Diary Week 1
I’m Sabrina one of the CA’s at Lushington Chiropractic and this is my diary.
I don’t know about you but I’m a bit nosey (In a good way of course) and was wondering what everyone is getting up to at home whilst we are all in lockdown?
So I thought I would do a daily blog of what my family and I are up to and hope it will encourage you guys to get involved and share what your doing to stop the boredom, so we can all be a bit nosey and hopefully get some ideas and keep us entertained.
Many of you are aware I have children so keeping up with the school work is a big priority in this house, much to the children’s disgust. However we are trying to add in a few fun things along the way, so our cooking lesson today included making cupcakes made by my lovely Gracie. Which I can assure you were very yummy (as teacher I had to taste test them)
Lots of you also know that I am a big fan of musicals, so I decided that being on lockdown is the perfect time to introduce the children to the wonderful world of musicals, I am starting with my very own favourite Mary Poppins (Which is also my nickname at work – can you guess why?) What should be next on the list and why? Is there a musical that you love that we should DEFINITELY watch? Let me know and we will add it to the list!
Its been a strange time, we feel like that time between Christmas & New year when your not sure what day of the week it is, anyone else feel like that?
Even the animals are confused because their not used to us being around so much.
Please meet Spod (Our 8year old Lab X Terrier) and Turbo & Crusha (Our Greek Spur thigh Tortoises).
Today was bath day, and I can tell you that the tortoise’s enjoyed it much more than the dog.
Gracie has decided that being a dog groomer is definitely not what she wants to do when she’s big, I can’t imagine why getting soaked by a wet dog is always fun haha!
Did you know that tortoises skeletons are attached to their shell? And contrary to many cartoons, they cannot leave their shells, this would make Chiropractic treatment difficult wouldn’t it!
We fit in baking banana and chocolate loaf with some over ripe bananas it was eaten whilst still warm from the oven and was enjoyed by all, save wasting those brown bananas.
Banana and Chocolate chip loaf
Cream 4oz of Butter together with 4oz of Caster sugar, Add 2 Medium eggs and stir together, mix in 2 over ripe bananas mashed with a fork, gradually add 4oz of self raising flour and finally mix in a handful of chocolate chips/chunks, spread the mixture evenly in a medium loaf tin or a 7″ cake tin and bake on 180 degrees for about 40 mins. The top should be golden and the probe clean when inserted in the middle. Its delicious whilst still warm as the chocolate is gooey so give it 5 mins to cool then dig in!
Found the children’s trampoline at the back of the shed today.
I might have had a play on the trampoline for an hour…
I might actually have had a lot of fun…
And I might now feel as though a long nap is in order.
How do children do this stuff for hours on end? I’m exhausted, a glass of wine and a chill is in order!
Diary Week 2
What beautiful weather we had this week.
We have made the most of it and spent a lot of time in the garden.
Between Swing ball competitions and Darts Championships the week has flown by.
I did manage a to try out a French toast recipe I’ve been meaning to try for a long time, and it was delicious definitely only an occasional treat though.
Cut 4 chunky slices of Brioche loaf and set aside. Whisk 3 medium eggs, 100ml of whole milk (Or Single cream if your feeling fancy) 2 teaspoons of granulated sugar & 2 teaspoons of Vanilla essence together until all combined. Pour the mixture into a tray or dish large enough for all 4 slices of bread, then place the bread on top of the mixture. Leave for 1-2 minutes before turning the bread. Once all the mixture has been soaked up by the bread, melt a knob of butter in a pan. Fry the bread in the pan on a low heat so it cooks through to the middle without burning the top. Once golden flip the bread and repeat with the other side. Serve with a knob of butter and maple syrup….Yummy!!
Take care and stay safe
Diary Week 3
Another week of glorious sunshine, and Easter weekend did not disappoint!
We had a “sorting out” week, we emptied, tidied and organised both the shed and the loft this week. Its surprising how having a good clear out helps your mind, I feel positively happy with my newly organised storage areas. Not sure Hubby is as happy as I am.
No baking this week but we did manage a BBQ for Easter Saturday.
We didn’t go over board on the Easter treats as we are all feeling the strain (on our trouser bands) of over eating the past few weeks, why is it when we are bored we pick up something to eat?
Hope you have all had a lovely Easter Weekend
Take care and stay safe
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