April 10, 2008 at 8:04 am 6 comments

We’ve had a few new additions to the apartment in the last few weeks, and I thought I would introduce you to a few of them! First of all since moving in together with my lovely girlfriend there has been a few things I’ve noticed- number one, the girl can’t get enough of candles, there everywhere even in the bathroom! Number two, is that she likes plants- a lot!

I have had a thing about plants ever since I was a kid, it mainly stems from the fact that our house was filled with them, and it was always the job of me and my brother to water them. A job which we hated, mainly because we had no interest in having them and felt that if our parents wanted them, they should water themselves . But recently I have come around to the idea of them, mainly because I use herbs in my cooking, they look nice and because they produce Oxygen and we need lots of that!

Our latest addition to the plant collection, is a basil plant which can be picked up at most supermarkets. It came in a little plastic container so I replanted it in a little pot we picked up in IKEA. Apparently Basil thrives on sunlight so at the moment its sitting on the balcony windowsill, where it can soak up some rays every morning. I’ll let you know if it survives over the next few weeks, I’m yet to be convinced!

My favourite purchase from the recent trip to IKEA (which by the way I’m sorry I’m mentioning again!) has to be this kitchen counter! The best part is that it’s on rollers, so when were not cooking we roll it off to the side of fridge, where it fits perfectly, and it has handy storage space just below the counter top! It’s AMAZING! But the best part of all is that it was quite cheap a bargain at 37 euro!

The last thing I want to talk about in the this pretty random post, is mainly directed to fellow bloggers. I have a question, if you post a comment on my blog is it netiquette to post a comment back on your blog or should I keep the commenting in my own comments section? The world of blogging can get be tough! 🙂


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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Deborah  |  April 10, 2008 at 2:54 pm

    I love the butcher block Donal. Very cool! Your basil looks nice and healthy. I just got a bunch of herbs at Woodies and am doing a little window box. I do it every year, so nice to have fresh herbs at your disposal! As for commenting, comment on your post if you’re replying to someone’s comment on that post! You can sign up at cocomments and it will keep track of all your comments on any blog so if someone goes back and replies it will update in your browser and you will know! Best of luck!

  • 2. The Mood Food Blog  |  April 10, 2008 at 3:00 pm

    It is like a butcher block! 🙂It’s great having fresh homegrown herbs plus it give that extra homecooked feeling! hehe!What else have you got- I have Oregano, Rosemary, Thyme and Parsley, wondering what to add next!I’m gonna look into that cocoments thing its sounds clever! 🙂

  • 3. MARICHELLE  |  April 10, 2008 at 8:09 pm

    that candle comment made me laugh! I’m sure my boyfriend would agree with you 100%. I decided to put one right on top of the toilet cover and I’m not sure how, but it would always fall off every time he went in there. It eventually broke, so now candles have been banned from the bathroom. That’s ok, coz they’re still all over the apt 😉as for the comment thing – I usually respond to all comments by commenting on my own blog if it requires a response. BUT I always head over to their blog to check if it’s been updated. I like to leave comments because most bloggers I know don’t blog for money. And for me, comments and meeting nice people are the only ways we get “paid” 🙂I figure I’ll do this until I no longer can!

  • 4. lorraine@italianfoodies  |  April 10, 2008 at 11:00 pm

    Hey Donal, love the trolley, have one coming with the new kitchen, soooo handy!! Re the comments I think you need to do both, answer on your own blog and then comment on theirs!! Oh comments make the blog world go round:)

  • 5. Joh  |  April 11, 2008 at 2:42 am

    I am now obsessed with your rolling countertop. You have just added another piece to the growing list of kitchen crap that I need to order/buy/build when I get into my new apartment. Also, if you feel inclined to comment back, I’d be really happy if you commented on my site – then more than one person would be reading my blog!! 🙂 But if you don’t, I’ll probably still read yours. (Guilt pie?? Sure… with extra whipped cream).

  • 6. The Mood Food Blog  |  April 11, 2008 at 1:22 pm

    Marichelle- Yeah I swear she is obssessed! It’s not as bad as it used to be though mainly because she has run out of space! Hehehe I hope he wasn’t to blame for the breaking!Lorraine- I know they’re brill- Though mine has developed a wobble! It’s true a good comment can make your day! 🙂Joh- hehehe hope you get to pick one up! I’ll give you comment don’t worry! 🙂


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