Looking back on the last week of February, one of my least favourite months usually, I realise what a lovely week and month it was. How lucky we were going about our ordinary lives, not thinking about illness and death (as much at least), not worrying about when we could see our loved ones. Oh, how I miss it. Will we get back there, has the world changed now, with no going back to the “before”? Or maybe, it will be better going forwards, because we will be so much more grateful for the things we used to take for granted? Only time will tell…
But back to the last week in February, when the Coronavirus still seemed far away. On the Monday I watched the film Judy about Judy Garland and loved Renée Zellweger in it.
Tuesday lunch looked a little like this! Love a fried egg on toast with ketchup. Yes, the ketchup is a must! In the afternoon I got lots of errands done, which is always such a nice feeling.
In the evening I got spoiled with pancakes, both savoury and sweet, for Pancake Day.
I don’t know how I did it, but I managed four (!) pancakes; two savoury (with ham, cheese and mushrooms) and two sweet ones.
One with just sugar and lemon.
And one with Nutella, whipped cream and berries. So yummy!
The following day was a regular work from home day, and in the evening I watched Boy Erased. Such a gripping story!
The following day I worked down in The New Forest and had a bagel I bought at the train station for lunch. So good!
Back in London that evening I met up with my friend Gaby for supper in Brixton. We had lovely food at the Tiger and Pig and afterwards we went to a bar nearby for a spritz each (mine had elderflower and lemon in it!) and doughnuts for pudding.
Such a lovely evening!
On Friday we drove north to stay with my boyfriend’s mother and arrived in time for supper.
We got lots of dog cuddles and went for a lovely walk the next day.
We stayed for a lovely supper and then drove to Norfolk in the night.
It was absolutely freezing when we got there so we made tea and drank it in bed under the covers.
The next day I made eggs and pancetta for breakfast.
And for lunch we had scampi and chips at the golf club.
It was cold but we managed a little walk on the near deserted beach. It’s so beautiful, especially at twilight.
Back home we had tea and biscuits in front of Pointless to warm up.
And for dinner I made us a roast chicken with lots of roasted vegetables (carrots, courgettes, tomatoes, broccoli), crumbled feta and tzatziki. So yummy!
Then we drove back to London later that evening. Love driving across Tower Bridge at night when it’s all lit up and beautiful.