Read on for Tweets and Eats!
After a lazy morning on the sofa N made a gorgeous paella for our late lunch, then we got dressed up and headed out to Stamford for a casino night. We’d put on casino tables at our wedding for the guests so we thought it would be a nice way to remember our big day again.
N soon showed that he is a dab hand at Blackjack and I turned out to be a master Roulette strategist, so between us we ended up with more chips than we’d started with and ended up having a great time. Probably because of the lack of people, the ‘champagne on arrival’
turned into a top up every time my glass was half empty, which was not
at all unwelcome!
By the end of the night I was babbling away happily and encouraging N to join me in copious amounts of Zoolander ‘Blue Steel’ selfies (which of course I then plastered over Twitter during the car ride home, exclaiming: “Ooh I didn’t know Twitter did filters!”).
This week my Twitter feed has been full of excitement as a group of us are invading Centerparcs for a bloggers holiday in June. I can’t wait, but am a little bit terrified too! You see last time I went to Centerparcs, I ended up swapping the ‘small’ ladies bike for a kid’s BMX (regular readers will know I’m a shortie). I got just a little bit too adventurous on a steep slope and soared headfirst over the handlebars, landing on my face. If you’ve never been winded, I do not recommend it. I had to walk back to the villa with a split lip, half of Elveden Forest stuck to my face and knees, and a stonking black eye. Still, after a hot bath everything seemed better and we still managed to go to the squash session that we’d booked for that afternoon… even though I would occasionally duck and yell ‘NOT MY EYE’ if the ball rebounded too hard in my direction.
I finally got round to filling in a passport application renewal this week too. My last holiday abroad was in fact my honeymoon, 6 years ago, so it’s about time. Did you know that passport photo booths don’t use a flash anymore? They just have this odd highly unflattering downlighter. Therefore despite careful makeup application, the photo that will now see me through the next 10 years of travel resembles a celebrity DUI mugshot and not a good one either. *Sigh*. There may be a little excursion to Paris happening later this year as a result of another Twitter conversation though – fingers crossed!
This week we’ve been cooking up a storm in the kitchen:
Tesco kindly sent me a £10 voucher to spend in their meat section through their Orchard programme which I’m now a member of. We chose to buy pork from their Finest range to cook up a delicious sweet and sour dish, as well as our staple healthy chicken dishes later in the week. I have shied away from buying meat from the supermarket in recent years, but I have to say the Finest range has tempted me back!
The other meals are courtesy of our subscription to Hello Fresh.
I hope you’ve all had a great week too!
* In case you are wondering who the heck N is, let me explain! I called my other half ‘Mr F’ when I started this blog, the ‘F’ standing for FitFoodFun, my blog’s original name. Since this name is long gone, I decided I’m just going to use hubby’s initial instead from now on – I have not suddenly traded Mr F for someone new!!!