Saturday, 30 November 2013


In my quest to eat no wheat, dairy or sugar eggs are quite often on the menu. These are my absolute favourite scrambled eggs at the moment. (I must admit though I stole the idea from the healthy food chain Pod.) 

First ingredient; spinach. I chop it quite small.

Second ingredient; red chilli. My obsession to add it to every dish I eat continues as strong as ever.

Third ingredient; feta, crumbled up. 

And then the eggs. Free range, organic ones naturally!

For cooking I use coconut oil. Sounds odd with eggs but in fact you can't taste it through the strong flavours.

All done! You could make this into an omelette but I like mine scrambled. Easy!

Minna x

Friday, 29 November 2013


We are getting there with the new home. There are no more boxes and to the eye most of the rooms look tidy and in order. Inside cupboards and drawers it might be a different story but we'll get there :-) I'm loving Notting Hill and I'm loving living in a house. It's the first time for us as a family. I thought I'd always be a lateral space kind of girl but within just one week of living on more than one floor I've changed my mind. It's nice to have the bedrooms spread out and it's also very nice to have your own front door.  Makes it so much easier to get in and out with the kids and buggies, scooters and bikes. 

I'm looking forward to the weekend with family and friends. I think it's time to pick up a Christmas tree too and to make the house all christmassy. 

 I wish you all a lovely weekend!

Minna x

Wednesday, 27 November 2013


I'm absolutely loving our new home and neighbourhood but the one thing I miss form our previous place is our girls' room. Some of you might remember seeing pictures of it before but if not, this is what it looked like. We didn't want to make it too girly and childish so the beige and white striped wallpaper was just perfect and the pictures brought a touch of colour. 

This was me trying on some clothes when sorting out my wardrobe for the move. I didn't end up wearing the Biba feather jacket out but I'm intending to again very soon when the right occasion arises. Isn't it cool? And what's even cooler is that I got it as a present from my Mother-In-Law!

Jacket: Biba / Knit: American Vintage / Corduroy Jeans: Isabel Marant / Pumps: Christian Louboutin / Cuff: Hermes / Necklace: H&M / Clutch: YSL

Minna x

Monday, 25 November 2013


I pulled my hip flexor a little while ago so I've been taking it rather easy for the past few weeks now. I'm slowly back to my beloved yoga practice. Trying to do it daily but it's not always easy to find the time. Those days when I'm busy lazy I still try to stretch for few minutes.

Here's an intense stretch for your shoulders. Ideally your legs would be 90 degrees. I'm working on that as you can see. I like to keep a block between my hands. It prevents your hands getting closer together and keeps the stretch strong. If you don't have a block a book works just as fine. Pull your shoulders away from your ears, breathe and relax.

Heidi x    


At the moment I'm loving skinny jeans with a knit and pointed pumps. Add an evening bag and some jewellery and you can wear the combo in the evenings as well as during the day. This Zoe Jordan jumper is my absolute favourite this autumn, wish they had it in more colours as it's the first thing I want to pull out of my wardrobe every day.

Coat: Joseph / Knit: Zoe Jordan / Jeans: J Brand / Shoes: Jimmy Choo (old but love these) / Necklace: H&M / Clutch: YSL

Minna x

Saturday, 23 November 2013


I eat salads daily. I eat them in and I eat them out. I absolutely love them and think that you can make them extremely tasty even when you keep the ingredients "clean". This is one of my favourite ones that I keep on making at home time after time.

You need lettuce (I love baby gem),

green beans (I boil them just so that they soften up a touch but not become soggy),

avocado (ripe, always ripe!),

feta (I like to crumble it rather than cut it),

black olives,

and tuna (fresh, jar or tin, which ever you fancy).

For the dressing you need lemon,

olive oil and white wine vinegar (olive oil I pour in about half of the amount of lemon juice and white wine vinegar just a splash or two),

and fresh chilli. I'm a little bit obsessed about chilli and therefore add it into anything and everything but obviously you could just leave it out.

I chop the chilli up nice and small, add lots of Himalayan salt and black pepper and stir it up. (This is, the dressing I have with all my salads!)

Pour over the salad, mess it all up and enjoy. Delicious and healthy!

Minna x

Friday, 22 November 2013


We are (for the second time in a year!) living amongst boxes. Everything needs to find its new place in the new home and we need to find our new places in our new neighbourhood. Supermarkets, corner shops, playgroups, playgrounds, hair dressers, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, gyms... you name it. Notting Hill is only a ten minute drive from Marylebone where we moved from but in London you want everything to be within your neighbourhood not least because parking can be an absolute nightmare. The more of your daily services you can find within walking distance the better. Plus it's fun discovering new things!

