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Photos of the Week #15

April 15, 2014

WEEK 15 OF 52

An outfit one morning, and that smoothie.//Rasputin enjoying his patch of sunshine on a Saturday morning, and fresh flowers on a Sunday morning.


The weekend was meant to include housework – I just didn’t know the extent of this housework. I meant hoovering and cleaning the bathrooms, not getting my paintbrush out! Saturday morning I decided I would make an energising and healthy pre-gym smoothie. Berries and frozen banana, with a glug of soya milk. It tasted great! Except that halfway through blending I had a small smoothie explosion, and I had berry-coloured blended fruit absolutely everywhere. Up the walls, on my face, on the bottles of oil, up the window. I think I’ll be finding blobs of smoothie for months. I scrubbed as best I could, but knew this was going to be a paint job. Which turned out to be a good thing – I’d been meaning to re-paint the kitchen for months – we had grease and food stains up the wall next to the cooker, and it just generally needed a refresh. I started on Saturday afternoon, blobbing paint directly onto the stains, and then on Sunday morning I was in the kitchen at 9am with my roller, painting all the walls. I was so pleased with it at the end! Such a simple thing, but it feels almost like a fresh start. I kind of felt like a real adult at the end of it all. I also cleaned the kitchen from top to bottom, washed the floor and scrubbed the tiles. Even though we have such a teeny kitchen, it can get ridiculously grubby. Hopefully we can keep it this nice for at least a few more months!


Here are some of the best things I’ve been eating this week – mushroom risotto, a lunchtime trip to Sultan’s Delights, toasted tea cakes and arancini balls, using the leftover risotto. So much good food!

For more photos of what I’ve been eating, wearing and doing, follow me on Instagram!



10 Comments leave one →
  1. April 15, 2014 6:48 pm

    Toasted tea cakes! I really fancy some of them at the moment, will probably have a few hot cross buns :-)

  2. Aja permalink
    April 15, 2014 7:30 pm

    Smoothie explosions are the worst right along with your blender breaking mid-blending.

  3. Joy permalink
    April 15, 2014 10:08 pm

    Oh it’s been so long since I’ve been able to properly catch up with yours and Laura’s a antics. Have been trying to be a little less device-happy away and catch up with some books.

    But books make me tired too early, so here I am.

    Loving the smoothie explosion! X

    • April 18, 2014 12:10 pm

      Welcome back! I try to do the same, but sometimes it’s just too tempting to check my phone…!

  4. April 16, 2014 10:13 pm

    Great photos, the food pics have made me very hungry.

    Jess x


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