It's been a while.....
It's the start of 2016 and I'm back (for now!)
Lots I could go back and catch up on... if I could remember! Some things have changed, like we've moved house and are in a new home, that happened just at the end of last year. I may do a round up of 2015, places we visited and both children's interests, as much for me, as a record. It always feels positive to think of what has been done, when some days don't flow as well but overall it all feels good.
So today was a first day back in 'routine', as much as hubby was back at work, a slightly different commute, leaving later and home earlier. Part of the reason for moving so positive, it does make a difference. Hopefully it will continue to make a cumulative difference to us all, in terms of fatigue levels, and quality time spent together.
Today we have ventured to the local library, to check it out, we like libraries! We picked up a book we'd ordered in for J while we were there. It was the next Skulduggery Pleasant in the series, which J has been reading. He's also currently reading two other series he got as presents for Christmas. He's read The Hunger Games, and now wants to watch the movie, to see how it compares before he reads the second in the series.So he's currently working his way through Darren Shan's Cirque Du Freak series. I think he's on book 3 currently.
Once home the children (randomly!) decided to do a blindfolded taste test. We each got to pick a food(s) for the others to try. J tried us with raw broccoli, S tried us with dried apricots and coconut milk, and I picked cashew butter on cracker, and some raw fudge - chocoIate flavour, brought a while back as part of becoming more healthy but not actually trying yet!
J loved the raw fudge and decided to try the other flavours, his favourite was Goji. S tried the vanilla flavour. S found she preferred broccoli raw, and liked the cashew butter.
S is currently reading her way through Malory Towers, we read a couple of chapters of book 2 - Second Form at Malory Towers to finish it off, and she's made a start on book 3.
Having watched Tim Peake blast off a few weeks back, we all (finally!) watched episode 1 of Royal Institution Christmas Lecture. Which are all about how to survive in space. Joining up with some chemistry elements to appeal to J, and biology elements which appealed to S.
Tonight I made Feelgood Flapjacks, although I fiddled with the recipe. I did half butter and half coconut oil, used cashew butter instead of peanut butter, added 30ml of orange juice instead of water, omitted the raisins, and added walnuts. Ok I fiddled quite a lot with the recipe!
Hubby and I like them, but S doesn't think they're sweet enough for her! "They aren't flapjacks" Which I agree they aren't like flapjacks I've made before, more a nutritious oat bar!
Whilst we were doing that J was having a game of Magic the Gathering (MTG) cards with hubby.
J also played a League of Legends game today, and S tried to play the Sims but had trouble accessing her account.
Nearly forgot that J is enjoying the new series of cards that are in the Bear Yoyos, although he didn't quite finish his collection of animals from the last series.
I've also tried to do more unpacking from the house move, not quite all settled in yet. Keeping an eye on ebay and facebook selling pages for extra pieces of furniture that would be useful.