Weekly Love: Week 132

I know I should not complain, but I’ve found one of the biggest curses of working for yourself is the really, really busy times feel I think even more overwhelming than if you worked a regular nine to five, because you get the push the boundaries of your downtime more. I love that on days when I’m on top of everything and my workload is light and I’m really not feeling it, I don’t have to do anything if I don’t want to, but then I find myself pining for those times during weeks like these when I’m absolutely run off my feet. Or am I just taking my free days for granted? Anyhow, my being busy means that there are lots of exciting projects in the pipeline – keep an eye out because next week, for example, the blog is being totally taken over by a challenge I’ve been working on this week – going single-use plastic free! Also, this will be a mind bender for those of you not used to magazine editorial deadlines: I will have cooked four Christmas dinners this year before August 31st!

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1. Spending time in beautiful, sunny Kent. | 2. Buying masses of berries at the market to eat over yogurt every morning. | 3. Ordering literally everything on the menu at The Compasses Inn in Crundale. | 4. Toasting the long weekend with homemade Aperol Spritz’ by the pond. | 5. Burgers for dinner at The Mitre in Fulham. | 6. Finding new friends on long, country walks.

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7. Looking back over a fantastic stay at Manoir de Malagorse in South West France. | 8. A simply fantastic feast of small plates at La Goccia, Petersham Nurseries in Covent Garden – full review coming soon! | 9. Putting together some sheet pan chicken fajitas to make for friends over at Refinery 29.

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