It’s been a minute since I’ve used this space to ramble about what’s on my mind today, just like if we went for coffee together. I’ll have a hot chocolate thanks, shall we go and sit by the window to try and grab the last few rays of sunshine while we can?
If we could actually go for
coffee a hot beverage IRL, this is what I’d tell you.
~ I’d tell you that I’ve tried a new breakfast recipe and it’s a keeper. I’d encourage you to try it too, if you like oaty things: Kristy’s Neapolitan Baked Oatmeal recipe. That’s right; chocolate, strawberry and vanilla oatmeal all swirled together. You can make it gluten free, dairy free, vegan… And it’s really tasty. I baked a tray at the weekend and it’s kept me going through this week of craziness. I particularly like that you can keep it out of the fridge for a while without worrying about it going bad and it tastes just as good cold as hot.
This is how I ate it this morning; warmed, with fresh strawbs and chocolate drops and some greek yoghurt (which is fondly known as Fadge in our household). You can’t see any kind of swirling of the flavours at all in this photo, because apparently I’m not a pro at oatmeal swirling, so head to Kristy’s blog to see what it’s supposed to look like.
On Monday, I ate it out of a ziplock bag, cold, in the car park of a client whilst I awaited my 7.30am call. It was just as delicious both times.
~ I’d tell you that my current project is madness (hence 7.30am car park phone calls), but we’ve just turned the corner into interesting. Not just tail-chasing. So that’s good.
~ I’d tell you that I caved, and set up a Facebook page for my blog. Which involved registering again for Facebook, seeing as I deleted my old account. I’m still very happy with that decision but it now means I have zero Facebook friends… If you feel like it, you can follow along here. And if you’ve got a Facebook page yourself, post a link in the comments and I’ll come and find you, too.
I’m currently posting Wanderlust Deals of the Day over there, places you can dream over during your lunch break – so please swing by and tell me all about how great it is there and all about that one restaurant/shop/view I absolutely must not miss.
~ I’d tell you that my Fitbit has broken. I haven’t had time to try and get it fixed yet and I’m oddly missing knowing how many steps I’ve done per day. I’m also much lazier without it. Darn.
~ I’d tell you that I don’t understand people who don’t hang up wet bathmats. How do they think it’s going to dry properly on the floor?
~ I’d invite you to read Kelly’s post on how people are gaming Instagram, my most interesting blog read of the week. I found it fascinating because a) it explains why people keep following and unfollowing me alllll the time and b) why?!. Let me know your thoughts – have you ever noticed people using dirty tactics to ‘grow their following’? What clues you in, and does it put you off totally or do you just see it as part and parcel of internet life?
~ I’d tell you that my Grannie’s 90th birthday party this past weekend was a roaring success. 40 of her closest family and friends turned out for a delicious lunch, held in the most gorgeous country house hotel and restaurant. I loved catching up with everyone, and I wish we could do it more often. I took a brief walk around the gardens before home time and was reminded about just how beautiful English country gardens can be.
~ I’d ask you whether this week has been a week of getting home from work and getting straight into pyjamas for you too, or if it’s just me?
So, updatey your matey. What’s new with you?