Back at home together

It’s funny how life can happen quite unexpectedly at times. I have last week to thank for the fact I am now working from home three days a week, and now we are sans-nanny, looking after Astrid the other two.

The last time it was like this was back in April or May I think – before Astrid could walk. It’s raining like mad and we’re both a bit ill. I’ve actually properly lost my voice. So going out on the Heath was out of the question. I did consider Cloth House for buttons and John Lewis for some pure wool aran – but no, in true family tradition we made blackberry porridge with yoghurt and maple syrup, and then we baked scones.


Astrid’s got the magic touch – these are the best scones to come out of our kitchen in years. We used white spelt, almond meal and because we didn’t have enough, a cup of white bread flour too. Since then she’s ransacked the house and is now in bed sleeping it off.


It’s so nice to be at home together again. As so many of you have said, it’s precious time together before little chops ii arrives in January.







7 responses to “Back at home together”

  1. Ella avatar

    it’s good to find a groove with the littles. baking is a happy time in our home too. curious about the white spelt flour. is there another spelt?

  2. Pauline avatar

    Your scones look good. I was planning to bake something last night but just ended up sitting and staring at the recipe book – maybe I will have a bit more energy when I get home tonight.

  3. lies avatar

    Hey the pinnie! Great. The scones I mean and the fact that you’re enjoying home, not the ill, yuk.

  4. hanna avatar

    Hope you are feeling better soon, we have had some ills in the house too. And also made scones today – only because we’d run out of bread and I didn’t feel like leaving the house with sick ones. Liam also ransacked the house but DIDN’T sleep it off – I think we’re saying goodbye to the afternoon sleep, noooo!

  5. Nicola avatar

    Blackberry porridge sounds very tasty. Nothing worse than being sick, hope you and Astrid feel better soon.

  6. caroline avatar

    Sorry you’re under the weather! Both literally AND figuratively!

    Wow, that must have been some episode last week to turn your life so upside down. Hope it’s smooth sailing from here on out.

    I’m wishing a little sunshine your way. ; )

  7. stef & sa belette avatar

    hummmmmm !
    I love its !
    with chocolate !

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