..of oats and ‘fondu’: Ferrero Rocher Oats

Hands up if you enjoy Nutella.

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Now, how many of you stopped buying it when you heard about all the terribly unhealthy ingredients Ferrero was never mentioning on the ingredient list of everyones favorite chocolate hazelnut spread? I for one was shocked! All that hazelnut-chocolaty goodness, and I would never be able to trust it again! But – although I would never personally buy Nutella again (my boyfriend does that for me ;), I’m no hypocrite…) – I never lost faith in Ferrero as a brand. They specialize in all things hazelnut and chocolate, and let’s be honest, all these knock-off products, albeit without any of the additives, are nothing compared to the original!

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Luckily for me, they are also the proud producers of a Nutella tasting, crispy, creamy chocolate, hazelnut praline combo! Do you follow? I’m talking about Ferrero Rocher ..

source: wikipedia

source: wikipedia

These little treats are definitely among some of my favorite treats – right up there with Raffaello (a coconut praline also by Ferrero), peanut butter with chocolate swirls, Froyo and champagne truffles.

But as with all things sweet and tasty, they must be enjoyed in moderation. This term, something you hear every day at any mention of sugar, is annoying, yes, but it’s also true…If I were to eat a couple of these pralines every day, I would have to do a whole lot more than I already do, to keep the pounds from creeping up on me.. Whereas if I were to occasionally enjoy one or two a whole package (I have no control, and no remorse!), I could actually build it in to a healthy lifestyle..

IMG_0548But I’m not one for “occasions” and want to eat something amazing like a Ferrero Rocher more than just once in a Blue Moon. So I’m going against the system; please welcome a healthy (more or less) breakfast/snack/pre-workout option of this creamy, nutty, chocolaty goodness of a praline. Be a good host and enjoy it daily if you like! Have your cake, and eat it too 😉

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Ferrero Rocher Oats (serves 1)

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup regular oats
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cocoa powder (or chocolate powder for a bit more sweetness)
  • 1 teaspoon coconut (ode to Raffaello..works well with chocolate!) (optional!)
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • minimum 1 teaspoon Cinnamon sugar or maple syrup or brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Quark or Greek Yoghurt
  • 1 tablespoon Cream cheese (creamyyyyy)
  • 1 tablespoon Hazelnut butter
  • 1/3 cup Soy milk

Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients, except for a splash of milk (need for easy stirring) in a mason jar or Tupperware
  2. Stir well until combined
  3. Add in rest of milk
  4. Cover with lid and shake well
  5. Store in the fridge overnight (or for several hours)
  6. Enjoy!

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I took this with me, and enjoyed it on a long tram ride through the city.. 🙂

With attitude and picked off  nail polish (terrible habit!), Anoushé xoxo

Questions of the day:

Do you like Nutella? If yes, are you hard-core like me, able to eat it pure, or do you have a certain way of eating it yourself? Do you still buy it, despite its bad rep?

 

..of oats and ‘fondu’: Earl Grey Oats

Thursday dance class meant one amazing thing: more overnight oats! 🙂

Yumm!

Yumm!

As I mentioned in my last recipe post, I am a big fan of Lauren’s blog . She has so many great ideas, and I have yet to try them all! When I first discovered this small jewel of a website, I focused on testing her stove top oatmeal, as they are a more spontaneous breakfast option (you make them if you want them, no planning necessary..)
I’ve always liked all things oatmeal; the porridge kind with maple syrup, manuka honey or cinnamon sugar were always a number one pick, same goes for oatmeal raisin – or oatmeal peanut butter – cookies. But making porridge always required a 15 minute time investment, which during the week, I really didn’t have. I took to buying food bars with oats in them (absolute favorite being Clif Bars, but being me, I only like certain foods for limited time periods (probably because I eat my new-found food affairs every day for like a month..), and soon got sick of even the tastiest snacks…

Spoonful of delish

Spoonful of delish

My oatmeal prep-time issue did change however, when about a year ago I had my final high school exams. Each written test was 4 hours long, and after taking only some fruit, nuts and a food bar with me for the first one, I knew I needed something with a little more oompf to keep me going; thus, enter the oatmeal. I would get up extra early, pumped only by an extra dose of adrenaline (I was super nervous..) and have enough time to prepare cashew and blueberry oatmeal to take with me. I would then devour it during my test by the spoonful and wash it down with a tumbler of earl grey tea.
But alas, as soon as the exams were over, so ended my oatmeal breakfast habit and stayed buried as a memory…

