Tuesday, August 5, 2008
It's my birthday (what kind of freak am I?)
It's my birthday and I'm on holiday. Yesterday we went to Camber Sands for lunch with friends, which explains why Peaches was wearing her new party dress on the beach. This is why I'm not posting much this week; it's time to focus on the family.
Recaro has brought me breakfast in bed (hot croissants filled with egg and bacon, since you ask).
What's next? Potty training! I'm seizing this opportunity to stay home and get Peaches out of nappies. I'm such a freak of nature, I'm looking forward to seeing if I can persuade her potty train quickly. So far it's 10am and we are on the third pair of knickers - no stars on the chart yet.
Since it's my birthday, however, I won't wreck this post with too much talk of poo and wee. I will get some grown up fun later on, when we go out with our neighbours for the tasting menu at The Sportsman. If you ever get the chance, it's worth a visit. We'll be having something along the lines of this;
Pork scratchings, bread, home-churned butter (unpasteurized when possible) and Seasalter Sea Salt
Mussel and bacon chowder
18 month salt cured Seasalter ham
Braised brill fillet with a smoked herring roe sauce
Roast Monkshill Farm Lamb
Pear ice lolly and ginger cake-milk
Jasmine tea junket and rosehip syrup
If you think any of that sounds weird, believe me, it's going to be fabulously tasty.