailhour  #drinkpic  #drinkstagram  #armagnac  #christmascards 
β„οΈβ˜ƒοΈSNOW DAY -- BAKE DAYβ˜ƒοΈβ„οΈβ €
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It's snowy. It's freezing. It's dark. I'm supposed to be writing an article about growing and cooking with summer veggies but I just can't quite focus on it...β €
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I've spent the weekend dog sitting two gorgeous sausage puppers. Three whole balls and two rope toys so far destroyed. Probably a whole day lost retrieving various toys from under the sideboard. One Hoover saved from the chewing jaws of a little monkey...{check out stories for deceptive cuteness ☝🏻}β €
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I'm giving myself a couple of hours off this afternoon to try and walk the energy out of them πŸΎβ„οΈ - and then to spend a little time at the coalface of my kitchen...β €
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If today doesn't call for mince pies I don't know what does. ➑️➑️ for 'the making of' πŸ˜‚. It's alllll about the frangipani πŸ€€β €
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#thekitchn #realsimple #lovefoodhatewaste #heresmyfood #foodstyling #onmyplate #foodstyle #foodjournal #foodislife #inseasonnow #f52grams #feedfeed #food52 #forkyeah #foodspiration #tablesituation #farmtotable #huffposttaste #buzzfeast #cook_good #mincepies #daschundsofinstagram #dogsitting #snowylondon
β„οΈβ˜ƒοΈSNOW DAY -- BAKE DAYβ˜ƒοΈβ„οΈβ € β € It's snowy. It's freezing. It's dark. I'm supposed to be writing an article about growing and cooking with summer veggies but I just can't quite focus on it...β € β € I've spent the weekend dog sitting two gorgeous sausage puppers. Three whole balls and two rope toys so far destroyed. Probably a whole day lost retrieving various toys from under the sideboard. One Hoover saved from the chewing jaws of a little monkey...{check out stories for deceptive cuteness ☝🏻}β € β € I'm giving myself a couple of hours off this afternoon to try and walk the energy out of them πŸΎβ„οΈ - and then to spend a little time at the coalface of my kitchen...β € β € If today doesn't call for mince pies I don't know what does. ➑️➑️ for 'the making of' πŸ˜‚. It's alllll about the frangipani πŸ€€β € .β € .β € .β € .β € .β € .β € .β € .β € #christmasbaking  #snowday  β € #thekitchn  #realsimple  #lovefoodhatewaste  #heresmyfood  #foodstyling  #onmyplate  #foodstyle  #foodjournal  #foodislife  #inseasonnow  #f52grams  #feedfeed  #food52  #forkyeah  #foodspiration  #tablesituation  #farmtotable  #huffposttaste  #buzzfeast  #cook_good  #mincepies  #daschundsofinstagram  #dogsitting  #snowylondon 
It's Friday. It's December. I feel like it would be churlish not to have a wee cocktail this evening.β €
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I'm dog-sitting a couple of little sausages for the weekend so I'm keeping it simple with one of my delicious skinny cocktails - 2 ingredients is all I can handle! (I'm kinda in the mood after an afternoon experimenting with new drinks recipes for @glowbarldn)β €
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My friend Camilla has spent years in Mexico and assures me that this drink is in no way a Paloma πŸ˜‚, but I kinda love the name - and the festive clementine juice πŸ˜‹β €
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Fancy trying it for yourself? Check out my site { πŸ‘‰πŸ»@celiadrinksπŸ‘ˆπŸ»} for three lush skinny cocktails designed to do the job without the guilt. β €
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And when you've read the recipe please bring me one too because the dogs have finally settled down and are asleep across my chest and I don't want to wake them cause MAN are they raucous little pickles πŸ˜¬β €
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#liquor #drinks #foodstagram #cocktailporn #instacocktail #imbibe #mixology #christmascocktails #cocktailswithcharacter #cocktailhour #drinkpic #drinkstagram #craftcocktails #embracingtheseasons #smooth #tequila #daschundsofinstagram
It's Friday. It's December. I feel like it would be churlish not to have a wee cocktail this evening.β € β € I'm dog-sitting a couple of little sausages for the weekend so I'm keeping it simple with one of my delicious skinny cocktails - 2 ingredients is all I can handle! (I'm kinda in the mood after an afternoon experimenting with new drinks recipes for @glowbarldn)β € β € My friend Camilla has spent years in Mexico and assures me that this drink is in no way a Paloma πŸ˜‚, but I kinda love the name - and the festive clementine juice πŸ˜‹β € β € Fancy trying it for yourself? Check out my site { πŸ‘‰πŸ»@celiadrinksπŸ‘ˆπŸ»} for three lush skinny cocktails designed to do the job without the guilt. β € β € And when you've read the recipe please bring me one too because the dogs have finally settled down and are asleep across my chest and I don't want to wake them cause MAN are they raucous little pickles πŸ˜¬β € .β € .β € .β € .β € .β € .β € .β € .β € .β € .β € #liquor  #drinks  #foodstagram  #cocktailporn  #instacocktail  #imbibe  #mixology  #christmascocktails  #cocktailswithcharacter  #cocktailhour  #drinkpic  #drinkstagram  #craftcocktails  #embracingtheseasons  #smooth  #tequila  #daschundsofinstagram 
