Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Feeling better - let's party

Thank-you all so much for the very kind thoughts about my birthday, they really helped me feel so much better. I was beginning to think I was being unreasonable. But you made me realise that I was not alone. Perhaps we should start a 'It's my birthday so stop picking on me' club? Anybody else want to join?!


Here's a picture of the necklace that my boys bought for me. I love it so much! I picked it out in a shop in Barmouth and really liked it, but decided it was far too expensive - husband went back the next day in secret and bought it. There are apparently ear-rings to match so guess what I'm asking Father Christmas to bring me! The jewellers where this came from is one of those lovely little ones where you can see the man making everything through a window. I shall definitely be dragging the family there next time we go up that way!

In knitting news, I've started a small project for a friend who's just had a baby - bootees, mittens and a hat. Being so small, they grow so quickly (hey Warren, that's five things in a week!) I'm using Hipknits cashmere - beautiful stuff. Unsure if the new mum will be so pleased when she finds out it's hand-wash only!

The patterns are from this book which I picked up brand new from a church fair - all books were 10p! Bargain!

And thanks for all the help about the pizza toppings. It all got a little crazy trying to work it out, and very hungry work it was too. Strangely none of you mentioned my favourite (Sloppy Guiseppe from Pizza Express) and even more strangely some of you like the most bizarre things on top of your base. Eggs on a pizza? Doesn't do it for me I'm afraid - neither do olives or capers, and spinach? Are you trying to turn into Popeye?

However, the most popular base is thin (many of you preferring the hand tossed variety) with good old pepperoni on top. The meat types were very popular - ham coming in a close second.

All this talk of pizza has made me hungry yet again. How about we have a big pizza party here? I get lots of bases from Sainsburys, lots of dishes with separate toppings in, tonnes of cheese and we all make and bake our own. I've even got some very nice little eggs if anyone's interested...

Say come round in half an hour? Give the wine time to breathe...

7 comments:

Merry Mog said...

Hya. Glad you are feeling better. Sorry wasn't around to comment over the last three days. If I lived within half an hour of you I'd be round like a shot. Can I have a virtual pizza please? Do you deliver to Somerset? Like the look of the recent project. All the best.

Anonymous said...

Yes, I'm glad you're feeling better too...I'd love to come for pizza, but I'm too far away...maybe tomorrow, yes? What are you wearing in the photo...what is that peek of knitting (showing off the lovely necklace, covet covet) I see...come on, show us...Fran x

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

I'm glad to hear you are feeling better THREE! Love your new necklace! And as for pizza at your house - I'm on, but could you just move nearer to here please?

Lucy xxx

Working Mom Knits said...

FOUR! Make it FOUR friends who are happy you're happy : )

warrenincolne said...

I've only just read your birthday post. 42 not very exciting! Douglas Adams will be turning in his grave!

Anyway, glad you're over the birthday blues.

Sarah B said...

Hi Michaela

I've tagged you in the 'six random things' game (sorry, I don't know many bloggers, but I have been lurking on yours for a while so I'm afraid you're 'it'). Take a look at my blog for the details.

trashalou said...

Curses! I missed out on pizza! Sad that your birthday was not sufficiently birthday-ish. Perhaps you should print off the last post and leave lying around nonchantly?