Monday, 18 June 2012

Salad and thanks

Well, I got through it and I am a hell of a lot better than I was a few weeks ago. I hunkered down, avoided alcohol (it's a depressant, innit?) and friends (generally not depressants) and stayed at home with Ralphie. We watched a lot of TV and did some snuggling, I did a lot of knitting - she did her best to eat as much wool as possible - and I tried to cook myself some healthy meals and get some early nights.
 
And slowly, it worked. Each day I got a little better until now, I'm almost back to my normal. I'm still a little bit flat, but I'm much more myself.
 
People have been unexpectedly kind. Lots and lots of people have asked after me, which I greatly appreciate. My friends have been incredibly supportive and, thankfully, didn’t take offence when I told them that I didn’t want to see them for a while. Shout-outs here particularly go to @misswhiplash, @miss_jordi, @vhatyoutalking, @ginandcrumpets and, last but certainly not least, @janiestamford who, either through the medium of text or, more recently, in the flesh, have all been brilliant.


So during my hibernation, I have embraced knitting for babies and salad.    It transpires that it's leaves that I'm not wild about but apparently salad doesn’t have to be about leaves! Who knew?! Here are a couple that I made:


I really need to expand my repertoire.

So. That’s that, for now. I managed and dealt with it and I’m a lot better than I was. It will happen again – it always does – but hopefully I’ll get a bit of respite for a while. And while I have my respite, I'm going to do my best to enjoy myself and be as happy as I can be.


4 comments:

  1. Top one looks pretty yummy. whats in it? Was nice to see you at weekend.

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  2. The top salad is this one: http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/salad-recipes/indian-carrot-salad - you'd have to leave the mint out for Mel, but it's really tasty and super super easy.

    The other one which is, quite simply, the best salad I've ever eaten, is this one: http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/salad-recipes/warm-salad-of-roasted-squash-prosciutto

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