Twas Hannah’s graduation today! She can no longer tick the box that says ‘Occupation: Student’ – she’s just plain old unemployed now!! WHAT a bum :p
So my alarm was set for 5.40 this morning…NOT COOL. Not cool AT ALL. Especially not for someone who has a body clock trained to go to bed at midnight, and get up at 7.25 :s sheeks. I had to set it early though, cos, as per marathon schedule, I had a 3mile run on the cards (or 5k to me, cos it’s a nicer number :p). So after I’d dragged my butt out of bed, I downed some water, ate 2 dates and was on my way….it took me just 12 minutes to get out of the door; a personal record! The run was done in 26.50-something, and then I just had to manically get ready to leave for the train station.
Breakfast was somewhat random – after my run, I had an apple and two tsps wheatgerm to keep me going til we got on the train. Whilst travelling, I broke into one of my Whole Foods purchases:
A protein shake! I’m not normally one for protein powders or shakes – as I don’t need them – but for something easy and filling for the journey, I thought it’d be perfect My verdict? The flavour was certainly not vanilla..but the thickness was nice
Mid morning, I snacked on a seedy English muffin, all wrapped up warm in its’ plastic for the journey:
Then just before the graduation ceremony started, I had a banana, and part way through, some soya nuts. Now my small little camera was not very happy in the big graduation room the new one would have been fine, but the little one – not so much! So forgive the quality of these photos….
Hannah and my mama:
Hannah and my aunt:
The actual place where it all went down:
Annnd finally, Hannah collecting her scroll thing:
We were all very proud
AND, weirdly, I had another one of those ‘oh what a small world’ moments – a girl sitting along the row from me (ie an audience member) was a girl I used to best friends with for about 6months when I was 15/16! She even lives about 10mins from my house (or she did before she left school) – I haven’t seen her since she left – 4 years ago – so how random is that!?
Anyway, after the ceremony, we spent about a 1/2hr looking for Hannah, and then I said hello/goodbye, and set off (alone! I’m brave) home. On my way, I ate my lunch:
A seitan sandweeech – 2 pieces of seedy bread (apparently I liked seedy stuff today!), spread with savoury spread and topped with grated carrot:
Followed by seitan (which thankfully came out better than last time I made it!):
And roast parsnip:
Imagine that, but with its’ lid on – that was my sandwich! Friggin’ fine sandwich it was too.
For some veggie-ness, I had a little tub filled with courgette, cherry tomatoes, more roasted parsnip, and the rest of the carrot that hadn’t been grated:
The carrot sticks were hiding at the bottom….
But I made one stick stop being shy
While I was in Liverpool St, I may or may not have picked up a punnet of cheap blueberries, which may or may not have been consumed as lunch ‘dessert’
By the time I got home, I was haaaangry, cos I was later back than I thought I’d be. I actually stopped briefly in town on my way back, where I picked up season 1 of Ugly Betty, 2nd hand for £5(!), as well as 1/4 of a giant grey pumpkin, for £1 – BARGAINS! Anyone else seen Ugly Betty? I never have, but I’ve heard good things
Anyways, where was I? Oh yes, when I got home, I was hungry! I was that kind of hungry where you just want something quick, filling and carb
y, so of course, it was cereal – sprinkled with Whole Foods museli:
I felt sooo much better after that Aside from satisfying my stomach, it meant I could think straight about what to have for dinner. I knew I wanted kamut spaghetti, but the question was…tomato sauce with spicy chickpeas? Or tofu-cashew-nooch butter sauce? I opted for the latter
The sauce would be tofu, blended with cashew butter, nooch, soy sauce, mixed spice, salt, cinnamon and…I think that’s it OH, water, to thin it out. Served with celeriac, parsnip and the last of my kabocha :’(
Suuuuch a comforting, delicious meal!
Dessert later on will probably involve some kind of muffin madness…y’all know how I love my muffins
And errr..that’s about the it! LOLhan’s in jail, Brad shaved his beard off, and Jordan’s ‘song’ charted at number 60. I can’t think of much more to tell you! Soooo, good night!