Last Week…

January 22, 2013

This post is a little late, I was ill most of last week so took yesterday off to recover…

Last week started off so well… we made some delicious dinners, meatballs with an amazing tomato sauce from scratch, and a new Mexican favourite from A House in the Hills which I will share with you soon. 

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We also started off with beautiful blue skies, and I have a really lovely lunch time walk… later in the week we all know what happened, just as beautiful but not quite as easy to walk around in…

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I am afraid dry January ended, one particularly cold night my husband and I were out for an early date and decided a beer was just what we wanted so we decided to stop being miseries and have one. It was gooooood, a dark chocolate-coffee tasting stout at Brewdog, then we went and ate a mountain of Thai food at a pub (probably one of the few palces that does good Thai food in Bristol) and were both immensely happy… 

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Biggie was super cute and looked after me while I was ill, sitting with me… I tell myself that’s what he was doing he was probably more worried about who was going to feed him… 

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On Saturday we made a trip to our local high street, tackling the ice and snow in our Wellington boots to get supplies… we hit the green grocers, the local deli and Marks Bread… where we brought all the food…

I had thick hot chocolate and croissants and then later a sausage roll… Marks Bread’s sausage rolls just become my new favourite in the city…

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There was much tea drinking and chocolate eating, magazine and book reading and grooming… I was trying hard to rest but also distract myself from feeling too rubbish and therefore being a grump… 

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Then Sunday I baked a carrot cake, again nice easy tasks to keep me busy and keep me warm… and we met some friends for breakfast at our favourite spot… I swear their full English is getting bigger!

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Biggie got to the point where he was super bored of being stuck inside and spend most of yesterday mewing at me and wandering around after me… he has been out in the snow but I don’t think he’s too keen… he went back to snuggling after a few hours of moaning… 

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Then we spent the evening making French onion soup (which takes hours) and drinking some delicious French wine given to us by our in-laws… Saint Emillion is my favourite…

Perfect Sunday evening action.

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I am back to full health now I think, stupid temperature drops get me every year!



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