Day 339 of the ‘something nice every day’ challenge

Spring has well and truly sprung so I picked up some tomato and strawberry plants for Sam. We did balcony gardening together on Saturday so this will make a fine addition to our collection of green things.

Day 338 of the ‘something nice every day’ challenge

I hid a Maoam in Sam’s shoe. Shhh!

Day 337 of the ‘something nice every day’ challenge

Official World Cup sticker book.

“It does make me want to buy a lot of stickers….”

Day 336 of the ‘something nice every day’ challenge 

Happy self-induced diabetes day everyone! I gave Sam a chocolate bunny, he gave me 2! Here’s a pic of the whole gang. Sam also hid eggs all over the flat for me because he knows I’m a massive child - thanks pickle! And thanks to my brother and Harriet for the egg love :)

Day 336 of the ‘something nice every day’ challenge

Happy self-induced diabetes day everyone! I gave Sam a chocolate bunny, he gave me 2! Here’s a pic of the whole gang. Sam also hid eggs all over the flat for me because he knows I’m a massive child - thanks pickle! And thanks to my brother and Harriet for the egg love :)

Day 335 of the ‘something nice every day’ challenge

Spring time walk down the canal to Sale. We found a pub for lunch, football and completion of our ‘Take a Break’ magazine and walked back again. It was a 5 mile round trip with lots of chats, flower picking and fun.

Day 334 of the ‘something nice every day’ challenge

A trip to The Dogs at Belle Vue Stadium :) Ok this was Sam’s idea but it’s been on my list of potential nice things since day 1, Sam’s dad is up visiting at the moment and it seemed like the perfect whimsical Friday night activity. Much fun was had losing all our money, drinking all the beer and eating massive portions of fish, chips and mushy peas. A great start to the long Easter weekend.

Day 333 of the ‘something nice every day’ challenge

Alfajores! We discovered these in the wonderful Valparaiso, Chile. They are AWESOME. We went on a walking tour (oh look, Sam’s wearing his Nevis Swing hat!) and knocked on a random man’s door with our guide to get a free sample of these incredible dulce de leche filled cookies. I baked a batch of about a million and they are phenomenal. Kudos to this recipe:

http://www.cookingclassy.com/2012/12/alfajores/

Day 333 of the ‘something nice every day’ challenge

Sam loves Schmidt so I had to get him this when I saw it in an online sale. I expect Sam’s day to day banter to get 10-20% more ridiculous while he reads this.

“Schmidt happens. Thumb ring, bitch! You’ve got some Schmidt on your face!”

Day 332 of the ‘something nice every day’ challenge

When we were travelling it was all about the 1-pot, super easy meals which were always eaten out of our trusty plastic lunch boxes. This evening we enjoyed a nostalgic travel-style dinner of noodles out on the balcony - so much fun. Love these kind of simple hang outs with my husband when he’s been at work all day.

Day 331 of the ‘something nice every day’ challenge 

Home made raspberry jelly. Failed to hold its shape but tasted great.

Day 331 of the ‘something nice every day’ challenge

Home made raspberry jelly. Failed to hold its shape but tasted great.