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A Perfect Day

Sunday was a perfect day. For once, I embraced imperfections instead of trying to rectify them.

It was a perfect day. It was a day like any other day but the ‘little things’ seemed more obvious.

It was a perfect day. My children were happy, hubby was happy and therefore I was happy.

It was a perfect day. The children woke up at 7 a.m. and after I got their pop-up tents out in their bedroom, they played for an hour and hubby took them downstairs. I went back to sleep and stayed in bed until 10 a.m.

It was a perfect day. I felt more rested than I have in months and I went downstairs to gorgeous children watching Frozen.

It was a perfect day. I had a nice cup of tea in peace and browsed my Easter board on Pinterest with the children. We decided to make cress heads and we needed egg shells. We had finished the truffles (link) we had made earlier this week and I was starting to crave chocolate, so we decided to attempt Nigella Lawson’s Everyday Brownies. Four eggs were needed for the recipe.

Nigella Lawson's Everyday Brownies with Snickers

It was a perfect day. Crevette, Beanie and I made the brownies, adding our little twist of Snickers bits into the mix, just to make them a tad more moreish. As they were in the oven, we washed our egg shells and painted them yellow with the washable paint we had at home.

Painting Eggshells

It was a perfect day. The brownies did not cook properly and the middle oozed through the cooling rack when I turned them around but it did not matter. We managed to salvage the sides and proceeded to eat them, slathered with homemade salted caramel.

It was a perfect day. I felt really sick after eating too much chocolate. It did not matter, I felt better soon after.

It was a perfect day. It was rainy but it did not matter.

It was a perfect day. Our painted eggs were a bit of a disaster. The paint did not dry.  It did not matter one bit. We just got the PVC glue out and some tissue paper and covered the eggs.

It was a perfect day. The children made dens in the living room and had a lot of fun as I was putting together lentil and vegetable soup for tonight. I did not have all the ingredients I needed but it did not matter. I improvised.

It was a perfect day. I had a bath, all on my own. No children or hubby in the bathroom. Wriggly was kicking loads and enjoying having her mummy just for herself. I spoke to her. When it was time to rinse my hair, the water was freezing cold, but it didn’t matter.

It was a perfect day. I even managed to get a decent shot of the orchid that flowered this week.


It was a perfect day. It ended with Crevette reading his sisters a bedtime story… the perfect end to a perfect day.


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  1. Kim Carberry
    07/04/2014 / 8:06 am

    That really does sound like a perfect day x

    • Mel
      07/04/2014 / 7:25 pm

      It was! Thanks Kim. x Mel

  2. 07/04/2014 / 7:25 am

    Your brownies sounded pretty awesome to me! I love them being gooey in the middle! Magicmoments x

    • Mel
      07/04/2014 / 7:28 pm

      Oh no, they were not gooey in the middle, they were pure goo! I will not repeat the words Crevette used to describe them… Mel

    • Mel
      07/04/2014 / 7:26 pm

      It was like a special Mother’s day just for me, a week later. Loved every minute! Mel

  3. Alexandra Mercer (Broody Me)
    07/04/2014 / 3:18 pm

    That sounds like a lovely relaxing day, I’m glad you’re feeling refreshed x

    • Mel
      07/04/2014 / 7:24 pm

      It was, Alex! I ought to do that more often. I feel great! x Mel

  4. 07/04/2014 / 5:33 pm

    Oh Mel it really does sound like a perfect day! Uncomplicated, fabulous family time is always the best. Gorgeous photo of the orchid too xx

    • Mel
      07/04/2014 / 7:24 pm

      It was such a lovely day… I still feel refreshed even though I have been working and running around all day. Unbelievable what a good night’s sleep can do to you. I had forgotten! x Mel

  5. Viv'Maman_Bas
    07/04/2014 / 9:46 pm

    Thanks for sharing! I agree – perfect days don’t need to be extraordinary but it’s your attitude that matters and makes them perfect. Not always easy to let go though… xx

    • Mel
      07/04/2014 / 9:50 pm

      I know, I am not one for letting go normally, but it was such a good feeling… we should all do it more often. Thank you so much for commenting! x Mel

  6. sarahhillwheeler
    08/04/2014 / 11:11 am

    Sounds lovely…until I got to the cold water bit (afraid I keep topping the water up when I get the bathroom to myself!). It’s great when everything feels “right” and it sounds as though you had a really great day going with the flow…hope you have many more.

