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Kidlets came to visit yesterday...
It's so difficult to schedule time for us all to meet up with our various work commitments, so it has been pure fluke that we've managed to see the girls twice this month already!

The first thing they always do when they get here - is dig out a board game...

Cluedo was yesterday's choice...

Rozzy bags a seat by the fire...

Salla with her mountainous collection of books she's borrowing from Hugo.
Mainly Game Of Thrones...
(The bags are courtesy of Sime & the stash he collects from the holiday lets - none of us would set foot in such an awful shop, I'm even horrified that we're advertising them)!

Ryan has been with Sal for 6 years now & as you can see - he adores his outlaws!

Hugo's hair is growing like crazy again.
He had wanted the girls to cut or shave it this weekend, but changed his mind - which we're glad about!

Daddy & the girlies...

Daft pair...

Our family feast - vegetable & red lentil curry with brown basmati rice. Okara, onion & carrot bhajis & roti (flat bread).

Black bean & banana brownie. 
Made with dates, instead of sugar & without oil or fat.

Other food we've been eating this weekend...

Omelette, made with tofu & vegetables - turmeric & mustard gives it that yellowy look...

Nut loaf, made with a mixture of nuts, rye bread crumbs, leftover rice, onion, garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, shoyu, sage, thyme & cumin. Sime's mash, complete with potato skins & steamed veg.
We make our gravies with potato water, a blob of puréed leftover veg, shoyu & unbleached cornflour.

Sime's busy writing a story for my birthday...
Looks like it might be quite an epic!

Hope you've all had a good weekend.

Night, night.

Kay x

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