Tuesday, 14 April 2015

The Week That Was {06 April - 12 April}

The Week That Was Captured #1 {06 April– 12 April}
I have never done this type of post before, but I thought I would do one as we’ve just had such a lovely relaxing week and it’s one I kind of wanted to remember. 
So another week is upon us. I honestly don’t know where this year is going. The weeks just seem to be flying by so quickly! Last week we had a lovely relaxed week after Easter. We started off going to Bents Garden Centre on Monday afternoon once I’d finished work and it was the loveliest afternoon we’d had in so long. Alfie fell asleep on the way there, so Michael and I got a drink and went to sit outside. He got me the biggest hot chocolate with a huge pile of cream on top and marshmallows underneath it – not good for the waistline at all! We had the most gorgeous view over the lake and the fountain. I could have stayed there for hours. 

It was an absolutely glorious day and really warm, so it was lovely to sit out in the sun and fresh air and it’s definitely made me excited for summer. We are in the process of transforming our garden so initially went to get some ideas, but since we last went, they’ve extended it, so there is now a food hall, a children’s boutique and a crafts area as well as the main area which was there before, which sells loads of beautiful things from home wear to garden furniture, cards and gift and clothes. It’s definitely a place I can see us visiting a lot over the summer as they’ve also a large outdoor park which will be idea for Alfie if he gets bored with shopping. That said, once he’d woken up from his nap, we got him out of his buggy and took him on the park but he wanted to come and walk around with us. He is normally a nightmare if we go anywhere as he wants to run off, but he held one of our hands at all times and he seemed to be really taking it all in. We even spotted little frog which had lost its way, so the boys rescued it and took it back to the lake.

Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s are my half days in work, so when I finished at 12 I had the afternoon’s free with Alfie and we were able to get outside and play in what we have of a garden – when we moved in back in January, the garden was a path from the back door to the gate as parking is at the back, then the rest of the garden was large pebble like stones. Great for a low maintenance garden, but not at all practical for a young family or for a  2.5 year old to play on, so we are planning on getting rid of all the stone and putting turf down and some decking with a little table and chairs so we have somewhere to sit in the warmer weather. 
The garden as it is at present - not at all practical
Thursday was a work day and a full day for me. We picked Alfie up from nursery at 5 then I went and got some food shopping whilst the boys went to the bunny shop (Pets at home) and we ended up having a naughty treat at McDonald’s!  
Friday was another lovely day weather wise, but it was very much a wasted day as I had to wait in for a plumber who was supposed to come between 12.30-1.00 but didn't arrive until 2.15 and was there for 2 hours, so we didn't get chance to go anywhere. Although we didn’t really do much, Alfie was an absolute dream on Friday. He’s going through a bit of a naughty stage at the moment. He’s not overly naughty as such, but he certainly has his moments and is smacking or paddying when he doesn't get his own way. I put it down to the terrible two’s, but Friday was totally different. He was so polite and well-mannered all day, he ate all his meals, played really nice, there was not one crossed word said. I even got some paints out and let him have a little paint which I thought was a great idea, until he painted my table cloth – luckily it’s only a throw away one ;) 
Saturday, we had a chilled morning and early afternoon my best friend Amy, came to visit. I haven’t seen her in sooo long, so we had lots to catch up on. She hadn’t even seen the wedding album, so it was lovely to re-visit the pictures and chat about the wedding again and have a good long catch up. We stayed at mine, so the boys went out for a couple of hours. I was grateful for Michael taking Alfie out for a while as I wouldn’t have been able to chat to Amy properly if he’d been there. She also very kindly picked me up this book from her slimming world group which I’m really looking forward to using. 
My home made slimming world chicken tikka masala
Sunday I worked in the morning and when I finished at 12, we went to town for a few bits. The weather was awful as it was pouring down and really cold. I can’t believe only 6 days before, we were sat in glorious sunshine in t-shirts. Good old British weather hey! Later on, we went for a meal for my mother in Law’s birthday with the biggest Yorkshire pudding I’ve ever seen. It was delicious!

The biggest yorkshire pud I've ever had!
 And that was our week.
Here’s hoping for another good week J

*linking up with Hannah at makedoandpush.co.uk

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  1. What a lovely chilled out week :) Sounds like you had a great catch up with your bestie :)

    Thanks for linking up to #TWTWC xx

  2. It was much needed (the catch up and the chill out) ;) xxx

  3. Sounds like a nice week. That Yorkshire puds a monster, my eldest would have loved that! x

    1. I'm so sorry I missed this comment Kate! It was a lovely week thank you :) Haha - that yorkshire pud was rather large and was so lovely :) xx