The human body is what, 60% water? Sometimes I'm convinced that mine has more. β €β €
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My OH's parents went to India recently, visiting several pilgrimage spots along the Ganges in the north, in the Himalayan foothills.β €β €
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They had some amazing stories and photos of people (and them!) bathing in the river. I love the notion that the river isn't just a symbol, it's the goddess Ganga herself.β €β €
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I can understand how water can have such evocative power. For four years I lived a stone's throw from the beach, and now live a street away from the Thames. Now, I don't think I could ever not be within walking distance of water. For me it's exhilarating - but also restorative, which is just what I need today.β €β €
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It feels like it's been dark all day - as a friend put it, 'I think it's been 4.30 forever'. So this is a #throwback to the Land of the Midnight Sun and a walk through the woods on the peninsula of one of the Lofoten's most remote islands. β €β €
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#thatauthenticfeeling #theartofslowliving #huffpostliving #feelfreefeed #tbt #throwback #adventureawaits #doitforyou #mindfulness #mindfulnessmatters #wanderlust #travelgram #escape #escapethecity #countryliving #freshair #instadaily #picoftheday #screenfree #exploretocreate #thepowerofwater #thegreatoutdoors #breathe #innerpeace #travelnorway #lofoten
The human body is what, 60% water? Sometimes I'm convinced that mine has more. β €β € β €β € My OH's parents went to India recently, visiting several pilgrimage spots along the Ganges in the north, in the Himalayan foothills.β €β € β €β € They had some amazing stories and photos of people (and them!) bathing in the river. I love the notion that the river isn't just a symbol, it's the goddess Ganga herself.β €β € β €β € I can understand how water can have such evocative power. For four years I lived a stone's throw from the beach, and now live a street away from the Thames. Now, I don't think I could ever not be within walking distance of water. For me it's exhilarating - but also restorative, which is just what I need today.β €β € β €β € It feels like it's been dark all day - as a friend put it, 'I think it's been 4.30 forever'. So this is a #throwback  to the Land of the Midnight Sun and a walk through the woods on the peninsula of one of the Lofoten's most remote islands. β €β € β €β € I feel happier alreadyβ €β € .β €β € .β €β € .β €β € .β €β € .β €β € .β €β € .β €β € .β €β € .β €β € .β €β € β €β € #thatauthenticfeeling  #theartofslowliving  #huffpostliving  #feelfreefeed  #tbt  #throwback  #adventureawaits  #doitforyou  #mindfulness  #mindfulnessmatters  #wanderlust  #travelgram  #escape  #escapethecity  #countryliving  #freshair  #instadaily  #picoftheday  #screenfree  #exploretocreate  #thepowerofwater  #thegreatoutdoors  #breathe  #innerpeace  #travelnorway  #lofoten 
Today is a broth kinda day. Gotta get your #wellness points in somehow!β €
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I'm always surprised, living in a house with such vast windows (and no double glazing - ah, London planning laws!), how gloomy it manages to get at this time of year. With that and the temperature drop, I'm in need of feelgood broth with all the simple, warming feels of something that is unequivocally good for you.β €
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After a long weekend at my Mum's in the country, it's also probs a good idea to revert back to lunch without wine πŸ˜‚Yeah...I've been getting my Christmas mode on early this year β˜ΊοΈπŸ·β €
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This is what I term a 'leftovers' stock, with back-of-the-fridge-drawer chopped veggies - and a sizeable hunk of homemade sourdough (half and half, with an agonisingly slow prove in this cold weather!).β €
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Don't worry though, this temporary diversion from the path of all things vinous will be reverted tonight with my first visit to @67pall_mall πŸ₯‚
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#ihavethisthingwithsoup #thekitchn #realsimple #lovefoodhatewaste #heresmyfood #foodstyling #onmyplate #foodstyle #foodjournal #foodislife #inseasonnow #alltheveggies #f52grams #feedfeed #food52 #forkyeah #foodspiration #tablesituation #huffposttaste #buzzfeast #cook_good #winelover #winedown #morewineplease #winenerd #broth #feelgoodfood #igerslondon #embracingtheseasons
