We’ve had a very chilled, first week back after our Summer holidays, as things should be! Mr Jinks was very pleased to be back from his ‘holiday’ to the local cattery on Monday. His hair is coming out like crazy all over the house because he’s been deprived of strokes for two weeks 😦 and he’s been very vocal about demanding attention, but it’s lovely to have him back. By Tuesday, after a mammoth washing session (the ironing treat is yet to come, ugh…), I treated myself to a bunch of sunflowers to try and rid myself of the post-holiday blues.
After the excesses of holiday eating and drinking, it’s back to trying to eat healthily. On Wednesday I made this very colourful stir fry (and this was before I added the red peppers and sauce), another Deliciously Ella dish. Meanwhile the monkeys were demanding ‘something plain’, so on Thursday I rooted out our ancient toasty maker. Much though they loved them, I also remembered what a pain they are to clean afterwards…
On Friday I finished up this dress for my daughter, feeling very pleased with myself for not just starting something new. For details see here. On Saturday we travelled down South for my mother-in-law’s 70th birthday celebrations. They have a beautiful garden, which we got to enjoy for a good, few hours (thankfully) before the heavens opened. As well as a lovely garden, they also have a fab collection of old board games (handy when it’s tipping it down), so Sunday morning was spent working our way through them with the kids. The one featured in the photo was my favourite this time, anyone remember it?
Hope everyone else has had equally relaxing weeks. For more information on #sundaysevens head over to Nat’s site Threads and Bobbins,