I’ve gone for a very simple cold meal, very similar to the last blog party, except simpler salads because some of the children might prefer ingredients not to be mixed, and I’m doing some of the puddings, all of which you lovely people brought in June – with the result that I ate nine helpings. So the whole ham is cooked and cooling, the chickens are cooked, the salmon is yet to be cooked in the morning, the sausage rolls are made but not cooked, the sausages are yet to be cooked. The queen of puddings is cooked up to the jam and meringue stage, the sauce for the sticky toffee pudding is made but not the pud itself, the chocolate orange soufflé is made. Weeza has brought apple crumble and a chocolate orange cake, two other people are bringing cold desserts. I’ve got cheese, bread and various etceteras. I need to skin the cooked ham tonight and put away some papers. I remembered to put Edweena away where she won’t be disturbed. Bex and family are having Ben for the day.
I feel lonely, dammit. But one has to face up to things. They don’t get easier later, if one ducks out of a situation now.
If I get my act together and am ready in time tomorrow, I shall wear a sari, which I hope will please my co-mother-in-law, Suleha. We mums must stick together!