It's been nearly a month since I've written anything blog-wise. Things have been busy - very busy, and I got sick which meant no enthusiasm for rambling about food I've eaten or places I didn't get to due to our rubbish winter.
This winter has been long, vicious and depressing. Tonight the clocks go forward which will hopefully mean things are looking up. I want to put the ugly boots away for another year and give the fake fur coat a break.
Tomorrow is a very important day in our family - my lovely Gran who, I might add, has coped with things in her life I never could, reaches the grand age of 90.
The past few months have been spent organising a family party for her - small in comparison to most of your family parties - but a lot of organising was needed nevertheless. Food had to be catered for, cakes had to be ordered, invites had to be printed, non-tacky decorations had to be sourced but, most importantly, secrets had to be kept. My cousins emigrated to the States over 25 years ago and Gran hasn't seem them for perhaps 12 years. (25 in my case). She never expected them to be able to come for her party but, behind the scenes, flights had been booked, passports had been got, and the village b&b had been sorted out. Mrs Blabber Mouth here found it particularly hard not to let anything slip for the past couple of months, especially as said long-lost cousins were staying with me too. I think Gran is perhaps still in shock about them turning up "out of the blue" in her house on the morning of the party but I know this was the best present anyone could have.
So with that, I will sign off until I return from Stockholm. I'M GOING ON A HOLIDAY AND I'M EXCITED!!!!!
HAPPY 90TH BIRTHDAY GRAN - I LOVE YOU xx