Pancake day

Well here we are, pancake day is here. I had no idea what day it was to be honest, Bella informed me when she got home from school yesterday, and the lovely Jodie at GinJunkiePie also posted about it last night.

I remember loving pancake day when I was growing up, and as soon as I could cook it was me that used to make them, there always seemed to be millions but they always got eaten!

This year I was even more organised, I made the batter before the school run, and I’ve just finished cooking them up ready for later.

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*disclaimer: photo above shows 10 pancakes, 2 of them mysteriously disappeared during the cooking process 😉*

If you’re interested, this was the recipe I used…
1 mug plain flour
1 mug semi skimmed milk
1 egg
A splash of vanilla extract

Although this made a lovely batter, it only made 12 pancakes. Yes I know that should be enough, but we do like our pancakes here so I might have to make another batch before MrV gets home!!

Out of interest, what do you have on yours? Lemon and sugar? Maple syrup? Nutella?

The Menace is 3!

So this happened! Our little Millie Menace turned 3 last week (25th January, is that last week?!).

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We had a little birthday cake celebration on the Sunday so that she could actually see people as her birthday wasn’t until the Monday when Bella would be at school and MrV would be at work. As requested, she had a pink Barbie cake, and she even got to open some presents too.

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On her actual birthday, I took her out for birthday lunch at Pizza Express, so she even got “birthday icecream”!

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She certainly seemed to enjoy herself!

Oh, hello February!!

It’s finally here, the month our whole world will change, baby Twiglet is due in 15 days!!!
We (and by that I really mean MrV) spent most of yesterday tidying and finishing off the nursery. We probably won’t be using it for a few months other than if I’m upstairs doing things so he can get used to it, but it was such a mess and we’d been putting it off for weeks! Here it is, all ready and waiting.

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It’s been a stressful few weeks to be honest, I feel more uncomfortable each day, and last week Twiglet decided to make himself comfortable very very low. This has it’s good and bad points, I finally have a bit of space back for my poor insides, especially my lungs! However, I now hurt more than ever as my pelvis is under an extreme amount of pressure, making moving at all reeeally tricky.

I know I (we) have been incredibly lucky to get this far problem-free, but I’d really like to meet our baby boy very very soon, and not go “overdue” like my darling MrV keeps reminding me that I could. I know it’s possible, but I really don’t want to hear it!!