Happy Friday, friends! Does anyone else worry how they’ll fare as a (presumably sleep-deprived) new parent, when I already struggle to get up every day and look forward to my Saturday lie in all week?!
This past weekend was a fun one – me and Lee headed to Staffordshire to visit my parents for my mums birthday. I got her a pretty star chart for the northern hemisphere in September and we went out for a day of charity shopping in Uttoxeter, which has lots and lots of charity shops. The most amazing thing I found was an authentic American diner style maple syrup pourer which was 50p!
We went for lunch at the Vintage Tea Emporium which was delicious as always, well worth a visit if you’re ever in Uttoxeter! And that evening we went to Pizza by Golly in Lichfield for dinner, who do delicious Italian food (not just pizza!). I also won two (TWO!) games of blocks and runs (a competitive and very lengthy card game with seven rounds!) after having not one any for about a year – hurrah!
For Cake Club on Sunday, I baked pumpkin doughnuts with a maple syrup glaze and caramelised pecan topping. They were very tasty, and the kittens were interested in getting their paws on some! The attendance at Cake Club was fantastic – lots of people turned out to support Maggie’s, and there were lots of autumnal bakes. For my three, I chose Erin’s Caramel Apple cheesecake (which was voted best cake!), plus a slice of Jordan’s blueberry cream cheese brioche (the bread that saw him booted out of the bake-off!) and a piece of caramel latte cake with pecans, which was very, very tasty.
I also got to try out the new Missoula Montana restaurant, which has replaced the Living Room in Nottingham. I went for lunch and tried a veggie (garden) burger in a brioche bun, which was absolutely delicious. And the fries tasted like Macdonalds, but better. But I’ve saved the most exciting thing for last, they have a breakfast menu, and they serve RED VELVET WAFFLES (yes they’re a thing!). I will be trying them most urgently, will let you know what I think!
I also started reading a new book this week – Love, Nina, which is really funny! And I tried out a new hairstyle, which was semi-successful, and certainly very easy to do! Oh and I discovered apple pumpkin candles in Home and Bargains! amazing.
The kittens continue to be crazy (mental is the word I use most often to descibe them!) and adorable. Milo gets better with them every day!
Oh, and the week finished with cookies… how good is that?
What do you have planned this weekend friends?