Monthly Archives: March 2013

Favourite posts this week

P1060480

:: Even more inspired to make this salad now

:: Gorgeous beetroot burgers. So excited about Louisa’s new cookbook.

:: Love these “inspiration notes”. How lucky to have been there to take them.

:: 25 simple ways to eat better

:: Heartbreaking (sorry)

Wishing you a Happy Easter. Hope you are enjoying some time with loved ones, and maybe a little chocolate.

Bake

xoxo

Our everyday life: week 12

Baby Led Weaning = Constant Cleaning. Plus, turns out C is not a fan of mango.

1

New routine of breakfast smoothies. Really enjoying it so far, Shake is coming up with some awesome combinations.

2

Tastes much better than it looks, honest!

3

If you know me you know I am a messy cook. It was about time I bought an apron.

P1060435

Baking Baharat - smelling delicious.

P1060458

Sweet potato fries, C’s new favourite food.

P1060460

Treated myself to something beautiful. So happy!

P1060468

Bake

xoxo

Favourite posts this week

P1060377

:: Creativity quotes, for a little inspiration

:: This mushroom pasta sounds delicious

:: Photos of children with their most prized possessions. Wow.

:: Simply gorgeous videoteeny tiny bit wishing we still lived in the french countryside…

:: Looking forward to testing out these fermented foods that kids love. This week our kid isn’t loving ANYTHING…

:: Really useful recipes and tips for healthy food when travelling

:: Delighted but also cringing that my jigsaw piece seems to be in so many of these photos (can you spot it?!). Did you get involved too?

Wishing you a happy weekend!

Bake

xoxo

Looking back, looking forwards

P1020773

When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us ~ Helen Keller

Things I will miss about being in France (in no particular order!)

  • My parents
  • Stepping outside the front door and into mountains
  • Incredible fresh air
  • Peace and quiet
  • Our cats
  • Spending so much quality time with my husband
  • French produce
  • Beautiful scenery
  • An amazing baby club with like-minded, kind, generous mamas and their sweet babies

Things I am looking forward to:

  • Access to more people, more activities, more choice
  • Being nearer to my brother
  • My dear friends being nearby
  • Understanding what people are saying to me
  • The NHS!
  • Realistic work opportunities
  • C seeing his cousins
  • Being walking distance from the park
  • Public transport`
  • Finding a pilates class
  • Abel and Cole

Thanks for humouring me. Sometimes I just need to write these things down.

Bake

xoxo

Our everyday life: week 11

I realised as I was tidying the other night that by my side of the bed is an empty glass of whiskey, red wine, coffee and (fortunately) some water…healthy!

P1060365

C loving his birthday cleaning set. He does a better job than his Mama ;)

P1060369

When he is quiet you know he is doing something pickly, like getting stuck under his cot.

P1060390

Luckily for us C slept for a fair bit of our journey back to the UK. Angel, right?

P1060394

Dinner! Surprisingly tasty sandwich (and maybe a mini-doughnut).

P1060399

Stupid hotel didn’t provide a cot. Stupid parents didn’t fit one in the car. C slept between two single beds on a mattress surrounded by luggage. Eventually, that is…

P1060406

Ah Paris! You are so beautiful. Hmm. Can you spot the Eiffel Tower?

P1060415

The charms of the périphérique

P1060416 P1060421

Another service station meal – roast chicken, ratatouille, carrots and some of Shake’s aligot.  Not bad, not bad at all.

P1060422 P1060423

Weird photo, but it was such a novelty to have a lovely, clean baby-changing room!

P1060424

Snow! Miserable weather! Must be nearer to England now!

P1060425

Waiting to board our train, admiring the turbines.

P1060428

Bake

xoxo

Favourite posts this week

P1060361

Love this baby club action shot!

:: Gutted that Google Reader is going to retire 1 July – what will you use instead?

:: I love everything about this cheesecake

:: C&Z’s series on Parents Who Cook has been fab, this post is no exception.

:: Muffins galore!

:: Beautiful post followed by beautiful soup. I’d quite like to move away to a little cabin also.

We are moving tonight, wish us luck…

Bake

xoxo

Our everyday life: week 10

After days of rain (most unusual here) the room we had stored our packing flooded…great start to the week ;)

P1060025

C’s first taste of lavashak

P1060062

C loves to hide toys under things and then ask you to fetch them. Of course Mama humours him!

P1060063

Hazelnuts, pre-roasting.

P1060069

Post-roast and lazily peeled. There were so many!

P1060070

C in love with his reflection…

P1060105

…and also in love with the dog!

P1060132

It was Mother’s Day in the UK on Sunday, but it’s in May in France, so technically I miss both. However, I did get a sweet little card (with some help from Papa!).

P1060178

Hazelnuts used in this birthday cake, as well as two jars of nutella (notella?)

P1060228

I think he enjoyed his birthday cake :)

P1060305

Bake

xoxo