My son had been staying with his dad the past two nights and I had been fretting badly. We hadn't spent two nights apart in so, so long, but I felt it was good that Smix got to spend holiday break time with his father, as well as me. But oh was I glad to get him home this morning at 8am!
So glad, I think I went a bit overboard and spoiled him rotten today. He almost squeald the car down when I suggested, "seeing as I didn't get you an Easter egg, how would you fancy going to Belfast to get a Build-a-Bear instead?" stressing the entire journey JUST the bear, no add on extras!
He chose one of the brand new Promise Pets, which interact with an app you can download from the iTunes App Store.
We then hit the usual haunts, the Disney Store, H&M for some cool tiny man sunglasses and new threads, and waited until the Belfast Yo Sushi! opening time at 11am.
We were greated by a very apologetic staff member who said they had a problem with their fridge overnight and there was absolutely no raw fish available. I thought of maybe going on to Sakura, but Michael just loves the atmosphere of Yo Sushi! so much more, and I had promised. So I had two rawish beef sushi plates, and he had his usual small cucumber square ones. As always, delicious, but a bit of a disappointment. The staff were so polite, but the experience was a little deflated.
We were done in Belfast by noon, so we went home to build a greenhouse! This is the fourth year we've grown seeds, and the second time I've ever bought one of these £9.99 plastic greenhouse from B&M Bargains. They build like a Wendyhouse and are quite sturdy enough, although I weigh mine down with two bricks at the bottom just in case.
We planted two types of peas, beans, radish, tomatoes, plum tomatoes and carrots. I wonder which will be a success? My to-be-ex-husband used to call me grey fingered, in that I killed any plant I owned or tried to grow, which sadly is true. But I always enjoy trying each year. We did succeed with courgettes one year, and I had a huge and beautiful flowering watermelon plant another year.... that never had any fruit.
Gardening finished we popped to M&S for some sushi and bargains. And boy did I get a bargain. We will be eating at my parents' house tonight so everyone can have cake. M&S cake, if you've never had it, is absolutely beautiful.
Yet more sushi for tea time and a big, blue candy floss Slushies from the cafe round in BallyHolme which serves them this size for just £1.35!
A great day with my great boy.