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Until now..:)

With my work and dance schedule, I need proper food to keep me going. Since oatmeal has never let me down in the past, I rely on it now again to give me sustenance for the day. But since I’m in a work scenario, rather than an exam one, I don’t wake up as easily in the morning.. So how can I make sure I can still eat the wholesome meal I want, and sleep until the latest possible moment? I found my answer thanks to none other than my (Swiss!) boyfriend, of all people: Birchermüesli, more internationally known as overnight oats.

The Swiss invention of Birchermüesli was originally made for patients in hospital, as part of their therapy. The physician, Maximilian Bircher-Benner, created this dish in order in incorporate more fruit in to their diet. Based on something he ate while exploring the Swiss Alps, the original muesli – unlike today’s – consisted mainly of shredded apples; oats, hazelnuts, lemon juice and condensed milk merely complemented the dish. Since then, endless variations have popped up all over the world, but the base remained unchanged: fruit, oats and milk (or yoghurt).

Overnight prep

Overnight prep

By preparing this the night before, it ensured a tasty snack/breakfast for whenever I wanted it; totally stress-free! And, as mentioned in my last post, it really works wonders before exercise!

Now, let’s move on the actual recipe…

Before launching a google search for overnight oat-recipes, I checked out the Oatmeal Artists options. Her creative ideas have been an inspiration for most of my own oatmeal, and this time was no different. One recipe that really jumped out at me was the tea-steeped oatmeal. This is something I had never heard of before..

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The basic recipe was as simple as could be, so the only thing I had to really think about was what tea I wanted to use. Also, in my ongoing quest to up the protein content of everything, I wanted to find a nut butter that would match (I really enjoy the addition of nut butter to my oatmeal, reaping not only amazing flavor but also many nutritional benefits, and after testing a delicious recipe from Peanut Butter Fingers, I knew it could easily be added to overnight oats as well.) But what tea…?

A couple of weeks ago, I found a delicious shortbread cookie. An earl grey and blueberry shortbread cookie to be exact. This buttery cookie gave me new perspectives: earl grey tea and blueberries…match perfectly?! So creative, it works! I was amazed. Even more so, when I remembered my days during my finals, eating oatmeal with blueberries and drinking earl grey tea! It was fate! This exact memory triggered a déjà vu, where I then recalled, that those oats tasted so good, not just by adding blueberries and drinking tea, but also thanks to the creamy, almost buttery flavor of cashew nut butter!
Proud of my accomplishment, I went to the kitchen…

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Earl Grey Oats (serves 1)
(inspired by the oatmeal artist, PBfingers and shortbread cookies)

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup regular oats
  • Earl grey tea bag in 1/4 cup of water (steep for min 1 hour, I used 2 bags)
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon cashew nut butter
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract and/or powder
  • 1 tablespoon Quark or Greek yoghurt
  • 1/3 cup Vanilla soy milk (increases creaminess)
  • Brown sugar or maple syrup (to taste..I recently made it without any additional sweeteners, and found it needed something)

Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients, and a splash of milk, in a mason jar or Tupperware
  2. Stir well until combined
  3. Add in rest of milk
  4. Cover with lid and shake well
  5. Store in the fridge overnight (or for several hours)
  6. Enjoy!

Let me know if you can think of any other great combinations!

With attitude and nail polish, Anoushé xoxo

Jazz Hands and Fan Kicks, a.k.a Wednesday Dance Class

In my last post, I shared with you my afternoon power snack (also a delicious breakfast, by the way..). Although the recipe does deserve its 15 minutes of fame, my day yesterday did not revolve around that little cup of creamy oats. To tell you the truth, the cookie dough oatmeal I was raving about was merely the back-bone needed, in order to do something even better.

It's sooooo good, that I'm giving you another picture ;)

It’s sooooo good, that I’m giving you another picture 😉

Being a snack, it was fueling me up for much-needed unlimited energy and strength. With a schedule like mine, a little mid-afternoon power boost can really come in handy, when energy stores from breakfast and lunch are long depleted, and dinner is still a long haul away. So by the time 5 o’ clock rolled round, I was really looking forward to the dessert-like bowl of joy, while being even more pumped for what I was eating the oats for…My two hour session of… Jazz Class!

