Monday, 13 May 2013

a day in my life

13th May 2013

This year I am starting these posts with a photograph of the trees just outside our garden. For the first four months they looked much the same but now in May, spring has finally reached the UK and they are bright and green.

I like my garden in spring, the plants all mingle in together and there is so much fresh new growth.

Today has been a fairly normal uneventful day. I got up at six to drop my husband at the station and then eldest son at work. I was back home for seven to have coffee and breakfast.

Breakfast was a mixture of oats, chia seeds, cinnamon, ground flaxseed and blueberries soaked overnight in almond milk and topped with raw cacao nibs and walnuts.

I don't usually work Mondays but I have increased my work hours recently to cover for a colleagues illness so I was at work today. I don't have any photos of the rest of the day apart from my lunch. Rice with beans, pomegranate, avocado, chopped dates, herbs and tahini dressing with carrot and raison salad.

At home after work I had a cup of tea with eldest son, did some housework and cooked dinner. My husband was later home from work than usual so I have just picked him up from the station. Time for a little knitting then I will be tucked up in bed in about an hours time.


VintagePretty said...

Ahhh, Spring! I am eternally grateful that it has finally sprung molto forté! It was such a long and cold and dreary winter that I had real doubts that good weather would be skipped and we'd be back to autumn immediately. This little island of ours does not do consistency of weather, by any means!

Call me nosey, but I love these posts. I find it fascinating to see what people eat and think about and 'see' that they don't always think to post.

Your breakfast looks delicious. I have been meaning to attempt to have the wherewithal to actually make breakfast the night before, but I usually forget and fall asleep. I saw a really nice muesli recipe on one of Hugh's programmes last year. In a large bowl, he made his own muesli mix and added grated apples to it before soaking in orange juice overnight (and maybe milk, I know he did put milk in there, though it may have been at the end). It looked really nice.

Have a lovely week!

Tash from

Elizabeth said...

Both of those meals sound amazing. Thank you for posting them!