It’s been one of those surreal week’s where so much has happened that you can’t quite believe that its reality. With our little man’s early first birthday party last Sunday, a celebrity spotting at Blenheim Palace where we saw Jonathan Ross filming a documentary about the new James Bond movie, relocating to Dorset and Aiden’s first birthday yesterday, what an epic week it’s been!
Leaving our little cottage wasn’t as emotional as I thought it was going to be. We have so many ties and happy memories in that house – it was our first martial home and where we brought our newborn baby home. They do say that it’s the people who make the home and once all of our stuff was packed on the lorry it just felt like an empty shell. One thing that I will miss is the village community and that tight-knit bond, which hopefully we will establish again in our new town by the sea. Of course, one of the main things that I will miss and more importantly are all the friends that we have made and I know that we will be making lots of trips back up to Oxford to visit them all.
What I’ve Been Eating This Week
After all the birthday cake from Aiden’s party I was craving a smoothie, but because we didn’t go food shopping and running low on supplies before we moved there was no spinach in the house. Instead of a green smoothie, I managed to whip up a banana, peach and peanut butter smoothie that tasted amazing!
I was trying to use up everything in the fridge before we moved, so I was eating lots of bowls of berries and fruit like this for breakfast. I’m still on the fig train and really enjoyed them with Greek yoghurt, honey, snicker doodle almond butter and berries.
More berries this time on top of porridge cooked with a mashed banana for natural sweetness. I added some Greek yoghurt and cinnamon on top too.
Leftovers are just awesome! This salad was made up from a mishmash of leftover bits from the birthday party the day before. It was just a leftover cous cous salad, quinoa salad, potato salad, coleslaw and mixed salad leaves, so simple but so tasty for lunch.
Yesterday we went into town for a family lunch to celebrate Aiden’s birthday before taking him to his first soft play session, which he really loved. We spotted a pub that looked like an old tavern inside and decided to give it a try. I fancied something comforting and went for the chicken pie with vegetables. OMG! This was amazing and the food baby afterwards tells me that my belly was very happy too.
This morning I devoured this almond croissant with berries for breakfast whilst watching the sun come up over the sea from our living room window, it’s such a stunning view.
Even though I still can’t quite believe my little man has reached the epic milestone on one, I really am loving this ages – he’s just so cheeky and fearless! It’s been one incredible roller coaster of a year and yesterday’s birthday celebrations in our new surroundings almost seemed to highlight the fact that we are entering a new chapter in our lives. Of course, the best thing about having 2 birthday celebrations is that you get to have two birthday cakes…amen to that!