Sunday 30 August 2015

Invasion of the Box Tree Caterpillars

I hadn't seen a caterpillar in over 10 years and a few days ago, I suddenly saw about 10 in my garden. I thought wow, this is amazing.

But then, I posted a photo on my Facebook and someone informed me that it could be a Box Tree Caterpillar. Apparently they are very bad news for your garden! I did some research into this article: and I realised the ones I saw in my garden look very similar to the ones they are talking about in this report. "An invasive caterpillar that feeds on hedges is starting to spread from its established base in London across the UK, experts warn." That explains why I saw so many all at once then!

And so I'd better enjoy my beautiful garden while I have it as Box Tree Caterpillars have begun to invade it!

♥ Anna-Christina

Sunday 23 August 2015

August Mini Break

Some major things have happened to me this month with Music Audio Stories and I'm sooooo excited! I will definitely post a news update about it all soon but I just wanted to write a quick post about my August Mini Break.

I was taken away on a super camping trip and it was so lovely to escape to the country and have a complete change of scenery. It wasn't all fun and games for me though, I still ended up working but I also took the time to really enjoy the beautiful surroundings I found myself in.

We began at Leicestershire and drove through Northamptonshire and Warwickshire and ended up in Darbyshire. The weather was mostly great which is a blessing when you're camping and we enjoyed long walks in the countryside and along a beautiful river.

I hope you're all having a wonderful summer too!

Here are some photos I took...

♥ Anna-Christina

I love this little kettle! :-D

 How beautiful is this!

I wanted to go Quad Bike Racing but we didn't go! 

We followed this grass path to a lovely river.

Sunday 9 August 2015

Let Them Eat Cake!

This week I hosted a Marie Antoinette themed birthday party and it was so much fun! I have an extremely hectic schedule right now but I made time to make a day special for someone dear to me.

 I rushed around shopping for all the food the day before so it would all be fresh on the day and I cooked a lovely Chicken (Quorn) Sauté dinner and made chocolate covered strawberries and a few other bits and bobs :-) I didn't have time to make my own cupcakes but Lola's are AMAZING!

I thought carefully about the colors and brought some decorations that fitted the theme perfectly and made my own birthday plaque for the main table. I even have the soundtrack to Sofia Coppola's movie, so I had that playing at the start of the party which made many lol!

AC - Super Party Planner :-D

♥ Anna-Christina