AWOL….Mid Life Crisis Part Deux…at High Speed!

The last couple of months has been a bit of a blur. For nice reasons mostly, hubby hit a big birthday, as a result Parisarc-de-triomphe-514288_1920┬ábeckoned and was fabulous. A few days later, nine days in the sun with our best friends….first holiday without children and we never stopped laughing.

Whilst away I had a birthday, not a special one resulting in a zero but ending in a 5 and it felt suddenly like I was officially middle aged or at worse beyond! That feeling that you may be over ‘halfway’ is not great and has a habit of hitting you when you least expect it!

No mid life crisis is complete without some expense or at best an impulsive purchase.

Mine resulted in a sports car…..I handed over my one year old MPV and drove away in a seven year old low mileage shiny Audi TT (and a cheque back for the difference!) – I haven’t smiled so much in years! I am officially ‘sad’ but ‘cool’ in my children’s eyes.

What next? Trade in hubby? Nah….he’s like favoured worn slippers or those amazing threadbare soft jammies you love – irreplaceable!

Next stop, a long haul holiday (and I hate flying!) for 2016 in celebration of our Silver wedding, along with our best friends too, also celebrating the same. I may have struggled with that strange birthday but it has made me realise life is short and needs to be enjoyed.

So apologies for my absence, but the days became weeks and they disappeared at high speed. I will endeavour to check in more frequently. Not because I think this should be read, but because blogging makes me slow down, take note and more appreciative.

When did my life start going much, much too fast? Was I so busy living it I didn’t notice the acceleration?


You say tomato we say tomatoe….

Cooking dinner and thinking of all you lovely Americans,  so many of whom I am lucky enough to have ‘met’  in recent weeks x

I am not on commission but heck I truly love my little spiral gadget for making long curls of carrot and courgette.  You all came to mind at this point,  firstly because I think you call it zucchini and secondly,  courgette changed to Corvette on predictive text on my mobile! Lol


Now dinner is seven minutes away so an indepth autopsy of our two different versions of English is doubtful but I’ll keep it food related and brief.  I personally want to know what biscuits are? Are they similar to our Yorkshire puddings?

What is a grit and would I know it if I tasted it?

Do you have black pudding out there?

If courgette is zucchini do you just slice it or curl it like my new gadget?

Lastly,  the dogs love the spiral gadget as after spiraling a carrot this is what is left,  a doggie popsicle and they go nuts for them!


Happy dining to you all.

Nest x

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Treasure Them….


One of my photographs from the rare moments I go out for enjoyment rather than just work.

It does me good to remember the feeling of capturing something just for the love of it,  reminds me why it became a job when it started as a ‘love’  and should remain so.

Nest :-*

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