Lifestyle

A few of my favourite things #63

Winter is definitely coming, ey? Yesterday I watched the hail come crashing down outside my window, plus this week we’ve also had the heating on and I’ve dug out my slippers. I’m certainly not complaining; as much as I loved the wonderful summer we had, I do love the cosy season. Bring it on!

Here’s a little look at what we’ve been up to over the last week.

Tremenheere Kitchen

I’ve had the Sculpture Gardens on my bucket list for a while now and I finally headed out that way last Sunday. While I didn’t explore at the actual gardens, I had possibly the best roast dinner ever and had a wander around the immediate grounds. It’s super dog friendly so Jenson (*cough*) was in his element. I’ll certainly be going back. Would you just look at that view?!

Tremenheere Kitchen & Sculpture Gardens

Hot chocolates

I’m embracing hygge and some rather epic hot chocolates. I’ve been treating myself to a few (too many) of these during the colder evenings.

Hot chocolate

Breakfast with Dad

We’ve had a few breakfasts in The Smugglers with my dad and when we walked past the other day Jenson asked if we could go there with Grandad. Always happy to oblige my son’s cravings, we rocked up two days later. Their all-day breakfast is £7.95 and comes with two rounds of toast, two sausages, two eggs, two pieces of bacon, tomatoes, mushrooms, beans, two hash browns and a tea or coffee for just £7.95! Jenson is quite partial to the pancakes with Nutella and strawberries. He also loves it there because it’s full of pirates (no pictures – soz).

All day breakfast at The Smugglers

Baking with Jenson

The poor kiddo hasn’t been well again this weekend. The night before last I was almost on the phone to 111 as he had gotten really bad quite quickly and was barking and wheezing. He had croup a year or two ago, so I worry he’ll get it again. and he’s coughed himself sick a few times before, so whenever he gets a cough he gets worried he’ll be sick. Fun all round!

We stayed in most of yesterday, watching Fireman Sam and baking heart cookies. Jenson loved adding chocolate and sprinkles. In fact, I think they’re the best batch I’ve ever made and will certainly be trying this recipe again.

Heart biscuits

We had a quick wander around town and he spotted this Cars umbrella in Peacocks. Turns out it costs just £6 to make a poorly three year old ecstatic. He insisted on carrying it up through town, even though it was dry, and everyone thought he was super cute. I’m not inclined to argue!

Planning ahead

The lovely team at Breathe sent me a copy of their gorgeous new planner to review and I can’t wait to get the full post up. I’ve decided to use it as a new blog planner as it’s undated and my currently blog planner is almost full. I’ve already filled out my goals and I’m looking forward to using it to schedule my posts and reflect on my progress. I’ll put together a review post once I’m a couple of weeks in.

Breathe Journal Planner

Hopefully Jenson will be feeling a bit better later as his auntie is throwing a Halloween party for the kids. It’s the first time he’s really been aware of Halloween and he’s super excited, so I hope he doesn’t miss out. Fingers crossed.

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