I have lots to post but I’ve been a bit quiet, initially because we all came down with a nasty cold virus thing that had us all coughing like crazy (and weeks later we still have remnants), but also my parents visited and it was the first time I had seen them in 9 years! Needless to say this was all I could think of! It was am emotional time for me but they both looked GREAT!
Joblessness has also been preoccupying my mind and worrying me with my tenancy renewal looming up by the end of November. Last thing I want to do is have to move so I’m trying my hardest to find work that will support my family and I. The kids are applying for jobs too. In our favour is the fact that there are more temporary Christmas jobs popping up so I’m sure something will happen soon.
I’ve been busy continuing to clear up the garden and I think come next summer (keeping fingers crossed we’ll still be here) the garden will look really nice.
BBC Radio Nottingham called me back to be part of a Monday morning breakfast show talking about news over the weekend with another guest too. It was scary but great experience and lots of fun. They have asked to call me again in a months time so I hope so..
I haven’t yet jumped on the scales, I’m scared too but I need to get this weight back off so will do on Monday. I’m going to work out a daily walking schedule, find a route through the houses around the back where it’s off the main road. I walk 3 or 4 times a week to the shops at the moment but it’s not enough!
The 1940s Supper Club idea is still very much in my mind. I’ve been reading the book, over and over that Cookaholic Kate sent me and I’m trying to find a way forward on that to make it happen. Cooking for 6 while Mum and Dad were here (in the Supper Club it would probably be 12) gave me lots of pointers as to what I am lacking, what I need, how much washing up, how much space is needed, how much more seating is needed etc. I have a need for more tables and chairs and anything above 10-12 would not be able to be accommodated in the dining room. In addition I need to work out what is available at Arnold Community Centre if there happened to be an issue with having it at my house. I’ll be doing my ‘Food Handling’ course online and I do need to have my kitchen inspected. It’s a prudent thing to do and it also means that in the future I could make food products to sell..