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Hello guys! Sorry for being absentee over the weekend (blame the eventing), but I quite like having Saturday as a ‘disappear into a black non-blogging hole’ day 😛 Here be the recap anyway 🙂

Saturday

I was a busy woman today, oh yes! Or should that be a busy groom..or a busy photographer…I’m not sure which! You seeee, I was Hannah’s groom today at a one day event (dressage, showjumping and cross country), as my mum – who normally acts as groom – was giving the course, so it was just Hannah and I. Oh, and Tig 😛 We had to leave the house with the horse at 7.30, so I was up pretty early. I had 2 tsp wheatgerm before we left, and then I ate a GLORIOUS overnight oats/banana soft serve combo:

  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  • cocoa powder
  • 1tbsp chia seeds
  • layers of banana soft serve

I was so prepped I even layered it the night before 😀

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Sitting patiently in the fridge for me 🙂

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See the layers!? They are there 😀

This morning, I topped it with cherries and raspberries:

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Hoollyyyy deliciousness! An amazing bowl if I do say so myself!

Morning snacks included a big Fuji apple (note the rain on the windscreen – we got soaked today):

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And some shared strawberries (polos for the horse, diet coke for the caffeine :p):

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And some weird soya chunks:

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They tasted like dog food, and were SO chewy..not impressed. Anyone else had them?

The actual morning consisted of this:

Dressage

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Showjumping

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ME!

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And cross country!

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Hannah did really well – if you’re not horsey, you probs won’t understand (sorry :(), but she got 33 penalties in the dressage, 2 down in the showjumping and clear cross country. She was thrilled!! Which meant so was I, cos if Hannah’s happy, I won’t get shouted at 😛

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Can you tell she’s pleased?!

We then came home, where I made a super quick lunch – some kind of weird split pea stew, with a pitta bread:

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The stew thing was just yellow split peas, celeriac, turnip, carrot and spices, all boiled up together and then blended.

It looks kinda nice, but it was actually pretty bland 😦 I should have seasoned it more – hurrumph. I followed it with a pear, then Hannah and I drove back [with the addition of Poppy] to the event to get her dressage sheet and walk the cross country course, just for laughs. It was actually quite a good workout, walking the course as it was full of hills – But BAH BAH, I got a GIANT blister on my heel 😦 not impressed 😦 😦 I limped round the second half 😥

Then, we came home, mucked out, I had a cereal/yogurt mess:

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I soo needed comfort food – Despite having a day off from exercise, I am SO tired today! I just wanted to fall asleep in the car :p so my head was screaming out for CARBS CARBS CARBS!!

Dinner was very repetitive again..I was too tired to think of anything else 😛 Soy sauce-marinated and roasted tofufu, with cocoa durum wheat (I rediscovered the durum wheat in my cupboard the other day, hence why it’s having it’s..4th!?…appearance in about 5days! The heart wants what the heart wants :D), onion squash, parsnip and turnip:

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Yum.

Whilst eating sweet potato muffin and some yogurt for dessert, we watched the film Paranormal Activity – LOVE it! Scarier in the cinema, but still good 2nd time round 🙂

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Sunday

Apple, wheatgerm, chocolate, peanut butter, run.

Run = 10k/6.2miles, 52minutes. Very good!! Enjoyable, fresh legs, fresh mind 🙂

Breakfast = EGM:

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Amazing. Every time, it gets better!

Morning = schooled Chika (she had a touch of horsey hayfever and was not very happy :(), baked for Hannah (a requested Victoria sponge, as celebration for her event yesterday), gave Poppy the leftover whipped cream:

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Tidied house for painters, LOLd at baby pictures whilst tidying, had a wonderful lunch:

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No, that’s not oats in a jar….

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It’s sweet potato in a jar!

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Leek, celeriac, broccoli, pepper, Hoi Sin sauce, Japanese spice blend.

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Fruit of champions!

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Dessert = cornbread muffin.

Afternoon = a pear, mucking out, walking Poppy and Hannah in the forest, more tidying, and the return of BEAR GRANOLA!

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Amaze.

Dinner (adapted from here) = red and green lentils, water, curry powder, ginger, raisins, salt, tomato puree, coconut milk, garlic, onion squash, parsnip, carrot, 1/2 tbsp chia seeds:

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Oh yes! [I chose to cook some kind of stew thing purely so I could use my NEW BOWL!!]

Dessert – muffin, yogurt, GOSSIP GIRL!!

BED!

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PHEW! Long post, a lorra lorra pictures – I hope you didn’t get bored!Anyway – What have you all done this weekend?

What other ways can you use coconut milk, besides in a curry? The coconut milk I used for my dinner here isn’t like Kara coconut milk – which you put on cereal, in tea etc – it’s like proper coconut milk….what’s your favourite use?

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