If it's low calorie meals you're after, it's probably best to look away now! It seems like this last week has most involved eating terribly!!!!
It all started with Ophelia's Birthday which kicked off in style with a picnic in the park; sausages, sausage rolls, cake. crips ....basically carbs, processed meat and refined sugar as far as your eyes could see!
The next day it was her actual real Birthday; cue EVEN more cake in the form of genuinely the sickliest cake i've ever made/tried! I genunely couldn't even eat a whole slice. I KNOW. Actually, in fact, that day I even had cake in two different forms!
Enough about the food though (it's actually making me feel a bit sick-nothing to do with the hangover!), we talk Ophelia to Washbrooks farm and it was fabulous! It was a ridiculously hot day (as it constantly seems to be at the mo) so perfect to clamber around the excellent outdoor playground and fields of animals. Is this not the single most heart melting sight ever?!
After laughing at a cockrell that kept screaming in a pig's face and the pig looking immensely pissed off, we went to their tea rooms (with outdoor space) for cake, iced coffee and ice cream. There was even two soft play rooms for those rainy days, but we ran out of time to go in there, plus it was such a nice day it seemed silly to be inside.
We headed home to put together Ophelia's rocking horse and watch her untenable excitement when she walked in to see it! She has since decided that she likes attempting to climb it, the result of which, is never happiness!
I found the rest of the week excruciatingly hot, I've basically been living in my pants (not even a bra!)- I really am not keen on this whole, sun being out thing. This has led to a diet high in these ...
A lot of the week was tainted by Callum and Ophelia picking up a bug, but this is all by the by.
Saturday saw us have Callum's Mum and Al over to help us with lots of stuff at the house, Ophelia was evidently still struggling though because she was ultra clingy and didn't fancy me putting her down (even to go to the toilet)...but heck she gives good cuddles so i'll let her off. The boys sorted a lot of the garden (back and front) including the butler sink which i'm excited to get to work on. They also brought along a mahosive pine bookshelf and nailed up a frankly gorgeous shelving unit. The dining room now looks so much better as a result.
Saturday evening we went to a wedding reception in our home town of Worthing, at the Dome cinema. We had a great time and in no-way did we have horrendous hangovers this morning (even though they served sausage baps at the Wedding!), thank goodness for staying at Grandad and Nana's is all I can say!! Mum cooked us up the mother of all cooked breakfasts which definitely eased the pain somewhat! Ophelia also helped by sleeping in until 7am which was much appreciated! She's such a delightful little monkey, she has laughed so much this week and its just been amazing to spend time around her. Some of my favourite things from this week include; her bouts of absolute hysterical laugher for no foreseeable reason, the way she gestures for you to walk her round the room by putting her arms in the air (this is also what she does when she wants to get out of something), her crazed rocking on her horse, her delight in climbing all over her Dad and general cheeky look when she wants to do something naughty!
As i'm sure you can imagine, today has involved a lot of coke, pizza and basically doing as little as possible!
How has your week been?