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Photos of the Week #39

September 29, 2014

WEEK 39 OF 52

Let’s call this a Rasputin special, shall we? Trout was away all weekend in Cornwall, which clearly turned me into Crazy Cat Lady. I had a big deadline for a freelance project I’m working on so sadly missed out on the Cornish fun, but Rasputin was cracking company.


Here is in various positions around the house: Keeping watch.//Hiding under the covers.//Keeping me company while I worked.//Sleeping while I worked.// He’s a bit cute, isn’t he?


We met up with some friends earlier in the week to celebrate a birthday and eat some lovely Indian food. It was such a nice mid-week treat, and we stayed chatting long after our plates had been cleared. Of course I had a dosa! I just can’t resist them.//


Other things I’ve been eating; Christmas Pud Nakd bars! They’re so good. Super cinnamony and they really taste like Christmas. I was kindly sent a box of these fruit and nut bars by Natural Balance Foods, and they’ll be available online nearer Christmas.//A lot of sugar…! The company we share an office with organised a little coffee morning and we took it very seriously indeed. Not everything’s vegan, but most of it was – doughnuts (jam and custard), party rings and hobnobs. I love that there is so much vegan food on the highstreet now, and it’s not even noticeable.//Breakfast one early morning. I love taking time to myself in the morning before work. Am also still in love with Coyo ;) //Espresso chocolate is one of my favourites – it tastes so good! Just be careful how much you eat when you’ve made an extra large cafetiere to yourself. I vibrated across the office that afternoon, and was particularly productive.//

And finally, mushrooms. ALL the mushrooms. I was a good housewife on Sunday and cooked a stout and mushroom pie ready for when Trout got home in the evening, and very tasty it was, too! If you’ve ever wondered just how many mushrooms are in a kilo of mushrooms, I can tell you – a lot of mushrooms. I mixed things up with chestnut and regular and tiny button mushrooms and shitake mushrooms to make it more fun. And I bet you’ve never seen a paragraph with ‘mushroom’ written so many times in it ;)

p.s. mushrooms

So, that’s what I’ve been up to over the past week. As lonely as my weekend was, it was nice to hit a deadline and know that I didn’t have to stress about being behind on work. Is there a worse feeling? I get a little panicky pit of stress in my stomach when I miss deadlines, and it feels awful. If I think about it for too long my hands start to sweat a little. That’s normal, right?! I feel as though I didn’t get a weekend, as I was still getting up at 7am and working through until 8pm, but this week is a short one, and then I get a four-day weekend, wahoo! Now that’s something to look forward to. Plus I’m going home to see my family and we’re driving to London to visit my Grandad which will be nice. I haven’t seen him since… Easter? I feel bad that I leave it so long between visits, I really should make the effort more throughout the year. Anywho, that’s the plan for the long weekend. Another one without Mr T :(

Another thought – I swear Christmas is coming round so quickly! I think it’s because our plans for India are slowly coming together, with the intention of flying out on the 27th December, so we’re thinking about things like when we can take Ras to the cattery and whose family we’re spending Christmas Day/Boxing Day with, and then there are all the holiday days I’m taking off before then and what am I going to ask for for Christmas and what am I going to buy everyone else for Christmas and oof it’s a lot to think about. But I’m really excited! I do love Christmas.

Have you started making plans for Christmas already?
Are you a fan of mushrooms?

All photos taken on my iPhone.
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20 Comments leave one →
  1. September 29, 2014 9:25 pm

    Ras is just SO cute. :) I tried the Christmas pudding Nakd bars at vegFest, they really are nice :D and I don’t normally like mushrooms, or I didn’t, but I recently made an effort to find recipes to try to eat them more and it was a success, I just prefer them when they’re chopped up small so they’re not too spongy :P

  2. Aja permalink
    September 30, 2014 5:43 am

    I always enjoy pictures of Ras. He is darling. I love all those mushrooms! Mushrooms are the best. I met some people at work who don’t like mushrooms and I don’t understand it at all. I started making Christmas plans in at the end of August. I’m ready.

    • October 2, 2014 2:35 pm

      I never liked mushrooms until Trout made a portabello mushroom stuffed with diced mushroom, couscous, garlic, butter and topped with breadcrumbs and a mushroom sauce. And then I loved it!!

  3. September 30, 2014 9:06 am

    I really need to get my hands on those Christmas pudding Nakd bars, they sounds awesome! I’m really looking forward to Christmas this year with lots of family time and new baby cuddles on the cards.

  4. September 30, 2014 1:17 pm

    Aw what a cutie! Rasputin is such a cool cat name – my little kitten’s father is also called Rasputin :)

    I’m a huge fan of mushrooms and love combining different varieties. The pie sounds delicious!

    • October 2, 2014 2:37 pm

      Haha I can’t believe how many other cats are called Rasputin! At least Instagram tells me there are hundreds…

  5. October 2, 2014 7:41 am

    WHEREEEEEE in the world did you find these christmus phd Nakd bars? Woahhhhhhh!

  6. Tamzin permalink
    October 2, 2014 10:12 pm

    Your cat is gorgeous I sm a total crazy cat lady! I just bought some of the Nakd bars and can’t wait to try them bring on the festive season!!

  7. marycheshier permalink
    October 14, 2014 4:22 pm

    Reblogged this on Travels with Mary and commented:
    Fabulous post!

  8. marycheshier permalink
    October 14, 2014 4:23 pm

    Rasputin is a beautiful cat! Sweet and lovable! :-)

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