How to eat on a Sunday…

…if you’re single/lazy/lacking in time to go shopping much/all 3.

  1. Eat leftover chocolate for breakfast in bed while vowing never to buy chocolate again.
  2. Go run around a park in the sunshine.
  3. Buy broccoli at any opportunity if you pass a local co-op. You’d be surprised how handy it is.
  4. Use sandwich beef (decent stuff, though, no reformed cows or corned beef) in substitute for cooking an actual joint of meat.
  5. Cook broccoli. Use boiling water to make gravy (no waste here).
  6. Put cold beef on plate.
  7. Chuck broccoli on top.
  8. Pour over gravy.
  9. Add salt and pepper.
  10. Marvel at your shortcut Sunday dinner handiwork.
  11. Inhale food.
  12. Wait 10 minutes.
  13. Make a cheese and ham toastie because you’re still hungry.
  14. Chomp on toastie.
  15. Wonder whether you should make another one.
  16. Remember you’ve just eaten all the ham.
  17. Wait 10 minutes.
  18. Contemplate buying chocolate.
  19. Remember you’re not buying chocolate any more.
  20. Drum fingers on laptop keyboard in indecision.
  21. Decide to not buy chocolate, mainly because it will involve walking to the shop.
  22. Make a cup of tea.
  23. Daydream about chocolate. Eat salted cashews and sultanas instead.
  24. Enjoy the mix of salt and sweet. Forget about chocolate.
  25. Contemplate whether to go for a bike ride.
  26. Sit on sofa for another few hours debating what to do while looking at videos of cats on the internet.
  27. Wonder whether you should go food shopping as now you have no food apart from cheese.
  28. Briefly look at recipes from Lean in 15 and consider batch cooking.
  29. Remember you’re hardly at home next week.
  30. Decide to buy more broccoli next time you pass the co-op and therefore do not need to trek to the supermarket.
  31. Wonder what to have for tea.
  32. Remember you have no food. But there is milk and bananas.
  33. Decide to have porridge later.
  34. Briefly wonder what you’d do if you had to cook for someone else.
  35. Remember The Marine and his love of cooking.
  36. Decide that any potential men friends must like cooking.
  37. Go back to videos of cats.

Welcome to my world! Happy Sunday.


Day #79 19.03.16

Too much wine last night. Wine hangover. Every time I have a wine hangover I question why the fuck I drink wine as anything other than with a meal – I should know better. And should stick to something [much] less potent; lesson never learnt.

So I spent most of today asleep, either in bed or on the sofa and then back in bed. Actually not spent that much time asleep if not ill so maybe it’s not just a hangover.

Whatever it is, wotsits and milkybar buttons helped a bit.


Day #60 29.02.16

Working from home means decent breakfasts because I’ve got time to make stuff. Today was poached eggs and smashed avo on toast. For years I’ve not been able to get poached eggs right, despite trying so many different methods. UNTIL NOW. The other week Rick told me to add vinegar (the normal malt type) to the water, and also try it in a frying pan rather than deep saucepan. RESULT:


Get in my mouth.

Day #53 22.02.16

Working from home is great. For many reasons. Today’s reason is that I can make a fresh salad right before I eat it, not the night before so it goes all soggy. Yes, I am aware this is quite dull but hey, I quite like food. And I quite like eating. And it’s a bit rare that I actually have this much food in my house to be able to make what was really quite a top salad. And there’s not a lot more I’ve done today apart from go out for cake at lunchtime (salad + cake = balance) and I’m going to go for a run and then to the gym tonight. These activities are probably equally as interesting dull to most people, ha! Maybe I should be more like 2012 and post more meaningful pictures that relate to some deep and meaningful thoughts I’ve been having but I’ve not really been having any.

Well, not that I want to tell the world about right now. Maybe I’ll save those for a really dull day.


Day #51 20.02.16

One night out and we’re all knackered. A sign of old age. So we reverted to the good old days and had a night in watching Saturday night TV, eating takeaway, plaiting each others hair (in my case on Laura, extremely badly) and discovering the miracle properties of coconut oil.


Day #39 08.02.16

Stayed over in Cov tonight at Ruth’s house as tomorrow is a really early start for work. My plan tonight was to go for a run after work and be all healthy and shit.


Instead I ate doughnuts at work (Chinese new year event) and spent the night in my pyjamas blowing up inflatables and eating cake.


Day #37 06.02.16

I spent a wonderful few hours this afternoon at a tea room called Tanya’s in the middle of Horncastle, drinking tea and eating fishfinger sandwiches and cake. Homemade lemon and blueberry layer cake to be precise. It was TREMAZE. And I’m not just biased because she’s my sister-in-law, it’s bloody good cake. And an added bonus of catching up with Paul K and Laura while I was there. Small town socialising means you often see people you know.

I am SO proud of her, my brother and parents who’ve all worked bloody hard over the last few months to bring an oldy worldy shop in desperate need of updating into the 21st century to become a top place to go and drink tea and eat cake. And fishfinger sandwiches. And jacket potatoes. And loads more stuff. If you’re in Horncastle, definitely go check it out.


Day #22 22.01.16

I don’t work Fridays. I love this fact. It’s worth the less money to have an extra day on the weekend. People ask me what I do with the extra day. Right now I don’t do anything specific; I don’t like to plan or have a routine too much. So today it was a hotchpotch of a gym class, bit of shopping and then hanging out with my friend Mike who was visiting for the weekend.

We went out for dinner at the Tivoli tonight, never been there for food before and it’s just round the corner from home. It was pretty damn good. Love food.