Today was the last day of the holidays, and the last day of freedom for Small Child *sob!*. I decided to let him choose how to spend his day, and he opted for a hike up the nearest enormous hill, complete with picnic. Sadly the weather wasn’t on our side; “Can you ask the weather men to give us some sunshine please Mummy?” (if only it worked like that!) but we went for it anyway. The view of the rain sweeping across the city of Winchester from high above was great, and the picnic tasted good despite being watered down a little by the good old British weather. You’d think I’d be prepared, after living in England for all 30 years of my life so far, but alas no, I hadn’t thought to bring an umbrella.
The picnic, in Small Child’s favourite bento box, consisted of leftover stir-fried veg with noodles, decorated with cheddar cheese stars and served with a few mini crackers on the side (Carr’s onion & rosemary nibbles).
The second layer had kiwi fruit flowers, some raisins in a silicone cup with a cute monkey pick, sliced plum and a frozen organic yoghurt tube (which had defrosted nicely by the time we arrived at the top of our hill.
I made myself a similar meal, but didn’t have time to make it ‘pretty’! My box included a couple of biscuits instead of the crackers & raisins, which of course Small Child insisted I share; “but you always say we should share Mummy!” hmmm!
This evening I have been ironing name labels onto everything in sight, polishing shoes, laying out uniform, packing the school bag and of course preparing lunch, so tomorrow I’ll be posting my first ‘real’ school lunchbox!