yes, the little people have been baking this week! They had great fun, and i was impressed, they know which order which ingredient goes in when and they can crack the eggs in minus any shell! We baked granny buns(so called as granny bakes them every day for the farm coffee break) and cheese scones. They lasted all of about, ooh five minutes?!
While Ruby was having a nap Poppy and i had some special time together, we both had a cuppa and a cake, lovely.
I must say i was in desperate need of the tea and cake i havnt had a chance to catch my breath this week yet, id forgotten how knackering it is actually looking after your own kids, with school and pre school occupying most of their time until now ive pretty much had it easy!
Its been weird not being able to just 'pop' into town for a lipgloss or a 20 minute mooch round the charity shops...for a trip out you have to feed them first, try to dress accordingly, ie going out with wellies on but taking flip flops, cardigans, raincoats, then put up with the 'i wants' all the way round!(i havnt even mentioned the 'im hungrys and i need a wee's!).
I did find some salvation yesterday though, we went on a little family trip into winchester(mainly to visit CK but also to visit Reeve the baker--mmmm yummy!) Id like to ay i was very restrained, but that would just be a BIG FAT LIE!.....
Firstly, i'll show you the window which greeted me...the newly done-Autumn window!(insert ooh's and ahh's here)....There are lots of new prints to swoon over im loving the red ones personally.(click pics to enlarge as they look a bit dark)
Ok, so wanna see what i bought? You do? Really? Oh ok then....
(THE PRINT IS MORE GORGEOUS IN REAL LIFE!)
The apron is in my absolute current fave fabric, the stone roses. The vest was a snip at just eight quid - so you see, i had to have it! Its soo soft and although the photo doesnt do it justice, the fabric is really pretty, i can wear it in winter with a white top underneath.
Oh, and a glasses case...how did that sneak in there?!(well i had to have something in this heavenly new oilcloth didnt i?!)
So what d'u think of my purchases...none of which have been noted by Mr P yet, how good am i?
This jug of floral loveliness came from my very own garden, i picked them for the sunday dinner table, we had Mr P's brother and family over for a roast as we seem to have aquired half a pig in our freezer which id quite like to use up! It was yummy and there were bloated tummies all round!
Now, if i hadnt gone to CK i could've gone to The New Forest and Hampshire County Show, which is a great agricultural and equestrian show held every year just down the from us, they have lots of great livestock tents, horse shows and fab plants stalls....but then i would have just spent loads there too...oh well i'll have to do The Romsey Show in september instead, Joules are always there so i feel more treats coming on!
Onto other things from the past week, did you eagle eyes spot anything different in the tea and cake photo?
Ive finally got round to painting my dining chairs! They've been given the F&B(shade is new white)treatment and are now looking fab, the photo below does not do them justice as its so bimmin dark in my house, but trust me they're soooo much better than the old 'orange pine'! Two people have even asked where i purchased my 'new' chairs from?! result.
Sadly since the day i painted the chairs we've had torrential rain, so alas the underside of the table is still awaiting its transformation. I might go for a lovely green for that though, i picked up a brand new tin of paint at the bootsale ages ago for a pound in just the right shade of green, i'll keep you posted. I also feel the need to paint the orange pine fireplace too so hopefully i'll get onto that next week, i have so many items of furniture which i want to paint so ive set myself a target of one thing each week.
Now if you're like me, holidays or no holidays the kids are in bed at 7pm, (or 6.30 if i dont let them watch ceebeebies and they realise the bedtime story hasnt been on yet!).
Mummy needs her 'me' time. So as soon as ive finished this post i can get onto delving into these three beauties, kindly donated by a friend going through a love split and cant bare to look at them(they were 'hers'). I kindly snatched them out of his hand and have got my new paperchase notebook(with cute food characters all over the front), pink rollerball pen, and set of multicoloured post-it's at the ready, i'll select my first few recipies and make sure all the ingredients are purchased at tesco tomorrow! Hurrah for lovely cook books!