Thank you so much for your kinds thoughts and comments yesterday - I am really touched by everyone's good wishes. We are going to try to make sure that we don't just fall into old routines this week, try to follow a holiday routine to some extent, outside of hospital visits of course. As proof of that I have done nothing much more than sit in the garden in the sunshine reading one of the holiday books I had downloaded onto my Kindle. With the sun shining, and a comfy chair it's almost as if I am on a terrace somewhere abroad. I have even sunburnt my 'cleavage' which is par for the course for me on the first day of my holidays. One of the hazards of being a voluptuous lady ;-)
Our son and his girlfriend very kindly cooked us dinner last night which was so kind as neither of us felt like eating much or indeed cooking. So to come into the dining room and find a nice bottle of wine waiting and a home cooked thai curry on the table was just what we needed.
Whilst my plan is to not get into the daily drudge of meals, I'm intending to cook the kind of food we would be enjoying overseas - lots of light meals, fish, salad etc. However, my son made serious hints about how much he enjoys a nice slice of homemade cake to dip into. Well not so much a hint, more of a 'can you cook one of your banana and walnut loaves Mum?' So that is my one concession to 'housework' today and whilst it is cooling from the oven I will share the recipe on that page of my blog which I started and then forgot to add to! It's an old recipe from my husband's side of the family so bearing in mind the circumstances which find us in the UK and not Ibiza, kind of appropriate to share. Be warned though, it's so old it is in pounds and ounces not grams!