Today is a broth kinda day. Gotta get your #wellness  points in somehow!β € β € I'm always surprised, living in a house with such vast windows (and no double glazing - ah, London planning laws!), how gloomy it manages to get at this time of year. With that and the temperature drop, I'm in need of feelgood broth with all the simple, warming feels of something that is unequivocally good for you.β € β € After a long weekend at my Mum's in the country, it's also probs a good idea to revert back to lunch without wine πŸ˜‚Yeah...I've been getting my Christmas mode on early this year β˜ΊοΈπŸ·β € β € This is what I term a 'leftovers' stock, with back-of-the-fridge-drawer chopped veggies - and a sizeable hunk of homemade sourdough (half and half, with an agonisingly slow prove in this cold weather!).β € β € Don't worry though, this temporary diversion from the path of all things vinous will be reverted tonight with my first visit to @67pall_mall πŸ₯‚ .β € .β € .β € .β € .β € .β € .β € .β € .β € #ihavethisthingwithsoup  #thekitchn  #realsimple  #lovefoodhatewaste  #heresmyfood  #foodstyling  #onmyplate  #foodstyle  #foodjournal  #foodislife  #inseasonnow  #alltheveggies  #f52grams  #feedfeed  #food52  #forkyeah  #foodspiration  #tablesituation  #huffposttaste  #buzzfeast  #cook_good  #winelover  #winedown  #morewineplease  #winenerd  #broth  #feelgoodfood  #igerslondon  #embracingtheseasons 
Happy December!!
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Now we're officially allowed to celebrate ALL THINGS CHRISTMAS...'Tis is the season of drinking on public transport!!
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So, looking out for all you lovely people, I've done the drinking so you don't have to - and rounded up which are the best (and worst) cocktails in a can so you can be sure to enjoy every sip this Advent πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸΈβ˜ΊοΈ
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Obviously this project was very hard work πŸ˜‹ - so shout out to @oli.withers and @cecilyev who were happy to play Christmas elves and help me out with the tasting 😘
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I've tired to pick a selection of the canned drinks most widely available on station forecourts throughout the landπŸ‘ŒπŸ». *By popular demand* I'll shortly be producing a G&T specific review.
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Check out the range through the link in my bio πŸ‘‰πŸ»@celiadrinks πŸ‘ˆπŸ» or look at >> my insta stories << for the short version.
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You'll never guess what the winner was.....πŸ˜‚
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#cocktail #christmascocktails #christmas #advent #traindrinking #inacan #instacocktail #cocktailswithcharacter #drinkpic #drinkstagram #publictransportlife #officeparty #partyseason #imbibe
Happy December!! . Now we're officially allowed to celebrate ALL THINGS CHRISTMAS...'Tis is the season of drinking on public transport!! . So, looking out for all you lovely people, I've done the drinking so you don't have to - and rounded up which are the best (and worst) cocktails in a can so you can be sure to enjoy every sip this Advent πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸΈβ˜ΊοΈ . Obviously this project was very hard work πŸ˜‹ - so shout out to @oli.withers and @cecilyev who were happy to play Christmas elves and help me out with the tasting 😘 . I've tired to pick a selection of the canned drinks most widely available on station forecourts throughout the landπŸ‘ŒπŸ». *By popular demand* I'll shortly be producing a G&T specific review. . Check out the range through the link in my bio πŸ‘‰πŸ»@celiadrinks πŸ‘ˆπŸ» or look at >> my insta stories << for the short version. . You'll never guess what the winner was.....πŸ˜‚ . . . . . . . #cocktail  #christmascocktails  #christmas  #advent  #traindrinking  #inacan  #instacocktail  #cocktailswithcharacter  #drinkpic  #drinkstagram  #publictransportlife  #officeparty  #partyseason  #imbibe 
Faded. It's an evocative word. Redolent of Miss Havisham and her ilk.
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At this time of year, it feels like that's what the world's doing too - fading. Compare the last day of October; a thrusting kaleidoscope of colour. Today, by comparison, feels rather drab. .
Is it strange to say I like it? .
In the fading light on this wintery afternoon (snow ❄️in central London eh?!), I'm reflecting that we shouldn't always greet the fade, the decay, as a negative thing.
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Take a glass of red wine. I don't mean to hackney the basics, but the slow watering of the rim, the gradual slope of colour from vibrancy to rust: these are all things I celebrate. I'm one of those people who love wine in all it's guises (obvs) - whether young or old. I count it a privilege to have my little store, (and the OH's considerably larger one), to plunder bottles of the same wine year after year, indulging in their gradual transformation, their phases of flavour, and their slow fade - sometimes centuries after the fact.
