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08 Aug 2013

Hi everyone,

It’s the long weekend and that makes today a Friday *squeal*.

Have you noticed the days are getting longer? It’s rather groovy that Spring will start bouncing in a month or so and we can stop wearing socks *more squealing*.

I think it’s the celebration of Women tomorrow that's captivating me. I know we’re worth it and all of that malarkey but it’s nice to have an actual day just for us. I shall order my family about (they’re all boys) and hopefully get some nice time to do stuff - just for me.

Now what does ‘just for me’ actually mean? Often it means me, on my own, not disturbed by anyone in the kitchen drinking wine and experimenting. Luckily for the rest of my lot, my ‘me’ time ends up in a plate full of something. Hold thumbs for them that my experiments work out.

It’s relaxing and fun. I page through cookbooks, see what I have in the freezer and cupboards and then just... play. It can end in taste bud napalm and sometimes I drink too much wine which halts it all with a little snooze, but most of the time a new dish is born and (if I can remember it) a new recipe.

I wonder what I’ll cook up tomorrow. I’m going to pop to the shops on the way home, get a whole lot of deliciously interesting things and then it's just me and my apron tomorrow afternoon.

How do you see your Women’s Day panning out tomorrow?

If you’ve got women in your life, take my advice: treat her to doing something just for her and then give her chocolate – it will never fail.

Love and French mountain cheese,


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