Hello! Long time no
Shall we start with an outfit of the day??! Not something I normally do, but I figured that I would (try to) take a photo of myself when I wear one of my new tops as the shopping photos didn't really do them justice. This was one of the tops from M&S:
I wore this to the beach (twice!) on Friday - the perfect length for sitting on the rocks drinking iced coffees and then later in the day sitting on the pebbles eating chips...bliss...if only the weather hadn't changed for the school holidays!!
Because of the trips to the beach - without camera - I've only got one food photo from Friday. It was a good one though! I've been loving French toast recently and on Friday I decided to make a savoury sandwich version for lunch. This was a houmous and cucumber sandwich, then dipped in two scrambled eggs and pan-fried...
There was possibly a bit too much egg, but I loved it. It stayed together really well and being egg-fried made the bread extra moist. New favourite!
I also had French toast the next (Saturday) morning too...
This time with more traditional toppings - just sliced banana and frozen blueberries that I defrosted/cooked slightly in the microwave with a little stevia.
On Friday night I went over to my Mum's house to help Colin babysit Theo as Mum had already made plans to go out. Theo is 3 months old now but weighs the same as Toby did when he was born, so cute! He took a little while to get to sleep but from 7.45pm he slept perfectly til Mum got home at 10.45 so it was a really peaceful evening. Mum had bought me a meal from M&S (and a 2 pack of chocolate eclairs that quickly got gobbled by me and Liam when I got home, before the camera had a chance to get proof of their existence!!) but as I'd had chips and a veggie burger on the beach at about 5.30pm I didn't get hungry to eat again. I had the meal for lunch on Saturday instead...
Despite having halloumi in the title, I could find no evidence of it in the dish. The rest of it was tasty though, and it had a neat design to allow it all to cook properly in the microwave - the spicy tomato sauce was in the bottom of the bowl and then their was a black card insert with wholes all over it, which the veggies and grains cooked on top of it. And then once cooked you removed the insert and mixed it all together. I thought it was a bit different anyway.
On Saturday afternoon I went to Waitrose with my sister. The usual big shop, plus a few extras. Lots of ice cream!
I'd seen the YooMoo frozen yoghurts on Maria's blog, so picked some of them up as soon as I spotted them (haven't tried them yet but will do soon!)...
And I bought the Ben & Jerry's because I had a friend, Sarah, staying Sunday - Monday. As if I needed an excuse for ice cream anyway! ;)
Needless to say this is all gone now. I had the raspberry white chocolate one...delicious...the bitter dark chocolate fudge core went perfectly with the creamy ice cream, mmm!
The other thing I bought in Waitrose to try was this popcorn:
This is pretty expensive for what it is - normal popcorn just with sugar and salt as far as I could tell. Tasty yes, convenient yes, but expensive. Having said that I might buy another pack on Thursday as Liam and I are going to the cinema (whoop!) and this will still be a lot cheaper than buying popcorn or ice cream when we get there!
Right, I think I will end this post there. No idea what we ate for dinner on Saturday - I haven't photographed it - and as I said I will write about Sunday tomorrow. Gah, this is what happens when I leave it too long before posting - I have too many things to write about and not enough time to write them in! I was going to write about today in this post as well, but my Uncle is visiting my Grandma this evening so I am going over there to see him in a minute. Easter holidays = very nice, very welcome break, but even busier than usual!
How was your weekend? Are you off this week, or for a 4 day weekend around Easter? When Liam worked at Waitrose last year, he had to work some of the holiday weekend so he's very happy to have lots of time off this year. In fact he's used some holiday so he's off from this Thursday - next Wednesday which will be nice. I just wish the weather would pick up again - he's been jealous of all our trips to the beach/park etc, so it would be nice if he could experience that with us as well!