I love my titles to be an eclectic mix of topics – in other words I can’t think of a witty and succinct title to cover all these topics, so you will have to make do with just the reality! (If you CAN think of a more appropriate title for this post – feel free to let me know)
When a friend suggests we try to arrange a reunion of 4 couples at short notice, don’t be a pessimist and think there is no way everyone will be free the next Saturday – because they were!
When aforementioned friend books the restaurant, turn up at said restaurant and wonder why they have no record of our booking.
Whilst the husbands go to discuss our lost booking with the restaurant staff, and your friend shows you on her iphone how she searched for the restaurant online to make the booking, CHECK THE TOWN the restaurant is in! In fact I noticed she had managed to book a restaurant with the same name IN A DIFFERENT town – oooops!
Ring and cancel booking at restaurant in other town, with humble apologies.
So there are 8 of us looking to be fed at 8pm, and due to the fact it is our error, the restaurant we THOUGHT we had booked has “no room at the inn”.
Fortunately a very lovely other restaurant just down the street in the same village is able to accomodate our group of 8 at 9pm, and the evening is back on track.
When you have a reservation for 9pm, the food, although delicious, may just keep you awake at night.
(for your info I ordered goats cheese with roasted beetroot and candied walnuts, chicken served with rissotto and roasted vine tomatoes, and finally a creme brulee which I shared with my husband)
Be very thankful that your father-in-law shares your love of vintage kitchenalia, and will look out for bits and pieces for you. He presented me with this lovely original enamel bread bin which will be perfect in our holiday cottage.
Even my husband agrees, probably as unlike a number of my purchases, this one actually has a function!
So has anyone any ideas how to find out how old this enamel bread bin might be? Let me know if you do!
Finally I learned this week how to make felt beads. It is a great way to tone your arms, as there is a lot of rolling and squishing required for each bead, but it is a very satisfying and tactile process.
I will be sharing some completed items made with these felt beads shortly, and will add some for sale in my online store www.janmarydesigns.com
As our tutor always tells us, we don’t make mistakes but we create “Learning Opportunities”, so through some learning opportunities (!) I discovered how to make heart shaped beads! In fact I even won a prize of a magazine for my beads, and inspiring others in the class to make alternative shaped beads too!
That is your lot for this week. This week, poor Jo-Lynne is sick, so What I Learned This Week is being hosted by Julie at From Inmates to Playdates.
Remember that next Wednesday 17 March is St Patricks Day, and I would love you to join in with my blogging carnival of how you do/don’t celebrate St Patricks Day. As it says in the Guiness museum in Dublin …..