Hello lovely people.
I call this a “weekly roundup” like there are lots of things to update you on, but there really aren’t that many… I worked every day this week. On Tuesday evening I went to Pizza Express with an ex-colleague. We exchanged gifts, as we didn’t have a chance to get together in August [our birthday month] and she gifted me this awesome unicorn jewellery dish… She knows me too well. I had a Bosco salad, which is one of my favourite things to eat at PE and we finished it off with a hot chocolate in Wetherspoon. It was lovely.
What happened for the rest of the week? Well… ummm… I made my first mac and cheese. Get me! I used THIS recipe by Jamie Oliver… it’s a non-roux recipe, which is exactly what I was looking for. I think there are benefits to a roux, but L is not keen on them, so I made this one which was PURE CHEESE. I also topped it with lemon breadcrumbs from Waitrose. They are one of my favourite store cupboard ingredients and I always have them in the house.
Work was strange this week. I found every day very challenging. I’ve not slept well because of the heat, so this might be why. It wasn’t even as busy as it usually was, but maybe my tolerance levels were low because of the lack of sleep. Lack of sleep does not suit me. Some people handle it really well, I do not. I also don’t like being under time constraints. That makes me anxious.
We tried a new Indian take-away this week, and that was nice. That reminds me, I need to write a review on Just Eat. They’ve emailed me for a review, so I should really. Yelp is my usual reviewing platform, but I’ll give it a go.
I’ve been listening to Bruno Mars again this week. I LOVE this song and I’ve listened to it four times already today >>
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JNtAtGGNRU >> Bruno Mars | Count on me
L & I spent today with my new-nephew R, my little sister, S and her beau, P. I got R a JellyCat Giraffe, who is yet to be named, but I think R liked it.
Here is Unnamed >>
We spent the afternoon with the three of them in Tunbridge Wells. They took us for an amazing lunch in Bill’s. This isn’t one we’ve been to before and I even had a dish that I’ve never had before; duck and pearl barley pie! I give it 4/5 – it was lovely.
We then went to a little cake shop called Stefania’s where we ate far too much cake, and I even got to bring some home! You can check out some of these photos in my Instagram feed which will show up in the side panel.
It was lovely spending time with little R, my nephew. He’s such a gem. A smile from him could break a million hearts beyond repair. He’s just beautiful. I won’t share a photo because he’s not mine to share, but take my word for it, he’s wonderful.
I also went into a couple of shops looking for an iPhone 6. I’m not convinced that I want one. If they’d had any in stock in any of the shops today, I might be sitting here with one RIGHT NOW, but they didn’t, I’m not, and I’m not sure I’ll ever have one. I might hang on and see what they release mid-year. The 6S?
We’re going to watch another episode of The Tunnel now, which as you know takes some attention, so I’m off. I’m hoping that we end up at a garden centre tomorrow so that I can plant some succulents, but we will see.
Love and that.