March! It’s been a fairly quiet month again this month, mostly because we’ve been really busy with work, though we had a little down-time here and there, so here’s a bit of a catch up! We’ve not had any events in March, which means it’s been fairly quiet generally, we did enjoy a day out in St Ives (which you can read all about here)! That’s about the extent of our going out this month, the joy of how days off have come up recently, coupled with some rather hit-or-miss weather!
Things we’ve loved in March:
Of course it’s been quite an exciting month working with Cricut! It was such an amazing opportunity, and I’ve really enjoyed playing around with things in the craft room! I made a couple of fun cards, and little bits and pieces, and of course there’s sure to be lots more to come! Stu’s been equally busy at work, and studying, but got the great boost of getting 100% in his latest assessment, which is awesome! We’ve spent a lot of time chilling at home this month. Of course we had some fun making pasties for this post.
Because we’ve been chilling at home so much this month, I decided to do a bit more baking, and made lemon drizzle cake! Which was so good, and really didn’t last long! A couple of people on Twitter requested the recipe for this one, and because I didn’t do a specific post for it, here it is:
175g Caster sugar
2 lemons (juice and zest)
2 eggs beaten
175g SR flour
75g icing sugar
Zest of ½ lemon
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Preheat oven 180°c/ 350°f Gas Mark 4
Mix butter and caster sugar in a bowl until creamy
Add lemon zest
Add in egg a little at a time and beat together
Once combined, sift in flour and fold into the mixture
Pour into cake tin and bake for 40 mins (insert skewer/knife if clean it’s done)
LEAVE CAKE IN THE TIN TO COOL
Make a syrup for drizzling; gently heat lemon juice and stir in sugar until dissolved
Prick lots of holes into top of cake, using a skewer or similar, drizzle the syrup over the top (this is why you leave it in the tin, so the cake can fully absorb the drizzle!
Decorate with some more lemon zest to finish.
We’re still watching Game of Thrones, though we’re watching something else in between each season, and in March, we checked out the latest offering from Ricky Gervais, After Life. What a show, honestly, it was so good! We loved it!!
His writing is amazing, but I’ve watched Extras again this month as well and it’s so cringe!
I’ve also been watching Hannibal here and there on Netflix, and still utterly love it. I only have about half a season left though! I’m watching Luther as well, so lots to keep me occupied!
We’re already done with season 6 of Game of Thrones, which means the final season is SO close now! It’s amazing how fast we’ve gone through the whole thing, we have to chill back a bit with season 7, which is a bit of a struggle!
Watching one episode a week is going to be the worst!
Films: We’re now catching up with some of the films on the movie challenge list, which is good fun, though I STILL think we’re watching too many of the good ones! I think we need to bite the bullet a little and watch some of the more random movies on the list! To see what we’ve watched, you can check out THIS LINK, or to know as and when we watch them, I do tend to share on Twitter! If you’d like me to share elsewhere, let me know!
Some of them you can watch on your own!
We can suffer through them together!
Have you checked out the list? Do you have any favourites on there?
We went to see Captain Marvel!We loved it too, the soundtrack is so nostalgic!
The de-ageing was done really well too, which makes a change!
This was the only cinema trip in March, which seems crazy, as we have a list of things we want to see this year, but it does mean there is lots to come in the next few months!
There’s lots to come in April, maybe even one a week in April!
As I said earlier, we went for a wander around St Ives this month, just because we fancied a chilled day out, so we didn’t get up to much, though we definitely want to go back again, and maybe check out the Tate, and maybe even go on a boat trip! There is a lot to do in St Ives, much like many places here in Cornwall, but it was also a great place just to walk along by the coast and relax! We also have some travel news! Though we have no major break plans so far, we have booked a weekend away in Somerset in May! So we’re excited about getting away for a couple of days and having a couple of days out to share! We have three or four things planned, but I haven’t decided whether do do a special week of posts, sharing it all at once, or spreading it out, so feel free to let me know what you’d prefer to see, in the comments!
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