North Staffordshire oatcakes are one of our favourite breakfast treats. I was introduced to them at university by a friend who was actually from North Staffs. I thought they were stunning when I first tried them, and I still love them now. We usually save them for the weekend, but I decided to surprise Lil’ L by making him some for breakfast today. He was really excited when he heard and managed to eat 2 oatcakes before school, and then asked if he could have another one as a snack after school! While you can put savoury fillings in them, we prefer a big dollop of strawberry fruit spread. I also sneak in a little hemp seed oil or walnut oil for an omega-3 boost. Here’s the recipe.
After school, Lil’ L and I had fun playing Twister (haven’t played that in ages!) and while dinner was cooking, we made some of our super ‘Omega Chocs’. I’m sure Lil’ L only likes helping with the baking so he can lick the bowl out 😉
At 7pm, Lil’ L went to a special cubs meeting where he was going to be ‘invested’ (?) While he was there with his Dad, I decided to go for a run. For the first time ever, I wore M’s Garmin Forerunner watch so I could find out how slow I run. I’m afraid to say that it’s now official…. I’m as slow as a tortoise 🙁 I managed to run 4.07 miles in 44.20 minutes. That means it takes me nearly 11 minutes to run a mile. That is soooo slow. I would use the excuse that it’s very hilly round here but, on the canal towpath, girls that were jogging in a much slower rhythm than me were actually speeding past me! My running action must be like a pogo stick – I go up and down rather than along. Tips on how I can stretch my pace whilst exerting the same amount of energy would be much appreciated. Thank you 🙂