June Update – At the Houses of Parliament and nearly time to move!

If there is one thing I am desperate for, it’s time.

At the moment I am staying 4 or 5 nights a week on an airbed (with no furniture and no WI-FI or TV) in our new rental house (just 2 miles from work). It is convenient, saves time and money and I’m so knackered that I’m in bed most nights for 8 pm! Every weekend is spent back in Nottingham frantically packing, cleaning and painting in preparation for our forthcoming house move. By June 30th all should be handed back over and our new home should have furniture in it although my dining table will have to live under my bed (once I’ve taken the legs off of course) as there is simply not enough room for it.

I’m hoping by the end of July everything will have settled down into some sort of normality and routine so I can once again focus on eating healthier (10 lbs on since the Marathon!) and start re-creating more wartime recipes. I’m seriously missing my stepping back in time (culinary of course) – it feels like part of who I am has gone missing.

In addition to getting back on track with recipes and weight loss I have exams to study for in December (Certificate in HR – Level 3) and an awful lot of catching up to do regarding that too! I’m still working on building a complete vintage recipe/event/shopping phone app (which will include every single wartime recipe I have recreated with photos) as well as a directory of all vintage tearooms in the UK, and vintage clothing shops, vintage events, vintage everything really….. it’s a huge undertaking and very time consuming but what I’ve learned in life is you have to put the effort in and be jolly patient and passionate about something and willing to persevere for anything to be remotely successful.

One exciting thing happened recently, I got to go to the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, London on Election night for a lovely Summer Dinner! It was through work ( www.pmsdiecasting.co.uk ) and had a wonderful time! The buildings were absolutely stunning! What an experience!

Take care all, can’t wait to be back online properly and have time to take care of the blog again.

Lots of love

C xxxxxxxxx

9 thoughts on “June Update – At the Houses of Parliament and nearly time to move!

  1. Wow! To have all those historical places so close to you, it must be very exciting for you being British and living in England!

  2. Just a note to let you know I was really glad to see your blog entry in my inbox today. You looked lovely in your pearls! The photos of Parliament weren’t bad either. Best of luck to you & your family with the move in a few short weeks.

    • Thank you Lynn… what a lovely thing to say 🙂 xxxxxx In a few weeks this will all be over and I will have time to start baking and blogging again!!! xxxx

  3. So good to hear from you. Lovely photos. Patiently waiting for your app and recipes. Lots of luck and best wishes as you move, pack, and paint.

  4. Every good wish, Carolyn, for a simple moving-day with perfect weather, and an easy settling-in.
    Take care xx

  5. It always gives me such pleasure to see a new post from you. It cheers me to no end! Doctor wants me to lose 2 1/2 stone by year end. Guess I am going to have to do some walking now! You continue to inspire me. Best wishes on your lovely new home. Virginia from Nova Scotia, Canada

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