These pictures are from our "old" playground. This weekend the search begins for a new one. (Btw can you tell that I've started dressing our girls quite similar? I LOVE doing that! :-))

I hope you all have a fabulous Friday and a great start to the weekend!

Minna x

Thursday, 21 November 2013


My precious leather leggings and I are re-united! Yay! We were apart for nearly six long months whilst they went missing in Yorkshire. That brought a lot of sadness to my life so you can imagine how thrilled I was when they were found. These have become a bit of a Joseph classic, they have them in their collection season after season. Stretchy fabric is much more flattering to ones bottom than leather so these for me are the best ones out there.

Blazer: Joseph (old) / Knit: Joseph (old, altered from originally being a dress) / Leather Leggings: Joseph / Booties: So old that I can't remember and they're now packed in a box somewhere / Bag: Celine / Snood: GAP

EDIT: Only just now realised how awfully serious I look in these pictures... Ha! :-)

Minna x

Wednesday, 20 November 2013


London, that is! Whilst Baby M and I had been abandoned by the rest of the family we decided to take a stroll around the West End to enjoy all the beautiful Christmas decorations and lights. Nothing gets you in a Christmas mood more. London has a very special atmosphere this time of the year. It looks sooo beautiful, everyone is in good spirits and shops and restaurants are even busier and buzzier than normally. 

First... Oxford Street. The horrendously over crowded Oxford Street. Even that is beautiful with Christmas lights. 

Upwards and onwards; the red brick building in the middle is the very glamorous Claridge's Hotel. Such a stunning, old school hotel. I love their bar for a pre-dinner drink or their restaurant for breakfast if you fancy treating yourself for a special one.

Bond Street. A shopper's heaven if you want to find all Designer brands on one street.

Old Bond Street with all the amazing jewellery and watch displays.

My little friend who is a child who loves sitting in her buggy for like, hours! I find that amazing. Little M hated it at this age. Not complaining, it's great for long walks!

Regent's Street.

And back home past all the department stores on Oxford Street. Soon I won't be able to just walk to the West End so I wanted to do a proper stroll around whilst it's still on my doorstep. Sure there will be plenty of Christmas atmosphere in Notting Hill too though!

Minna x


When the weather gets cooler I like having soups and stews to warm me up. This soup really does it. It's packed with flavour and the thyme gives it an amazing taste.       

You need:

  • 1 small courgette
  • 1-2 small carrots
  • 3 stalks of celery
  • 1 small fennel 
  • 1-2 leeks
  • 6 cloves of garlic
  • pinch of chili flakes
  • 6-8 springs of thyme
  • small handful of finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 32 oz (1 litre) fish stock
  • 5-6 medium tomatoes
  • 2-3 different types of fish (I used salmon, tilapia and grouper)
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of black pepper
  • pinch of dried herb mix e.g. herbes de provence or italian 

Peel and crush the garlic, soften in few table spoons of fish stock with chill flakes in high heat. Add rest of the stock and washed, peeled & diced vegetables, salt, pepper, thyme, parsley and dried herb mix. Add water to barely cover the vegetables. Boil until all the vegetables are soft. Remove the thyme springs. Blend in a blender or use a hand blender to desired texture. I like to leave it a little chunky. Remove the fish skin and dice. Add to the soup. Keep boiling until the fish is cooked. Check flavour and serve.    

Heidi x

Tuesday, 19 November 2013


There's a lovely little spot in the lovely London neighbourhood Notting Hill that I'll soon be able to call home! (More about that later but I just couldn't help the remark, I'm so excited!) The lovely little spot is a restaurant / cafe called Granger. Granger is located on Westbourne Grove and is the perfect place for lunch. You can't book so you have to be prepared to wait for a bit. We didn't have to wait long this time though as there was room for us at the bar. 

They had some goodies on display that looked very tempting. 

But instead of those mouthwateringly good-looking cookies Liz and I went for green juices... good as well, honest!

I then had the tastiest soup I've ever had. But now I can't remember what it was... It was definitely bumpkin and maybe coconut milk? I can't remember because it was so good that it made me forget about everything.

I was still hungry so I also had a grilled salmon salad. So healthy and absolutely delicious! I can't wait to go there again. Not only is the food good but it's a very pretty space too. 

Minna x