I thought it would be fun to share our family Sunday with you in photographs that I took today (with the exception of the picture of the procession , which I took 2 weeks ago at Mass)
After breakfast this morning we attended Mass together…
When we got home from Church we had a quick lunch of hot chicken wings, crusty bread, stilton and olives as the children were really hungry.
…but later I went all out to cook us a traditional Sunday lunch, which included my favourite chicken casserole… I’d have preferred more onions but i forgot to buy more…DOH!
The casserole was accompanied by steaming hot brocolli and cauliflower florets….
and roast potatoes… especially for Primadonna who doesn’t like potatoes in hardly any other form…
And yorkshire (batter) puddings…
….they look a bit burnt around the edges in this pic, but the kids were arguing over who had the last one so they can’t have been all that bad..I cooked them from frozen and didn’t make them from scratch so that was a bit of a cheat, but hey… i was busy!
And of course besides the lashing of gravy, there just had to be some Colmans Mustard (though actually i prefer french grain)…
(incidentally, the heir to the Colman Empire proposed marriage to my cousin over 20 years ago….she said ‘no’ even though he bought her a sports car….)
For dessert was a shop bought Rocky Road pie…it was the first time we’d ever had it and i thought it was really horrid..i’m sure the authentic american version is much nicer though ….
Here’s a pic of Wonderboy eyeing up his lunch, rather cautiously…..
…before happily tucking in….
..and here’s Primadonna, attempting to teach us something…..she says it helps her to revise for her exams if she gives us mini lectures….but I told her to put her work away….
After lunch I left the room for a few minutes and when I returned i thought i’d walked into the wrong house….Wonderboy was washing dishes …he’s only ever done that once before, and even then he broke something, so this was a really BIG surprise!
The kids even started to fight over who got to wear the industrial stength ‘marigolds’…
..the play fighting continued throughout the afternoon and long into the evening….
…i bought out Twister for the kids to play….to give some structure to their pointless wrestling…
…and I tried my best to wear them out…..
I hope you enjoyed the little sneaky peak into this English Family’s Sunday!