The fourth week in August was a nice mix of evenings in and out, fun with the girls and a some lovely days by the seaside.
Monday was a regular work day and in the evening I had a nice night in. I made a batch of tomato sauce (to stock the freezer with) and used some of it to make tortilla pizzas for supper. It’s so easy to make, and still I sort of forgot about them for a few years. But they’re now back in my rotation and a much nicer alternative to store-bought pizzas that I try to eat less of.
My entertainment that evening consisted of a few episodes of Elementary before going to bed early.
The next day was very similar with work as usual and a night with Elementary.
On the Wednesday night the book club girls came round for some nibbles, drinks and book chat on the roof terrace while it was still summer and we had such a lovely evening!
The following day I went down to the New Forest for work and met up with some friends back in London in the evening.
We didn’t really have a plan but ended up at The Railhouse Café near Victoria where they could squeeze us in.
On the Friday afternoon I found myself on a train once again; this time on my way to Norfolk for a few days by the seaside. On arrival all of us (my boyfriend’s family and I) had a lovely dinner outside in the garden.
The following day we went fruit picking with the children, followed by some time on the playground and of course an ice cream as the weather was lovely. We had such a lovely day and a lovely evening too, with a quick appearance at a drinks party followed by dinner out.
I had some local Norfolk oysters followed by the lobster Thermidor. Love being by the seaside eating seafood!
Sunday the weather was amazing so we all went to the beach. We sunbathed, went swimming, made sand castles and had a picnic. Such a lovely day!
On the way home we stopped by a really cute little private railway, only open to the public a few times a year, and had a little ride on it. So lovely for children and adults alike!
In the evening two of us made dinner and put a whole turbot on the barbecue. It might look ridiculous but it worked out really well! Yum!