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The Weekend Post #4 + Vlog

So this weekend was the one with all of the video. I’ve been getting into filming a lot for my YouTube channel, and Mum Talk TV (which I’m a part of – have you seen my Valentine’s Makeup Tutorial?). But I also did three other videos for my personal channel, one of which was a kind of a daily vlog – just showing what Bill and I got up to while Mark went back to Preston to watch the football.

I really enjoyed filming it and it was nice to get back into that sort of thing again, especially when I got to watch it back with Bill and see him smile and get excited at our memories.

As I mentioned before, Mark was gone for most of the day, and while I missed him, I think time apart is healthy for couples in a way. And I got lots done and managed to have some one-on-one time with Bill, which involved a trip to the library and lunch at a lovely little cafe.

One thing I have to add from Saturday is that we watched a great film in the form of Chef. You must watch it!

Sunday, which I didn’t vlog, was my day for a lie-in, but Bill also felt the same and slept until 8:00am, which was unusual (and lucky for Mark). Mark took Bill downstairs as normal, but I struggled to get back to sleep and ended up coming down bleary-eyed in search of cuddles.

Mark ended up going on a three-mile run and I felt so envious of how fit and healthy he is. He came back looking like he’d just nipped to the shops too – the bugger.

The morning was spent doing a few more chores – like folding the last load of washing, washing up (again), playing with my little guy and editing videos.

I forgot to have breakfast, so Mark’s suggestion of some sandwiches at midday made me realise how hungry I was. I forgot how lovely a good sandwich can be. I just had seeded bread, turkey, salad and a little light mayo. Perfect.

We decided, on Thursday lunchtime, at work, to buy Bill a toy farm to house all of his animals. It’s all he ever wants to do – build farms. Whether from Mega Bloks or boxes. And so, we decided to buy him the Brambledale Farm from the Early Learning Centre.

And I’m so glad we did.

Not only is it beautifully made and such lovely quality, but he’s happier than I’ve seen him in a while! He was so made-up when we opened it on Friday night that he shook with happiness.

We’ve all had a play, and he’s learning words like stable, barn and even chicken coop, which makes me smile!

Had to include this lazy beast. Hi Gats.

The ‘C’ letter mug from Matalan finally came back in stock so I was able to order one to match the one I got for Mark. This makes me happier than I should be over a mug – but at £2.00, that’s pretty good-value for happiness!

Those little legs, and tiny toes.

For our Sunday family meal, I made a chicken, bacon, mushroom and leek pot pie, with some carrot and swede mash and some red cabbage. It was so nice – the thyme and creme fraiche really added something special to it. And William remarked that it was “very yummy Mama!” That kind of made my day.

This little guy’s new haircut (which you can see in the vlog) has made him look so grown-up again. Slow down kid. Slow down.

I got some new books from Amazon. Anyone else massively excited over the sequel to Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird?

I made these Dark Chocolate Cashew Sea Salt Cookies from Serious Eats. Bloody hell they were good.

And Sunday evening kind of ended too quickly, as normal, with these two, bath, bed and books, and a little old panda.

I wish it was Friday already.

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  • Reply
    Kirsty Wyatt
    9th February 2015 at 9:41 am

    I loved your Valentines Day makeup tutorial, you should do more! Your sense of humour makes me smile.

    It's great that you take it in turns at weekends to have lie-ins. We used to do the same in my house before I was on maternity leave. Doh.

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    Jess Hill
    9th February 2015 at 10:05 am

    Gorgeous photos as always!
    You've made me want to start vlogging again, maybe weekly or something! Oh and that sandwich looks amazing! X

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    Jenny Ripatti-Taylor
    9th February 2015 at 7:11 pm

    Ahhh bless this is gorgeous. Love the snapshots of the weekend too! Looks like you had a grand time together. Lovely.

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    Harriet Jones
    9th February 2015 at 9:09 pm

    Ohh I love that you did a vlog Charl. I'm thinking of starting weekend vlogs on my channel as Ava and I usually spend Saturday alone as Nath has work in the morning then football. xx

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    Donna Wishart
    9th February 2015 at 10:41 pm

    Oh your weekend sounds so jam packed. I love your matching mugs – you sound so in love, it's wonderful to read about. Your pot pie looks amazing too! x

  • Reply
    11th February 2015 at 9:16 pm

    That pie looks good ! Would love recipe if you get the chance 🙂
    Keep up with the vlogs really enjoy watching them all

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