January 10/11/12/13/14/15 2016
This week was a strange one. We woke on Monday morning to the news of David Bowie’s death. I wrote about this here. I wasn’t even sure if I should publish it or not but I’ve received so many lovely messages and comments on Facebook, here and on my personal profile, I’m really glad I did. Music plays an important part of people’s lives and the outpouring of response backed that up.
I wasn’t feeling 100% this week, it’s cold and dark in dreary London. This week I wanted to make sure that I would make one decent change. It might sound a little stupid but I made sure that I brought lunch to work every day.
It’s really easy to get a bit lazy and buy a ‘meal deal’ from Boots or Tesco etc., but to be honest making sure you have lunch done saves cash! If a meal deal is £3 or £4, even if you buy lunch once a week, that would work out at £192 per year, if you work 48 weeks. If I have to, I’d much rather get a morning coffee after my commute than get lunch. It’s all these little expenses that can eat into your bank account and London is expensive enough.
So, five days in, I think I can call the lunches successful and have planned to do it again this coming week.
I’ve also made an effort to try to a different dish, something I normally don’t make. I normally make veggie curry with McDonnell’s curry sauce. Anyone from Ireland, not living there will tell you that this is Ireland’s best kept secret. What makes it even more awesome is that Tesco in Lewisham always have tonnes of the stuff. Yummy. Recently myself and Tahlula went for a quick bite in Feng Sushi on the Southbank. They had a very similar dish with udon noodles so I decided to give it a go, served in a bowl. Beautiful, warm and tasty, perfect for a cold winter’s evening.
As if David Bowie dying this week wasn’t enough, the very lovely Alan Rickman joined him.
I’ve always loved him, such a good actor, from Love Actually to Die Hard, but I think he’ll remembered by most as Snape in the Harry Potter films. Me, I’ve always Dogma. RIP Alan Rickman.
It really was a week when many people looked at their own mortality, their heroes aren’t supposed to die. Life is short, we need to make the most of it while we can.