Just an average week in the gastronomic heaven of home cooking jeanette style!
Sunday: Went out to Quecumbar for music, wine and song.
Monday: Wat Tan Hor (smokey chinese noodles with prawns).
Tuesday: Steamed salmon with purple sprouting broccoli and potato salad.
Wednesday: Kerala fish curry.
Thursday: Jeanette out so had to fend for myself with a mushroom sauce on toast
Friday: Chicken goujons stuffed with cream cheese
When I left home for uni at the age of 18 I ‘learned’ to cook – pasta and a jar of sauce was about the best I ever got. I hope my kids appreciate what fantastic variety and expertise they’re tucking into. I know I do!
We helped out at the St John’s Hill Festival in Clapham Junction this weekend. Well I say we, I looked after the boys, Jeanette set up her face-painting stand and helped our good friends Sim & Robin out on their cake stand.
Although it wasn’t a particularly nice day, there was a good turn out and all in all it seemed to be a better event than the Lavender Hill Street Party that took place in June. That was more of a pavement party, due to the busy traffic cutting off one side of the road from the other.
I took the opportunity to check out the office of our old client Image Wizard television, but it seems they’ve moved on.
Yes I suppose it’s a boy/man thing. While we visited the STEAM museum in Swindon, Jeanette went round the adjacent shopping centre and came out laden with shoes and clothes. I took the boys round the steam trains – much more interesting!
Freecycle‘s a great idea – give away the things you don’t need anymore so anyone willing to make the effort to come and collect them. There’s a kind of community noticeboard where you put up what you’ve got to get rid of, and people can also request items they need.
But surely, surely, it is taking it to extremes to ask for “Wanted: Working moped – any as long as it works, will pass MOT” and “Wanted – Car – Family car would be good, it would be nice to have something for just to go around shopping go see family with Children”?
I don’t mind that people ask for things, I saw one today asking for a Unicyle, and fair enough it might be something you have in the attic, not used for years and a request like that prompts you to get it down and give it a good home. But sometimes the Wanted requests make me mad! I’m waiting for the day I see “Wanted: Money, must be valid tender” next?