As I sit here reflecting on how amazing I have felt for the last six days and how wonderful life would be to have six days off a week (!), I can't help but dread waking up in the morning to return to work and return to that feeling of being a rocking horse. Working so hard but not getting anywhere, in case you were wondering; not to be rich or have luxuries-just to survive the monotomy of everyday life. But this blog post isn't about that, it's about capturing these six days to help get through the next six days...
After what felt like the longest hour and a half of my life, Callum and I went home to enjoy a few hours where we didn't have to be on our guard or stop our daughter from dropping tables on her head! After which we headed to the cinema to watch Raid2 (which I liked).
On Thursday I took Ophelia to the park which we hadn't been to before; Stoneham, which is just round the corner from nursery. She really enjoyed the swings this time and spent the whole time chatting and squealing which made for a lovely time. Afterwards I popped into The Hive which is the cafe in the park and was happy to support this lovely local hub.
On Friday we headed to Shoreham to stroll down to the Adur and pop into my favourite cafe (Teddies' or Teddy's as it is incorrectly called!) for lunch. I opted for a firm favourite which was brie and cranberry sandwich with a ridiculously large portion of chips to share. The chips were definitely high in my top 10 of best chips ever btw.
On Saturday we popped out for a walk into town for coffee and ventured via the Brighton and Hove food Festival on Hove lawns. Free entry meant that we were able to amble through the mass crowds to perouse the stalls without the pressure of a hefty entry fee making us feel we should stay longer than we wished. Some familar and new faces present, I find events of this kind (like Vegfest) perfect for discovering new local treats to bookmark for future reference.
Bluebird tea co were there and I even got a lick off their gorgeous bearded labradoodle!
After learing after some German sausage (waheyy) but then deciding none of us had patience for the queue, we headed home via Small Batch Coffee and the most delectable banana bread (which Ophelia put half of in her mouth before I could catch her) plus well displayed coffee I have seen in quite a while. PLUS they do the most delicious coffee which makes me never want to step foot in a Costa or Starbucks again.
We finished the weekend by a trip to the park (this time Daddy got to enjoy the fun too) and another Small Batch (different branch this time!) before winding down for returning to work. Bliss.
How was your long weekend?