29.05

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O T T I L I E   V S .   P A S T A .

Mealtimes in our house now look a little something like this. About 80% of the food ends up down the hatch, but the other 20% is smeared, flung, dropped, squished, and generally deposited far and wide around my kitchen.

Ottilie’s latest trick is to lean over the side of her highchair, and feed handfuls of her dinner to Teddy and Elsie. She thinks it’s hilarious and the best game ever…and they agree!

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p.s. ^^ This baby girl? Carb queen. Give her a bowl of lasagne or a tray of spaghetti and she’ll demolish the lot. She’s absolutely my child…

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02.09

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I thought the internet could really use another ‘oh goodness me is it really autumn already’ post, so I’ll just crack on, shall I?

Are you ready for another British winter? I’m kind of torn about it. On one hand, this summer’s been without doubt the very best of my life. The weather was so very good to us in July (on one day in particular…) I feel as though I’ve had all my good weather luck at once and now can’t complain about rain or unseasonable cold ever again in my whole life.

And even since we’ve been home, though August hasn’t been too great and we have been caught in a couple of rainstorms so colossal it felt as though we might get struck by lightening any second, we’ve still managed to cook and eat outside plenty of times, and spend a day boating down the river, and to finish up dog walks wearing just T shirts when we’d started them out bundled up in jumpers against a biting wind.

I mean, if I’m being truly honest, I’ll be a little sad to say goodbye to this beautiful season. To the constant birdsong, and lilypads all over the pond, and to a few solid weeks of endless celebrations and congratulations and too many glasses of champagne to count.

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On the other hand though, autumn will be here good and proper soon enough, and I just know that on the very first morning I take Teddy out for his walk and there’s a real crispness to the air, I’ll be into it.

I can remember exactly there I was standing in the forest when I felt that first bite of autumn last year, and how the air smelled so indescribably wonderful that the memories of summer all but washed away in that very instant.

And that’s how it goes, in this beautiful country of ours, isn’t it?

We’re carried onwards by the relentless cycle of the seasons, observing the changes in our environment and letting them affect the shape of our years. We get to reinvent and reimagine and alter anything and everything we fancy every three months or so, and let the temperature and weather and greenery (or lack thereof…) outside influence how we feel and behave inside. There’s nothing quite like it, if you ask me.

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And on that note, in just shy of 400 words, I think I’ve talked myself round to the idea of autumn…

What I wore ::
Blouse
Trousers

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29.09

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A solo shopping trip in Guildford on Saturday afternoon. As much as I love shopping with other people, every now and again there’s nothing nicer than being able to shop entirely at your own pace, and with nobody to dissuade you from buying four candles in one go ;) Also, Jason owning parking spaces in central Guildford will never not be amazing. I’m grateful for it every time we use them at the weekends, and don’t have to feed a meter with a billion pound coins!

Late night cinema trips. (We saw Before I Go to Sleep, and in spite of what some rather scathing critics might say, thought it was amazing!)

Salted popcorn + lemonade + peanut M+Ms. (Though the popcorn wasn’t as tasty as I’d imagined it would be. Isn’t that always the way with cinema popcorn?)

An impromptu catch up with friends on Saturday afternoon, and an even more impromptu garden centre shopping trip!

Making time for an at-home Body Balance workout on Sunday morning. Felt torturous beforehand (and during, too), but so amazing afterwards.

Brioche french toast with more crispy bacon and maple syrup than you could shake a stick at. (Seriously, it was incredible. Just the right amount of cinnamon on the toast, so much syrup I didn’t even need to ask for more, and plentiful bacon. Jason’s eggs benedict was pretty great too!)

Reading newspapers + magazines over coffee and eggs on Sunday morning.

Getting the house looking pretty much spotless by the end of the weekend. Jason took charge of bathroom cleaning + vacuuming, I did the dusting, tidying and laundry, and all in all, we made the house look pretty sparkly! It feels so nice to be starting out the week with a house that’s not nagging to be cleaned.

Reading magazines in bed, with a hot water bottle against my back.

Getting the ratio of time spent out and about, and time spent at home exactly right. For me, a great weekend is all about finding that perfect balance.

How did you spend your weekend? I hope it was a lovely one!

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17.09

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4.5 :: hours spent talking non-stop with lovely Megs! We met up for the first time after having spoken online for easily two years now, and it was amazing!

20” :: the size of the pizza Miss Meg and I demolished between us (from Homeslice, one of my favourite places to get pizza in London)

30 :: the amount of seconds I’d been sat on the train up to London, when I realised I’d forgotten my headphones. A tragedy, since I’d downloaded the 1975′s album especially!

10 :: minutes spent walking slowly over the river on the way home, admiring the sunset.

1 :: pair of cashmere socks worn in the evening, that are almost certainly the best pair of socks I’ve ever worn.

3 :: extra stops than usual on my train journey home (the perils of travelling home in rush hour)

47 :: minutes spent on the phone with my lovely Bess, talking blogging and business and so many other things besides.

9.30 :: the time we went to bed yesterday evening, about 2 hours earlier than normal.

1/2 :: a chapter read aloud from our new book, ‘A History of English Food’ by Clarissa Dickson Wright. I bought it for my Grandma the last Christmas we had together, and had been reading it aloud to her in the months before she died. I promised her I’d finish reading it aloud on her behalf, and now Jason and I are fulfilling that promise! It’s such a fascinating read, we’re just loving it.

0 :: blisters gained, even though I walked everywhere in London yesterday and didn’t get the tube once! All thanks to the magic of my mint green Boden brogues :)

1 :: portion of Snog frozen yoghurt eaten (with oreos, raspberries, and caramel sauce) even though I was full to bursting after that colossal pizza.

500+ :: times I regretted wearing an autumnally-themed outfit, when the weather was most definitely more summer than autumn (much to my dismay).

Tell me, how was your Tuesday? :)

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