Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Chilly Weather On The Way

I hope everyone had a lovely weekend; it seems long ago already and I hope I'm not constantly living for the weekend while wishing half my life away the rest of the time! To say I've been tired and stressed recently is a bit of an understatement, so the weekend for me was all about trying to recharge the batteries a little and change my mind set.

Winter warming crumble...

Jack took me out for a 'date night' and we went to my favourite restaurant, Nandos, followed by a trip to the cinema to see Star Wars which was fantastic. Last time I watched a Star Wars film was on VHS! I then spent the weekend having a good tidy up and giving the house a bit of an early spring clean. We've almost been here a year now, how quickly time has flown, only seems like yesterday that we were going through the nerves and excitement that is buying your first property! I'm very organised (and not ashamed to admit it!), so our house is usually always quite tidy but there are always jobs I neglect through the year like wiping down dusty skirting boards and asking spiders politely to refrain from making cobwebs in the corners of my rooms. I also made a start on organising my craft area in our second bedroom, photos to follow soon I hope!

I cooked us a lovely posh version of bangers and mash on Saturday night, one of our favourite classic dishes. I cooked the sausages in red wine and served it with caramelised onions, garlic mash and buttered cabbage. Not exactly healthy but tasty nonetheless! We're not on any diet, I'm a big believer in everything in proportion, a balanced diet and you'll be just fine. We are however challenging ourselves to a sugar-free month which we think we'll start in February. It'll be no problem for me as I don't have a sweet tooth in the slightest, but Jack (aka Mr Sweet Tooth) might struggle a little. I didn't help the situation by making a lovely apple and raspberry crumble on Sunday!

I love cooking and like pretending I'm also good at presentation...!
Finally, just a quick note to say that I'm trying to make some positive adjustments in my life at the moment; happiness is so important and I'm trying to make some changes which will hopefully give me more time for myself and make me a lot happier, so please just keep your fingers crossed for me and hopefully I'll have more to tell you soon :-)
Em x


  1. We have similar plans for this Friday the only difference being a 14 year old child with us. Glad you enjoyed Star Wars can't say I'm looking forward to it & am looking for ways to get out of it. Happiness is important & I'm glad you are able to make adjustments to make that happen. Lovely looking meals my dear, I don't like mash but I like the look of yours, I may surprise Mike shortly! xx

  2. Sorry to hear you have been stressed Emma. I used to have a very stressful job which I walked away from last May. Things have been much better since then. Good luck with your positive adjustments. I hope this year will be a good one for you x