This was technically hip hop..but I am excited for basically any kind of dance ;)

This was technically hip hop..

What is the first thing that pops into your head when you think of jazz? Is it the music perhaps? Smoky bars with saxophone players and vocalists with voices full of soul? Or do you think of the dance, with its kicks, turns, leaps and walks?

Louis Armstong, source: Wikipedia

Louis Armstrong, source: Wikipedia

Yup..those are the things normal people think of, when you hear the word jazz. But as it has been proven all too many times, I am not normal…

hehehe ;) maybe that explains why I'm not normal?...source: google

hehehe 😉 maybe that explains why I’m not normal?…source: google

So you want to know what I first thought of at the mention of Jazz? You’re going to find it very amusing..

This contributes to my lack of normalcy too... source: google

This contributes to my lack of normalcy too…
source: google

Even more amusing when you find out, I was expecting it to be taught in my first class..

yup...that's what I had to do.. source: google

yup…that’s what I had to do..
source: google

Hysterical even, when – to this day – I have yet to witness a single choreography with it..

in this case, without a certain dance step...source: google

in this case, without a certain dance step…source: google

Can’t take the suspense any longer?

Fine..I’ll fill you in on my little secret….The first things that would come to my mind at the mention of Jazz were…

source: google

source: google

Jazz Hands! Bearly (hehehe) amused? There’s more… I also thought of..

Jack McFarland, source: google

Jack McFarland, source: google

“Just Jack “ In hysterics yet? Yup..I thought so.. (For those of you who aren’t familiar with the talents of Jack McFarland – played by Sean Hayes – you absolutely muuuuuuuuust watch my all-time favorite show, WIll & Grace. Believe me, when I say, you are missing out 🙂 )

Will and Grace! Source: google

Will and Grace! Source: google

When I walked in to my very first Jazz class some many months ago, I was expecting it to be very “old school”. Very…jazzy, possibly even slightly sassy , and definitely Jack McFarlandy..! Needless to say, I left the studio half-heartedly. Not a single jazz-hand in sight..instead, I found myself step, piqué and chainé-ing to a lyrically based Paolo Nutini song. Nevertheless, I persevered, deciding to stick it out, even though it would mean learning this – more moderny – jazz dance style. It took some getting used to, but I have finally come to terms with the slightly different, non jazz-handy movements..

source: google

source: google

That being said, every teacher still ends up developing their own style and favorite ways to express themselves. In the end, it really comes down to the individual giving the class. Some choreographers might be more classically trained, and put a lot of emphasis on ballet-inspired movement, while others might live up to the Jack McFarland standards I have always enjoyed and wanted to learn. Thus, I try to vary the classes I go to (although, I admit to going to my favorite classes out of habit, and not vary too often) because that will definitely ensure the best all-round training and prepare me for almost anything. Take yesterday, for example; a jazz double session with two different teachers. I started off at my favorite teacher’s class, working on proper technique and perfect movement, moving only to slow-ish, mellow, singer/song-writer music (think Nora Jones meets James Morrison meets the Passenger…). Then, it was time for the choreography, consisting of mainly turns, pliés and other moves similar to the warm-up, where we could apply all that we had just worked on extensively.

Combré

Combré

The next class, on the other hand, couldn’t have been any more different. With up-beat music keeping us on our toes, we also started off the lesson working on basic technique (which is a very common way to warm up for class), only to be challenged even more by the fast paced choreography. By mixing classic moves with new styles, our teacher created a dance that was not only fun to learn, but also intriguing to watch! A choreography like that relies more on the power of using classical movement as a base for cooler, different looking steps…not so much on doing the basics perfectly!

Source: google

Source: google

So, the moral of the story is: Keep an open mind when going to a new class. Don’t let your expectations ruin the experience! You can profit from all the different styles there are out there, but only if you are willing to let yourself be taught…:) Tomorrow I will introduce you to my HipHop class; but until then.. With attitude and nail polish (is it catching on yet?)..Anoushé xoxo

..of oats and ‘fondu’: Creamy Cookie Dough Oats

Who doesn’t love cookies? And I’m not talking about a love for eating them – although eating them (specifically the moist, chewy, melt-in-your-mouth kind) is great and all…
But we all know where the actual passion and joy really lies, when we talk about cookies. Just in case you aren’t familiar with and can’t think of enjoying anything more than an actual cookie, then let me share with you, the love… of eating raw cookie dough!

