I’m not quite sure why I decided to write a ‘30 before 30’ list less than a year before, but there’s nothing like a deadline to provide a little inspiration. Mine won’t read like many of these lists, because having asked myself what I’d really like to achieve before my next birthday, the answer was … Continue reading 30 Before 30
I was at the Bologna Book Fair last week, which means being collected at 4.30 a.m. on a Sunday morning. Presumably as a result of sleep deprivation, I always seem to end up having profound conversations with the taxi driver, and this time it was about how ‘the one thing given to all of us equally is … Continue reading 2017 Goals
I can’t believe how quickly it’s gone, but on Monday it was six months since Adam and I moved in together. I meant to do an update after a month or so, so this is a lot late, but it’s a decent milestone to reflect. (‘Reflect’ meaning ‘list the mundanities of my new day-to-day’.) Every … Continue reading Things I’ve learned since moving in
3. Learn to cook a three-course meal, and throw a dinner party to prove it. It only took eleven and a half months of consideration (and procrastination) but I finally made a three-course meal for my friends. For the starter, I had thought about making potato skins. Then I remembered that the last time I … Continue reading My Three-Course Meal
It’s July! I can hardly believe it. Not too long ago I wrote ‘2012’ on something. This is the perfect time to assess how I’m doing with my goals. I’ve found four categories: 1. Achieved 2. Partly complete 3. Will take all year 4. Failing miserably Only two are ‘Achieved’: wearing my white dress and … Continue reading Where Did the Past Six Months Go? Or, Lauren’s Progress So Far
So goal number 7 on my list is to have an entirely meat-free week, and what week could be more appropriate to do so than National Vegetarian Week? The event starts tomorrow and bills itself as 'an annual awareness week promoting the benefits of a tasty meat-free lifestyle'. I've always been a little uncomfortable with … Continue reading National Vegetarian Week!
On Tuesday, I thought I'd play the domestic goddess. Cleaned my room (although Clare did the rest of the place) and then decided to make a vegetable lasagne for everyone, as another friend was coming for dinner. This isn't technically goal three, because I've co-made vegetable lasagne before, but this is the first time I've … Continue reading I couldn’t find an aubergine.
Clare has kindly allowed me first post on our new blog. However, I realise that this probably means I should do an introduction, and I'm not sure I'll make our blog sound appealing enough. I'm a Scot. We compliment things by saying they're 'not bad'. Anyway, my name is Lauren, and Clare and I will … Continue reading Let’s do this!