Monday Morning Catch Up #11

… I know – it’s no longer the morning but it is still Monday so I get some points for still publishing something right?!

It’s not really been that hectic but I’ve gotten out of the swing of scheduling posts in advance – I have so much to catch up on! I hadn’t even realised that I did not even post anything during the whole week last week! (Tut Tut! *slaps wrist*) – I really need to get things going again.

The Whole of Last Week…

So the whole of last week, what did I do? The thing is, my memory never lets me remember that far back! I remember last week Monday was pretty “okay”… Tuesday & Friday I was at work which was also “okay”… Wednesday and Thursday mornings were super cool as I was with my Beanstalk children. They all finished reading their first book. One of the little children who is quite shy read the whole book by herself on Thursday and I couldn’t be any more proud – I can’t believe how much progress they have already made! The other two children are good readers and read well by themselves and I can see already what kind of books excite them and what doesn’t. After my reading sessions, I usually head into town for a spot of mini shopping but last week was so broke, I had to resort to window-shopping. (sad times!)

We also had a couple days of sun so I managed to take LO to the nearby park after nursery. He loves the park – if only it weren’t for my hayfever I would be out all day at the park with him but unfortunately no matter how many hayfever tablets, sprays etc I use, I can’t get protection all day. 😦

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In the park – fascinated by the big leaf!

Saturday was the day The Greenwich Centre was opened. It’s a new building that hosts a library, leisure centre and a council customer service section all under one roof. It’s a pretty cool place and the library is pretty cute. Take a look at my recent post on The Greenwich Centre opening to learn more… otherwise just take a look at the cool exterior below:

The new Greenwich Centre is now open

Sunday was a lovely chillout kind-of-day… I didn’t my nephew Lil’s around this weekend so the day went by much slower which was quite nice to have a quiet Sunday for the first time again in a long time. I managed to have enough time on my hands to make a lamb roast complete with garden veggies and even a little Vietnamese dessert made with grass jelly and soya milk. I also made myself a lovely iced coffee using condensed milk, ice, and instant coffee granules…. Yum!

The Greemwich Mummy | Roast Lamb
Delicious roast lamb with mint stuffing & vegetables

I hope everyone’s weekend was a blast – let’s get ready for the week ahead!

Manny | The Greenwich Mummy Signature

Monday Morning Catch Up #10

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The Greenwich Mummy | Hello June

Happy 1st of June everyone! 

This week is said to have good weather and today seems like it will be a lovely sunny day too. 🙂 Yay! Summer is finally on its way! Last week was a really good one, We just got some fish (3 rosy barbs which LO calls baby fish) and a friend came round on Friday for a good catch up. very chilled and the weekend was also the same.

LO and I went to baby girl’s 1st birthday party. It was wonderful and for the first time, LO was able to have a lot of fun without having to cling to me constantly throughout the party. I was very surprised and also happy as it meant that he is now becoming more confident in himself and his surroundings. (Aawwww!) I was given the job as the party face-painter which I think I did an ‘alright’ job but everyone kept commenting how good it was so maybe I do have a little knack for it. Here’s a little photo of LO’s second face-paint as his first one (which was a cat face) had rubbed off from all the playing and another little face-paint I did for a friend.

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Pretty simple face-paints but everyone loved it and I loved doing it which was good. At the end of the party we were all given a party bag with lots of sweets and a yummy giant cupcake which I helped scoff down for LO hehe 🙂

We woke up a little late on Sunday which then made me run late for a lunch with friends that I had. We went to Tanya’ Cafe located in Chelsea, London. It’s a raw vegan restaurant so if you fancy trying some raw vegan desserts, I would highly recommend this place. My friends had the mains but as it’s all raw food, it’s not filling at all so I wouldn’t recommend going here on an empty stomach.

As I was so late I only managed to order a drink and dessert; I have the hot chocolate and the caramel slice. Both were delicious and the caramel slice doesn’t actually have caramel in it, it a mix of coconut, banana, and possibly nuts like cashews, walnuts, and there was of course cacao powder to create the top layer of the caramel slice.

The Greenwich Mummy | Tanyas Cafe
Photo Credit: Locappy

Let’s hope the weather stays like today 🙂

Manny | The Greenwich Mummy Signature