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Sunday Summary #6


Hello! I’m writing this rather groggily after just waking up after a little afternoon nap, brought on by the delicious roast dinner Ian and I had for lunch…does anyone else get sleepy when they’ve eaten too much?! I need to wake up a bit as we are heading out to a pub quiz later on!


In more exciting news, we have booked a holiday! Next month, we are off on a little Caribbean cruise visiting Cuba, Jamaica, Grand Cayman and Mexico! I have always wanted to visit Havana and this feels like a great way to see a few more places whilst enjoying the same luxuries of a great hotel. We have spent this weekend looking at some amazing-sounding excursions…the countdown has begun.

This week, I have been watching the Sports Relief Bake-Off – not as exciting as the real thing but a good substitute. I also watched Juno and Sideways, two films I love.

I finished off my Ben Elton book and last night started ‘Vince and Joy. Despite it looking rather chick-lit, my Mum assures me it is a good read and I am a few chapters in.

I have also been listening to 21 Pilots non-stop as we are off to see them next weekend.


We started the week with a special ‘Laksa Monday’ courtesy of Masterchef winner Ping Coombes. I wrote a review on my blog and it was a very tasty way to spend an evening.

At home, I made a lovely cod dish served with brown rice, quinoa and vegetables, a chorizo, kale and butternut squash hash, salmon and spelt spaghetti with pesto and courgetti with garlic prawns.

I have also fallen in love with sriracha. It used to be Thai sweet chilli sauce but now I am using this spicier version on everything.


Things haven’t been completely virtuous though – these Cadbury Fingers didn’t last very long and I found a box of Cheeselets left over from Christmas that I have not had the willpower to resist!


We also found a new brunch venue in nearby Bradford-on-Avon where we enjoyed the Saturday papers, eggs and flat whites.


I am booked in for a ‘Legs, Bum and Tum Detox Treatment’ this week which I think is a massage, followed by a facial if the first part is too traumatic!

I have also been enjoying this face mask by Super Facialist, a great and affordable skincare brand. My skin drinks this stuff up and it is rose-scented so I am in heaven.


My Birchbox also arrived yesterday so expect a review soon.



With going to the gym and eating better, I’m able to wear clothes that had been relegated to the back of my wardrobe after getting a bit too snug! This floral print dress from Warehouse is a welcome addition to my wardrobe again.




About hannahhotcakes

My name is Hannah. I live near Bath in a lovely village in the Cotswolds with my husband Ian, the love of my life for the past 10 years, in our dream cottage. I have landed my dream job as a primary school teacher and I can’t think of anything else I would rather be doing. I am a self-confessed foodie and I love to cook, bake, and eat out as much as possible. Here are some things I love: My friends and family, travelling, fresh flowers, good books, having breakfast on my balcony, horror films, Christmas, tea, Las Vegas, lie-ins, red wine, Liverpool FC, music, sausage dogs, Spain, rare steak, fashion, cheese, American TV series and camping. And here are my pet hates: People dressed as animals, whistling, being rushed, being made to wait, girls who act stupid to impress a man, spiders, sunburn and rocket (it comes with EVERYTHING!)

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