Saturday morning my hubby had to work so the kids came with me on a shopping trip!
My kids are not great shoppers so I thought we'd better start the day off on a high note as well as ending on one! And steer clear of butchers, bakers, etc. I needed to get through the day with minimum whining.
First stop was the Oxfam Book Shop - a favourite haunt. The children we're allowed to choose one book each and one red nose each!
I also chose a book. I couldn't believe my luck, an unused copy of Bazaar Style.
We followed this with a trip to the library, where between 5 library cards we took out as many books as we could carry. I'm looking forward to trying a few recipes from Fork to Fork by Monty & Sarah Don.
Laden down with books & a promise to start reading them before we went home I managed to drag the children into my favourite shop - Wild Thymes. It's a tiny Health Food & Cheese Shop. They sell the most amazing flaked almonds & coconut which I put on my porridge every day!
2 large scoops of porridge oats
1 small scoop of raisins or sultanas
cover in ecomil almond milk
microwave for 1 minute, stir
microwave for 1 more minute
top with almond flakes & coconut flakes & whatever fresh fruit comes to hand (usually berries in my case)
Finally a rather expensive trip into the local stationery shop for fountain pens, coloured pencils, sharpeners & other requirements for school pencil cases.
At last, we ended up in The Food Gallery for the most delicious coffee & children's hot chocolates. The kids happily flicked through their books whilst I read the paper!!!