This week has been a good week. You know when you have one of those weeks when everything just seems to fall into place? (I’m intentionally not mentioning what happened on Wednesday, it certainly doesn’t count as a #littlelove that’s for sure) I think my little day out with the teen on Friday kicked off the weekend nicely and it just got better from there.
I may have dragged the teen around the home departments of Zara and Matalan while I picked up a few bits for my little lounge makeover (I may have bought even more fake succulents. It’s an addiction!). We hit New Look, a billion make up stores and indulged in some seriously good freakshakes.
I even managed to enjoy one that wasn’t going to undo all my hard work on my diet. Mine is this beauty and is just chocolate protein powder, peanut butter, banana and ice. It was absolutely gorgeous and I’m dreaming of recreating it at home.
We had such a lovely time chatting and laughing together. It was so nice to spend some quality time with my girl. We don’t get to do it very often. There’s usually a crazy 5 year old jumping all over us or demanding to go to the park, so a little mum and daughter date was well overdue.
Enough of my ramblings and onto this week’s #littleloves:
I’ve also been binge watching Call the Midwife on Netflix. Believe it or not I never watched the first few series so I’m filling in the gaps.
I’ve been making some seriously delicious diet friendly food this week. This is breakfast hash, a Weight Watchers recipe I meant to make for breakfast on Sunday morning but ended up making for dinner on Wednesday night. The photo is a bit naff, but it sure tasted great and it was so easy to throw together. Just new potatoes, onions, mushrooms, bacon and tomatoes (the Mr had his topped with fried eggs).
Other things coming out of my kitchen this week have been dark chocolate and honeycomb mousse, which is pretty damn amazing, blueberry scones and white chocolate and strawberry mousse. Diet, what diet!?!
The teen bought herself a gorgeous new black jumper with pink embroidery on the sleeves and a new bag when we went shopping on Friday. I would link to the jumper but I can’t find it online.
I was thrilled when I arrived at school on Friday to collect the little one after my day out with the teen and got a few ‘wows’ out of the staff. Apparently when I straighten my hair, put a bit of makeup on and step out of my usual jeans and a jumper uniform I scrub up quite well!
I’m looking forward to a chilled weekend. There’s the Love Actually sequel tomorrow night for Comic Relief, which I’m desperate to see. Who doesn’t love Love Actually after all!? It looks like the sun will be shining for us over the weekend so perhaps we’ll brave the beach for a wander and of course build a sandcastle or ten.
It’s 8 years on Saturday since the man and I started seeing each other again after we got back in touch on facebook after dating when I was 18. We aren’t doing anything special to mark the occasion, although we may well end up going for that date night we’d planned and never went on next week.
And of course it’s Mother’s Day on Sunday. I’ve bought a chicken and told the Mr and the teen they are responsible for cooking it on Sunday while I put my feet up. We could of course have gone out for lunch, but I’m determined to keep the pounds off after losing another 3lb last week.
Have a great weekend whatever you get up to!