this is why I haven’t been blogging 

I can’t believe how long it is since I’ve blogged.  I’m not sure what happened, but we’ve just been trying to make the most of the summer here in Seattle and my blogging mojo just seemed to get left on a beach somewhere.  And funnily enough this is a busy time of year for mirrormirror what with all the pre-Christmas ordering and PR to work on.

Thank you so much for all your kind and concerned comments and emails – I’m sorry I just abandoned you without a word – and I’m touched (and somewhat astonished) that people have been missing my somewhat random musings.

But anyway, just to get things back on track.

Things I’ve been doing over the last month in no particular order.

– Loafing about on beaches (including another trip to Cannon Beach, still the most photogenic place on earth)

– Travelling on ferries

– Eating Dancing Deer chocolate brownies (perfect for picnics).

– Watching the Olympics (we managed to get a live stream of the BBC’s coverage to make up for the godawful coverage provided by NBC.  You have to feel sorry for Americans sometimes.)

– Getting really stuck into Project Runway.  And Project Rungay.  Leanne is my hot, hot favourite. I just wish I’d found my way to her Etsy store before she got famous.

–  Finally watching Season One of the The Tudors and realising it is much better than I thought it would be.  And what a lustbunny Charles Brandon is.

– Researching my family tree.  And finding out that I come from a long line of Londoners and craftspeople.

– Making aubergine (eggplant) and pistachio salad over and over again.  It is SO good. 

– Eating pistachio icecream.  I like pistachios.

– Getting into a new school routine. The Minx is finally now going to school four days a week, although they are much shorter days, with more commuting.  But finally it feels like I have time to focus on stuff.

– Photographing new stuff for the shop.


Things I have NOT been doing.

– Following my eating plan

– Exercising

– Gardening

– House stuff

– Reading and commenting on other blogs (except for Project Rungay and er, PerezHilton). Sorry fellow bloggers.

Normal blog service will now be resumed…



  1. says

    HOORAY – I am so pleased to ‘see’ you. Looks like you’ve been having a wonderful time – gorgeous pictures – your blog has made me want to visit the North West of the US so, so much.

  2. says

    Welcome back. Glad to hear you were enjoying life (and TLo) while you were gone. Lovely pics, and you are the third blogger this summer to expound the virtues of Cannon Beach — must add to my “must visit” list.

  3. Anne Martin says

    So glad to hear from you again and happy that you were enjoying your summer! I thought you may have been depressed, wounded, or had met with some other type of misfortune. No guilt and carry on!! Ü

  4. KQ says

    Another one very glad you’re back. Aubergine and pistachio salad sounds rather delish – any chance of the recipe?

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