Hubby has been away for most of this weekend leaving me and the kids to engage in some quiet time shopping for socks, reading, crafting, journalling, scrapbooking, visiting the library, visiting my mum and having a friend come to visit with her boys (bringing a very pretty, sparkly abayah for me with her). All activities which were easy and at a pace that avoided me getting stressed and the kids fed up.
One of our traditions for when hubby is away is for the kids to have a midnight feast (usually around 8pm)whilst watching an old movie in my bed. I have this little trunk which sits in the kids room to store our picnic/high tea/midnight feast things.
The little dishes are remnants of various sets or thrifty finds which appealed:
I and Gorgeous went food shopping the day before whilst the older children were in school. I got a little carried away, but this still works out cheaper than crisps, cakes and biscuits (except the mangoes which were expensive but to die for).
I tried to keep it healthy this time and most of this got eaten (plus a bowl of grapes).
The best bit is watching the kids keel over one by one half way through the movie.