Well, I hope you all had a good Easter despite the weather!
There I was on Easter Sunday, paintbrush in hand about to paint a cupboard, when Sophie rang and in a moment of madness I invited her and her boyfriend to have a late lunch with us.
Actually I was really pleased she said yes, and even more pleased that she arrived with some 'nest cakes' she had made from Shredded Wheat and chocolate – we haven't had those for years, since the children were young teenagers. They were delicious! Unlike my gravy!
Gravy crisis averted!
I'm normally not too bad at making gravy – a veggie stock cube and a bit of Bisto gravy powder - but because I had used a bigger saucepan to steam the broccoli I must have got the proportions wrong and ended up with LUMPY gravy!
Quick thinking and a sieve averted a disaster and it didn't taste too bad, but it's typical that things go wrong when you're trying to impress – it's only the second time I've cooked for Sophie's boyfriend!
Car parking in front of a crowd
The cooking episode reminded me of the time a few years ago when I had gone to fetch Daniel from school. There were cars all over the place and just one very small parking place.
As I pulled up at the side of it apparently all Daniel's friends were doubtful that I would be able to successfully park, but as I can normally park on a postage stamp Dan was confidently and vociferously 'backing' me!!!
OOPS – the pressure must have got to me – I think I hit the curb 4 or 5 times – he's never let me forget it!