As Christmas approached, I decided that I didn't want to buy in any sweets or biscuits for the holidays. I wanted to bake our treats and not end up having half eaten tins of biscuits sitting in the pantry until Easter which is what happens every year. And I kept to this promise. But unfortunately I forgot to tell my husband and one day he came home laden with a big variety of all that I was avoiding. Then at Christmas we got even more as presents! Ahhhh Pulling out hair time.... I tried to give away some of the Hubbies purchases, but no everybody had enough already.
So since Christmas I have eaten......TWO tins of Cadbury Roses, TWO tins of Quality Street, one LARGE Panetone, one small Pantetone, one tin of biscuits, two trays of mince pies, two packets of Lebkuchen biscuits, a kids selection box!!!! I Kid you not. I feel like such a pig. After my Hubbie buying all that stuff, he said that he didn't like any of it and the kids weren't interested either. I'm not one to say no to chocolate and I didn't want to let them rot in the pantry...Am I just making excuses for myself now? I never thought that I would say this but if I never see another piece of chocolate again, it'll be too soon!
So off I went today for a super long walk with the kids and the dog in the lovely cold crisp day.
The river was very high after a week of very heavy rain and gurgling gently as we walked alongside.
I was surprised to see the first signs of spring emerging.
I simply love the colour of the tiny buds on these branches. Such a lovely shade of lilac.
My son took this picture of some fungi that he found. It's just amazing what beautiful colours can be found in nature.
And now that I've made the big confession to you about what a glut I've been, I'm going to continue walking off all of the excessive festive feasting.
I bet nobody else has made such a pig of themselves as I have. Or have you?
Chat you soon,