Tuesday, 16 September 2014
It's not the countryside, but it is the seaside!
The boys and I are making the most of being NEAR our new home, and have started all sorts of activities, including swimming and a LOT of forest school. One week we went four times. Today we went to the beach for lunch, just because we could!
Sausages and Husband had their birthday. I've probably mentioned it before, but they have the same birthday, and when Sausages was born Husband made me promise that there would always be separate birthday cakes. Husband's is usually Nigella's Chocolate Guinness Cake.
Sausages had a knights and castles themed birthday this year, so I attempted a cake to match. I did the cake and buttercream, but I got Husband to do the finer decorating. I just can't decorate, see the Spiderman cake incident for proof!
I made some great sweetcorn muffins for snacks. I can't remember where the recipe came from, but they had cheese and spring onions and they were much better than the last batch. These are so handy for freezing and defrosting a couple at a time for afternoon tea. The little boys and I couldn't make it without afternoon tea!
These were another snack success: oaty banana breakfast biscuits. I found the recipe on this page and played with it a bit. I mashed three bananas with 1 1/2 (UK) cups of oats and some cinnamon and baked them for about 15-20min. I really couldn't tell you the oven temperature because I am not adept at using Mother-In-Law's oven. This made about 14 soft biscuits. We started eating them at breakfast, had some more for afternoon tea, Sausages might have helped himself once or twice...by bedtime they were all gone! Both boys loved them, and I'm sure they're only good for my milk supply. I'd really recommend them.
We have managed a little crafting this week, although more for Sausages than for me. I have finished clue 3 on my Follow Your Arrow and it looks lovely! I have an awful lot of yarn left, so I'm watching the last clues with a little trepidation.
Sausages recieved this kit for his birthday and was so excited to try it out.
These are his fridge magnets. I asked him if I could do one too, and when I put mine on one side to dry he gave me another to paint while I was waiting. He's such a sweet boy.
These are my fridge magnets unfinished. Sausages is excited to put them on the fridge in our new home. We're really hoping to be in next week, cross everything for us!
I'm still reading The Politics of Breastfeeding. My tablet tells me that I'm just over 20% of the way through. I'm only reading it when Bob falls asleep on me at home, so it's slow going, but I'm completely engrossed. Today I have been reading about breastfeeding and artificial feeding in relation to HIV. I'm learning so many new things every time I pick it up. If you are interested in infant or mother care, or the ethics or practicalities of infant feeding at all, you should read this book. I will post a more detailed review when I'm finished, but it may be some time.
Don't forget to pop over to Ginny's to see what all the other Yarn-Alongers are up to, and cross everything that we'll be in our new home by next Wednesday!