Let me just start off by saying with the longest time between two paydays (Six. Whole. Weeks.) I’m so glad January is over. But, that’s not to say that it was terrible as such. Even with heading back to work, being slightly low on funds and the general January blues I still had some great times in January. So on that note, here are my first 5 Happy Things of the year.
For the last two years, I’ve had it as part of my goals for each year to improve both my cooking knowledge and to prepare more lunches at home rather than spending far too much money on pre-prepared salads and sandwiches. (& If you fancy reading the rest of my 2018 goals or how I managed for 2017 then they posts are linked here!) So when an invite from John Lewis Home invited me down to the Waitrose Cookery School in Kings Cross for a masterclass in batch cooking it seemed right up my street. Especially upon hearing that you could stand to save a staggering £1,493.89 a year. Sounds a little much? John Lewis has done the maths and you can read all about it here. Yummy food and hopefully saving enough for a new handbag? Sounds good to me!
So, without further ado, here are the recipes we learnt at the Waitrose Cookery School and how you can make one simple sauce make a whole week worth of meals;
“Little Happy Thoughts Make Big Happy Memories” – Unknown
It wouldn’t be an “It’s The Little Things” post if it didn’t start with my apologising that it’s approximately 5 years, 7 months late would it?! So, despite having that huge gap between paydays and a few days where I came down with the flu again January wasn’t all that bad. In fact, here are 25 or so great little things that made the month all that much better…
If there’s one type of cuisine that I love but hardly ever get to eat, it’s Chinese. I really don’t know why I don’t go out for Chinese too often, maybe just that going to China Town overwhelms me with choices and locally I haven’t found anywhere yet. So with that in mind when my good friend and blogger babe Sophie asked if I wanted to check out the Golden Dragon Restaurant at Bang Bang Oriental in Colindale, of course, I said yes!
You know how my last “Little Things In Life” post was super late, well, I’m carrying on that them with my 5 Happy Things. Oopsy. Anyway, December and January were super busy – so that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it. (Plus I’ve had loads of content to catch up on so keep an eye out for that!) So, rather than making excuses, I’ll get on and tell you about five things that made me happy in December;