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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. Sara (@mumturnedmom)
    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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. MummyBear'sBlog
    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

  5. 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

  6. oana79
    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

  7. 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

  8. 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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