So I have finally got around to finishing my About Me page. Feel free to have a good nose at what I have to say for myself. It is finally sunny where I am today and a delightful 15 degrees so I am off to sun myself in the park. I hope you have a lovely Sunday!
After the Christmas holidays Ellie returned to university armed with a portion of her dad’s turkey pie filling. Last week we finally got round to making it. We went for a simple/lazy option of pre-bought puff pastry which we rolled out as lid before decorating with the scraps. We popped the filling in our pie dish, sat Ellie’s Le Creuset pie bird on top and sealed with the lid. Half an hour later, accompanied by cauliflower mash and mange tout the pie was ready. Sadly I don’t have a recipe for the filling to share but I’m sure a Google search can find you one, I really wanted to share our handiwork with you.
Today marks the beginning of lent. Last year I decided to give up fizzy drinks for lunch since my consumption of them averaged at least a can a day. It was a tough forty days where I realised how addicted to them I was, for the first week I suffered from caffeine withdrawal symptoms, the headaches were awful! Sadly since lent last year has ended I have gone back to enjoying fizzy drinks freely although can now go some days without them. Despite them definitely being a habit I need to ultimately kick, this year I have decided to target my main addiction. Shopping. Until Easter I am limiting myself to only buying the essentials, food, toiletries etc. So it is goodbye to Topshop, ASOS, Urban Outfitters and all the other stores I frequent with my dwindling bank balance. I am not even going to allow myself to buy any new make up (I have a habit of picking up a nail polish or two every time I enter Boots), which shouldn’t be too bad since I recently replaced all my make up, it all ran out at once! This is going to be a tough month but hopefully if I take it a day at a time, ignoring all the emails I receive from shops (it ranges from four to about ten a day depending on the promotions), I will make it through the month and save myself some money. I think I will also spend this month going through my wardrobe and getting rid of items that I really don’t need anymore either by selling them or donating them. Whatever you have decided to give up for lent, good luck!
Today is Shrove Tuesday, otherwise known as Pancake Day. Today marks the last day before Lent begins and I will spend it eating as many pancakes as I can, with a variety of toppings. This morning we kept things simple by making up a batch of basic pancake batter as instructed by Delia Smith (recipe here) and served with sugar and lemons. It was a great start to the day and a nice change from my normal porridge. I’m sure I will have more sugar and lemon pancakes in the day but I am also looking forward to having some with fruit and chocolate spread as a pudding this evening. Happy Shrove Tuesday!