Seabrook Crisps - Tuna crunch sandwich

Seabrook Crisps are celebrating National Crisp Sandwich week, and they are looking for the best crisp sarnie recipe! When I saw this announced by the Tots100 team, I didn't have to think twice ;)

Tuna and sweetcorn is probably our favourite sandwich filling. I think it was actually the Hubby who first introduced me to the crisp sandwich idea - we would buy sandwiches in town, get packet of crisps to go with them, and then open the sandwiches up, stuff them with crisps and eat like that. Now tuna sandwich without some crisps is not the same ;)

Spicy cheese biscuits / Pikantne serowe ciasteczka

I'm a little bit behind with it, but here's this week's Great British Bake Off challenge!

This Wednesday we saw contestants make variety of savoury biscuits, and here are mine - cheesy biscuits with black onion seeds. Buttery, but with a strong kick of chilli.

Z lekkim opóźnieniem przedstawiam kolejną odsłonę moich zmagań z zadaniami The Great British Bake Off!

W tym tygodniu uczestnicy przygotowywali wytrawne ciastka. Oto moja propozycja - pikantne serowe ciasteczka z nasionami czarnuszki. Pysznie maślane i kruche, ale dają popalić!

Center Parcs Woburn Forest

I think I've never mentioned that before, but my Hubby works in Center Parcs Woburn Forest :) As an employee he is eligible for a free day pass to visit any of the parks! 

A while ago we made a plan to both have the weekend off and initially we planned to go to the seaside, but then Hubby got a chance for a day pass for the Woburn Forest, so we decided to go.

(Beware - it ended up being a very lengthy post ;))

Raspberry Swiss roll / Rolada malinowa

Any Great British Bake Off fans out there? I can't believe how hooked I got last year! So this year I decided to play along ;)

First up - a Swiss roll with raspberries.

Czytelnicy z Wysp - ogląda ktoś The Great British Bake Off? W zeszłym roku strasznie się wkręciłam, a w trakcie tego sezonu postanowiłam piec razem z uczestnikami ;)

Na dobry początek - rolada. Z malinami.

Strawberry & coconut smoothie / Smoothie truskawkowo-kokosowe

We love smoothies and milkshakes. Every year we anxiously wait for the Pakistani mango season - right now they have just started coming to the shops, so we'll probably spend the July drinking mango lassi every day ;) For now I'm making the most of fresh strawberries.

Jesteśmy wielkimi fanami smoothies i mlecznych koktajli. Co roku szczególnie wyczekujemy sezonu na pakistańskie mango, które powoli pojawia się w sklepach - lipiec upłynie nam na piciu mango lassi ;) Póki co na maksa wykorzystuję świeże truskawki.

Summer pasta salad / Makaronowa sałatka na lato

It's first day of summer today, and we certainly feel like it! Sun is out, it's getting hotter and hotter.
It's a season of light lunches! This salad is inspired by my recent favourite one from M&S, that I tend to eat for my lunch when I'm at work.

Pierwszy dzień lata zdecydowanie na taki wygląda! Słońce świeci, temperatura rośnie z godziny na godzinę. 
To zdecydowanie czas lekkich posiłków! Tę sałatkę podpatrzyłam w Marks&Spencer, ostatnio jest moim ulubionym lunchem w pracy.

Smoczy koktajl / Dragon fruit smoothie

I just love the themed weeks in Lidl. Last time I went shopping there was an Asian week going on, and while I only went in to get some bananas for Adam, I left with dragon fruit!

Uwielbiam tematyczne tygodnie w Lidlu! Niedawno mieliśmy tydzień azjatycki. Wstąpiłam po banany dla Adasia, a natknęłam się na pitaję, której koniecznie musiałam spróbować!

Asparagus quiche / Tarta ze szparagami

It's still the asparagus season! Here's my light lunch idea using this lovely vegetable.

Sezon na szparagi jeszcze trwa! Dla fanów tego warzywa propozycja na lekki lunch.

Back to work, Mummy!

Wow, I didn't realise it's been nearly a month since my last post! Naughty blogger!

Well, it's been a bit hectic recently. 

My maternity leave is drawing to an end (on 20th exactly), and it's been time to think about returning to work. Rent isn't gonna pay itself ;)

But, to be honest, I wasn't really looking forward to going back to my old job. I had spent 5 years in there, stuck in pretty much same place with no room to grow. 

So a while back I've applied for a new job in the Airport Security. Initially I was a bit apprehensive, thinking maybe it's not exactly for me, but after talking to some friends that already work there, I thought it's worth giving it a shot. Surprisingly I got a call from them pretty quickly, went to an interview... and I must have said something smart, because they hired me on the spot! 

That just meant I needed to complete a two-week intensive classroom training with not much time to spare for anything else. Even though we didn't really do much, getting out to work, 9 to 5 for those two weeks was quite exhausting, as I got out of this sort of routine of leaving the house in set times. Plus there was a LOT theory to take on, so mentally I was just exhausted.

How was it to leave my baby?

Luckily, he's very easygoing little fella. It wasn't the first time that we needed to leave him (fortunately Hubby's lovely aunty agreed to have him) so I wasn't too worried. It actually made me feel a bit bad, but I pretty much enjoyed getting away! My mum asked me if I was missing Adam or called to check up on him... Well yes, I did miss him. But I wasn't concerned, I assumed that if something was going terribly wrong they would give me a ring. 

Now we're pretty much back to the old routine. The best thing about my job is that I'm working as bank staff - I get to choose which days I'm working on, so basically I only work like 7 days out of the whole month in May (that reminds me that I need to send out my schedule for next month in the next couple of days ;)). It's perfect - I still get to spend an awful lot of time with my boy, Hubby is off in the afternoons so we have some family time too, and when I work boys are absolutely fine on their own (I actually think it's brilliant that they get some boys-only time).

At least it gives me some time to blog too ;) Time to get back on track! I need to kick myself on that lazy ass and do everything I postponed for too long.