How was your Sunday? It was very sunny here in Oxfordshire, which was lovely. And it didn’t rain! What a refreshing change! It made going out for dog walks with Poppy so much more enjoyable. We did explore a bit of the flooding in Abingdon, which I’ll post about later in the week, and I’m glad to report that the water is dropping very quickly. Phew!
Our Sunday started off with a little lie in. Though don’t mistake that for sleeping longer! With Poppy around, that’ll never happen. She woke us up before 7am, so we let her in with us as we didn’t want to get up then. Once she’s been out and been fed, she’s more than happy to go back to sleep. In fact, she’s always very happy to go back to bed!
Doesn’t she look cosy?! She sheds so much fur that we have dust down the bedding before we get in at night! Would you believe we agreed not to let her on the bed before we adopted her? That rule lasted all of five minutes, I think!
After a walk around the park, my OH & I headed into Oxford for brunch at Companion, the cafe and bread bar by The Natural Bread Company. We haven’t been out like that in ages and we had a lovely time. Plus, the food was amazing. Not only did we get breakfast there, we also bought sandwiches and cake to take away for later! More on that later in the week.
The cooked breakfasts come with the option of having a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice, which I chose and it was delicious! I could happily move in there. After breakfast, we headed into Oxford for a little mooch about. I needed a new teapot as my old one has had the knob on the lid broken off and repaired about five times. So we headed to Objects of Use and I bought a Brown Betty teapot.
The Brown Betty is a historic teapot. Its origins go back to the 17th century and the red terracotta clay coddles the brew to give the perfect cup of tea. Plus, because of its colour, you’ll never see any staining!
I also did a bit of baking this weekend, including these low fat digestive biscuits, which are quite frankly, delicious!
And I made these Super Food Chocolate cups, from a recipe by Keeping Healthy Getting Stylish. It came via the newsletter so be sure to sign up for it!
I’ve been trying to eat more fruit & veg and as a result, I haven’t been craving chocolate at all. However, I want to be prepared, just in case so made these chocolate cups as a way of having a bit of chocolate, without feeling guilty. And because they’re made with dark chocolate, I’ll only be able to eat one at time, as I find dark chocolate so rich. Pretty good huh?!
What did you get up to this weekend? Any low fat baking tips?