    • Mel
      08/04/2014 / 11:20 am

      Thanks Sarah, it is nice to stop, think and try to take it easy a bit more! Mel

    • Mel
      08/04/2014 / 12:00 pm

      Thanks Merlinda, I just put my black slate cheese board behind it and took lots of photos before I ended up with a decent one! Mel

        • Mel
          11/04/2014 / 9:26 pm

          Let me know how it turns out. x Mel

  7. @katgrant30
    11/04/2014 / 7:25 pm

    Ooh what are these cress heads you talk about?! Ps I almost prefer brownies raw! 🙂

    • Mel
      14/04/2014 / 10:12 pm

      The kids’ cress heads are now done and I will be posting about them at the end of the week, hihi! We did eat the brownies quite raw and I felt sooo sick afterwards I am not going to do that again anytime soon. Mel

  8. 11/04/2014 / 7:03 pm

    I guess ‘real’ perfection includes accepting the imperfections and that’s a bit like remembering to count your blessings. I think maybe sometimes I’m a bit too quick to be a hopeless dreamer! X #ThePrompt PS I was wondering how you took that photo too (beautiful!)

    • Mel
      13/04/2014 / 11:24 pm

      So true! I often forget this and I have to make sure I read my own post again at the end of a difficult day. The photo actually took a few minutes to take only. I saw the orchid had flowered and straight after dinner, I got the slate square I use as a cheeseboard and put it behind the flower. I guess the contrast between the two just did the job!

      • 14/04/2014 / 5:38 am

        Just thinking to set up that black background shows that you have the mind of a true photographer though Mel!

        • Mel
          14/04/2014 / 8:44 am

          Oh Sam, you are so kind! x Mel

  9. 11/04/2014 / 7:35 pm

    Just perfect! What a lovely, lovely day and the way you have written about it is beautiful. It flows as wonderfully as it sounds the day did. Lots of special, precious moments to treasure. Thanks so much for linking to #ThePrompt x

    • Mel
      11/04/2014 / 9:08 pm

      It was an amazing day despite all the little things that went wrong. Funny how they do not matter when you are rested and relaxed. Thanks for your lovely comment, Sara. x Mel

  10. 12/04/2014 / 1:29 am

    I feel totally relaxed after reading this, we spend way to much time worrying about the little things and, as you have proven, thing are so much better when we chill out. A beautiful post and a stunning photo to go with it #ThePrompt

    • Mel
      14/04/2014 / 10:08 pm

      I wish I could be this relaxed more often. I will have to remind myself how good it feels! Thanks for your lovely compliments. Mel

  11. 12/04/2014 / 7:01 pm

    Mel what a really beautiful post and so positive xx

    thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments x

    • Mel
      12/04/2014 / 8:36 pm

      … and what a lovely comment! Thanks a lot Jaime. x Mel

  12. 12/04/2014 / 8:53 pm

    What a lovely read Mel! I would say that the lie-in sounds like the best bit but then it does all sound perfect 🙂

    • Mel
      13/04/2014 / 10:55 pm

      Having a good sleep in the morning was probably the reason I managed to see the funny side of all the little things that went wrong. We should never underestimate the power of sleep! Mel

  13. 13/04/2014 / 6:28 am

    This is such a beautiful post Mel, I love how you have written it. You have had me smiling at every sentence. Thank you for sharing such ah uplifting post. I need to look at the world like this more. Xx

    • Mel
      13/04/2014 / 10:52 pm

      I am not always that positive and I am glad I wrote it. I should refer to it when I am having one of my ‘aaaaargh’ moments! Thanks for your really lovely comment; it means a lot. x Mel

  14. 13/04/2014 / 9:10 am

    Sounds like a wonderful day, can’t wait for baby to be old enough to be entertained by hubby rather than myself all the time! When are you due?

    • Mel
      13/04/2014 / 10:47 pm

      It really was! I am due on the 10th of June. x Mel

  15. 13/04/2014 / 4:53 pm

    A wonderful post – I do love days like these, nothing can beat them 🙂 Thank you for linking to PoCoLo lovely 🙂 x

    • Mel
      13/04/2014 / 10:43 pm

      Me too! I wish I was this relaxed all the time. x Mel

  16. 16/04/2014 / 12:12 pm

    It sounds like a wonderful day – a lie in until 10am and a bath by yourself! Perfect 🙂

    • Mel
      18/04/2014 / 8:54 am

      It was! Must try to have a day like that again soon. Mel

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