After a crazy week at work I am now off for two weeks and very happy about it. I am back to being tired a lot, smallest tasks are hard, mind you is nowhere near as bad as the first trimester!
I am 33 weeks today which means I have 7 weeks to go officially, probably a bit more or a bit less. I think a lot about the birth date, will my child blame me if it happens during Christmas? I would be mighty annoyed if Jesus stole my thunder!
The new house is progressing, we almost have heating which is a major improvement. But I have been banned from any DIY myself so I am stuck at home packing. Next jobs are electrics and plastering followed by tiling the bathroom and decorating. 1.5 weeks left till we move there.
There will be progress pictures to follow soon.
Being at home I am able to entertain my freelance friends, I attacked the pumpkin pile and made a wheat, roasted hazelnut and pumpkin salad, dressed with hazelnut oil dressing, it was delicious.
I used the green kabacha which is orange inside and very flavorsome with a slight nuttiness to it. It got roasted with olive oil, salt, pepper and ground coriander seeds.
It was put together with salad leaves, roasted hazelnuts and wheat. I topped it with buffalo mozzarella and served it with bread.
Pears were strategically place as a healthy desert option but in the end we settled for chocolate fondant since it’s so cold, wet and grey!
It was a fun afternoon and I have more of those coming up. I also need to visit some galleries and perhaps catch a movie or two.
I am on a mission to empty out my kitchen cupboards, fridge and freezer before we move. Everything is getting used slowly and I am planning all the meals carefully but the freezer is a bit of a struggle. I have a tone of lemon grass which means Thai curry but I won’t be able to use it all I’m afraid. I am doing very well with the thyme and rosemary though, it helps that it is autumn, soups and stews are the things I crave most.
Back to packing now.