Raclette & Our Hot Stuff Cork Mat


I bought a raclette grill for our anniversary gift and we can’t wait to use it. So, tonight will be a raclette night. It’s perfect time to eat something warm as now the weather is getting cooler in September. The first time I’ve tasted raclette was on last christmas dinner with my boyfriend’s family in Paris. You might remember this blog post. If you are not in mood for a homemade cook, you can find raclette menu in Androet, East London or even just to buy good cheeses. As we are in England, we are trying to find something similar for the nibbles.


 Fill your board with a collection of cheeses, ham, salami, bacon, vegetables (pickles and pepper: optional).

Then boil potatoes and warm your raclette grill. You can add on butter for your potatoes as you prefer. Once the grill is warm enough, melt your cheese and grill the bacon as well. Take your cheese raclette off and pour onto your selection of meats and potatoes.

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When enjoying your meals, you might want to take a break from heating your cheese. Lay on your raclette on this witty cork mat. Make your own personal words and stencil onto the cork mat. The steps are very easy!

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 a nice compliment for your kitchen appliances.


To make this DIY, you will need:

• round cork mat (can buy it from IKEA)

• letter stencil tool

• black marker/ acrylic paint

Now, let’s begin!

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1. Press firmly the stencil tool and trace the word start from the outline and fill it after.

Tips: Before you start to mark your paint, measure the layout of the entire words to be on centre. You can mark the line with scotch tape.

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2. Do each letter with the same kerning (the space between the character).

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3. Repeat until all words is filled. Now you can use it for all your hot stuffs!

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A special week in September

Hi everyone! Hope your early week of September was going fantastic! Mine was bit overwhelmed. We’ve got a new flat, a busy weekend with packing and moving in stuff.


Home sweet home


a house warming gift from Orys

There are also many things going on at the work. We launched a new collection from Anna Lou of London at Ben’s Canteen.



It’s a peak time to send off 5,000 items to our trade customers in Japan. It was such a big relief for me, we’ve managed to wrap it off and get it all done in time for the delivery. Also we’re doing a shooting for Anna Lou of London brand video in office.



Whilst trying to keep up the stamina on for work, one of my close friends was leaving the country. We’ve been friends for 4 years in UK, I feel sad to let her go.


Bon Voyage Orys!

Luckily the day after was my two years anniversary day, so I’ve got something to distract my mind from feeling gloomy. A little surprise in the morning as I’ve got a biometric invitation letter from UKBA. It’s really a good sign. I went back home and the surprise continued-my boyfriend brought me roses, a gift, a bottle of champagne and he cooked for the dinner! He made my day! Like he always does.