Hello, I hope your week is going well and you're doing your upmost to stay dry. My heart goes out to those who have been badly affected by this relentless rain and floods. It's been a terrible time for so many. Let's hope things start to settle very, very soon.
I've been in touch with friends in Portland in Dorset who have lived most of their lives there. They tell me it's been decades since they've witnessed weather like this. Fortunately, for them, they're high up on the Isle so the floods haven't affected them directly.
Our studios, here in London, had some external damage due to the ferocious winds. The outside was cordoned off while repairs took place. All is fixed now I'm pleased to say.
Wherever you are, do take care and stay safe.
It's hard to believe we're well into February and, if you're a parent, can you believe half term is already here! I have a few days off and look forward to more walks with Misty and Bramble and family games with my children!
Now, if you know me, you'll know how much I love my food! I've never claimed to be a master chef, but when it comes to eating, I'm up there with the best! If I'm honest, I'm not too bad in the kitchen (modest!) but I'm not one for long-winded recipes which take several hours to prepare but minutes to devour! I'd rather be with the kids and dogs playing!
I do have a handful of favourite tasty snacks which take minutes to prepare. Many of which include marmite!
For example, cheese on hot buttered toast with marmite is divine. Then there are spaghetti hoops on toast with grated cheese. However, one of my favourites is thanks to Pipa. Hot buttered toast, marmite and a couple of poached eggs! It is fabulous! I highly recommend!
Then, of course, I love my homemade soup, thanks to my cook's essentials soup maker. Leek and potato is delicious! And, not to forget our yoghurt maker. Greek EasiYo with a dash of honey on top and a few crushed cashew nuts is divine… by writing this I'm making myself a little peckish!
I'd love to hear of your simple, tasty snacks to broaden my horizon (marmite is optional but it's a real favourite of mine!). Please drop me a line on the comments section below and if you get the chance, follow me on Twitter and even tweet a picture! I'm @mecharliebrook.
Well done if you guessed last week's 'just for fun' mystery picture, it was indeed, a highlighter pen!
What do you think this week's is?
I'm back on air this weekend. On Sunday 16th I'm presenting a wonderful hour of Spring Catwalk Fashion at 9pm, followed by a fabulous hour of relaxation. Sealy Posturepedic at 10pm… Bliss, can't wait.
See you soon and take care,