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On another note, I've thoroughly enjoyed partaking in the #tetphotodaily challenge this month, and would like to salute my fellows, many of whom I've been stalking from afar πŸ‘€ - especially the lovely @theeatingtree for not only setting this up, but also religiously commenting on my posts, (however inane!), and making me feel most welcome in this little community 😘
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Can I talk non-stop about Christmas now?? πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„
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#wine #winestagram #redwine #pinotnoir #instawine #drinkstagram #enolover #corkdork #fade #fading #tet_no30 #mangodreas #mantlepiece #flowerseverywhere #flowerseveryday  #thirstythursday
Faded. It's an evocative word. Redolent of Miss Havisham and her ilk. . At this time of year, it feels like that's what the world's doing too - fading. Compare the last day of October; a thrusting kaleidoscope of colour. Today, by comparison, feels rather drab. . Is it strange to say I like it? . In the fading light on this wintery afternoon (snow ❄️in central London eh?!), I'm reflecting that we shouldn't always greet the fade, the decay, as a negative thing. . Take a glass of red wine. I don't mean to hackney the basics, but the slow watering of the rim, the gradual slope of colour from vibrancy to rust: these are all things I celebrate. I'm one of those people who love wine in all it's guises (obvs) - whether young or old. I count it a privilege to have my little store, (and the OH's considerably larger one), to plunder bottles of the same wine year after year, indulging in their gradual transformation, their phases of flavour, and their slow fade - sometimes centuries after the fact. . On another note, I've thoroughly enjoyed partaking in the #tetphotodaily  challenge this month, and would like to salute my fellows, many of whom I've been stalking from afar πŸ‘€ - especially the lovely @theeatingtree for not only setting this up, but also religiously commenting on my posts, (however inane!), and making me feel most welcome in this little community 😘 . Can I talk non-stop about Christmas now?? πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„ . . . . . . . . #wine  #winestagram  #redwine  #pinotnoir  #instawine  #drinkstagram  #enolover  #corkdork  #fade  #fading  #tet_no30  #mangodreas  #mantlepiece  #flowerseverywhere  #flowerseveryday  #thirstythursday 
I don't think that my love of cheese is the best kept secret...β €
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There's nothing like the simplicity of a hunk of cheddar, some creamy goats cheese and a couple of crackers to keep you going on a frosty day. Though looking at @theeatingtree's feed, I could defo add a pear to this lot.β €
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This morning a couple of friends and I went for a dip in the Serpentine. At 4 degrees ❄️- not gonna lie, I stayed in for the length of a heartbeat before I had to beat a retreat...β €
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...BUT I've decided the need for calories I've burnt off by shaking all morning justifies the excess of all this cheese and DELICIOUS muscat grapes as I type away.β €
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Bet I'm not the only person who can scoff an entire cheese board by themselves too πŸ˜‰. {Double tap if you're a like-minded piglet🐽}β €
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#cheese #cheeseboard #cheddar #cheesefiend #grapes #foods4thought #thekitchn #realsimple #heresmyfood #foodstyling #onmyplate #foodstyle #foodjournal #foodislife #inseasonnow #f52grams #feedfeed #food52 #forkyeah #foodspiration #tablesituation #farmtotable #huffposttaste #buzzfeast #cook_good #tet_n29 #tetdailyphoto #secret
I don't think that my love of cheese is the best kept secret...β € β € There's nothing like the simplicity of a hunk of cheddar, some creamy goats cheese and a couple of crackers to keep you going on a frosty day. Though looking at @theeatingtree's feed, I could defo add a pear to this lot.β € β € This morning a couple of friends and I went for a dip in the Serpentine. At 4 degrees ❄️- not gonna lie, I stayed in for the length of a heartbeat before I had to beat a retreat...β € β € ...BUT I've decided the need for calories I've burnt off by shaking all morning justifies the excess of all this cheese and DELICIOUS muscat grapes as I type away.β € β € Bet I'm not the only person who can scoff an entire cheese board by themselves too πŸ˜‰. {Double tap if you're a like-minded piglet🐽}β € .β € .β € .β € .β € .β € .β € .β € .β € #cheese  #cheeseboard  #cheddar  #cheesefiend  #grapes  #foods4thought  #thekitchn  #realsimple  #heresmyfood  #foodstyling  #onmyplate  #foodstyle  #foodjournal  #foodislife  #inseasonnow  #f52grams  #feedfeed  #food52  #forkyeah  #foodspiration  #tablesituation  #farmtotable  #huffposttaste  #buzzfeast  #cook_good  #tet_n29  #tetdailyphoto  #secret 
I almost made it all the way to December without going full Christmas!! But *mince pies* πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„
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Today I'm doing a real Blue Peter with 'here's one I made earlier'. I'm still feeling a little under the weather and, as per @laurenbravo's article from a few days ago in @thepooluk - I'm eating whatever I damn well please.
