Oh boy has it been a long week! We’ve had another week of sickness, with the little one coming down with slapped cheek. Luckily he hasn’t been too ill with it and just seems to have the rash on his face, but he’s been off school scratching away and bored out of his mind. I’m looking forward to the weekend, so I can down tools for work and hopefully get out and about germ free.
This week may have been a long one, but there’s still been plenty to enjoy. Here’s what we’ve been up to.
I finished My Sweet Revenge, which was just as good as Joanne Fallon’s previous book, Strictly Between Us. And made a start on Wild. I’m only a few chapters in and already I’m hooked. I’m also dipping in and out of Happier at Home, from Gretchen Rubin, the author of The Happiness Project. I’m attempting my own little happiness project this year, so it’s making for an interesting read and I’ll definitely be putting some of her ideas into practice.
And having read Halina’s fab post on creating an easy skincare routine I’ve added a few more lotions and potions to my skincare regime. Well a lot actually. My ‘regime’ only recently consisted in smothering my face in the Emma Hardie Moringa Balm before buffing it off again and smothering it in coconut oil. And that was only if I was going out somewhere. Needless to say, I can’t wait to see how my skin looks once I get this little lot on it.
I’ve been all about healthy eating this week, so I’ve been trying to make as much as possible from scratch. One of my favourites is this tomato and chorizo soup, which I tweaked from one of Suzanne’s recipes and topped with a few of the basil leaves from the little one’s plant he grew at school.
The little one rolled his joggers up to run in and out of the waves yesterday at the beach. He’s been going stir crazy thanks to the slapped cheek, so we decided to head out and enjoy the sunshine.
We heard that the man’s first day at his new job has been put back a week, so we’ve got him at home for an extra week next week. Fingers crossed that means he’ll continue to let me off the morning school run. I won’t lie, its been 3 months of heaven not having to drag myself out of the house at 7am every morning.
I’ve gone (fake) succulent crazy. These three are just a few of the cute little plants I treated myself to from New Look this week. I kill everything, including cacti, so I’m hoping I’ll at least be able to keep these in one piece. They’re currently occupying my window-sill, but once my lounge and bedroom have a well deserved makeover they’ll be finding new homes. I can’t wait to put my stamp on this house. We’ve been here for 18 months, so it’s definitely time for a new look.
Here’s hoping the germs leave us this weekend so we can have some fun. Have a great weekend whatever you’re up to.