I was lucky enough to be given a long weekend from work, which meant three days off that I could use to organise and clean the house, go grocery shopping for the week, cook and meal prep for the week ahead, do some photography and get a haircut. I had loads of plans! On Saturday, however, I was feeling very poorly. I wasn’t feeling completely ill, but my nose was all blocked and itchy, I was cold, and even though I didn’t have any sore throat or fever, I kept sneezing and sneezing...and this carried on until Tuesday morning. I am still not sure if this was due to cat allergies or an actual cold. I took both medicines just in case...
On Friday I was feeling lazy and pretty ill, so I just stayed in bed watching Disney Life. (No judging, please!)
I woke up at 3:45am on Saturday morning to go to ASDA and pick up some groceries. I don’t like the queues and mess of going later on during the day or afternoon. I enjoy those empty roads and the freedom of a night drive to the grocery stores. No traffic, no people...I put the radio on and it felt like heaven! And, of course, I also love those empty supermarket corridors! I have always felt like an early bird type of person, and even if I’m being particularly lazy one day, I would always prefer to do things early in the mornings rather than late at night. I get really tired and sleepy at night, and going out to do things late at night makes me grumpy. So I put on my coat and drove to ASDA. It was freezing outside at 4am. I bought some apples, almonds, broccoli, leeks, rice noodles, pineapples and some cleaning products.
After picking up my groceries, I went back home to bake some apples with raisins and almonds in the oven for about 30 minutes. My boyfriend worked from Friday evening all the way through to Saturday morning. He finished work at 5am on Saturday, so once he got home from work at around 5am, breakfast was ready!
I also entered a ‘cooking mode’ and I was determined to meal prep for the week ahead. I cooked the broccoli, rice noodles and some veggies burgers and rice, so I wouldn’t have to go anywhere near that stove any time soon.