This weekend, my Mutti came down from the Big Smoke to celebrate Mother’s Day with my Granny. Yesterday, after my nice long lie in, whilst reading my Smutty Book, and drinking a nice cup of tea, as provided by my four year old, we headed on out to spend the day together.
Yes yes yes, I’m shamelessly reading the Fifty Shades trilogy. And to add to that shamelessness, I even got it out of the local library. Asking the librarian for the last in the series whilst my toddler son was throwing a tantrum in the fiction section was… interesting. I reckon, by her knowing look, she’d read it, too. All Christian and Anastasia seem to do is argue and have sex and he flaunts his wealth whilst her Inner Goddess (yup, really) performs various dances. Despite it’s trashiness, I’m enjoying it. It’s a harmless, easy read you don’t have to think about.
Anyway, we pitched up just before lunch was served, and sat down to a super delicious pot roast Ma and Chris had cooked, mashed potato and green veggies. So so good. So good, infact, I had seconds. Oink!
Cheese was provided by me: a creamy Camembert, and my very favourite; Manchego. A nutty sheeps cheese with a fudgy texture. Bring. It. On. I could pretty much eat Manchego all day.
Pudding was chocolate muffins stuffed with mascarpone and raspberries, and a big box of Thornton’s to nibble on with coffee.
Behind my Grandad’s house, there are some secret gardens. There are tennis courts, a pavilion, a croquet lawn, and lots of secret passages through trees and bushes where you can run about. You could play a fabulous game of hide and seek there, or have a banging treasure hunt. The secret gardens are brilliant. When our dinner had settled a little, we headed on out for a kick about with Elliot’s football. It was freezing, and started to snow at one point, but we didn’t care.
I made sure to get a photo of all the Muttis in the family. L-R: my Auntie Kate, Granny, Mum and me…
…And one of me and the Mr. They are few and far between.
My Grandad has the mossiest, springiest lawn ever. It’s so nice to walk on. Just thought I’d share.