What a year …. I don’t know about you, but does it just seem like a few weeks ago that we were wishing each other happy festive season for 2014? Numerous life events have changed plans for us at various times. I am OK with that – life happens on you way to a good time (think John Lennon once said something along those lines). However, some of the things I do enjoy doing in the lead up to the festive season have been side lined or altered this year.
Firstly, I need to mention that this time last year I was waiting for some results, after hearing for the second time in my life, “you have cancer”. Obviously the results came back with positive outcomes and I have had a year reflecting on the benefits of good health. Not to make too fine a point – but we really should stop occasionally and recall how precious our lives and health are. It is not just the physical I am talking about, but also the mental and spiritual. Do you stop and do a stock take of yourself? Are you doing OK?
Secondly, I changed jobs and the consequences of that decision need to be worked through over the next 6 months….watch this space on that call!
Lead up to the 2015 festive season has been without the usual flurry of cooking in the PCH kitchen. Namely, as I have not spent a lot of time there the last few months. Right now, I am sitting in an incredible English kitchen writing this post. We are on a long planned trip to have Christmas in England, with our dearest friends the Wilberforces. I had hoped for a white Christmas but the weather goddesses have decided maybe not. Nevertheless it is chilly and does put a very different feel to the normal hot dry Aussie festive season.
During this trip we have a few eating events planned, so it will be a pleasure to share those reflections with you over coming weeks.
In the meantime have a wonderful festive season filled with happy tastings. Be safe happy and healthy and remember, a random act of kindness can change some ones day beyond measure!