Military operation in full scale, well that’s what it feels like, preparing to leave the family, home & business to return to Blighty for a week of work, rest & play .
To do lists have been written, who’s got to be where when lists, cheerio cards penned, I like to leave a note under everyone’s pillow so that find it when they get tucked up at night , advent calendars left, how organized am I ? even though I have succumbed to buying one full of chocs, which will be to my childrens delight, but not my thing, I like TRADITIONAL !
Homely early supper of bubble & squeak will be enjoyed together, before one tackles my ablutions, amazing what you do when you’re going away 😉 Can’t let my friends think life on the mountain is turning me grey !
Then I’ll be off for a week in heaven, kindly organised by my wonderful friend Caroline, who will be feeding & watering me, mentoring and boosting me up, we’ll network Pink Jelly style, got to spread the La Rosilla love 😉 , chat and laugh no end .
Work will be at the BBC Good Food Show at the NEC in Birmingham, where I will be on Elf duty for Kate and her amazing Gower Cottage Brownies – Yes I know a rather bonny Elf, but not literally I’m pleased to add, even if it might be nearly Christmas, even though I do have to wear a polo saying ‘ BITE ME ‘ !!!
Here I’ll be in my element amongst food providers, chefs, culinary & gourmet delights. I’m tweeting up with my other ‘Foodie’ and ‘Supperclub’ friends & followers, who then wonderfully will be no longer virtual. One even said ‘How will I recognise you ? oh I know by your cake ‘ !!! Mustn’t forget my lippy then 😉
The week-end is planned to the hilt, with feasting & merriment, a trip to Rose Cottage for supper with the girls including my number 1 daughter, traveling up to meet her Mama, how grown up, full of twinkly lights, hearts, bunting & of course a little vino. Before heading to Bramble, home of my Ma & Pa for early Crimble with the family .
Things I’m looking forward to that I miss on the mountain, in no particular order 😉 – Carpet, heating, Sancerre, my mates, ginger wine, food magazines, walking to the shop, to the pub & to church and back to the pub again 😉