Getting ready for national picnic week!


Oh the delights of half term when you (1) don't have anything planned or (2) cannot afford to make your way somewhere where there is considerably more sun (wouldn't that be ideal!) or (3) cannot take time off work even if you can do (1) and (2). The kid(s) says he's bored and you feel like a complete failure for not being able to work something fun to do around the house until...

...picnic in the garden is announced and everyone gathers around to see what all the fuss is about. The best bit? You don't even need to carry that hamper too far (but if you plan to do so, always get one with side handles so you can share the weight (let's call it love).

The sun is making a (not so) rare appearance, the law is cut and dry so why not eat outside, I say. Besides, it's good to have a test drive of the new hamper ahead of National Picnic week (more of that below!). Everyone in agreement, I make my way to the kitchen to prepare something delicious (healthy, but not TOO healthy. Because this is meant to be a bit fun, remember?). So, let me introduce you to my...