The comfort food challenge

It’s now officially that time of the year when every person you know either has a cold or is recovering from a cold. I feel a cold coming on, mostly because its first symptoms (coughing and feeling sorry for myself) have already settled in.

So since I decided to look after myself this weekend to make sure this cold doesn’t get any worse, The Angry Chef (who’s really been thinking about this since I wrote about comfort food) decided to issue and accept a challenge: to design and cook a menu of comfort food for this weekend. And he might was well – we’re finally getting some of that cold weather and nasty rain people in the United Kingdom have been talking about, and all you have to do is look outside to change your mind about bundling up in layers of clothes and venturing out.

Stay tuned – I’ll reveal the menu tomorrow night, hopefully with photos to go along. And while the cooking is going on in the kitchen, I’ll see if I can get some writing done in the meantime (currently stuck at 29,188 words – hopefully will pass the 30,000 word mark by Sunday night…).

Have a great weekend, and thank you for reading!


This charming man

I’ve recently cut my hair short (very short), and I’m still coming to grips with it. It’s funny how a small gesture can have such a huge impact on the way you go about life.

I knew something was definitely changed when I was walking home last night. I was all in black, happily swinging my umbrella on the nook of my arm, when this charming man in a dark suit, ochre knit tie and family ring touched me on the shoulder. When I turned around to look at him, he said “I’m sorry, I thought you were someone else.” Continue reading