So that’s it then…

Well it’s boxing day, 2006 – and that’s Christmas out of the way, I do hope you all had, as they say, a good one. Things weren’t all too shabby at my end, spending the day itself in the company of my other half with no interuptions of having to run off to family. Not that I’m saying that seeing family isn’t enjoyable; but not seeing any of them has made a pleasant change this year.

I must enthuse about my favourite present, Nigel Slater’s Kitchen Diary – which I’ve pretty much consumed cover to cover already, it’s full of wonderful recipes and has really rather inspired me to push myself further away from the consumerism of the supermarkets and to make even more of the wonderful deli’s, markets and independent retailers that we’re so lucky to have on our doorstep here in Notting Hill.

Went to see The Queen this evening, not her Royal Highness, but Helen Mirran – doing what has to be said is a wonderful and rather uncanny impression of her, I know I’m rather slow in seeing this movie, which seems to have been out for ages, but I missed it when it showed here, but The Gate had it on again so we decided that it was a much better idea to wander to the cinema than to absorb the crap on boxing day television, I say this with the exception of the unexpectedly funny Freaky Friday which was on earlier and the long awaited comeback of Challenge Anneka.

Not officially back to work until after the new year, but I can see tomorrow not being a day entirely of rest, which is a shame as I had hoped to take the whole fortnight off, but that’s seems unlikely when there are suppliers that need chastising and clients that need advice. I shall, however endeavor to put my feet up as often as possible, and maybe crack open another few bottles in the coming days.

I’ve also been persuaded elsewhere on the internet to produce my first vlog… I’ve joined the 21st century and put a video of myself up on You Tube – I might turn it into a regular feature if the feedback keeps on being good!

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