Sunday, 16 October 2011

Home Alone

Every October, Mr TH sets off to New York for ten days of exhibition work. The house seems very, very quiet & still so I...

Cauliflower cheese with real white sauce (not soya milk sauce)

  • stock pile films that I want to watch
  • use all my old china that can only be handwashed (all bargains from junk shops, Victorian transfer mug above was £1)
  • eat everything that I love & Mr TH dislikes (a week of real white sauce on everything, first up is cauliflower cheese)
  • play my favourite music very loud
  • lie full length on the sofa
  • put an extra blanket on the bed & take a hot water bottle to bed too (still haven't felt the need to put the heating on yet so am feeling very smug)
  • spend the weekend in antique/junk shops (mustn't forget Buy Nothing New Month though!)
  • make a very long list of everything I intend to do...
  • pack the dishwasher my way



Not that I don't do these things when he's here you understand (except the dishwasher which he always re-packs). I just wallow in them when he's not. 

But ten days is more than enough wallowing for me...

P.S. Thank you for all your comments on Mystery. I admit that the Worm Juice was a bit of a red herring (it was actually a present for Emma, Lucky her eh?) The rest of the mystery will be revealed on Sunday 30th October- UK clock change day...

6 comments:

Fran said...

When my hubby is away, I love getting control of the remote control and eating chocolate (preferably Smarties) in bed (and not having to share it).

litlove said...

I'm thinking of you with Mr TH away. Have a book right here for you, and despite failed plans to drop it round, WILL bring it into work tomorrow. Hope the cauliflower cheese is super delicious. And as for the mystery you are concocting with Emma, all I can say is that I hope I am in your good books, as I can only think that voodoo is involved!

pebbledash said...

Mrs Thrifty, this sounds blissful to me! Re Pear & Cardamon recipe - your email didn't show in your comment, and can't see it here on your blog...so do drop me an email (mine should show on this comment or it's in my side bar) and I'll give you the info!

Word verification: lishworm...sounds suspiciously related to the worm juice in post below!

Rachel said...

I sympathize. It's a great idea to have things to wallow in. When I was small and my Dad was away on business we used to have cheese on toast for supper, because he's so violently allergic to the stuff we couldn't have it in the house at any other time!

Karen S Booth said...

Lovely lead photo of the cauli and mug ~ I usually revel in the first few days that Malcolm is away and then I get lonely towards the end....., but I DO love my own space for a while....have fun, be you and ENJOY!

lynnekovan.com said...

Mmmm bliss! What I enjoy when mine's away is not having supper at all! Just crunchy bowls of cereal with fruit and yoghurt. I don't even use the dishwasher. When you come home the place is how you left it....lovely. However, it's not many days before I start missing his mess and want something substantial to fill the dishwasher!

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