It’s been a busy couple of weeks here, we are still recovering from our trip to Scotland last week! We drove up and did the journey in two chunks each way, which was still about 22 hours driving. It was absolutely worth it as we had an amazing time, but what an adventure! One of our tyres blew on the way up, thankfully it was after we had left the motorway, and the view wasn’t too shabby…
I have been reading a real book this past week, for the first time in ages! I picked ‘The Husband’s Secret’ by Liane Moriarty up in a charity shop and I’m really enjoying it. It’s lovely to curl up with a book after Frey has gone to bed in the evening. I forget how much I enjoy reading, I haven’t done very much of it at all since Frey was born!
We’ve been watching ‘Special Forces – Ultimate Hell Week’ on BBC for the past few weeks. It’s not something I would have usually chosen, but it’s pretty compelling viewing! It’s a search to find the country’s toughest recruit, and these 29 men and women, who are incredibly fit, are put through the most gruelling of challenges. In the first episode the recruits were woken up after just an hour’s sleep. I laughed and thought, ‘Ha, I know what that feels like!’. Then they were put through the toughest boot camp for the next 48 hours with no food or rest.. I’ll take a night feed any day thanks!
I’m sure I’ve mentioned this outfit before, but one of the things we did while we were away was have a family photo shoot. Frey absolutely loved it, and I dressed him in his very best ‘Little Bird’ rainbow dungarees. He was full of smiles and giggles for the whole hour – a model model!
We have started to go to ‘Tiny Talk’ baby signing classes.. and we took the DVD and CDs away with us so we could sing along to Frey in the car. I’m not sure how impressed he was, but it helped me to brush up on my nursery rhymes before the first class this morning!
I made the bread from the River Cottage Baby and Toddler Cookbook this week. I was amazed that it worked, and I’ve made a second loaf since. It’s the first time I have hand baked bread, I borrowed my Mum’s breadmaking machine a few years ago and didn’t have much success, so I wasn’t holding out much hope for my homemade loaf, but I was very pleasantly surprised, it was delicious! I made a loaf for us and lots of breadsticks for Frey, and he is really enjoying them too.
I’m planning on attending my first blogger conference tomorrow, the FunFest Blogger Summit in Northampton. It will be an early start, but it’s not quite as far away as Scotland! I hope I will meet some of you there.
Have a lovely weekend!