Anyway. I did in fact have a lovely weekend. We headed over to white_hart and topicaltims on Saturday evening for dinner. Managed to get off at the right bus stop thanks to the clear directions and settled down for a very relaxing evening imbibing wine, eating delicious roast bird (wood pigeon?) and trimmings* and savouring Tim's fine birthday pressie - 40 year old port with stilton. Really lovely stuff and relaxing convivial company - what more could you ask?
I did something I've often done before, which is to crash and head off home around 11ish and then perk up on the way home and want to not go to bed but sit around and play music, which we did until the small hours, very enjoyable, but not exactly a good plan considering I needed to get up for the Remembrance Sunday service.
Managed to pull myself out of bed in a reasonable state considering the previous night's drinking, the only main sign of which was tiredness and a large desire for diet coke. I always want fizzy drinks after a full night - I'm not entirely sure why but it really settles me again. Anyway, the weather wasn't too cold and the Brownies were very well behaved for the service so that was all good. I satified my coke desires in McDonalds and headed home to spend the afternoon alternating lounging around watching the second series of Dinnerladies (a show which I just love - it's so sweet!) and doing things in preparation for serious curry making - tandoori chicken, garlic and coriander naan breads and saag aloo. Actually the whole thing came out really quite well. I was very pleased with the chicken particularly. The naan were good, although I should have used slightly less water in the dough I think and rolled them out a bit thinner and the saag aloo pleasingly spicy, although I should have allowed slightly longer for the spinach to wilt I think. Still, overall, very sucessful and, as it was all out of weight watchers books, pretty gentle on the waist too.