Friday, 21 September 2012

Friday Round Up


a branch I walked into - jessie enjoys a run on the stubble - wilson is busy with a stick
rosie's one pan supper - delicious starbucks full leaf tea - hot water bottle = best friend
my slow cooker (Winter saviour) - yummy sweetcorn - 'put a log on the fire mrs maguire'


I haven't blogged as much as I would have liked to this week, it's been a busy one all round. Matt has put in an offer on another business property and we had to sit down and strategically plan the next 5 years to see if we could afford to do it. This involved having the scariest conversation of our relationship so far - deciding when we want to (ideally) have a baby and how much money we will need to survive comfortably when we don't have my wage anymore. We've talked about children a lot before, for various reasons, but actually drawing a line in the sand and planning it is a very different thing. It feels like something grown ups do!  

It's been a chilly old week and we've been eating some winter warmers from my trusty slow cooker (beef and Guinness stew last night - yum) as well as Rosie's one pan wonder. Try it, you won't regret it! We also had our traditional sweetcorn supper tonight. Every year at around this time the farm up the road sells their home grown sweetcorn and it's absolutely amazing. When Matt walked in with a bag of 25 cobs tonight I couldn't wait to get my teeth into some, I've been waiting for that sign to go up at the end of the drive for the last six weeks! The corn is absolutely amazing - I didn't even think I liked sweetcorn until I tried it - I still can't eat the tinned stuff. Boiled for 3 minutes and soaked in butter and salt, these are heaven in cob form.

We've had the heating on a few times and a fire most nights, there have been a few rainy days and I've been wearing my snuggly Joules snood around the house. It really feels like we are into Autumn proper now and that makes me very happy indeed. My lovely best friend has booked our traditional October spa day and I have booked our Christmas trip to Chester, as well as looking at places to take Matt for his birthday treat in November. I think I've found the perfect place, I hope he likes it as much as I think I will!

This weekend holds a trip into town to see my family, visiting our friends who welcomed their new baby into the world last week, more work on the new house and perhaps a slow cooked bolognese. A roast and Downton Abbey on Sunday night and the first #lbloggers chat on Twitter at 7pm - don't forget to join us!

What do you have planned for the weekend? Are you enjoying the colder weather?



14 comments:

  1. this sounds like a wonderful week; I'm trying not to cave into my hot water bottle just yet. i'm also so jealous of your fireplace :)x

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    1. Do it Kelsey, your hot water bottle is your friend! I'll pass your comment on to my boyfriend, he built the fireplace and loves it so much he has built an almost identical one in our new kitchen! xx

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  2. I love the colder weather - I can think of nothing nicer than snuggling up in warm clothing with a hot cuppa and the boy.

    By the way, I love your Moomin hot water bottle!

    x

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  3. I'm really excited to be going to a craft fair today. It will definitely be the highlight of my weekend!

    <3 Melissa
    wildflwrchild.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh wow, lucky you! It's ages since I've been to a craft fair. I'll be having a look at your blog to see what you bought! xx

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  4. Sounds lovely :) I really wish we had a fire like that,so gorgeous. Also, I have the pink version of the moomins hot water bottle, can't wait to start using it again!

    Baby talk sounds scarrrry! xx

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    1. It was SO scary! Another milestone that reminds us we're supposed to be grown ups :-) So pleased to hear there are other moomin fans out there, they are the cutest! xx

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  5. Autumn is my favourite time of the year; open fires, cosy jumpers and cuddles! Your blog is gorgeous! X

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  6. I love the Moomins so I am very very jealous of your hot water bottle, apparently there is a Moomin shop in Covent Garden, I need to get to it very soon (: I can't ever imagine having such a grown up chat with my other half haha, it's amazing how you have to plan everything based on finance and situation, so so difficult! (: xx

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    1. A Moomin Shop?? Oh my goodness I had no idea! If you go you must promise to take photos :-) I know what you mean, it was a very weird chat, it felt like we were talking about someone else! xx

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  7. Where you live looks absolutely stunning! I love autumn too! It's my fave season and it magical! ~Aaand i have a moomin hot wattle bottle too!! haha xx

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    1. I had no idea there were so many moomin fans out there, it's great to share the moomin love! xx

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