Ok, it wasn’t that bad… but I couldn’t resist.
This is Timmy. Looks cute, doesn’t he?
Don’t be fooled.
Like any other little pony, he can be (and usually is) a right pain in the arse.
He’s perfected, for example, the art of darting in under the other horses’ noses, picking up their feed buckets and doing a runner.
We don’t always see eye to eye – but I’d promised to help my friend with him, at her sister’s kids’ school fete yesterday, because the other lady had dropped out
And he was a star. He loved having a job, he loved all the attention he got and, apart from boggling slightly when he passed the bouncy castle, he didn’t put a foot wrong.
You could tell, by his swagger back out into the field to tell the big boys what he’d been doing, that he loved it. You just couldn’t say the same about me and my friend – we were knackered!
It felt like we’d walked miles by the time we got back to the yard at 5pm and we’d had nothing to eat since breakfast.
It was lucky I’d been well fuelled with not only a bowl of raspberries and yoghurt, but also an amazing breakfast sandwich – a butternut pitta, filled with the maple almond butter Liz sent me and sliced banana, toasted in one of my amazing toaster bags – you need to get these, even if you’re not coeliac – toasted sandwiches without a sandwich toaster?!
But I really didn’t eat enough yesterday because my stomach was saying firmly it wanted lunch when I got home at 5.30pm, so lunch it had.
But then, of course, I wasn’t hungry for dinner before I went out for a friend’s birthday.
This is what I wore:
I clearly haven’t mastered the art of taking pictures of myself yet 🙂
But I had to take one of those jeans, they’re Victoria Beckham ones, reduced from about £250 to £50 – score!
It was a good night but I was too tired when I got in at nearly 1am to have anything to eat…
I made up for it this morning with something I haven’t had for ages… pancakes!
Not wanting to waste the raspberries, I incorporated them, using a version of my peach pancakes:
They looked so pretty in the pan, I couldn’t resist a picture 🙂
3tbsp almond meal/flour
2tbsp egg white
1/4tsp baking powder
Mixed well and cooked over a really low heat. They didn’t look quite as pretty once they were cooked…
But they tasted amazing! The tart raspberries went perfectly with the almond meal and the coconut butter on top was the finishing touch… 🙂
I then cycled to the yard, rode Dave, had a violent internal argument about whether I could be bothered to cycle to the village to get a few bits I needed, finally persuaded myself to do it.
It was funny though, the way my thoughts were going “I’ll boil if I do” then “don’t be so bloody lazy”! In the end, I think the fact of having to go home, get off the bike and into the car and drive to the village seemed more of an effort – so one sort of laziness beat the other 🙂
And I felt better for it but am now planning to spend the rest of the day doing… not a lot. Hope everyone’s had a great weekend!