Saturday, August 2, 2014

Ginger wine in the rain...

Eldest got the job!  After months of looking for something part time to do alongside her 3rd year at Uni, after countless rejections, after a handful of interviews and no luck, she has landed a beauty.  And I'm so proud of her!  Waitressing at the Grand Central Hotel at Central Station in Glasgow.  Frank Sinatra, the Queen, Bob Hope, Robbie Williams...  countless famous faces have been there.  Minimum wage but she gets to keep her tips...  

Which is just as well considering the parental love and support don't stretch to any kind of financial help just now, so she's understandably planning how to spend it already!  There's nothing beats a bit of parental pride is there?!

In other news I thought an update on my new routine, on my new, improved organised me might be in order...  Farbulous thank you very much.  Feeling much less busy and much more full of myself (in a nice, unassuming way of course...)

And so here's what I've been looking at all day:

 Hits the ground then bounces back up again.  Happy August everybody!

Not to worry, this is when indoor shopping centres with teenagers come into their own...!

Took Eldest shopping to buy essentials for the new job (and to buy a frock for a date).  She did very well on the Sale front and on adding up the full prices of everything worked out she'd saved £91!!!  2 dresses, 2 pairs of shoes and a skirt.  And I repeat - a saving of £91.  Who on EARTH pays full price for these things?  And if they do, how can they possibly afford it all?

My outfit of the day, on the other hand, all from charity shops, cost under a tenner!

Cooking wise I've realised something.  I clearly don't like washing up cos everything I make seems to be in one pot!

 Stir Fry before the noodles.  with courgette, pepper, sweetcorn, pea, green beans and a few slightly wilted asparagus.  Was quite nice.  Not my best though.

And sweet potato curry tonight.  Leaving me with leftovers for tomorrow and ...

 Not much else!

 Looks like I've plenty in the cupboards but I haven't...

 Beans on rice cakes anyone?!

One good thing about going through the cupboards though is discovering the last of a bottle of ginger wine that just begged to be poured and enjoyed.  Perfect with some athletics and worky Facebook.

Thank you so much for all the lovely comments to my last post by the way.  Lovely compliments and a distinct lack of advice...  I absolutely love this blogging malarky!

Be back soon!

Wendy x


  1. Big congrats to your daughter!!! Both my lads work and I must say it is nice that they are both financially independent. My youngest even shouts me lunch every now and again, I LOVE IT!!! Rain, we have that today so planning on an indoor type of day watching replays of the Commonwealth games and maybe a bit of sewing, but definitely nothing domestic!!

  2. Well done and congrats to your daughter! how fancy and fab is the hotel, it's gorgeous!
    I need to do 1 pot dinners, I seem to excel in demolishing the kitchen, I can't seem to help it - your stir fry looks tasty though! well done finding a bottle too, that is the kind of discovery I like in a cupboard (I found a bag with decomposing fly infested potatoes once) it's stopped raining too! x x x

  3. Well done to your daughter! Waitressing is a tough gig, but she'll be glad of those tips.
    Your floral top is very pretty; I am shocking if I ever have to go in proper shops, I exclaim loudly over the ridiculous prices and shoddy quality, I've been told I am embarrassing... Not that I give a toss! xxx

  4. Congratulations to Eldest ... Well done :0)

  5. That's great news about your daughter - hope she's got herself some comfortable shoes, speaking from years of experience the hospitality trade is a killer!
    Very pretty top! xxx