Hello my dears, sorry it's been so long! I have missed you, and I have been reading your blogs when I can - I've had a bit of a change in working conditions which means I have less time to spend online, and I've also had a really fun couple of weeks with plenty of social activities, so I'm afraid my blogging has taken something of a back seat! It might make me a bad blogger, but real life always takes precedence around here :)
It's been completely dreary weather for the last few weeks - it only stopped raining for two days! - but since we last spoke I have:
- been out for cocktails with the girls
- enjoyed a decadent dinner party at Sarah's (I made a Nutella chocolate fudge cake, I was given roast lamb)
- had a brilliant weekend in London which involved a Leonardo Da Vinci exhibition round the back of Buckingham Palace with my sister, as well as my good friend Alex's 30th birthday party in an art gallery in Peckham
- on the one sunny day we had, been on a beautiful walk up in the hills around Bath - pictures to follow in another post. I live in such a beautiful city :)
- celebrated a mate's birthday in Bath with a homebrewed beer festival (I'm still not 100% recovered, but the memory of Johnny's Freddie Mercury impression has been keeping me going)
- gone back to the Wild Cafe for a sneaky weekday lunch date with t'other Sarah (wood pigeon salad at 1pm on a Monday? Don't mind if I do!)
- been on the guest list for a very trendy gig in Bristol: it's not what you know, it's who you know! Again, this one deserves its own post really, so stay tuned.
See? I haven't been absent without good reason! It's been hectic but loads of fun. I'm knackered, but happy.
Plus, the poppies are back, so every time I enter or leave my office I am greeted with their sweet orange faces:
I want to try and transplant some at home again, since I drowned last year's attempt (I am a notoroius over-waterer). This year I am being very strict with my plant watering routine: only on Saturdays! I am having a surprising amount of success with some supermarket-purchased basil and coriander plants, and have managed to keep a Christmas cactus and a new calandiva alive for months (sadly, the original Diva fell victim to my over-attentiveness as well).
So, how have you been keeping your spirits up during this rainy, rainy spring?