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A few weeks ago I made a massive batch of mince pies for the freezer with my lovely friend @lalshenderson. And today I'm sticking these puppies in the oven for a lunch made for sniffle-curing.
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I like my mince pies best smothered in frangipani, possibly also dosed with blue cheese and tawny port (though possibly not today!).
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These babies look soooo good on the lovely tray I found when I was rootling around @sunburyantiques. A bargain fiver methinks!
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Now excuse me while I go and stare at the oven timer.
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#christmasbaking #christmasbakinghasbegun #mincepie #foods4thought #thekitchn #realsimple #lovefoodhatewaste #heresmyfood #foodstyling #onmyplate #foodstyle #foodjournal #foodislife #inseasonnow #f52grams #feedfeed #food52 #forkyeah #foodspiration #flatlay #homemade #huffposttaste #buzzfeast #cook_good #tet_n28 #tetphotodaily #found #antique #tray #manflu
I almost made it all the way to December without going full Christmas!! But *mince pies* πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„ . Today I'm doing a real Blue Peter with 'here's one I made earlier'. I'm still feeling a little under the weather and, as per @laurenbravo's article from a few days ago in @thepooluk - I'm eating whatever I damn well please. . A few weeks ago I made a massive batch of mince pies for the freezer with my lovely friend @lalshenderson. And today I'm sticking these puppies in the oven for a lunch made for sniffle-curing. . I like my mince pies best smothered in frangipani, possibly also dosed with blue cheese and tawny port (though possibly not today!). . These babies look soooo good on the lovely tray I found when I was rootling around @sunburyantiques. A bargain fiver methinks! . Now excuse me while I go and stare at the oven timer. . . . . . . . . #christmasbaking  #christmasbakinghasbegun  #mincepie  #foods4thought  #thekitchn  #realsimple  #lovefoodhatewaste  #heresmyfood  #foodstyling  #onmyplate  #foodstyle  #foodjournal  #foodislife  #inseasonnow  #f52grams  #feedfeed  #food52  #forkyeah  #foodspiration  #flatlay  #homemade  #huffposttaste  #buzzfeast  #cook_good  #tet_n28  #tetphotodaily  #found  #antique  #tray  #manflu 
Today I have been playing human burrito, all wrapped up in a blanket with a bad case of man-flu.
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I may have slightly over-indulged this weekend {check out stories...there was literally not a scrap left}, and my body is punishing me!
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Alas, I have a very busy week ahead of me, so I'll be mainlining this cocktail >> The Flu Fighter <<
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It has all the ginger and chilli you could want when your nose is painfully congested, plus rum - which is always good. .
For anyone who struggles with party season sniffles - get this drink in your arsenal and the germs don't stand a chance. Recipe up on my site now πŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸΈπŸ‘ŠπŸ»
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#cocktailporn #instacocktail #imbibe #mixology #cocktailswithcharacter #cocktailhour #drinkpic #drinkstagram #craftcocktails #tetdailyphoto #tet_n27 #embracingtheseasons #smooth #rum #coldremedy #wrapped
Today I have been playing human burrito, all wrapped up in a blanket with a bad case of man-flu. . I may have slightly over-indulged this weekend {check out stories...there was literally not a scrap left}, and my body is punishing me! . Alas, I have a very busy week ahead of me, so I'll be mainlining this cocktail >> The Flu Fighter << . It has all the ginger and chilli you could want when your nose is painfully congested, plus rum - which is always good. . For anyone who struggles with party season sniffles - get this drink in your arsenal and the germs don't stand a chance. Recipe up on my site now πŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸΈπŸ‘ŠπŸ» . . . . . . . .β € #cocktailporn  #instacocktail  #imbibe  #mixology  #cocktailswithcharacter  #cocktailhour  #drinkpic  #drinkstagram  #craftcocktails  #tetdailyphoto  #tet_n27  #embracingtheseasons  #smooth  #rum  #coldremedy  #wrapped 
Happy stir-up Sunday πŸ˜ŠπŸŽ„β €
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For me, today marks the start of Christmas. When I was a little girl, at my primary school we would always celebrate stir-up Sunday the Monday after. β €
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In a strange clash of holidays, today I've been celebrating Thanksgiving. I've had a really great day getting my turkey in early this year *gobble gobble* πŸ¦ƒ. I actually really love turkey meat (weirdo,β €
