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A Romantic Evening (morning)

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Two days a week, I work for 16 hours, until about 1.00am – I usually get a day off afterwards so it’s all cool in terms of getting enough sleep but… I barely get enough time to eat. Luckily Jack trained as a chef, and really loves cooking… I came home the other night to find this waiting for me:

 

Please ignore the comedy ashtray… as you can see our new years’ resolution has not been going well

nommy salad for a summer(ish) evening

 

bacon and potato… stuff – very tasty!

 

homemade bread with rosemary and sea salt

 

It was so nice to actually have a sit down meal – even if it was at 2.00am – we don’t use the kitchen very often, we’re usually multitasking and eating in the office (bad!) but this was just lovely, to sit and talk over dinner and enjoy a glass of wine together without the cat clambering all over everything.

 

I’ll try to get Jack to post some recipes, his cooking is really lush! Two more weeks at work for me until summer, and then Jack and I have a week’s holiday together – I’m so excited!

 

Lots of Love from Betty (as Jack is at work) xxxxx

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Thank You! (Treasure Hunter UK)

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A much overdue thank you to Jenny at The Treasure Hunter UK (which is an amazing blog, that you should follow if you don’t already) for making us the winner of her subscriber competition, yay!

We won this absolutely gorgeous ‘Secret Garden’ cafetiere from La Cafetiere. – anything with birds on it makes Betty intensely happy, so we’re very grateful! Even the box that it came in is gorgeous (you can see it in the photo).

 

 

 

Very little to report at the moment, we’ve both been at work so much that we’ve barely had time to do anything to the house, let alone blog about it – but this week is our week off, so you should be hearing more from us soon!

 

Lots of Love from Jack and Betty xx

Steak and Mushroom Pie

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A 'hearty' pie xx

 

 

Betty’s been in the kitchen today, there’s no real recipe for this pie… just a pack of casserole steak, chopped into cubes and fried up with some onion and mushrooms – add in some beef stock and red wine, simmer for half an hour and then pop into the pie dish with some puff pastry and cook for half an hour at 180 degrees!

 

The edges are a little messy, but surely the heart more than makes up for that?

 

Lots of love from Betty xx