How to make my self feel twinkly again

True words by Mr Dahl, and a reflection on how I have been feeling of late. I’m a dedicated hardworking kinda gal however, I’ve been off my game for some time at work with an almighty gnawing in the back of my mind that I’m just not fitting in. It’s nothing to do with my team  and certainly every thing to do with being a round peg in a square hole. So how am I going to fix this?? 

 

Well…. I’ve booked myself into a career change course. Much more creative and much more me. I know that Mr D and I enjoy some of the finer things in life which my current career provides,  however there comes a point when you realise: enough. 

Time to get your self out of this rut Mrs D. Make some plans, get some life goals and start to feel like you again. 

It’s not going to be easy. Some how I need to change career direction, renovate our home and furfil the wonder lust that is also brewing.

Hmmm. I think I’m going to be busy over the next few months…

Lunch Date with Mr D

I’ve mentioned previously that Mr D and I enjoy planning dates together, especially food related. We love finding new places and different locations and as a couple this really helps us have things to look forward to; it makes all the hard  9-5 work (and more!) worth while.

We’d booked in for lunch at the Harwood Arms in Fulham, a venue Mr D has been wanting to visit for some time. The Harwood Arms is hidden off the main roads, offers casual new British food and boasts the only Michelin-star (as a pub) in London. If I’m honest I’m always a bit unsure about restaurants that have won a lot of awards, as sometimes the build up can be better than the experience – however on this occasion both Mr D and I were very impressed.

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The restaurant itself is beautiful and relaxed in its setting, the service excellent and the  food delicious. I was also impressed that they are fully dog friendly (although Lucy did not join us on this lunch date).

Mr D and I enjoyed two courses as part of the set menu and ended our meal with coffee and doughnuts – Mr D was especially pleased to find these on the menu. I don’t eat meat and the vegetarian menu did not disappoint and was reflective of the carnivores choice!

For my veggie options I enjoyed a starter of barbecued beetroot with horseradish cream, pistachio and goats cheese. My main was Wye Valley asparagus on toast with watercress and cauliflower.

Mr D enjoyed a chicken, ham hock and leek terrine to start with and followed by a fillet of Cornish cod with anchovy, cauliflower, kale and seaweed. Mr D is not a fan of anchovy and the Chef was very accomdating in putting this element on the side.  We were surprised with complimmetary pressed crisp potatoes – delicious posh chips! I’m really glad we had these as I had seen them on the pubs website as a bar sack and would have happily reordered another portion if I had room…

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 Would I return again? Absolutely. It was a great meal and we would love to go back, maybe next time with Lucy if we can get her used to being on a train.

Now on to planning our next date – do you and your partner still date? Any ideas please share, we are always on the look out for new places to go and experience.

My beautiful Lucy

How lucky are we to have this furry creature come into our lives? We don’t know a lot about her story. Abandoned on the streets, used for breeding, taken to a Romainian dog pound and finally home with us. Lucy is the sweetest most loving dog I have ever known. All Lucy asks for is a cuddle and a chew stick. Adopting Lucy was one of the best things we have ever done as a couple. Lucy has brought laughter into our lives in a way only a dog can.