First off I have to say a huge thank you for your lovely and encouraging comments on Sunday’s post!  It seems that many of you have faced redundancy in the past and have come out of it better off, which fills me with even more hope than before.

The glorious sunshine that we have been experiencing lately has made Alfie and me wanting to get the garden all ship shape and ready for the summer.  Last weekend Alfie was a trooper and repainted our garden bench, wooden chairs and sun lounger in a green very reminiscent of our wedding colour.  He also gave it a general tidy up and it’s looking much better.

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It’s amazing what a lick of paint can do to revive furniture. I think the old pieces of furniture have come up really well. We really have got quite an addiction to up-cycling now and you can see my previous up-cycling projects here.  Bringing an old piece of furniture to life is so much fun, I definitely want to work on more projects but I’m not sure what yet.

For this week’s WIAW I’m going to share the sights, sounds and eats of Sunday as I wasn’t working and it was such a lovely day in general.  I woke up after a bit of a lie in and drank some warm water with lemon and then made some pancakes for a late breakfast.


These were banana pancakes topped with coconut cream, maple syrup and crushed hazelnuts.  Pancakes make the perfect weekend breakfast and these bad boys didn’t disappoint one bit!


After breakfast I caught on some bits around the house and roasted some pork for lunch later.  The smell of the pork made me hungry so I snacked on an apple and a few apple and strawberry fruit crisps.


Around mid-day we headed to the Farm shop to have a wonder around their garden centre to see what we could pick up for the garden.  Since I love a garden in full bloom I was quite overwhelmed on the amount of beautiful flowers on offer.  It was hard not to buy one of everything, but I picked up a few bedding plants, tulips and a climbing plant….for now! =)

On the way home we popped round to say hello to our friends that have just move in to their new home.  This meant that we got home later than expected and had a late lunch instead.


I sat in the garden enjoying the sunshine on my newly painted bench whilst waiting for the rest of our lunch to cook.  It’s so nice to be able to be outdoors more in the warmer weather.

Finally it was lunch time!  Its an Easter tradition in our house the to have pork/ham or lamb for Easter lunch.  We actually bought this pork especially for Easter Sunday lunch, but we had some bad news and that took priority.



I made a chai-sui roasted ham, which came out really sticky and sweet with the glaze on it, yum!  If you would like instructions on how to make it then please let me know.  This was served with sweet potato fries and stir fried kale red peppers and mushrooms as an alternative to a traditional Sunday lunch.  Oh my this was incredible, my belly was very happy indeed!

The rest of the afternoon was spent with me washing my hair and putting on a face mask and relaxing in front of the TV.  As lunch was so late and very filling I decided to have a bowl of lemon curd yoghurt with a chopped apple, figs and fresh blackberries in the evening.


I could serious eat the whole pot of that lemon curd yoghurt in one sitting.  Yes it is that good!

Later in the evening I was feeling a bit snacky and craving a chocolate fix.  Chocolate always features somewhere in my weekend so I thought why not…


…slices of a raw dessert with a couple of squares of Lindt blueberry dark chocolate and some strawberries.  This tasty plate finished off my Sunday perfectly!

How did you spend your Sunday?

Are you enjoying being outdoors more now that the weather has started to see some sense? Do you like to potter about in the garden?