Yummyness on the go

Yummyness on the go

It starts as a small enjoyment during our childhood, receiving a spoon to lick when someone bakes the occasional batch of cookies. This later develops into licking the bowl clean (in addition to eating a spoonful), which gradually evolves to eating half the batch and feeling woozy as a teenager (where’s the self-control; …not in my vocab!). Finally this occasional pleasure graduates in to what we now recognize as a comfort food, making a batch to pig out on to indulge in (not bake!), whenever we, or any of our friends, are suffering from a broken heart, having a terrible day, or just need some sort of cheering up. In most cases, only cookie dough can help heal the pain, as the affiliation with the happy times we’ve had – eating raw dough growing up – brings comfort (I have however heard that ice cream and/or wine might have similar healing powers…maybe a combo of all three will turn us into super women?!)

Enjoy by the spoonful!

Enjoy by the spoonful!

But eating raw cookie dough can have it’s consequences. While being delicious, raw cookie dough (unless it’s vegan) will also mean that it contains raw eggs, i.e. there is an increased chance of salmonella infection. Also, in it’s raw, scrumptious form, it’s very hard to practice portion control, resulting in eating too much sugar and fat (butter), all in one go. (Which is fine when you’re in your teens and have an amazing metabolism, but after a certain age you’ll start growing sideways…).

So how do we solve this predicament? We clearly can’t just go cold turkey!

Well, I can think of two ways around this. The first is making one of these guilt-free cookie dough recipes, created specifically for eating purposes: Cookie dough , Cookie Dough.

The other option is to make an oatmeal-based cookie-dough-like breakfast or snack (see my recipe below) to enjoy as a healthy, balanced meal.

Mhhhhhhm :)

Mhhhhhhm 🙂

I first came across cookie dough oatmeal on both Lauren‘s and Julie‘s blogs, and after making their cookie-porridge recipes for breakfast, and never knowing what to eat before dance, I wanted to see if it could also double as a sustainable snack. I decided the overnight oats option might be more practical to transport, and ate the oats on my way to the studio nearly every day last week. It was a success! Their recipes offer a perfect combo of energy, protein and carbs, to help me excel and perform, without feeling weak, tired or hungry once during my two-hour sessions! I felt like I was on top of the world 🙂

So this recipe is inspired by their awesome ideas, and tweaked a tiny bit to boost protein content and increase creamyness…

Oat heaven!

Oat heaven!

Creamy Cookie Dough Overnight Oats (serves 1)

(inspired by the Oatmeal Artist, Peanut Butter Fingers and the Cooking Actress)

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup regular rolled oats
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter (you can use any other kind of nut butter, just remember this will change the flavour), I used two different kinds of almond butter, one was made with white almonds and the other with plain (the white one is sweeter and thicker!)
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds (do not omit, these magical seeds help thicken the oatmeal)
  • up to 1 tablespoon of plain quark or Greek yoghurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon molasses (I used black-strap)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla powder (optional)
  • cinnamon to taste
  • 1/2 cup milk of choice (I use vanilla soy milk)
  • 1 teaspoon carob chips (or chocolate chips, or bits of nuts,or…) (optional)

Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients, except for a tiny bit of the milk (need for easy stirring) and the add-ins, in a mason jar or Tupperware
  2. Stir well until combined
  3. Add in rest of milk
  4. Cover with lid and shake well
  5. Store in the fridge overnight (or for several hours)
  6. Enjoy!

Note: This recipe makes a very dense, filling oatmeal..also, I think I added a bit more than a tablespoon of almond butter, and found it tasted a bit too much like marzipan (so relatively sweet!)

Kept me going..

Kept me going..

Overnight oats are my current recommendation for a pre-dance snack(or even just before any cardiovascular activity), as it has just the right ratio of carbs to protein to fat to keep my blood sugar levels steady, energy levels high and my hunger at bay…!

With an extra “oompf” of attitude (thank you oats 😉 ) and nail polish, Anoushé xoxo

Question of the day:

What is the comfort food, you know you can always rely on, to cheer you up? Are you also a raw cookie dough eater?

