Day 3 – Heartbreaking….

I knew this wasn’t going to be a great day. I was booked to take my gorgeous little grandson for his one-year jabs. I know he has to have them but I hate thinking of those needles puncturing his perfect skin.

We both had a good breakfast of porridge – mine with almond milk, he with full fat cows milk and yogurt. I do love porridge. It has to be one of the most perfect foods. With chopped apple, a few nuts and anything else you fancy. If I need a bit of sweetness I add a little swirl of coconut nectar (divine) or chopped up dried fig (decadent). 

The nurse was absolutely delightful and kindness personified as she told me very firmly there was no way she could administer the immunisation without authorisation from a parent. After many phone calls we managed to get it sorted and the needles were plunged into the little chap’s legs. How many times does a grandmother’s heart break? This was definitely one of those. Lots of tears and cuddles and he was soon toddling around without a care in the world as remained a crumpled mess.

It was the last day of the month and I had a bonus to achieve so, despite the fact that my migraine continued to linger around, and I had an energetic toddler to look after, I managed to get more orders through, new customers and team members registered, and training done. Food was not on my mind so I was very glad I had picked up a frozen ready meal from Cook in New Romney. I normally eschew ready meals but these are really good, high quality ingredients just like you’d cook at home.

Spiced Lentil & Aubergine Shakshuka

Not my favourite meal ever. It was a bit too “smokey” for my taste but was cooked from frozen in ten minutes. If I’d had more time and inclination I would have added some cauliflower rice. It ticked all the boxes being gluten and dairy free and vegan.