I’ve never been one for big birthday bashes but today Deb and I really pushed the boat out, heading to
Apparently it’s the largest shopping centre in
After purchasing a couple of things we never knew we wanted to buy (isn’t that always the case with Ikea?) we moved over to Asda to get some tomatoes for a ragu I had my heart set on making, closely followed by a trip to Music Zone to take a look at the 80% off sale.
Despite this generous reduction and having some birthday finance burning a hole in my pocket there was nothing that caught my eye and we left carry our Ikea receipts, a bag of tomatoes and nothing else.
Back home I played with the pasta machine Debbie bought me for Christmas whilst wearing the rather red pinny my sister gave me. There’s something very satisfying about making your own dough, turning it into pasta and getting it on the table all within an hour of breaking open the eggs.
To round off this perfect day I’m going to watch the first episode from the first season of The West Wing – yet another birthday present from Debbie who knows I always wanted to watch the show but never found myself in front of a TV at the right time with any kind of reliability.