Archive for July 21st, 2009

Welcome Home for Whale

July 21, 2009

Whale, of course, was very pleased to come home but Bear was quick to express his displeasure. In fact, within minutes of his arrival, Whale must have overheard Bear’s complaints when I had to go and help him settle back in.

CC and Jay had shopped for a ‘welcome’ meal but on Friday evening no-one felt like doing justice to a celebratory dinner so we put it off until Saturday. Bear opted out and went to bed early in a mood but the rest of us enjoyed beetroot salad (freshly cooked beetroot cut into cubes with a garlic and parsley dressing ): aubergine bake (grilled slices of aubergine  layered with fried  onions and herbs and topped with breadcrumbs and mozzarella) ; and a Nigella Lawson chocolate pudding recipe which results in a gorgeous chocolate cake and sauce all in one, served with Hagen Daz vanilla ice-cream.

I am  now trying having to get back into the old routine after nearly two weeks of relative relaxation. It was wonderful to stay in bed until after 8 0’clock some mornings; to feed the cats and then have a leisurely breakfast; to be able to sit at the computer undisturbed (Whale has already called me four times since I started this post); to relax in the evenings without being called just at an important moment in a programme . . . . . . . . .

Oh well, Bear is booked in for a few days from August 4th to sort out his diabetes, so there’s another little break to look forward to.