The holidays are over. No more lounging around in pyjamas all day. No more watching the television late into the night (for ‘late’ read ‘after 11’) – just because we can. No more desserts on a whim. And plenty of early starts for sure.
It’s back to school, work, swimming and general busyness now. It’s the life that we choose, but boy, we definitely appreciate the holidays.
Sunday was the first day back for us and in a New Year Spring Cleaning Frenzy I decided to do a fridge, freezer and pantry clear out. I’m rock n roll, I am. It was more of an audit really, I suppose – but that ‘audit’ word does sound duller than a dull thing. Deep in my subconscious (or maybe just below the surface), I had probably nudged myself into doing this after the discovery that the packet of semolina that I had pulled out of the pantry, a couple of days earlier, to stop the pizza from sticking to the bottom of the oven had an expiry date of September 2007! That’s only just after we moved to Dubai, for goodness sake and we’ve even moved house since then …. Operation ‘Clear Out’ was GO….