Thursday, December 20, 2007


Woohoo! I passed my driving theory test this morning!

Of course, this now means I'm going to be let loose in a vehicle on the roads next year. Look out Ireland!

As a little treat after the test, I wandered up to Hodges Figgis and picked up some early Christmas presents for, er, me:

Nigel Slater's Eating for England - how can I resist the UK's most treasured food writer?

AA Gill's Table Talk - a collection of pieces showing off the acid-tongued restaurant reviewer at his best. Always entertaining and good value, unlike anything else in the Style section of The Sunday Times.

Pauline Nguyen's Secrets of the Red Lantern - a beautifully put together book about Vietnamese food and stories from Pauline's family. A real object of beauty.

I should probably point out that I did buy presents for other folks too. But I can't say what they are as I know some of those people read this blog. So no spoilers before the big day!

I'm looking forward to curling up with all of these fantastic books but right now I've got to run out the door, grab a train and go to Mr B's office Christmas party. Tis the season!


winedeb said...

Books are one of my very best favorite things! Why I do not own or work in a book store is beyond me. I think it is a marvelous idea to get yourself a little present. I do the same thing for my birthday every year!

lorraine@italianfoodies said...

well done you, bring on the ferrari:) Have a great Christmas Jen!!


Jen said...

Hi Winedeb.

I agree - books are the best! Unfortunately, they're starting to take over the house... Fortunately, I'm married to another book nut so it all works out!

Hey Lorraine.

Love the sound of the Ferrari but I'm not sure I've been good enough this year to get one for Xmas :-) One day...

Holler said...

What are you like? More Cookery books, you have no room girl!


Well done!

Have a great Christmas, if I don't speak to you before then!

Love holler

ps thanks for the meme, I will wait till the madness is over.

Jen said...

Cheers Holler :-)

I know, the cookbook thing is a leetle bit out of control... But so much fun!

Have a fab Christmas too and I'm looking forward to seeing your answers to the meme in the new year.