This Saturday is going to be my first ever experience of watching cricket live (well, at all). Duncan, who is a cricket obsessed Aussie boy, has been looking forward to this match for over a year. Him and his friend managed to get tickets and I was chuffed for them. Unfortunately, his friend Adam has bailed on him less then a month before the event and no other cricket obsessed friend could make it at such short notice!
I really felt for poor Duncan, he was crestfallen, so I sheepishly volunteered my humble company…I said that as long as I can bring a picnic and read a book, I will come. Duncan said yes and only then he informed me that the match could potentially last 8 hours (I mean EIGHT HOURS!!!) and there is a chance that a ball can go into the crowd and I might get hit. Thanks a bunch, Adam!!! Duncan was a bit hurt by the fact that I said that 8 hours is taking the piss, but I am like ‘Duncan, 8 hours of anything is just way too long’.
Don’t get me wrong, when we first met I did make an effort to learn more about this interesting game of standing around and bowling at each others’ heads (that’s what it looks like to me anyway), but the impossibility of understanding this game quickly became clear. Everything seems to be called a ‘wicket’!! I stopped trying after that and just got used to seeing cricket trivia on my phone (we share a Google account). So anyway, we are going and it’s meant to be fairly warm, so, perfect picnic weather. I am also bringing a book and the Saturday Guardian as I intend to catch up on my reading, apparently it is the done thing so it’s all within the rules, right? I shall report back next week…
So that’s our main weekend plan. On Sunday, we might treat ourselves to pancakes as we have not had any in a very long time. I’ve been tracking my food in a bid to correct my excessive snacking and emotional eating and it made me more aware of unwanted calories, so in the past two weeks I’ve been quite restrained. For breakfast, I would have a skinny (half water, half almond milk) oatmeal with strawberries and a smidge of maple syrup instead of lashings of maple syrup and a generous sprinkling of chopped nuts.
While it’s been good to be good for a while and I can already see the results on the scales, I have a hankering for a stack of hot pancakes with a mountain of strawberries and that’s what I’m having this weekend. My tracking app won’t be happy, but I sure will be! It is sometimes worth breaking the rules to stick to the rules, am I right? Well, that’s my ‘dieting’ philosophy anyway 😛 – total deprivation has never really brought about any lasting change.
PS: If you make my vegan buckwheat pancakes, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram as @lazycatkitchen and use the #lazycatkitchen hashtag. I love seeing your takes on my recipes!
These pancakes are based on this recipe.