Ae we really only ten days into 2009? Last weekend I remember feeling so organised for going into the new year; now I'm not too sure. So much seems to have happened in these last ten days that I'm not even sure where to start. Sorry there are no photos to accompany my words – I've just not had time to take my camera out of my handbag all week.
I went back to work on Monday and was expecting a quiet week before starting all the regular meetings etc next week. Someone else obviously thought differently. I feel like I've been on a treadmill that's been getting faster and faster all week – and somehow I'm still on it. Everyone seems to have come back to work with a huge amount of enthusiasm to get things going. That's good in a way, but not when it creates so much more for me to do and needs me to do thinks much more quickly than I had planned. I also ended up having to take an overnight trip to Gloucestershire to meet a new supplier. Only organised the day before, but at least it gave me some train time to read and catch up with my knitting!
Outside of work things at home also seem to have been very busy. Mr C and I have started house hunting again. We've already viewed two houses this year and by the end of this weekend we will have seen a total of six. I've finished two more excellent books since reading The Outcast and reviews will be coming soon. The second sock in the pair that I started last year is also nearing completion and my journey out west allowed me to cast on a scarf for my friend L who's ill at the moment.
Mr C and I also (somehow) found time for a fantastic meal out together. When we're eating in London we tend to always book through toptable who have some fantastic offers. This time we went to the Clerkenwell dining room where there was an offer of 50% off prices on their a la carte menu. It was one of the best meals out I have had in a long time – fantastic food that was very different in style. My starter was scallops with a selection of curry sauces and an aubergine bhaji type thing. It was delicious. My main was slow cooked veal on a bed of saffron risotto. Perfectly cooked so that the veal just fell away and with the level of saffron just right to give it an interesting edge without being overpowering. Even at the full prices I would have been more than happy – with the discount it was even better. Service there was also excellent. We plan to return!
I suppose I'd better stop blogging and start on all the other things that are now on my to do list for the weekend. Hope you enjoy it and manage to stay warm. It's been freezing here in the UK for the last week and now as I type this it's starting to snow very lightly. After no summer there's no doubt that winter has well and truly arrived!