Another week, another inch closer to spring a whole lot more Wonderful. In no particular order:
Jamie Olivers’ Lamb Shank
Not a euphemism. I spent most of a cheeky Friday off slow cooking lamb shanks. As well as feeling all kinds of posh about it, they were completely delicious. Do the sauce and the browning on the hob, shove it all into a slow cooker and leave it to bubble away for the day. Serve over crushed new potatoes for extra pretentiousness points.
Torbay has its own weird micro-climate so it’s been a long time since I’ve had snow on my birthday. That changed this year and I’m not saying it was just for me but… I did spend a little too long dancing around on a deserted beach a la Edward Scissorhands, what a cracking start to my thirty third (SOB) birthday.
It turns out I’m a person monumentally motivated by stats and targets (dear boss, this bodes well). I got a shiny new Fitbit for my birthday and I’m already hooked on the numbers. Yesterday I climbed the equivalent of 24 flights of stairs and did a whopping 13,000 steps – thankee spaniels. There is something incredibly addictive about trying to beat yourself. I probably need to stop this now but I’m LOVING the Fitbit in a way I never thought possible. Ask me how many steps I’ve done today, ASK ME.*
Have you had one? Your arteries won’t thank you and steer clear if you’re a heartburn prone sort but oh sweet lordy are they the best things? Deep fried doughy goodness topped with butterscotch icing and pecan pieces. £1.00 a go in Waitrose, follow your nose.
Fresh sheets should really make the list every single week shouldn’t they? One of life’s true pleasures. This week I managed to coincide clean sheet night with almond fabric softener, my birthday and fresh jimjams, what a time to be alive. Happiness is…that, basically.
My birthday night was spent watching the fabulous Kinky and Quirky’s 100th burlesque show, a highlight definitely being the magnificent hula hooper (hoopist?) who could do the most ridiculous things with a hoop. I’ve rarely felt so in awe or so inadequate simultaneously. She was sandwiched in between some cracking burlesque performers and incredible drag act. I’ve said it before but if you’re Devonish get thee to a K&Q show pronto.
I’m as shocked as you are that he’s made this list but after openly mocking the Netflix special on every social platform there is, I then watched it. SO FUNNY. Remember when he hosted Buzzcocks that time and was a comedy genius? This is that but on crack. It’s weird. Really weird. But completely wonderful.
We’ve got some big milestones in our little family over the next twelve months, is there any better way to mark those than with some mega hols? Nope! We spent a while over the weekend thinking and talking and searching for new adventures. The anticipation of an adventure is my favourite.
She makes this week’s list for having the ruddy good nouse to freeze some blackberries at the end of last summer. They’ve made it into every smoothie I’ve had this week. I might even make a crumble. Good work Michelle from last year.
And all the lovely feedback I had on this blog post. Thank you all for reminding me why I do so love this blogging lark.
That’s that. Give me some of your own good stuff? I’m far too interested in the lives of others.
Sally, Kate, Helen, Jo, Cat, Emma, Sam, Laura, Lynsey, Kerri, Peta , Sarah, El, Jasmin, Debbie, Katie and Mimmi are all also full of the cheer. >> If you’re in the gang and I’ve missed you off, please please let me know! There are so many now I lose track!
Let me know if you decide to join in, there’s a hashtag and everything #wonderfulwednesday