The 3rd Weekend in October

Not a catchy title, but some how reflective of our weekend.  You know those weekends when things seem to just be, well the third weekend, kind of ones?


This was built on Friday.  It will become our ‘BIG LOVE‘ lit letters which people can hire out.  Suddenly things have become very exciting and very, very ‘real’.

Saturday we went to Kendal to the ‘Comic Art Festival’.  There was loads of activities for the kids to do, but I must say I haven’t really changed my opinion about comics.  For some reason I look at them and all those pictures just seem like noise.  That said, the kids loved it. Maybe my opinion was marred by the fact that as we arrived the power steering decided it would stop working.  That will teach me for looking at the bank account and thinking ‘breathe’ in the morning.  Any hope we had have correcting things this week are again, out of the window.  Image

Today we had ‘meals on wheels’.  We were supposed to visit my parents for lunch, but given the car situation they brought it to us.  They brought a much needed plate of comfort.

Here’s to the 4th weekend.  Mx


Days 4, 5 and 6

The budget didn’t go as well as I had hoped in the end.  We get ‘paid’ on Fridays, when the tax credits come in.  This week, so far, there have been no surprise bills, just the normal constant demand.  We have also sold some furniture items, along with a few sales from Typical Type, meaning the intense pressure has dropped to just a ‘squeeze’.

Day 4 – Friday – I did some more work on  We have a new logo and some gorgeous new products, which are proving popular.  We had curry for tea.  Shop bought, which blew the budget, but less so than a take away.  Plus, hey, it was Friday.

Day 5 – Saturday – A trip to Kendal for a surprise birthday party for my dear friend Sabina.  She is 30 weeks pregnant with child 3, tired and not wanting to do anything.  Her sister organised a small gathering in the afternoon and I think she enjoy enjoyed it.


Well, who wouldn’t like cake and presents?  We succumbed to the M and S meal deal for dinner, I can’t help think that £10 for a meal with wine is really very cheap.  We still have an apple pie in the fridge, and I didn’t need to buy any wine, so frankly I think that’s a win-win!

Day 6 – Sunday – Today has been truly lovely. Much like the us, the kids love a bit of peace and quiet over the weekend, so a lie in was had by us whilst they watched tv and hung out in their pjs. Eventually we went to Clapham, in Yorkshire. to do the nature trail.  Next time we will get there early enough for a tour in the caves, but the walk up is a perfect one for little kids. 1 and 1/4 miles up a gentle hill, a waterfall, a reservoir, a woods, a penny tree, a grotto and a cave.  Plus it’s all downhill on the way home. ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

Back to hot chocolate and a sweet potato cakes with yogurt. According to The Dazzler, it’s the only way to eat sweet potato, and when putting Rory to bed he said ‘I’ve had the best weekend, I wish it had lasted forever’ That’s a resounding success if ever there was one. Mx

Sweet Potato Cakes

Grate one large sweet potato with half an onion, chop 2 cloves of garlic, add some flour (Probably around 100grms, I just chucked it in) and 2 eggs.  Add some spice – paprika, tumeric, chilli, what ever suits you. Make into small cakes and fry, towards the end add a touch of cheese if you want.  In the meantime toast some bread (We used Booths organic white), mix sweet chilli sauce into Greek yogurt.  Pop some on the toast, add some salad (Peppery leaves, spicy beets and cherry toms for us), pop your cooked cakes on top and add a little more yogurt.