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I love the way cinnamon, ginger, mixed spice, allspice, star anise - all these woody, deeply fragrant smells combine in basically every single dish this time of year. I may already have this year's Christmas pud tucked away in the pantry, but I know there have been echoes of that decades ago school girl fun in today's celebrations too.β €
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#stirupsunday #christmasbaking #thekitchn #realsimple #heresmyfood #foodstyling #foodstyle #foodjournal #foodislife #inseasonnow #f52grams #feedfeed #food52 #forkyeah #foodspiration #tablesituation #huffposttaste #buzzfeast #cook_good #givingthanks #friendsgiving
Happy stir-up Sunday πŸ˜ŠπŸŽ„β € β € For me, today marks the start of Christmas. When I was a little girl, at my primary school we would always celebrate stir-up Sunday the Monday after. β € β € The whole school would gather in the hall and the cook would bring up a massive bowl with pudding mixture in and we'd all get to stir it and sing songs. I don't know if they do that at The Granville anymore but I really hope they do!! β € β € In a strange clash of holidays, today I've been celebrating Thanksgiving. I've had a really great day getting my turkey in early this year *gobble gobble* πŸ¦ƒ. I actually really love turkey meat (weirdo,β € I know!), especially when it's paired with all the spices of the season. β € β € I love the way cinnamon, ginger, mixed spice, allspice, star anise - all these woody, deeply fragrant smells combine in basically every single dish this time of year. I may already have this year's Christmas pud tucked away in the pantry, but I know there have been echoes of that decades ago school girl fun in today's celebrations too.β € .β € .β € .β € .β € .β € .β € .β € .β € #stirupsunday  #christmasbaking  #thekitchn  #realsimple  #heresmyfood  #foodstyling  #foodstyle  #foodjournal  #foodislife  #inseasonnow  #f52grams  #feedfeed  #food52  #forkyeah  #foodspiration  #tablesituation  #huffposttaste  #buzzfeast  #cook_good  #givingthanks  #friendsgiving 
A real labour of love ❀️
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After some great advice from @buzzby79 @londonbreadbaker I took the plunge and made my first ever enriched loaf. Much simpler than the panettones & pull apart breads suggested! It was a traditional brioche - and totally bloody delicious, if I do say so myself!
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So I also LURVE a theme party {double tap if you do too ☺️}. And last night the theme was Beaujolais & Lyonnaise goodies (i.e. pig every which way). This baby was the star of the bread basket ✨
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The leftovers (shocked that there were any!) made fabulous French toast this morning too πŸ˜‹
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May your Saturdays too be filled with such calorific deliciousness 😘
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A real labour of love ❀️ . After some great advice from @buzzby79 @londonbreadbaker I took the plunge and made my first ever enriched loaf. Much simpler than the panettones & pull apart breads suggested! It was a traditional brioche - and totally bloody delicious, if I do say so myself! . So I also LURVE a theme party {double tap if you do too ☺️}. And last night the theme was Beaujolais & Lyonnaise goodies (i.e. pig every which way). This baby was the star of the bread basket ✨ . The leftovers (shocked that there were any!) made fabulous French toast this morning too πŸ˜‹ . May your Saturdays too be filled with such calorific deliciousness 😘 . . . . . . . . #foods4thought  #thekitchn  #realsimple  #lovefoodhatewaste  #heresmyfood  #foodstyling  #onmyplate  #foodjournal  #foodislife  #f52grams  #feedfeed  #food52  #forkyeah  #foodspiration  #tablesituation  #huffposttaste  #buzzfeast  #cook_good  #bread  #breadmaking  #enricheddough  #brioche  #realbread  #artisanbread  #breadporn  #crumbshot  #glutenfull  #firsttime  #saturday  #aboutlastnight 
On the rocks, you say?
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There are only a few more days left of the #tetdailyphoto challenge and I couldn't have enjoyed it more. I'm also pleased to have saved this piccy until nearly the end - I don't think you can get much colder than a giant block of ice! ❄️
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This is an original concoction - a new favourite in our house: it's my take on a 'skinny' martini, a verrrry dirty chilli vodka rocks.
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It's one of the recipes in my BRAND SPANKING NEW guide to throwing a bona fide grown up cocktail party (for when #adulting just seems like too much) .
I'd love you to check it out - plus my revamped site {link in bio πŸ‘‰πŸ»_celiabbπŸ‘ˆπŸ»}. Aside from 12 original cocktail recipes there are literally SO MANY tips and tricks for help me mixology. Better yet? All 30+ (!) pages are totally FREE for you to download and keep forever ☺️
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Please do let me know what you think! .
