Well what do you know?

Not a lot is my usual reply. I have learnt over the last few months, what with TT and stuff that my relationship with food is complex very simple. I use food as a celebration; weddings, birthdays, winning the lottery, having good news. I also use it as a comforter; funerals, bad news, lonliness. When I’m bored I cook, when I’m happy I cook, when I’m depressed I cook, let’s be honest I generally cook! So it is easy to see how I got to put so much weight on, especially over the last couple of years with no job and no-one to keep me company. Today’s baking falls into the “I need cheering up” category. I’m suffering from Aussie withdrawal.

Lemon icing cupcakes
Having had 2 weeks off the D.I.E.T. thing I of course gained a couple of pounds, not that I mind in the slightest, it averages out at less than 3 ounces a day, a very small price to pay for all the joy I have had over the last fortnight. It does mean that I won’t be eating any of the above!!

Time to talk

It has been a busy week with an awful lot of wining and dining, meeting friends and talking into the wee small hours. It’s not every week that friends from Australia fly over to attend your wedding and you have to make the most of it.

Yesterday Lynne, Dave, Mike and me went off on a trip into the past, visiting The Severn Valley Railway at Kidderminster. We got to ride on a proper chuff-chuff (steam train to the uninitiated). I forgot to take my camera (where is my brain?) so haven’t got any pics. We got off the train at Highley and had a look around the museum before popping down to the Ship Inn for a bite to eat and a pint. (Like I said, a