Monday, 22 October 2012

Brown leaves and daisies

It has been a busy weekend.
I went for a girls night out on Friday. Do you like my beautiful new collar necklace?
 Me and the hubbie had a lay in on Saturday and a late cooked breakfast.

We took the boys for a bike ride to the park and then to Costas.

I love Autumn walks

On Saturday evening me and hubbie went for a nice dinner at Wildwoods and then on to a friends for cocktails:

We ended up in a club until we fell into bed at 5am.

Its fair to say that after 2 boozy late nights out, i felt shattered on Sunday.

We had arranged to go to a craft/vintage fair with my mum - so i needed a bit of fuel:

I bought this cute little fairy and a daisy bracelet that only cost £1.50

We headed to a pub for a sunday roast and then home for a spot of crochet before an early night.


Friday, 19 October 2012

What i've been up to

The last 12 days:

  • Buying yellow flowers for a touch of sunshine on a rainy day.
  • Loving the little gifts that my brother in laws brought me back from Disneyworld.
  • Eating sweet potato and butternut squash soup with yummy bread.
  • Finally getting my haircut.
  • Going in to town with my mum for a spot of browsing and lunch at a new cafe.
  • Buying wool from the charity shop.
  • Playing a game with my son and then having cuddles whilst watching Peppa Pig.
  • A lovely catch up with a friend over lunch.
  • Tea and buttery muffins for breakfast.
  • re-living my youth with chocolate milk and sour nerds.
  • Taking my boys to the new sweet shop in town.
  • Spag bol and garic bread for dinner with my mum.
  • Finding a carry along truck filled both sides with a total of 46 cars in a charity shop for 7.99!!!!
  • Tea and disney biccies :)
  • Filling in my 5 year diary.
  • Fajitas with the friends - but then boring football on tele AND on the playstation - yawn!!!!
  • Tea and cloud shaped toast.
  • Meeting up with a whole load of IG ladies at the knit and stitch show at Alexandra palace.
  • Bowling with my family - and wining!! ha ha!! - hmmmm not sure about my tights, socks and bowling shoes combo!
  • Dinner at Pizza Express.
  • Breakfast by the sea with my Dad.
  • Roast with the inlaws.
  • The yummiest crumble and clotted cream made by my Mother in law.
  • Rain rain rain - always on a monday it seems.
  • Starting to crochet myself a scarf.
  • Not being able to resist buying a magazine on the food shop - even after chanting in my head ' i do not need another magazine.........'
  • Making a yummy pizza from scratch.
  • Crocheting whilst watching my son and his friend playing so nicely.
  • Lovely post from Beki (We had a book swap)
  • Lunch here with a friend.
  • Breakfast with my hubbie by the sea before he went fishing. (He has had a few days off)
  • Lunch with my mum here.
  • Taking the boys to costa after school for a cake - my youngest spilt his apple juice all over me!!! good job i'm a lovely Mum aye?? accidents happen - all though they do happen alot with him hee hee!!! Walked back to the car with a soggy front and behind.
  • A lovely lunch here with my hubbie - the food was incredible!!!!! (Hmmmm, eaten out a lot haven't i this last week or so - i can literally feel the fat adding to my thighs!!!!)
  • Making spiced cauliflower and macaroni cheese for a nice meal with the boys and my husband:
For 4 people:

You'll need:
500g frozen cauliflower
100g diced onion
2 cloves of chopped garlic
1tbsp oil, 1 tsp cumin seeds, 1 tsp caraway seeds, 200g macaroni, 25g butter, 1 and half tbsp plain flour, 500ml semi skimmed milk, 125g extra strong grated cheddar.

Oven 230 c

Toss cauliflower in oil and the seeds, put in baking tray and roast for 20 mins. Meanwhile boil the macaroni and drain.
Heat butter and fry onion and garlic for 5 mins, stir in flour and add milk a splash at a time, stir and simmer for a few mins. Stir pasta in along with 2/3 cheese. Add the cauliflower and spoon into a dish - top with remaining cheese and bake for 10-15 mins  - enjoy!!!!!!

  • Remembering i needed to make cakes for a school bake sale. Thankfully having enough ingredients to whip some up.
  • Trying a starbucks salted caramel hot chocolate - nice but a bit too much!!!
  • Heading to Ikea with my man  - buying shelves and some other lovely bits. I loved the craft set up they had.
  • Nandos!!!
  • A little look round Lakeside - i bought a cute retro phone top and a lovely collar and some cheap wool to make some crochet daisies.
  • When we returned i had lovely post of my liz earle cleanser (The new limited addition one sounds lovely) with a free sample.
Have a good weekend everyone. I better dash now and get myself ready for a girls night out!!