...and more to the point, comment below πŸ‘‡πŸ»to let me know if you think you can handle the heat of homemade chilli vodka πŸŒΆπŸ˜‰
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#cocktails #cocktailgram #cocktailporn #drinkporn #drinkup #mixology #craftcocktail #instadrink #lifehack #tet_n23 #cold #freedownload #vodka #martini #skinnycocktails #recipedevelopment #tgif #instacocktail #imbibe #mixology #cocktailswithcharacter #cocktailhour #drinkpic #drinkstagram #craftcocktails
On the rocks, you say? . There are only a few more days left of the #tetdailyphoto  challenge and I couldn't have enjoyed it more. I'm also pleased to have saved this piccy until nearly the end - I don't think you can get much colder than a giant block of ice! ❄️ . This is an original concoction - a new favourite in our house: it's my take on a 'skinny' martini, a verrrry dirty chilli vodka rocks. . It's one of the recipes in my BRAND SPANKING NEW guide to throwing a bona fide grown up cocktail party (for when #adulting  just seems like too much) . I'd love you to check it out - plus my revamped site {link in bio πŸ‘‰πŸ»_celiabbπŸ‘ˆπŸ»}. Aside from 12 original cocktail recipes there are literally SO MANY tips and tricks for help me mixology. Better yet? All 30+ (!) pages are totally FREE for you to download and keep forever ☺️ . Please do let me know what you think! . ...and more to the point, comment below πŸ‘‡πŸ»to let me know if you think you can handle the heat of homemade chilli vodka πŸŒΆπŸ˜‰ . . . . . . . . #cocktails  #cocktailgram  #cocktailporn  #drinkporn  #drinkup  #mixology  #craftcocktail  #instadrink  #lifehack  #tet_n23  #cold  #freedownload  #vodka  #martini  #skinnycocktails  #recipedevelopment  #tgif  #instacocktail  #imbibe  #mixology  #cocktailswithcharacter  #cocktailhour  #drinkpic  #drinkstagram  #craftcocktails 
Fondue for two? I'm not even sorry.
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We've both had super long (but good) days and it's feeling like the sort of evening where the wounds of modern life can be healed with red wine and a fuck load of cheese.
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The OH would mainline tartiflette if he could but we had a sort of deconstructed version here. Reblechon baked with a drizzle of honey and thyme in a hot oven (your eyes do not deceive you, those are whole garlic cloves roasted alongside).
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Plus pickles, salt-baked potatoes, a piquant salad & some @aubonclimatwine Pinot {πŸ‘‰πŸ»check out my stories @_celiabbπŸ‘ˆπŸ»} I'm all set to melt into the sofa.
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I hope your evening is even a fraction as divine and carb-loaded as mine is set to be πŸ˜˜πŸ˜‹
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PS: check out all those lurvely round shapes #tetdailyphoto!!
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Fondue for two? I'm not even sorry. . We've both had super long (but good) days and it's feeling like the sort of evening where the wounds of modern life can be healed with red wine and a fuck load of cheese. . The OH would mainline tartiflette if he could but we had a sort of deconstructed version here. Reblechon baked with a drizzle of honey and thyme in a hot oven (your eyes do not deceive you, those are whole garlic cloves roasted alongside). . Plus pickles, salt-baked potatoes, a piquant salad & some @aubonclimatwine Pinot {πŸ‘‰πŸ»check out my stories @_celiabbπŸ‘ˆπŸ»} I'm all set to melt into the sofa. . I hope your evening is even a fraction as divine and carb-loaded as mine is set to be πŸ˜˜πŸ˜‹ . PS: check out all those lurvely round shapes #tetdailyphoto !! . . . . . . . #tet_n23  #round  #tartiflette  #fondue  #foodstyling  #foodphotographer  #feedfeed  #huffposttaste  #cook_good  #thekitchn  #heresmyfood  #foodislife  #food52  #f52grams  #forkyeah  #buzzfeast  #cheese  #cheeseboard  #tablesituation  #embracingtheseasons  #thehomesteadlife  #winestagram  #enolovers  #wineporn  #instawine  #wine  #pinotnoir 
Look at that water... .
The nicest thing happened to me the other day. A girl I'd been at uni with sent me a DM saying she'd never known I was keen on wild swimming and would I like to do some together in preparation for triathlons next year.
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Quite aside from it being lovely to reconnect with someone, I found it amusing that she was soooo surprised that I could love something so 'outdoorsy'! I guess I don't really give off that vibe πŸ˜‚
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By contrast, I've always thought of myself as a total water baby and I've always been the first to strip off and jump in πŸ˜‰ ...maybe not here though. Here we are back in the Arctic Circle - being at the top of the world is the only rationale I can give for that INSANE tone of bright blue - and I took a fair bit of coaxing (and a very thick wetsuit) to get in.
