Happy Friday, friends! How has your week been?
Last Friday was Halloween! I made a buttermilk chocolate bundt cake and took the kitties to get spayed. They’re 100% fine and didn’t seem to realise they’d even had a major operation! They were still jumping around like crazy!
On Friday night we had a Halloween party! I spent most of the day getting the house and food ready. I bought some delicious french and english cheeses from Lidl (if you’ve never tried their french goats cheese, OMG) and some freshly baked ciabattas too – SO good! We also had meats, olives, and roasted veggies.
It wasn’t a costume party to start with, but it kind of became one (don’t know how that happens!) so I went as a cat!
There was also a pumpkin, Tin Tin, a Black Swan, a zombie/ghoul and a group of vampires!
Bella was so sweet (as she always is with new people), making friends with everyone. She is SUCH a confident kitty! She climbed onto Lucy’s lap and let her little boy Rory stroke her which was just so adorable!
As well as the chocolate cake, we enjoyed some cornbread made from a mix I brought back from our honeymoon (from Trader Joe’s) which was DEELICIOUS! There was also plenty of Halloween candy around (including candy corn!). We got SO MANY trick or treaters – what about you? They were all pretty adorable.
This week I also popped into the weekly Country Market in Beeston, which is run by the Women’s Institute. I picked up some local vegetables, plus some marmalade and blueberry jam – all homemade and such good value. Oh, and the best marmalade and jam you’ve ever tried! Country markets are put on around the country, so check if there’s one near you!
Last weekend I went to visit my family – there was some swing action (SUCH fun!) and a delicious autumnal pie. This week has been pretty quiet – the cats were back at the vets again for vaccinations and I also took part in a focus group at a local restaurant which was fun – and I got a £20 voucher!
And Lee bought me flowers! It doesn’t happen very often but I appreciate that he remembers sometimes 🙂 Tonight we’re heading out for the evening into the city to try a new restaurant!
What are you up to this weekend?