Archives for December 2014

New Look…


Four years ago, I had a beautiful new layout installed. I still really loved the layout (how can I not love the logo especially, when it is still so perfect for me?) but I felt like it needed freshening up a little – I especially wanted a responsive layout. I know I often read blog posts on my phone, so I wanted it to be beautiful for those people who do the same.

I bought a premade layout from pipdig called Ghost Shell, who I found while compiling a post for Bonjour, Blogger!. I still wanted it to be recognisable as my blog (…and I was far too lazy to design a new header and colour scheme…and I still have lots of Moo cards* to use!) so after a bit of CSS bodging (a combination of reading HTML&CSS* – a pretty good intro book if you’re interested! – and Googling what I needed), I got the site looking how I wanted it to within an hour.

It’s weird how having a layout you’re not totally in love with can affect how often you want to post, but for me, it’s totally a thing. Here’s hoping that this new look means I’ll be able to blog more than once a month!

Thanksgiving at Goldbrick House

I’ve talked quite a few times about how I love Thanksgiving, so when I saw Goldbrick House were doing a Thanksgiving themed Fabulous Food Club this year, I had to go.

Potted brisket of beef, marinated and braised in beer on sour dough toast and BBQ relish. So good! @goldbrickhouse

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Pears wrapped in streaky bacon with maple syrup dressing, roasted pecans and blue cheese @goldbrickhouse A photo posted by Hayley Constantine (@hayleyc) on

Blackened salmon with gumbo @goldbrickhouse

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Blueberry sorbet @goldbrickhouse – I could eat so much of this!

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Finally, pumpkin pie with cinnamon popcorn ice cream @goldbrickhouse A photo posted by Hayley Constantine (@hayleyc) on

Although it wasn’t the traditional Thanksgiving meal I was expecting, it was really good, and with a glass of wine included in the £25 ticket, it’s excellent value for money.

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