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#tet_n22 #tetdailyphoto #bright #sea #vitaminsea #norway #wildswimming #coldwaterchallenge #tritraining #oldfriends #reflection
Look at that water... . The nicest thing happened to me the other day. A girl I'd been at uni with sent me a DM saying she'd never known I was keen on wild swimming and would I like to do some together in preparation for triathlons next year. . Quite aside from it being lovely to reconnect with someone, I found it amusing that she was soooo surprised that I could love something so 'outdoorsy'! I guess I don't really give off that vibe πŸ˜‚ . By contrast, I've always thought of myself as a total water baby and I've always been the first to strip off and jump in πŸ˜‰ ...maybe not here though. Here we are back in the Arctic Circle - being at the top of the world is the only rationale I can give for that INSANE tone of bright blue - and I took a fair bit of coaxing (and a very thick wetsuit) to get in. . I'm so glad I did though! . . . . . . . . #tet_n22  #tetdailyphoto  #bright  #sea  #vitaminsea  #norway  #wildswimming  #coldwaterchallenge  #tritraining  #oldfriends  #reflection 
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With Thanksgiving imminent in the US, I'm guessing my friends across the Atlantic will be wading through a fair number of these puppies in days to come. Happy all things sweet and fluffy!β €
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Fluffy and yumptiousβ € β € I've already shared a picture of my homemade marshmallows. But inspired by @inksugarspice's gorgeous picture from earlier, I thought I'd dig out another homage to all that is pillowy and fluffy and bloody delicious slightly charred over an open fire.β € β € With Thanksgiving imminent in the US, I'm guessing my friends across the Atlantic will be wading through a fair number of these puppies in days to come. Happy all things sweet and fluffy!β € .β € .β € .β € .β € .β € .β € .β € .β € .β € #thekitchn  #realsimple  #foodstyle  #foodjournal  #foodislife  #f52grams  #feedfeed  #food52  #forkyeah  #foodspiration  #tablesituation  #huffposttaste  #buzzfeast  #marshmallow  #smores  #thanksgiving  #thanksgivingdinner  #tetdailyphoto  #tet_n21  #fluffy 
I don't know about you, but I am a fiend for reorganising my bookshelves.β €
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My OH had to endure a three day de-shelfing and recategorising of books when I first moved in, and I'm very happy with our current layout.β €
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I'm aware that this may make me sound like a crazy person, but I like to make sure that every book makes sense in the context of those surrounding it.β €
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Thus we have autobiography (stories of the self) abutting stories of the city. We have nature abutting food writing and - in one memorable case, we have Jilly Cooper cosying up to the Marquis de Sade. β €
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What's that famous (mis)quote? 'No book is an island'. Well said Mr Donne.

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I don't know about you, but I am a fiend for reorganising my bookshelves.β € β € My OH had to endure a three day de-shelfing and recategorising of books when I first moved in, and I'm very happy with our current layout.β € β € I'm aware that this may make me sound like a crazy person, but I like to make sure that every book makes sense in the context of those surrounding it.β € β € Thus we have autobiography (stories of the self) abutting stories of the city. We have nature abutting food writing and - in one memorable case, we have Jilly Cooper cosying up to the Marquis de Sade. β € β € What's that famous (mis)quote? 'No book is an island'. Well said Mr Donne. How do you make sense of your shelves? .β € .β € .β € .β € .β € .β € .β € .β € .β € #bookstagram  #booksonbooksonbooks  #booklife  #booklover  #shelfie  #tetdailyphoto  #tet_n20  #together 
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Smooth? Yeaaaaah babyβ €β € β €β € If you want to experiment with home-infused spirits, vodka is the perfect base. β €β € β €β € We had some smoky and sweet Ancho chillies in the cupboard which needed using - and a bottle of vodka which had been lurking at the back of the drinks cabinet for too long. β €β € β €β € All together = chilli-infused vodka and it's hands down AMAZING. Anchos aren't wildly hot, meaning that you actually get a lot of flavour, without overwhelming heat.β €β € β €β € Perfect in a cocktail...{watch this space!}β €β € .β €β € .β €β € .β €β € .β €β € .β €β € .β €β € .β €β € .β €β € .β € #cocktailporn  #instacocktail  #imbibe  #mixology  #cocktailswithcharacter  #cocktailhour  #drinkpic  #drinkstagram  #craftcocktails  #tetdailyphoto  #tet_n19  #embracingtheseasons  #smooth  #vodka