Ah Friday, how glad I am to see you! I’ve been flying solo this week while the Mr has been working away. Something which happens way too regularly for our liking, but we’re hoping this month it’ll be just this week long trip, rather than last month’s three trips abroad. In truth, it hasn’t been that bad. Even if I may have shouted ‘will you just stop talking for five seconds’ slightly more often than usual.
I’ve had a great week though. It started of course with that 3lb loss (by the time you read this I’ll hopefully be celebrating another one). We visited Dover castle and the little dude went swimming with the Mr while I tackled the mountain that is our ironing pile. And I had a lovely day shopping with my mum. We had breakfast, shopped til we dropped, dragged our bags home and then went for lunch before picking the kids up from school. We chatted and treated ourselves and it really was just what the doctor ordered.
Anyway enough rambling from me and onto my #littleloves:
I treated myself to a subscription to Blogosphere magazine this week. And both the latest issue featuring one of my blogging faves Hannah Gale and the previous issue arrived within days. I’ve been dipping in and out all week. Even resorting to reading it on the school run and it’s one HUGE magazine!
This little beauty may have jumped into my shopping trolley when I was in Sainsbury’s this week too. So I’m dipping in and out of it as well. I’ve STILL not read the Hygge one, but I’m loving this one so far.
And I watched this little one explore Dover castle. He loves a castle. We used to live practically opposite one in Malta, but until last year he’d never visited an English one. Queue a trip to Hever castle last summer. He absolutely loved it and keeps asking to go back to see the ‘princess’ (someone was dressed up as Anne Boleyn).
Now we have an English Heritage annual pass we’ll be ticking off some of the castles in Kent and Sussex. And maybe even further afield if we’re on our travels visiting family. Dover castle was the first on our list and he had a whale of a time. We saw a falconry display, medieval cooking demonstrations, sat on the throne, explored medieval tunnels and ‘fired’ an anti aircraft gun. We still have the World War 2 tunnels and the rest of the grounds and buildings to explore. I didn’t realise it was so huge.
I must admit to being a little lazy in the kitchen this week. With the Mr being away with work, I can’t be bothered to knock up anything for me once I have the kids sorted. I did make some of my favourite banana pancakes this morning though. They’re so easy to make. You just whizz up a banana and an egg with 40g oats and cook in healthy oil, like you would any other pancake. Filling, naughty (or not when served with jim jams chocolate spread like I do) and delicious. I still can’t believe I’ve lost 2 and a half stone eating pancakes pretty much every day!
My favourite nail varnish. It’s black currant by Barry M, which I thought was called black cherry for the last few years! It’s a gorgeous deep purple, so dark it’s almost black. And I love it. I don’t usually wear it until winter, but as I’m not used to the so called British ‘summer’, I’m cracking out the dark polish and cosy knits.
Speaking of which, my mum bought me this gorgeous jumper from Next. You can just see it peeking out in the corner of this photo. It’s a gorgeous monochrome check and oh so soft. And it’s 2 sizes smaller than the clothes I have been wearing. So that 2 and a half stone I’ve lost is definitely starting to show *does happy dance*.
I may have also bought this coffee mug (a £3 Primark bargain) as I can’t function without coffee. Especially after sitting in the car for an hour every morning during the school run from hell. The coffee definitely makes the school run more bearable though.
I’m so looking forward to a lazy weekend. After a busy week negotiating the school run from hell again, a break from early mornings and hanging around is just what I need.
The Mr is back tonight so I’ll be collecting him from the station, grabbing a takeaway and putting my feet up. Maybe he’ll even treat me to a lay in – I can live in hope!
Have a great weekend whatever you get up to!