My daughter is panicking about the coming event, seven round the table and only an Aga to cook on. Lists are being drawn up for when the children come down, money splayed out, I quite like the idea of 'secret santa' first time I have come across it.
Today will be about food, the world is changing, supermarkets are stocking more and more vegetarian/vegan food as we slowly change our diets. Yes I know all of you carnivores out there will be shaking your heads but it is cruel to send all those animals to the slaughter - have a heart, and don't tell me about the need for milk/butter/cheese, I already know!
Yesterday I went to our local organic shop Tod Almighty, and perused the frozen stuff on offer, and no I don't want meat lookalikes or things that have the taste and texture of chicken. I want my burgers made from beans or lentils with vegetables and nuts, but these old fashioned vegetarian things belong to the past sadly.
I am allergic to Quorn, not particularly enamoured of tofu, unless marinated in a good sauce, and Soya has the same blandness as tofu, in fact all these so called vegetarian substitutes are just like cardboard ready to soak up any passing flavour.
Anybody been to that party which dominates the airways at the moment and causes me to swear with such fury. Was there even a party does it b***** well matter anyway.