Monday, 17 May 2010

My Hot Chefs

I have been poorly this weekend with a bad cold.
But luckily I have my two hot chefs to take care of me.
My husband cooked a wonderful prawn and asparagus risotto on Saturday and Ben made this lovely Pavlova for Sunday lunch.

It was also the final game of football for the season.
My daughter's team lost 5-1 to the league leaders but it has been fantastic to see 11teenage girls (12-14) stick with it through thick and thin.
They have trained on a Tuesday night in rain, hail, sleet and snow.
They have forsaken Saturday sleepovers to travel up to 60 miles on a Sunday morning for a game.
And the team has been managed by a dad who is in the Royal Navy and based at Portsmouth (a 4 hour drive away) Monday to Friday - he commutes every weekend and spends the best part of Sunday with the team.
He even sent coaching texts from Iraq when he was posted there for a short training session during the season.
I organised a collection and bought some gifts but it was like a military manoeuvre trying to get the girls to sign the card without him seeing.
Sadly he will only be able to manage the team for half the season next year as he is due to be posted to The Congo!
This weekend I wore:
Boots - Clarks
Jeans - Top Shop
Top - Marks and Spencer
Scarf - Betty Jackson
Cardigan - Tesco


  1. Lovely outfit - very stylish. I love the layers. Hope you're feeling better soon.

  2. Oh, yummy! Is there a recipe book coming up?... I hope you're all better now!

  3. Hope you are feeling better soon - your chef's finished dishes look......dishy :-)

    Good for your daughter and her team on sticking with it, I was born in Portsmouth so reading that made me nostalgic - I still have some family members there and my parents visit on a regular basis from their home in Biggleswade.

    Your outfit looks great and very comforting!

  4. What great chefs! You're lucky to have them...When I'm porrly I have to fend for myself and usually I only get paracetamol and tea! The Pavlova looks really yummy, would Ben be so kind to give us his recipe? I'm sure my Vic would like to try and make it! Congratulations to your daughter. My girl also plays in a football team and they've ended up third in their league this year, a big improvement since last year when they were last! Love the outfit, especially the cardi and the scarf. Ciao. A.

  5. Sorry you are not feeling well, but how lucky are you to have such cuties cooking for you!

    I love your outfit today - esp, the mix of stripes in your shirt and scarf!

  6. Hope you get over your cold soon. Great that you have those chefs to keep the food supply going tho.

    The story of the coach is great. I like to hear about good people who go the extra mile for kids.


  7. Sickness and snow -- you poor thing!!
    I hope you and the weather get better soon!

    Love your mix of stripes - wonderful!

  8. I hope you are feeling better!!

    It sounds like your daughter was on a wonderful time with an exceptional coach.

  9. Lovely chefs and bad luck your daughter didn't win this time x


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