It’s the afternoon of #FakeMonday as I’m writing this, it’s grey outside and honestly? I still can’t quite believe just how beautiful the Bank Holiday weekend was. I can’t remember a Bank Holiday where it didn’t rain on at least one of the days, especially here in Wales, let alone a a whole three days without a single cloud in the sky. I got my pasty, penne pasta legs out, ate barbecued(/burnt) hot dogs, dipped my feet in the freezing Bristol Channel, resembled a lobster after sitting in the sun for too long and it was bloody brilliant. Well… except for the sunburn bit – slip, slop, slap everyone, always!
Anyway, I’m sad it’s over, but happy that I did pretty much manage to cram an entire summer into one weekend. 🙂
On Saturday we had a Barbecue in our back garden where we sat out in the sunshine, scoffed hot dogs and got through a handful of these very grown up ice lollies from Aldi which come in loads of different flavours from Gin and Tonic to Peach Bellini – definitely worth stocking up on ready for the next heatwave 😉
I also made these spicy potato chunks which are really easy and go really well with barbecue food. All you need to do is cut the potatoes into chunks, boil them until tender, drain them and rough them up a bit in a colander, and then spread them out in a baking dish. Add a knob of butter, some chopped chives and chilli jam (you can find my recipe here) and then bake for about 30 minutes at 180°. Yum!
On Sunday we took Bungle to Porthkerry Park on the outskirts of Barry which is one of my favourite summery spots. The main lawn was full of people having picnics and barbecues, and yet there’s so much space there that it never really feels busy.
We took Bungle for a bath in the sea and then went for an ice cream. When it was time to leave, we packed Bungle into the boot of the car and took off his lead and just as we were shutting the boot he decided that he wasn’t ready to leave, jumped out and went running off on his own. He went blasting off down the lawn and trampled three picnics while we tried to chase him down and wrangle him. Oh the shame.
We finished off the weekend with a walk around Bute Park on Monday afternoon, and listened to some pretty hardcore music students practicing with the windows open at the Welsh College of Music and Drama.
Can’t wait for an encore at the end of the month! Have a lovely weekend guys! ♡