Aug. 17th, 2008
09:55 pm - Tonight
Tonight I am feeling sad.
Tonight I am feeling like I don't have any friends. I feel this is partly my fault as I have been working flat out all year, but also feel that friendship is a two way thing and people can call me.
Tonight I feel like doing a Reggie Perrin but would never hurt my other half like that and couldn't bear to leave teh kittens.
Tonight I feel like saying that's it for any voluntary work. I have done enough for nothing, maybe I should become a totally self-centred, selfish person like everyone else.
Tonight I feel so lucky to have found the man I have, however many times he drives me crazy.
Tonight I wonder what happened to the year - i went freelance a year ago and I just can't believe it has disappeard so fast.
Tonight I wish Big Brother was better this year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Aug. 11th, 2008
It is that time of year again when I ask my friends for their help. This is the third Wirral Food and Drink Festival and we have been working all year to make it a great free entry event, which is why I would appreciate your help.
Can you spare a couple of hours on the Sunday or Monday of the August bank holiday, whether it is to help us set up early in the morning or just to count people in and give out programmes throughout the day.
Helpers get a special Wirral Food and Drink Festival tshirt and a couple of beer tokens to enjoy at our great beer tent.
Other than that the days are yours to enjoy eating some of the best produce around and enjoying some of our best beverages.
Let me know
Jul. 17th, 2008
Jul. 13th, 2008
Your result for The Attachment Style Test...
You're not the most decisive person. You tend to be unsure what you want out of your attachments, and it's unlikely you've had more than mediocre relationships. Either that, or you've had some good relationships, and some bad relationships, and you're just between them at the moment. The point is that you don't know what you want. You vacillate between trust and mistrust, and between low and high self-esteem. You probably have a couple of good friends who support you and believe in you, but you tend not to let things get too heavy. You like to sit on fences.
Fictional character with whom you might identify: Xander (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Amelie (Amelie)
|Other Attachment Types:|
|Secure:||The Unicorn|||||The Cuddleslut|||||The Free Agent|
|Preoccupied:||The Cling Wrap|||||The Squid|||||The Insect|
|Fearful:||The Doormat|||||The Leper|||||The Exile|
|Dismissing:||The Hermit|||||The Stone|||||The Player|
Jun. 26th, 2008
10:54 pm - hardly I think!
It is obvious that leadership is your strong suit! Hera was Queen of all the Greek Gods and the daughter of a Titan. This is no small boast! Hera is selective on who she inhabits and rightfully so. Only those of majestic grace and keen intellects are considered and she will leave in a heartbeat if her host is ungracious or in anyway corrupted by a powerful position. Like Hera, you are a true born leader of the people. Many have come to you over the years seeking guidance and patient understanding to their plights and pains. Your advice is usually rooted in the experiences of your own life and given with great care and caution. Continue on this path and Hera will make you a Queen worthy of remembrance!
May. 4th, 2008
11:47 am - saturday
Life has been very hectic recently and my great skill at procrastination does not help really.
Yesterday we went out early (well for us on a Saturday) to get birthday presents, a fairy dress for Neve, my friend’s daughter; transformers for Cormac, the son of my friend and another present I can’t mention as my mother sometimes reads this journal.
While at the retail park, the remote which opens the car died on us, so we rushed to Boots for a battery. Then Mark wanted to see about getting a new football shirt, because the 10 billion he has are still not enough. So I ended up buying some new walking/trainer type shoes. Karrimors which were only £17.99.
Then we stopped to buy some ingredients to fill the pasta dough I made yesterday, my best ever and a beautiful golden colour thanks to the double yolkers from the farmers’ market.
So I had been planning a blue cheese and walnut stuffing and Mark actually agreed to try it, so he finally ate his first pasta dish and enjoyed it! Now I just have to develop a lasagne without garlic and onions.
So back home I had to do a lot of rolling and filling of the pasta, which I decided should be a sort of trendy ravioli ie. Big with a lump of filling in the middle.
Alongside this I managed to spend a bit of time sitting in the sun in the garden reading a book and worrying about all the work I had to do but haven’t got to yet.
Then we did a bit of planting out of runners, French and broad beans. We need to do more today but the rain makes that not too likely.
Then we watched Doctor Who, several other TV shows, played scrabble and then it was time for bed.
So I woke up early this morning worrying about work and still need to get down to it, but we are off later to deliver birthday presents to children.
May. 2nd, 2008
Mar. 18th, 2008
09:26 pm - liverpool.com
check out the food page in the print magazine of www.liverpool.com
08:47 pm - restaurants and eating
Been mulling over a couple of ideas this week, I have been working flat out so much recently that I don’t seem to see friends anymore.
It came back to me for two reasons, one when I met up with Four Star Mary, another when TMorel visited.
I haven’t seen the guys from the band for years and it was amazing how you just shift back into the way you were and catch up. One also made me promise to keep in touch more (though he was the one who was useless at replying to emails actually!). We had dinner, as it was near to their gig, I didn’t know what to expect but I was impressed. He raved about his salmon and I was impressed with my guinea fowl with an excellent green peppercorn and rosemary sauce.
But what sparked me thinking was my friend Tony’s comment as we enjoyed a meal at Fraiche. At the end he immediately booked in for next month for his birthday celebration, I just so love it when someone else gets Marc’s food and loves it as well. I am sick to death of hearing comments like ‘oh but it is such small portions’! If I want all you can eat I’ll head to Cheshire Oaks and enjoy mass produced junk, thanks.
Anyway, Tony mentioned that he didn’t out at many top restaurants because of finding someone to go with, and that struck a chord with me (especially as I have a partner who is not into food). So I was thinking about some kind of restaurant club.
We would pick a restaurant we really want to visit and then all meet up. If possible it would probably be a lunch if it was some distance away. But it would be a wonderful way to try great food with good friends. Anyone interested?
The other idea I had was to stop working every weekend and make myself take a Sunday off a month and have an open house for lunch or brunch. Each one could have a different theme, but have a chilled out Sunday, eating, talking, reading newspapers or just getting together. March is out already but maybe I can start something in April.
And this year I definitely intend to have Thanksgiving!