I have to admit, I love Swiss cookie dough. Whenever Christmas is around the corner, we bake a ton of cookies, and eat plenty of dough. My favorite is probably Mailänderli – best described as lemony, buttery, sweet heaven (and I honestly prefer the dough to the actual cookie!) As to comfort food, I don’t generally eat to cheer myself up, (I dance instead 🙂 ), but have always loved Macaroni and Cheese (homemade), Peanut butter curry with tofu and spinach over brown rice (yes, I find this very comforting), and, of course, the occasional cookie dough…:)

THE COOKIE (DOUGH) MONSTER! Enjoying vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Oatmeal Cookie-Dough!

THE COOKIE (DOUGH) MONSTER! Enjoying vegan Peanut Butter and Chocolate Oatmeal Cookie-Dough! 🙂

The Hungry Ballerina Review: Restaurant Ah-Hua

Greetings fellow food-friends! Welcome to my very first review of the well-known Thai restaurant, Ah-Hua.

Ah-Hua, near Helvetiaplatz

Ah-Hua, near Helvetiaplatz source: google

This authentic (so they say) food joint is located near Helvetiaplatz , a square near to the famous, constantly busy and party-prone Langstrasse – literally translated to the long street.

From outside..

From outside..source: google

I haven’t been to Ah-Hua for about three years, so I was looking forward to see if it had improved in food quality. Judging by the crowded restaurant the last time I entered through the entrance, I had expected it to be amazing, but was gravely disappointed. Back then I pushed my disappointment on the fact that I have been spoiled with too much perfectly delicious food from my absolute favorite restaurant Nagasui, and told myself it’s just me..I mean why else would this tiny place be non-stop, jam-packed full?! So, when I entered the restaurant yesterday, I had a mission – I had to find out why this place was so popular!

Inside

Inside, source: google

Similar to my last visit, every table was already taken before we arrived (we did however reserve a table, so didn’t have to wait in line..). On our way there, members of the group were describing how scrumptious everything was, how they frequent the place at least once a week, and how it is so amazing, no other restaurant could ever compare. Their recommended dish? The panaeng…which, funny enough, is my absolute favorite peanut and red curry based dish (yummiest with tofu!).

Intrigued, I take my seat. In front of me was the long menu, each page containing pictures of each individual dish, with a short description. With a galore of meat based dishes, the weak selection of only two tofu main courses (both stir fries) was just plain sad. I did however ask, whether is were possible to replace tofu with the meat in the curries, which the waitress said they can do, but only for 1 Fr. more. At an average of 19 Fr. per dish,the price wasn’t too shabby, but since I wasn’t familiar with the dishes, I didn’t know if it were worth the extra Franc. What’s more, if you want rice, it’s another 3 Fr. increase…

Due to my hopeless love for Nagasui’s Panaeng, I decided against unnecessary disappointment (I have so far only found one restaurant that makes better Panaeng than my usual place!) and went for a tofu, vegetable and cashew nut stir fry and a Som Tam (papaya salad.)

When it comes to papaya salad, I am also very stuck-up and spoiled. Nagasui (and their sister restaurant Tiffins) honestly have gotten the recipe down to a ‘t’. Even my father says that no other restaurant prepares this refreshing salad, as deliciously as Nagasui. Knowing this, I still wanted something green with my meal, and after checking if the sauce contained fish sauce (which it doesn’t), I dug in.

Som Tam

Som Tam, source: google

It was good, but not great..The peanuts they used were sweet (weird?!) and the tomatoes really soggy. Also, for the 18 Fr. I paid, I would have expected a generous portion. Instead, I received barely enough…

After a long wait, my second course came:

Tofu

Tofu, source: google

Also not the biggest portion in the world, but combined with my starter, I left the restaurant just satisfied. The stir fry sauce was o.k – a Sweet Chili Sauce watered down with the addition of mirin and soy sauce – and the vegetables were cooked just right. Being a tofu lover, I enjoy a huge portion of tofu, which this, sadly, was not. My favorite part was probably the roasted cashew nuts…

After seeing the Panaeng that the others ordered, I stopped complaining (to myself!) about my dish, because the curry looked sooooooo oily that I knew I had made the right choice to stick with my instincts after all..I love a dense and creamy Panaeng, not a watery, weird-looking one, where the coconut milk in is has separated..

