Wednesday, November 26, 2014
hohoho - christmas comes early
My better half, bless his cotton socks, has a birthday in (early!) January.
This usually makes the Christmas/birthday present haul a tricky equation....do you go long on birthday gifts, but then Christmas looks a bit skimpy? Or do you load up on the Santa love, but risk being thin on ideas come birthday time?
(I know - totally first world problems, right?)
I was feeling pretty good about the whole gifting balance this year - I actually had a healthy amount of Present inspiration, that I felt I could distribute well across the coming season of celebration.
But then came a week from hell (as only late November can dish up - tired kids, crazy work, the first of the proper summer heat.....you name it.....wow....whats with the second half of November?) and I found myself in one of my favourite book stores and there is was....something that was on my list for him, but that I thought he could probably do with receiving right there, right that afternoon, as an "I love you....it'll all be OK" gift .
Plenty More by Yotam Ottolenghi
You see, the Better half, as I may have mentioned, is Vegetarian.
Yotam Ottenlenghi is one of his favourite food authors, so when Mr Ottenlenghi does (another!) book, entirely dedicated to Veggies....well, yeah....it's kind of a given that it's on "the list".
So yeah, I am now have a space on the Capricorn Christmas/Birthday list but hey, we sure have had fun these last few days pouring through it - check it out - a.m.a.z.i.n.g.