My Week – 9/01/16

I haven’t done one of these posts for a while now, with christmas and new year, so thought I would do a quick one.

At the moment I can not wait to welcome in 2017, we have had a horrible start to 2016, it is all too heartbreaking at the moment and not really ready or able to talk about it yet but have spent most of the week in tears.  Am hoping there will be some light at the end of the tunnel and it can to sorted.

My Daughter was back at school on Monday, but was off sick on Thursday and again ill last night, she is never ill and seems to be picking up all sorts lately, but am very worried about her at the moment so that is stressing me a bit as well, but then I am a born worrier I literally worry about anything and everything, and then worry about the amount of worrying.

So that is the negatives out the way, as my husband says what has happened has happened and no point dwelling on it, and he is right.

I do seem to have got my cooking and baking mojo back and wanting to try different things.

Last night for dinner I made Paul Hollywoods Beef Cobbler, we were watching a program last week and he did this, I have never had cobbler before.  It was amazing and we have enough left for a dinner another day so will freeze it down and have it as a quick dinner.

Tomorrow we are having Slow cooked lamb and Boulangere potatoes again another program we were watching and I said ooh we have lamb in the freezer, am hoping this is going to be amazing as well, and hopefully my daughter will eat this as lamb is her favourite.

I love watching cooking programs and often think that sounds lovely.

I also having my baking head on, so am going to spend the day baking I think.

So that is my weekend, I hope you have a good weekend with whatever you are planning doing.

I hope 2016 has been a good start for you, I won’t be down for long?





  1. 9th January 2016 / 12:07 pm

    I hope that whatever upset you can be resolved. I never end up trying out recipes on cooking programmes, I really should as we are stuck in a bit of a rut and I love cooking.

    • admin
      9th January 2016 / 12:10 pm

      Too early to say yet but thank you. I lovely cooking, baking more though, but really fancied something different, the beef cobbler was gorgeous and something different from a normal beef casserole. Am hoping the lamb tomorrow is going to be just as lovely

  2. 9th January 2016 / 8:07 pm

    It’s still too early o say but the dog ate my Dyson and I am half way thought the 5 bedrooms – organising and sorting clothes and toys – I think it’s a great start to the new year – have ridden the house of lots of clutter

    • admin
      9th January 2016 / 10:02 pm

      Oh no, luckily my dog hasn’t eaten anything major although he does like being hoovered. My plan for the week is to go through the house and sort every room out

  3. 9th January 2016 / 8:17 pm

    Got to love The British Bakeoff Paul Hollywood is great and love Mel and Mary Berry. Sorry to hear that your daughter is unwell and I hope she feels better soon.

    • admin
      9th January 2016 / 10:00 pm

      I love bake off, and the beef cobbler was gorgeous, we watched his program last weekend and I have been wanting to try it ever since :). As everyone was in bed earlier I sat and watched cooking programs which is one of my guilty pleasures. I hope she does too she is so quiet and hardly eaten today, although just taken up a bit of my chocolate cake I made for her so hoping she will eat that.

  4. 9th January 2016 / 8:18 pm

    Tomorrow is a new day. I hope whatever has happened can be fixed or at least eases over time. I hope the rest of the year improves for you!

    • admin
      9th January 2016 / 9:55 pm

      Tomorrow is another day but was chatting to my husband earlier and it may be fixable so feeling a bit happier about it. Thank you x

  5. My Make Up Life
    10th January 2016 / 8:22 am

    New day new chances. I love watching cooking program’s but never actually attempted anything from them. So far my 2016 is ok but my partner is away for 8 weeks tomorrow so not looking forward to that.

    • admin
      10th January 2016 / 11:50 am

      Exactly am feeling a bit more positive now. I am forever sitting watching cooking programs and going that sounds nice and never make it, am so glad I did though as the beef cobbler was gorgeous and going to be a regular meal now. The lamb is in the oven (hubby cooking today) and smells delicious and my Daughter is feeling a lot better so hopefully will eat some. I hope the next 8 weeks don’t drag too much for you x

  6. 10th January 2016 / 1:43 pm

    I am sure it goes with the territory of going back to school and within a few days, all the bugs hit. The same happened with my nephew x

    • admin
      10th January 2016 / 1:46 pm

      She usually misses all the bugs, just seems to be unlucky this year, she is actually up today and chatty and says she is feeling better but she now has a streaming cold, which I told her is it all coming out of her now. Hope your nephew is better soon x

  7. 10th January 2016 / 3:33 pm

    Whatever has upset you, I hope it gets sorted asap for you. Such a shame your child was ill. Many kids are ill recently. x

    • admin
      10th January 2016 / 6:34 pm

      Hopefully there is a little light shining in the distance, so hopefully will be ok. She felt better today and has eaten a dinner so am happy, there is a lot going around at the moment

  8. 11th January 2016 / 12:20 am

    Sorry you’ve had a bad start to 2016 but as Mary Berry says when she gets down she bakes so that is probably a really good way to unwind and relax and take you mind off things!

    • admin
      11th January 2016 / 7:00 am

      It has been a bad start but hopefully things will get better, Mary Berry is right I love baking and it does cheer me up

  9. tracey bowden
    11th January 2016 / 9:42 pm

    Aww I’m sorry to hear you have had rough start to the year. I know what you mean, my daughter is rarely ill so you tend to worry a bit more don’t you when they do get ill (I think they’re similar ages too?) I look forward to seeing some posts on what you have managed to rustle up maybe it will be therapeutic for you when you get going x

    • admin
      12th January 2016 / 10:05 am

      It has been a bad start, but as my husband said in the middle of it all, that it can’t get any worse, am hoping it may be able to be sorted now just need to wait a bit.
      My Daughter is still ill, had her at the dr yesterday and it could be glandular fever waiting on blood test, but talking to her attendance officer at school, she said in year 7 they seem to get so many illnesses even if they did not have any in primary school, so made me feel a bit better.

  10. Mimi
    11th January 2016 / 10:26 pm

    I really hope your year starts looking brighter soon! I’m such a worrier too, so I know how draining it is. Take some time for yourself x

    • admin
      12th January 2016 / 9:57 am

      After the weekend, hopefully we can turn it around, but it is all still not a definite yet, but you just have to pick yourself up and carry on x

  11. 20th January 2016 / 5:06 pm

    I really hope your year is improving. I also hope your daughter is feeling better. It’s such a worry when your children are sick.

    • admin
      20th January 2016 / 8:41 pm

      I know I have spoken to you about what happened, it is being sorted lots of hard work for a bit but will be worth it and hopefully not take too long to sort out. She is still poorly although back at school only for a few hours, and we managed to get there on time this morning, not that I am worried about that too much at the moment, she is so shattered though really knocking it out of her x

  12. Fashion and Style Police
    29th January 2016 / 9:40 am

    Wow I hope 2016 is a lot better for you and your family. Have a great year.

    • admin
      29th January 2016 / 10:18 am

      Thank you same to you x

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