The work load has not given up like I expected since the 2nd February, the huge hamster wheel I am in is hurtling even faster ... tsk I didn't take a career change to be this busy... to add insult to injury I have been made 'work-stream lead'. Don't get me wrong I am pleased that my efforts have been recognised but I think I am going to have to get to the advanced class in plate spinning!!!!
Last month I celebrated another Birthday and the family and I went to a fabby garden centre where they do fabby food too. It is in Cheshire about 7 miles from where I live.
Willowpool is no ordinary garden centre, in fact I didn't spot any plants for sale!! Instead you can buy ex Blackpool illuminations, huge stone Buddas, red telephone boxes.. indeed anything that can be reclaimed is sold there. The prices are well 'pricey' but it is enormous fun.
It may not have escaped your attention but it is Valentines Day today. Bless my Teens cotton socks she bought me a card and a Thorntons chocolate thing with my name on it ... awwww
In return as she and her boyfriend have no money I said I would cook them a 3 course meal and they could pretend they were at a restaurant... there was me thinking it would be a simple case of soup, lasagne and ice cream. No it ended up with home made chicken goujons and dips to start, a full Sunday roast (but with Christmas dinner stuff too like cranberry sauce, cranberry and nut stuffing etc) and 2 types of cheescake... just as well I love cooking.
One thing I have learned today ... 'pigs in blankets' are not just for Christmas (yummeee)