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Our everyday life: week 48

We sure aren’t quiet when we go to the library! One of our local library’s has this awesome kiddy den chair!


After three weeks of being really under the weather I forced myself to go to the doctor. Their advice? Wait another week and see if you feel better.Baaaah!


C and his pal E causing trouble by the river. We joke that they will be up to similar tricks in 15 years…


Friday night, girls’ night. Nachos for three. Next time I’m not being polite, I’ll eat pudding on my own if I have to ;)


Although he is fast asleep (at long last) he isn’t letting go of Pig!


It sends a shiver down my spine each time we go to this babygroup – it’s held in the exam hall for my ACA exams!! Doesn’t bother C though!


Trying to let C explore boundaries without shouting “careful! watch out!” the whole time. Hard, at times like these…


Shake and C watching me complete my tax return. Exciting times this week!


Ginger love heart.


I decided to take part in Food Blogger Cooke Swap this year – recipe up next week! – here’s a glimpse into what I made for 3 other bloggers…


…and here they are packaged and ready to go!


Shake decided to bake this week and I honestly can’t stop thinking about (and eating) this cake. Another Ottolenghi winner! He used rum though, because I love it :)


Wishing you a happy and healthy week!



Favourite posts this week

I’m sorry I missed the post last week. After some stormy days we lost normal internet for almost a week and Shake’s backup satellite internet for work was almost all used up by Skype (oops!) and what was left was too slow for me to use properly…

:: Guardian/OFM 20 best cookbooks of 2012. Do you agree?

:: What the British say and what they really mean! Very unlike the French who love to tell you how it is…

:: Mulled Wine – YES! Another reason I love this time of year.

:: Go Sainsburys! Great news about sustainable fish, which we are struggling to find over here…

:: We aren’t buying baby anything for Christmas, but will keep this post on ethical toys in mind in case anyone else wants to, and for next year too!

:: Ottolenghi’s spice cookies from Luisa look amazing!

:: Winter food in pictures. Cute.

:: Mmm another post from Mr Lebovitz this week. Looks delicious.

:: Caramelized beetroot tarte tartin – on my “to make soon” list.

:: I also have an avocado problem. This recipe won’t help, but will undoubtedly be yummy.

:: This video made us both chuckle – I am sure if I had Instagram I’d be doing all of this too…I’m friggin’ Michelangelo ;)

Right, have to dash, baby eating cat food (that’s ok right?), homework to be done, presents to be finished, rooms to be tidied, dinner to be prepped, siblings to be called….






Favourite posts this week

Réserve Africaine de Sigean

:: Love Ottolenghi. Love Heidi. I need to make this.

:: Wish I was brave enough to stop using shampoo – maybe one day.

:: Great response by Louisa to those children protesting against healthy food in schools.

:: I love and admire Ashley’s honesty. I need to date my husband.

:: I don’t know how she does it. Time to get my knit on.

We hope you have had a happy, relaxing weekend.

Tomorrow is a special day for us. I can’t wait.