Baby Piglets, Cinnamon Rolls & Burn’s Night Celebrations

I’m finally getting round to writing a blog post from last weekend. On Friday, my mum and I went on adventure to find a donut shop she had heard about. It took us a while to find it but we got to explore the area and the the donuts were worth the wait πŸ™‚ It reminded me of the days before phones because we kept stopping in shops for directions and asking strangers since it didn’t show up on a map πŸ™‚ (This photo looks bad but there were originally four in the box.. although I may have had more later!)

We spent the weekend playing lots of games. My kids rediscovered Happy Families and want to play it constantly πŸ™‚ We went back to the Folk Museum and it was a beautiful day. It was so tranquil and we walked out to the countryside to see the animals. There were some friendly chickens and roosters along the way. We got to see the piglets that were born last week πŸ™‚ They were so hyper and they were running wild in their pen. It was so funny πŸ™‚ The “farmer” put them outside in the gated area afterwards when another crowd arrived so we were lucky to get to go in and see them up close πŸ™‚ We met a friendly horse and sheep too and the girls had fun playing schools in the old schoolhouse. A lady was making soda bread over the fire in one of the houses. It was cosy and I wanted to stay near the fire πŸ™‚

On Sunday, we went back to the park on the way to my parents’. I feel like we have got into a rhythm of doing the same sorts of things but it makes me appreciate the different things we come across each time. Afterwards, we had a relaxing day at my mum’s. We played Scrabble and she made some crΓ¨me brΓ»lΓ©e white chocolate hot chocolate πŸ™‚ It was really nice.

It feels like most of our activities this week relate to food πŸ™‚ My mum gave me a deep fat fryer she wasn’t using and I’ve been using it a lot because it’s a novelty having one πŸ™‚ I made sweet and sour in it this week and the girls loved it πŸ™‚ I also made some cinnamon rolls. I find bread-making in any form really therapeutic and it’s satisfying when it’s finally ready after all the kneading and rising. I iced them this time and the girls devoured them πŸ™‚

I got one of my paintings made into a print and it’s up on my Etsy shop now πŸ™‚ It’s called “It’s Time to Let Go.” My other prints are still available on my shop Tilly’s Hat too.

Last night, we had a Burn’s Night celebration. My friend kindly bought me a haggis when she found out I like it. We used to celebrate it when I lived in halls at uni in Glasgow. We did the tradition she told us about of stabbing the haggis and then reading Address to a Haggis. The girls found it really funny πŸ™‚ It was nice to have a January celebration because it can feel like a bleak month after Christmas. I might have a Chinese New Year celebration too, just to have another reason to celebrate πŸ™‚

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