Sunday, 20 June 2010

"I love you in the morning, when you're still hungover..."

Sartorial elegance has taken a massive hit this weekend.

Firstly, I did Race For Life (there's still time to chuck a couple of quid my way if the purse strings allow) yesterday morning. My Mum decided we were wearing pink. Now, I don't mind a bit of pink. I do draw the line at a bright pink (Take That, haha) t-shirt, a pink tutu and a pink flower in my hair though. But it was all in the name of charidee and it was a fantastic experience. It was more emotional than I thought it would be and there was such a lovely atmosphere. I didn't run the whole way though and I'm using my darling Mum as an excuse for that. It's up to you to decide the level of truth in that. Haha.

Secondly, I went to a Hawaiian themed barbecue last night. Cue flowers leis, the big pink flower in my hair once more and a tropical playsuit. Yes, that's right, I said tropical playsuit. I did wear stupendous gold heels though. And drink my body weight in giant cocktails and gin. Tut tut.

Today I've been mostly feeling sick as a dog but I've powered through, for my Dad's sake more than mine! I cooked lunch for him and my Mum today. On a side note, why do I always volunteer to cook lunch the day after a big night out? You'd think I'd have learnt my lesson during the great Christmas Eve lunch debacle of 2007, when I'd been out until 7am and then had to cook a three course meal from scratch. Making brandy snap baskets with no sleep and a pounding head was the worst thing ever.

Anyway, I made Lamb Cochifrito. Which is basically lamb with lots of lemon, garlic and shallots. It was delicious.

For dessert, and at my Dad's request, I made flourless chocolate brownies (using a Nigella recipe that I tweaked). These have walnuts in, and I added some pecans too for a bit of variety. They're the richest brownies I've ever eaten and I defy anyone to manage more than two.

So, what have you been upto this weekend?


Kate said...

Congratulations on your Race For Life finishing! How quick did you do it in? Mmmmm, that lamb dish sounds - & looks - divine. Food steals my heart everytime, hehe. My weekend has been less than desirable. I was supposed to be going for a night out for my friend's birthday but my boyfriend fell ill (a bug, ewww) in the morning & in the end, we had to stay at home. What a shame! Had a nice relaxing day off today though which was just what I needed!

earth vs. the wild heart

P said...

Oh yum - can't decide if the lamb or the brownies look more delicious! Congrats on finishing the race. :)

I've not done much this weekend. Just lazed around my room, went grocery shopping and drank a lot. Well, I haven't drank today - go me!

roseski said...

Aw, I did Race For Life about 5yrs ago. The atmosphere is so amazing/emotional! Well done for finishing it.

Claire said...

Congratulations with running the Race For Life! I've sat here and read your entire blog - it's brill. Funny and touching, and just entirely honest. I'll be back when you update!

Helen said...

Kate - I'm not sure exactly how long it took, but about 45 minutes! We walked for about half of it, but at a fast pace. I'm going to do another one, sans mother, and run the whole thing! I suck at replying to comments but I hope that your boyfriend is all better! x

P - Both were delicious. I hate being on a diet! I had one brownie and brought the rest in to work!

Roseski - Thankyou! It was an incredible experience! x

Claire - Thankyou for the lovely comment! x

GlassesShop said...

Such a great post.