As it always is, Jan was a quiet month, I thought I’d found a breakfast solutionI went to work and tried to be healthyChristelle and I had a day of bread making. It didn’t stick (she murdered the starter eventually and decided that bread making wasn’t for her!)February
I (along with other Grace people) made freezer meals for Kathy and Adam to get them through the transitional month of new parenthood!Ma and I babysat Oli and he cheated at cards (like his father, he is the fastest land animal!)I survived the month with lots of coffee to propel me through it!March
I went to Washington DC and it snowed a lot…There was no cherry blossom but I really enjoyed the city and Matt was the perfect host, I was sad not to see John but happy to find a gin distillery…Mother’s Day was that month and it led to this text conversation between Ma and me, which perfect sums up our mother/daughter dynamic…
I think that from May to August, I pretty much lived on Cous Cous SaladAnd there was a trip to Brighton, with the French June
At some point in June, I lost my prescription sunglasses and no I haven’t got around to getting new ones yet!There was a visit to Apsley House for the Waterloo weekend festivities, the highlight of which was watching the Battle of Waterloo explained through the medium of vegetables. Hilarious and informative…
I ate a lot of cherries, made cocktail cherries, cherry brandy, and worried about my teams in the family World Cup pool…
If anything else happened in August, I’m pretty sure it wasn’t important!
In September, I experimented with flavoured ginsThought about bedroom furnitureThis year’s other holiday was up North to Amble by way of Middleham.We went to Dunstanburgh, Warkworth, Belsay and Barter Books. As well as into Newcastle for the day and out on a boat. It just never gets dull.. October
I caught a cold. Went to the Sipsmith 100 Martini BarHelped Charles re-organise his wine while catching up on all his news…And got very excited about seeing Old Crow Medicine Show live…November
I decided not to do any food shopping for a while.
The month started with Christelle’s and Ma’s birthday drinksAdvent calendarsAnd some time with Jo and Ms TI made Vin d’OrangeBattled with my flicky fringeWent to lots of Christmas lunchesVolunteered with the local allotment society, I’m on the waiting list!
And then Christmas