Beforehand though, to suitably fortify myself (caffeine drip anyone?), we often go to my very favourite spot in Moira-The Fat Gherkin- for a smoothie (him) and a latte (me).
Last week, I had arranged to meet, for the first time IRL (In Real Life!) the lovely Dara who writes the fabulous crafty blog- Mum of all Trades. We've been buddies on Twitter until now, and I LOVE her blog- she's so creative and inspiring-you wouldn't believe the things that girl can do with a spray gun! (In stark contrast, you'll be a long time waiting to see any crafts on my blog- I'm so rubbish at them, I start to twitch when the play dough comes out). Coincidentally, she too has four boys and a girl, so we'd loads to chat about and I even got to meet her adorable three year old daughter Olivia. (Although as toddlers do, she and Luke steadfastly ignored each other the entire time!)
|(L-R) Me, Dara and Avril and no, the floor isn't ACTUALLY at that angle!|
So of course, being blog divas, we had to capture the moment for posterity, and thankfully Olwyn, the proprietor, was on hand to snap this shot, which then I instagrammed just for the fun of it.
You can't see it, but Dara and myself have a little stash each of The Fat Gherkin's famous caramel squares to take away. Now, I realise that I've told you about them before, so look away now if you're on a diet, because these bad boys are every bit as gorgeous as they look. (Don't deny it, I KNOW you're having a wee sneaky lick of that screen right now!)
Ciao bella xxx