a yoghurt bowl and a carrot

December 2, 2015

Breakfast isn’t so much about food anymore. Pre-baby Joan I’d look forward to lingering over a morning meal of oats, toast, eggs, pancakes and catching up on favourite blogs and articles. I’d wake early just to satisfy whatever craving I had, usually of the porridge variety. It was a sweet time and I loved it, the morning solitude and my carefully prepared meal.

Now my breakfast-time is very different, though still sweet. I’ll assemble some sort of bowl containing the same kind of ingredients as before – oats, milk or yoghurt, nuts and seeds… but my choice of meal is all about speed, how swiftly I can put things together and get back to baby Joan, who will usually be sitting in her bouncer chair. You see, she’s particularly sweet and chatty in the mornings, playing with toys and staring at the sun coming through the blinds, talking to me and herself and her toys…and I don’t want to miss a moment. There are usually dishes in the sink and clothes to be washed, but I ignore the chores in favour of chatting. Recently, bubs has been grasping toys and watching me shake noisy props with wide eyes. This carrot rattle, gifted by a dear friend, is her new favourite.

And so, for breakfast this morning we had a yoghurt bowl, with greek yoghurt, rolled oats, hemp seeds, toasted sunflower seeds and coconut flakes, honey and banana. A yoghurt bowl and a carrot. And it was the sweetest thing.

carrot rattle bf 2

What did you have for breakfast today?

Heidi xo

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  • Martha December 2, 2015 at 9:50 pm

    I’m at Uni and whilst my flatmates chomped on their cereal I made a flax-egg-carrot-kale-spiced omelette thingy-magigy accompanied by avocado and chilli on toast.. it was fab.
    Spending time on my breakfast is my way of saying hello day, and lectures, and essays… you can wait just a little bit longer thank you very much 🙂
    Your morning sounds pretty darn lovely x

  • Emma Stubbs December 3, 2015 at 8:07 am

    Best rattle ever. x

  • laurasmess December 3, 2015 at 2:39 pm

    It was a rushed morning for me, too, as I had a husband to drop off before walking the dog and heading to work. Weetbix, banana, oatmilk, cacao nibs, a few raisins for good measure. I need to buy some more good bread. I miss avocado toast.

    This rattle. So beautiful. But not as beautiful as your warm stories of sweet moments with baby Joan xx

  • Lyf December 3, 2015 at 9:57 pm

    Please return to your lovely lingering breakfasts one day. I’ve tried many of them and my absolute adornment over oats would not exist without you.