Sunday, 19 August 2012

Review: Colman's Season and Shake

Reviews probably aren't going to be common round here, but sometimes they are just necessary!

Tonight was one of those nights. We've had to resort to ready meals so often lately, we've had enough. We'd picked up eggs to make a spanish omelette tonight, but come dinner time I was too exhusted to make it. Upon suggesting the chip shop, I discovered my husband was in a lot of pain, and I didn't want him to have to go out, and I wasn't well enough to get dressed.

So, I looked in our cupboards. The other week, I picked up a Colman's Season and Shake, sausage and herb flavour, and it seemed managable. Better for us and tastier than a ready meal, didn't need to leave the house, didn't need huge amounts of prep and sitting over the stove, and very few dishes... Err, yes please!

I just sliced an onion and a pepper (both of which could be done in advance on a "better day", or by someone else, and frozen); sliced some spuds and some brocolli (Mr doesn't like mushrooms!) and threw in the sausages. Let it cook, and done! I don't love it, but Mr likes it a lot, so we will be visiting this range again. It feels like I've cooked us a decent meal, but so very managably, and that's super important. Next time I might sub the onions for leeks, and the brocolli for cauliflower. But really, you can just make it up with what you've got!

Yay for easy meals :) Do you have meals which you can knock up quickly on the bad-but-not-dead days?

Thursday, 16 August 2012

How to Offend Disabled People.

Sadly, I cannot find the offending leaflet online. However, when me and Mr walked into the Job Centre the other day for a complusory work-focused interview (nevermind I couldn't sit up long enough for the interview) I was met with a barrage of leaflets asking if I would be better off in work.

Of course I'd be better off in work! We could afford everything we want, and live somewhere nice, and have a mortgage and settle down, afford holidays and all our car expenses. Life would be amazing if we were healthy and could earn our own money, it's all we want!

But some of us do not have a choice, and to be treated as if this is my choice?

So. F***ing. Angry.

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

How to Waste Tax Payers Money.

It's pretty simple really, you just send someone who is obviously not well enough to work to attend work-focused interviews. A waste of people's time, people's money, and only causing me and Mr to stay ill for longer.

Well done, government.

Most of it was spent with the interviewer complaining about the lack of air conditioning in the building, as she knew it was pointless, too.

Just think, stop my interviews, and you could give the staff decent working conditions...

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

A Romantic Night

[This post may contain adult concepts.]

Have you ever had a romantic night? I've always wanted one. Consecutive events. A meal out followed by time with my husband. Both, in one night.

It probably sounds normal, to the average person. To a healthy couple. It's something we can only dream about.

We showered on Monday, so we could recover from it in time for a meal out.

Mr has spent the last week in bed all the time (he normally spends part of the day on an armchair), just in the hope... In the hope it could be enough... Enough rest. Just enough rest. That tomorrow, maybe, we could have a meal out, and then come home and enjoy each other.


Just the fact he's resting to try and make it happen means so much to me. He knows how desperately I long for the romantic nights healthy people can have.

Maybe tomorrow, as we celebrate our 2 year anniversary two and half months late, we might actually manage a romantic night.