#1day12pics – A day at home

It feels as though every time I do a #1day12pics challenge, I’ve been doing something fun and exciting. First I had a big birthday party, then I was in Newcastle, and last month I was in Cornwall. Which is odd, because really most of my weekends consist of pottering around the house, cooking and doing DIY! This week’s challenge was much more reflective of my actual life… Here’s a snapshot into a very average Saturday for me…

#1day12pics - A day at home

#1 – It all starts with a healthy breakfast. Wholemeal toast with half an avocado and a teaspoon of extra virgin smooshed together.

#1day12pics - A day at home

#2 – We arranged some mugs and tea and coffee and sugar for the builders, only to discover that there had been a miscommunication and they weren’t coming, after all. Well, they hadn’t been planning to come, but we ended up having to get one of them out as they’d forgotten to replace one of the tiles on the roof, and the rain was due to start at 12… He came quickly, climbed our scaffolding like a monkey, replaced the tiles and then zipped off home again…

#1day12pics - A day at home

#3 – Because we’d woken up at 6:40am for the builders (totes not bitter about this, by the way), by 10am, it felt as though I’d been up for ages. Peter popped out to get some coffee and the paper, and I sat at the kitchen table to drink it, check Twitter and read.

#1day12pics - A day at home

#4 – Then we got into active mode! Peter cut all the skirting board things (not sure what these things are called – they’re like second bits of skirting that attach to the skirting board?). We borrowed a friend’s circular saw last weekend and it’s VERY exciting. Can you believe we cut (/Peter cut) all the wood in our last flat (where we installed the laminate wood flooring ourselves) by hand!? Circular saws are definitely the way to go…

#1day12pics - A day at home

#5 – Meanwhile, I’ve decided on a colour for the baby’s room. I love teal/turquoise, it’s probably my favourite colour. Which is good, because that room is now entirely painted that colour. Screw feature walls! We’ve gone the whole hog this time…

#1day12pics - A day at home

#6 – After painting the tester pot and deciding that yes, I loved the colour, I tackled this weekend’s #BeNourishdTidy task. I had to pick one of the annual tasks and I chose cleaning the oven. Rather than show you a photo of the oven inside (although it is spangly and clean now, thanks to vinegar and baking soda), here’s a photo of my bump in the reflection from the oven door…

#1day12pics - A day at home

#7 – All that DIY and cleaning worked up a massive appetite. Peter used the bread machine to knock up some french stick dough, which I moulded into this misshappen loaf. Ugly or not, it tasted delicious. Eaten with some salad and some smoked salmon that I got on offer ages ago and which had been waiting in the freezer for exactly this moment to get defrosted and eaten.

#1day12pics - A day at home

#8 – A tasty lunch needs a tasty dessert – fresh raspberries and clotted cream did the trick.

#1day12pics - A day at home

#9 – After lunch I settled down to read some of this book, which I’m absolutely loving.  I’m going to write a post about this separately once I’ve finished the book. It’s already kind of changing my approach to birth and making me feel less anxious about it. And at some point after the birth I’ll try to do another post to see if it actually made any difference during the labour itself!!

#1day12pics - A day at home

#10 – My view from the sofa when I look up. Love to see this little plant poking its head out!

#1day12pics - A day at home

#11 – More newspaper reading, this time with a cup of mint tea with my favourite mug.

#1day12pics - A day at home

#12 – And finally, dinner! Peter made some meatballs with pork and beef mince, and tons of basil, in a light tomato sauce. It was super tasty.

Not photographed was a very exciting trip to Homebase, and watching the first episode of Fargo, which was BRILLIANT. I have to watch the entire box set by this Sunday, as my parents are due to give it to my uncle, who’s taking it back to Trinidad with him for my grandmother. Apart from the Bake Off and Peaky Blinders, there’s never anything on TV, so it’s nice to have a really good box set to watch, even if I normally wouldn’t watch so many episodes all at once!

And that was my Saturday! Thanks to Michelle and Emma again for setting the challenge – it really is a nice way to record a moment in time each month…

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1 Comment

  1. Michelle

    October 9, 2014 at 7:21 am

    Thanks for joining in. Looks like a relaxing but productive day.

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