We’ve been back 10 days.. and I simply have not stopped.
I’ve pigged out on proper large portions of chip shop chips, and ate many of the British junk food items I had missed for 9 years (like Twiglets and crisps) and drunk wine, beer and cider and FINALLY I think I have got it out of my system and am ready to knuckle under and get back to my 1940s menu.
One of the things I’m liking about being back in the UK is the fact that I can be in the garden once again. In Canada, where I lived for most of the 9 years I spent there, summer enjoys copious amounts of hungry black fly and mosquitoes, especially if one lives out in the countryside near the water. So I’m starting to enjoy gardening again and have the beginnings of a tiny victory garden.. really tiny..just a few containers of vegetables and herbs tiny..BUT there is a back end to the garden that is overgrown and it looks like clearing it may reveal space for a small veggie patch! So my job in July is to get this area cleared and see what I’m left with. Maybe if I do it quickly enough I’ll have time to sow some mixed lettuce..
Tonight I’m planning my first proper new 1940s recipe so currently looking for something that involves the use of sausages (I have found some really good veggie ones I can use instead of meat ones)..
THANK YOU so very, very much for the messages of support. It’s made me feel supported and not alone in this current life journey…