Can’t belive I did so much before Christmas and still managed to have a super day. Meal with tenants was a reaal hoot. I cooked curry goat, chicken, snapper fish, rice, fried dumplins, plantains. Tenants (7 0f them brought drink and the karaoke machine ‘singstar’.) Plus me and Andrew. The night surpassed our expectations – and I was knackered but happy.
The health farm – Mottershall Oaks near Stone in Staffordshire – is just what the doctor would have ordered (if i’d gone to the doctor). I slept for 9 hours a night in the beautiful suite, slept some more in the chill out room (amazing blackout blinds), got massaged by bubbles, and put on two pounds from the scrumptious food in their award winning restaurant. Had to ask for smaller portions or it would have been 5 pounds. My only disappointment were the treatments. Unimpressed with the ‘dry float’ and the 25 minute massage – inexperienced therapists. And the layout of the building left a little to be desired – no fun walking through the sweaty gym to get to the dining room. But the manicure was fab.
One brillinat thing was that I had loads of space in the suite to practice my dance – which I performed on the 18th. Managed to get a costume before I left from Mottershall. Made a couple of errors at the beginning but when I watched the recording afterwards did not cringe. Some of the other dancers said they really liked it and one suggested I should add it to my repertoire and perform it again. Hopefull by then I will have perfected it. For now I am happy enough with the performance.
Christmas was quiet and relaxed. The boys all made it. We ate, drank, laughed, was happy to just be together and played charades till after midnight. And so only 2 more days to the end of the year. What an eventful one its been.