Bank Holiday Weekend

I do love a long weekend, Syd and I both enjoy having his Dad home for an extra day. We started Saturday with a trip to the Weymouth Sealife Centre, and had a lovely couple of hours wandering around seeing all the various sea creatures. I fell in love with the jellyfish particularly, and Syd loved racing about finding the next numbered room – he is all about the counting at the moment.

Ray Watching.

Ray Watching.

 

We followed that with a trip to Weymouth Morrisons as part of the Morrisons Mums challenge. We had been given £80 of vouchers to shop at the store. I was impressed with the fresh vegetable department with it’s snazzy cooling system, and found the fresh produce prices were very low. We stacked up on fruit and veg for the week, although just 3 days later my gannets have got through all the fruit already! Morrisons have just cut prices throughout the store, and it was noticeably cheaper than my usual supermarket on plenty of products. We spent a little under £90 and came out with this lot……

 

shopping

 

Then it was home and time to cook a Saturday night treat of curry. I cheated (I usually do….) and used a sauce from a jar, microwave rice, ready made pappadoms, indian snack selection , a pre-prepared side and naan from the bakery section. We made the curry with quorn and veg, and then it was just a case of heating the extras. It was a tasty meal and for four of us came in at £2.42 per head. Cheaper than the take-away, and almost as nice!

(Price breakdown- Sharwoods sauce – £1, Mango chutney – £1, quorn pieces – £1.79, 2 Naan Breads – 59p, Samosas and bhajis – £1.29, onion – 11p, carrots – 26p, ready made Tarka Dahl – £1.50, Pappadoms – £1.15, rice – £1)

 

curry

 

Sunday saw us head off to the out-laws for a big family lunch. Was fab to catch up with everyone, and Syd loved playing with his 7 year old nephew, yes, we are one of those topsy turvy generational families! In fact he will be an Uncle for the second time in a few short weeks, and we are all looking forward to welcoming the new addition to the family – just don’t call me Grandma!

Having had an enormous lunch we had a light dinner of lovely toasted things from our supermarket haul the day before. Pancakes and crumpets with some of Morrisons great value and tasty jam.

 

Looking hopefully for a hungry duck!

Looking hopefully for a hungry duck!

Having been out and about all weekend, Monday saw us have to crack on with a few bits and bobs at home, but we still managed a trip to feed the ducks, but I think lots of others had been there first as disappointingly for Syd they weren’t very hungry! It was lovely to see some ducklings though. We had a tasty roast for tea, with Morrisons vegetarian kievs, a new product for us and one that went down well.

A lovely bank holiday weekend all in all. Thank goodness there is another one on it’s way in a couple of weeks!

Love Miss Cisco XXX

Disclosure; this post is part of the BritMums #MorrisonsMum campaign, and we were provided with £80 of Morrisons voucher to spend in store in return for writing about our experience. Editorial control is retained in full.

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18 Comments

  1. May 8, 2014 / 2:20 pm

    Hooray for Bank Holidays!

    Your curry night sounds like a total feast!
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  2. May 8, 2014 / 2:20 pm

    I LOVED that cooling system. I may have been a tad obsessed with it! And that last pic is just too cute.

    Your Morrisons shop looks much better than I did. Mine was boring in comparison to yours!
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  3. May 8, 2014 / 4:52 pm

    Bank holidays are fab. I had a really relaxing one, and I am really enjoying reading all these Morrisons posts and seeing what everyone comes up with – and I have to say, I do love a good curry! X
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  4. May 8, 2014 / 9:09 pm

    Sounds like a really lovely, chilled weekend. Morrisons seem to be working really hard to keep prices on everyday staples low. Your easy curry sounds like a great option after a busy day when I can’t be bothered to cook 🙂
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  5. May 8, 2014 / 11:58 pm

    Crikey, that’s a ton of stuff for £90! I’m very impressed. Especially when so much of it is fresh produce – I’ve been horrified by the price of fresh fruit and veg over here – the produce is brilliant but goodness it’s expensive. I wonder if Morrisons would think about opening a Tasmanian branch…!
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  6. May 9, 2014 / 10:00 am

    Loved reading this post as I do all our posts. Lovely to hear that you had a happy Bank Holiday weekend, fab photos and i love that term topsy-turvy family as we are one too. My step-daughter was a mum before I was. Commenting for myself and on behalf of BritMums and thanking you for taking part
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  7. May 9, 2014 / 11:27 am

    It is lovely indeed when you get to spend more time than usual with the family. Why don’t they make the work week of 4 days from now on?
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