This week has been a good week. Despite all the rain and wind and generally terrible weather I’ve seen a lot of the positive in most things (not all, the middle of the week was a bit pants, but you can’t win them all).
1) Gammon, mushroom and pea pie, with onion sauce. Best use of gammon leftovers ever. I blogged it, and you can find the recipe here. The sauce was perfectly seasoned and the consistency was spot on. There was enough gammon left over from our Sunday lunch that the pie was substantial. The puff pastry was crispy and crumbly and golden and yummy. All in all a perfect pie, and let me tell you, Internets, it was not just me who had a smile on their face on Monday night.
2) I’ve started reading Ruby and Elliot Karlson on the Roof. A book from the 1950’s, there are translations used that might not be used if it was translated today. The paragraph above had me laughing hard like the juvenile I really am. The world’s best cock painter eh?! très amusant! If you haven’t read Karlson on the Roof, then you really ought to. The whole book is funny and a lovely lovely piece of children’s literature.
3) I have also written about this earlier in the week. I’ve been thoroughly enjoying my trips to the gym of late. I thought I’d hate it, I begged for a gym buddy on facebook, but really, as it turns out, all I need is a pair of headphones and some banging tunes and I can run like Mo Farah.
Well, not quite, but 5.6km is nothing to be sniffed at, and I think Mo would agree. My total last week was over 12km, which I am mighty pleased with. I am looking forward to more runs to nowhere this week like you wouldn’t believe.
4) Finally, a trip to 7 Bone with one of my oldest and dearest friends. I’ve known Katherine since we were 10, and we’ve had some badass times over the last 20 years. You know you have a great friend when you don’t see each other for months (or in our case, sometimes over a year) and when you do finally hang out, it’s just like you saw each other yesterday. Friendship like that is rare and something to be cherished. We had an afternoon game of Monopoly with Ross and the kids at the pub, then scooted on down to our local Dirty Burger Bar, 7 Bone, for a nosh up. 7Bone was featured on BBC2 the other week and now it’s nigh on impossible to get a table without a wait at the pub over the road unless you go at lunchtime on a Wednesday. But we got a table and had an epic dinner. Chicken burgers and dirty fries, incase you were interested.