Dot writes: this weekend I have
– chivvied my boys into a highly successful little jaunt up the Ben of Howth, involving piles of gravel, muddy puddles, gorse and lovely views;
– seized the opportunity to buy fish;
– with Ken and boys, ordered the children some bunkbeds;
– shopped carefully and extensively for food, including going to Nolan’s for organic sausages made out of happy pigs;
– cooked the fish (sea-bass fillets) and served it up with roasted squash, asparagus spears and a semi-improvised caper sauce (and it was yummy);
– baked four loaves of bread, also yummy;
– gone for a run in the rain;
– coaxed (ok, bribed) Hugh into putting on his own trousers;
– taken the children to the Sealife Centre, remembering to have a passport photo with me so I could buy a year’s membership;
– popped in to see my friend Claudie while we were in the area;
– done some marking;
– read enough of Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s book about fish to learn that we shouldn’t have bought the sea-bass and that, indeed, pretty much any fish we can remember the name of is overfished, apart from mackerel. But we are allowed to buy megrim and witch – don’t they sound fascinating?
– and broken our blogging drought by writing this. Go me!
Ken has been pretty awesome too, it must be noted, not least by washing up after the baking.