I woke up at 7:10am and all was quiet so I crept out to the living room and did some stuff on my laptop for a while.
It was such a beautiful morning.
Am loving the views and all the different moods you see from up here.
Seb came out with Sapphie soon after.
She had fun exploring.
She’s not crawling yet, but does an excellent bum shuffle, and somehow gets places without you realising she’s gone until she has a prang with a chair leg etc.
We had a very quiet lazy morning.
Seb went off to do a couple of chores.
Azzan made green smoothies for breakfast.
Then I began making a brunch dish.
Took a while cuz I was moving rather slowly still.
Fried up aubergine slices in garlic & coconut oil, layered them into an oven dish and smothered them with fried onions, mushrooms & tofu.
Added some slices of tomato, then topped it with another flayer of aubergine slices and scattered sesame seeds over it.
Then baked it.
Served it with poached eggs on top and a side of avocado.
It was pronounced to be absolutely the most amazing dish I have ever made by Azzan!
Everyone else agreed 🙂
Just as I was about to poach the eggs Seb got a phone call and they had to rush off quickly.
But when they came back an hour later the rest of the dish was demolished so I’m figuring Seb liked it too 🙂
The kids did some school work of their own volition.
I wasn’t planning to go anywhere today as I just wanted to recuperate, but I had the chance to go view a house I was keen to see at 2pm.
So we quickly hopped in the car and zipped off to meet the agent and have a viewing.
Seb & Phoebe came to look too, it was a great help having some extra eyes and thoughts.
It was a start, and also good for the kids to learn to look beyond the superficialities and think of long term practicalities.
Agreed it was not for us.
We had a list of possibilities so Mahalia programmed each on into my iPhone maps and away we went to look.
The only house we liked was in the wrong place.
The area I would prefer to live had houses we didn’t like.
But as I am not in a hurry, and we are only beginning the search, I am not too worried.
It is just interesting to be looking at what is around and begin making a list of what we want and what we don’t.
I quickly ran into the supermarket on the way home and stocked up on a few things.
Found fresh strawberries and medjool dates – of course I needed both of those 😉
Arrived back at the house just after 4pm, just in time for a lady to arrive with her young children to look at some books.
She bought a few which was great.
Martin & Sylvia arrived with Lorraine who was staying for the night.
It was lovely to have them all come to visit.
Mahalia used my iPad to give Martin a lesson on how to use Facebook so of course selfies were also in order 🙂
Seb & Phoebe arrived back just as they were leaving so they had a quick catch up with Lorraine in the driveway.
It was 6:30pm and the sun was still pouring in the lounge.
Sapphie enjoyed a snack before they left for home.
It has been a funny day weatherise today.
Gloriously sunny most of the day, but around 12pm a small rain shower passed over and then at 2:30pm another shower but this time it included some small hail stones.
The sunsets here are just gorgeous, and they make beautiful patterns on the mud flats when the tide is out.
Azzan cut up a large bowl of pear & kiwifruit for me, by the time I had munched through that I wasn’t terribly hungry.
The kids weren’t either so Azzan served us all up a bowl of fresh strawberries, banana and So Good vanilla ice cream.
An interesting dinner 🙂
We watched some tv and then headed off to bed.