“We know it’s early, but we’re so excited we couldn’t wait any longer.” It’s here everyone! The first Xmas email this year inviting me to take a look at their festive menu and encouraging me to book a table now.
So it’s official. The Xmas season is upon us again. In the beginning of.. September. Right. Time to start thinking about presents, baked goodies (I seem to write a lot about baked goodies), decorations and everything else. Oh, and yes, I love it. Can’t help it. I adore everything to do with Xmas. Must be one of those nutters. But this year or from now on I’d like to mostly refer to it as Yule. “Origin and Etymology of yule – Middle English yol, from Old English geōl;akin to Old Norse jōl, a pagan midwinter festival”. It’s quite interesting to read about this. Doesn’t mean I’ll be making any less gingerbreads though.
Sorry, I had to stop writing for a while as I needed to pin more festive holiday yule things on Pinterest.
Anyway, where was I? Right, to shake things up a little (there’s a pun there, you’ll see in a sec) and not make this whole post about a very short holiday literally months from now, I’m happy to announce that I’ve discovered the world of meal replacement shakes (there it is! … sorry). Yes, indeed. I may be a bit late to the party but that doesn’t mean I’m enjoying it any less. As this is not an ad I’m not going to mention any names but the ones we’ve been having are really nice. They actually fill me up and deary me are they convenient. A lazy person’s dream. Let me correct that – a lazy person’s who’s on a diet type of thing, dream. If you find that you’re often short on time or just can’t be bothered making yourself a dinner to take to work or are tired after a long day and just don’t feel like cooking, this may the miracle you’ve been looking for. That sounded like a really bad TV advert from the 90s. How am I supposed to praise something without it sounding like that? I’ll work on it.
My dinner break is almost over and I’m almost done with my shake. Until next time, then.