All in all it was o.k. I went home still not understanding why it is so popular. While I was there, I looked around and noticed a plethora of Swiss clientele, with the majority of them ordering a red coconut curry soupy thing with rice. Either it’s that dish that I was missing out on, or the Swiss have a limited list of restaurants to compare this place to and therefore think it’s the best..Who knows?! All I know is that I will definitely be remaining a regular at Nagasui and have yet to find a similar, or better, place to eat!

Mission completed!

And with that, I wish you a bon appétit (it’s lunch time here!).

Anoushé xoxo

Question of the day:

Do you have an absolute favorite dish that you can only eat a certain restaurant? Do you try this dish at various restaurants, or stick to your one favorite place?

Growing up, we would regularly eat Indian food. My favorite at the time was Saag paneer or Paneer Makhani. We frequently varied the restaurants we visited and I would only order those 2 dishes in hopes of finding the best. My relationship to Panaeng and Som Tam are completely different though. I’m not as adventurous anymore because I’ve been disappointed by the dish numerous times, so I try to avoid ordering them, unless I’m convinced it will be equally tasty..

A lake, a river, and a place that I call home!

Oh boy…you guys are in for a treat today. And guess why..!

By day...

By day…source: google

Come on…

Mointains..

Mountains..source: google

you know you want to..!

By night..

By night..source: google

Can you guess it? …No? Well let me give you a hint: This post has to do with one of the most beautiful cities in the world …

The Place to be!

The Place to be! Source: google

…ZÜRICH!

My plan is to give you restaurant reviews, creative ideas on how to enjoy this vibrant city, posts about the culture, an insider guide on who is who and what is what, and much much more. Also, I will be starting – yet another – regular post related to this beautiful city. No, not on cheese, chocolate or cows (although there might be one or two comments about the most amazing champagne truffles on Earth!); my next frequent blog topic will be on Swiss German words and phrases! Maybe you will pick up a little of our unique language 🙂

So let’s get things started with the first Zürich related post, my first attempt at writing as a food critic, dubbed the Hungry Ballerina Review

Adorable Good Night!

Good evening! This post is coming from a very comfy place..and this is not just Goldilocks comfy. No…This is not even “sinking in to the clouds, on a magical beany bag with too many fluffy pillows surrounding you” comfy. Nuhh-uuuuuh…! No-suuuur-eeee-bob! It’s not just any kind of comfy….

Queen of the pillows

Queen of the pillows

…its Bala’s standard of comfy!

One can definitely say, she knows all about what is snug and cozy. I mean she has tested it not only once…

Yaaaaaawn

Yaaaaaawn

Nor twice…

comfortable? I think so

comfortable? I think so

…Three times…

Pillows! My favourite thing!

Pillows! My favourite thing!

Yes, Bala is definitely in the know when it comes to serious issues like where to sleep for maximum comfort!…:)

all she wants, is to sleep

all she wants, is to sleep

Her sister on the other hand, tends to be a bit more unconventional when it comes to preferred sleeping spots:

In my ballet bag (open, with point shoes..), on the couch

In my ballet bag (open, with point shoes..), on the couch

Seti tends to love sleeping on my couch! But of course, she also – like her sister – chooses to sleep near pillows (or in the above case, in my ballet bag!)

all curled up!

all curled up!

Too…much…cuteness..must…look…away

On clothes...

On clothes…

Today, though, she decided to take use of my laziness, and decided to sleep on my constantly growing pile of clothes, that never seem to find their way back in to my closet…how revolutionary of her!

But sometimes, she agrees that for ultimate comfort, you need to do things Bala’s way…she is the expert after all..;)

Bala's way

Bala’s way

Now it’s time for me to catch some Z’s. I just hope Bala will let me snuggle in somewhere on the bed! For a small dog, she manages to take up an awfully huge amount of space! (And wont move if you push her either! Uuuugh..wish me luck! 🙂 )

Nighty night,

Anoushé xoxox

Question of the night: Do you have pets? Do you let them sleep on your bed?

By letting my dogs have free use of my bed, they have obviously started taking advantage of my kindness. I mean, Bala gives me evil looks whenever I make her move! My parents were always firm when it came to them jumping on the bed..they were either pushed right back down, or told no, repeatedly.. but I’m just a sucker for those little puppies!

awwwwwwwwwwwwww

awwwwwwwwwwwwww