Happiness on a Friday, part 3

It’s Friday, it’s the start of a three-day weekend, the weather forecast is finally warm, with minimal rain and a generous amount of sun, I’m feeling pretty happy! I’m not gonna lie, I was fairly tempted to buy some Pimms on the way home from work, but refrained for fear of jinxing the weather!

Kicking off the weekend with a delicious Chilean sauvignon blanc and a prawn, pea, lemon and chilli risotto – delicious!! (The risotto has a good glug of wine in it too, of course)



Happiness on a Friday… Part 2

To continue the Happiness on a Friday series, with a continued pasta and wine theme…


Fusilli with a courgette, white wine and parmesan sauce, with a crisp glass of white courtesy of Fortnum & Mason, thanks to a supplier Christmas gift for the OH today! Oh, go on then!

Happiness on a Friday…

… is a big old plate of spag bol and a big old glass of Merlot!

Testing out blogging as a phone upload…!


Another weekend away from the kitchen

Yes, I have been away for yet another weekend. This time to a lovely cottage in the little village of Near Sawrey (the home of Beatrix Potter! Such happy childhood memories!) in the Lake District with the in-laws for a family birthday. All these weekends away to the countryside have been fantastic, I think it’s very healthy to get away from the city and daily grind as frequently as possible for some clean fresh air, exercise and relaxation. It makes me thankful to be in such easy striking distance of countryside in the Lake District, Peak District and Yorkshire living in Manchester – you really can have the best of both worlds! And if you can be as lucky as we have at this time of year to get some true cold, crisp sunny Autumnal days, you can enjoy some truly spectacular scenery. Aside from weekends away, the last few weeks have also been full of visitors and the likes of murder mysteries as well as general day to day manicness! This has all meant I’ve hardly spent anytime in the kitchen lately other than to whip up quick but relatively unexciting week night meals (think omelettes  stir fries and baked potatoes!) I’m looking forward to getting back into the kitchen soon, but in the meantime can’t really complain when I’ve been enjoying more stunning views like this!

Galia Melon & Prosciutto

A very tasty weekend lunch….

Ahhh I love weekends 🙂