Love Always.

So easy to love people in theory. When they’re up close and personal, it’s very different.

Just the other day I was lecturing Nikolas about how Europeans mistreat travellers or ‘gypsies’. So easy from my far away, holy plateau to make these statements.

A few days later, some travellers had found their way into the carpark for my daughter’s trampolining that she frequents 4 times a week. Their caravans and gas canisters meant there was no where to park. Their heaps of rubbish signalled an open invitation to vermin. My car got stuck on some strewn rubbish, and their noise polluted our ears. Moreover they had used the showers at the gym and left awful puddles and mess in their wake alongside screaming unsupervised toddlers which when the gym manager raised, they swore and cursed in response.

Take people for what they are. Understand where they’re coming from. Embrace them. Learn about their culture. That’s what I aim to do.

I hope in these coming weeks of our new neighbours, I can bridge the chasm in our society and gain insight without judgement.

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Posh, Lazy, Garlic bread

I went to ‘Ask Italian’ the other day and fell head over heels with the cheesy garlic doughballs.

Me, my daughter and her trampoline squad devoured these divine culinary delights and kept on asking for more.

So I tried this and it’s definitely not going to help my New Years diet that’s lasted all of 5 minutes!

Defrost half baked baguettes in the oven. Meanwhile, combine shredded sun dried tomato, olives, Scillian garlic, grated mozzarella.

Take the baguettes out of the oven and break them into pieces and add them to the garlic mix and lashings of olive oil plus lurpack if you’re feeling particularly naughty! Ensure all the bread has good coverage of oil.

Bake for 7 mins, grill for 2, add some dollops of soft cheese and you will be far far away on a sunset beach drenched in aromas of The Rustic.

Food love

He’s back!!!!

Not having him near me for 18 days caused a massive hole…an abyss. I didn’t know how much I had come to rely on his emotional intelligence, quirky habits and verbal dalliances!!

It’s scary to be so dependent.

To realise My need. But it’s so refreshing to admit this to myself, to be transparent rather than pseudo detached, adult and cool.

The court cases, financial hardship, family alienation are less looming and pushed back into perspective a little more!

Feeling goooood, dressed in Nikolas’ gift- tartan skirt!

Healthy hearty breakfast

Melt butter and oatmilk, add salt and pepper. Crack eggs and stir on high heat. Slice tomatoes, oranges and fresh spinach with a dash of olive oil.

Breakfast with love. …