On Friday I went out for an end of term glass of red wine with my friends from work - I was so shattered that aside from a bowl of homemade soup and a couple of blog related emails, my evening ended there.
Saturday: Dan and I headed towards Blenheim for their food festival. We got a bit peckish on the way. so we stopped for some street food in the market. We shared some dumplings drizzled with chilli oil, and I got one giant piece of smoked salmon and cucumber sushi.
We wandered across Blenheim, taking in blossom that looked like ice cream, and twisted trees.
Ootd: Hand-me-down Baxters from my sister, secondhand suede boots from Zara (eBay). Secondhand cotton and silk navy top (a gift from my sister, French Connection via eBay). Secondhand white cropped jacket from Oxfam.
Marble double sided pendant - Noa Noa, a gift from my Auntie Heather.
My favourite stalls were selling raw honey and loose leaf tea (I'd going to write more detailed posts on what I bought in the next couple of weeks).
Dan and I had a vegetable curry with rice with star anise and cumin - it was garnished with roasted coconut and coriander.
We also sampled mustard seed and ale cheddar, lamb and feta meatballs, chilli sauce (that was me, Dan was too scared!), hog roast, homemade marshmallows, lemon and rosemary oil and free organic apples from Riverford Organic. Oh, and something called chocolate salami, that was flavoured with amaretto, or almonds and rose water.
Sunday: Dan and I travelled home to see my parents - him by motorbike, me by a a three hour winding journey of coaches and smoke infused, crowded trains.
It was worth it for a full Sunday roast.
My favourite part: potato, carrot, swede and parsnip mash with cracked black pepper. and roast potatoes.
Plus organic carrot cake (my Dad found this in Sainsbury's it's by Respect Organics). It was buttery and nutmegy and delicious. We also had Decaf coffee (from Aldi) with organic milk.