My husband and I have bid farewell to the (utterly gorgeous) Hout Bay in South Africa, and have safely arrived in the UK just a few days ago, to settle in to our new home in the equally beautiful historical market town called Wokingham. (About 50 min drive from London)
What can only be described as possibly The Most Stressful Thing One Can Put Oneself Through, our list of things to do in only 3 days (before hubby had to return to SA for work and tie up loose ends) included buying a car, opening a bank account, furnishing a house – complete with cutlery, appliances etc, getting a new SIM, joining the gym, getting internet access etc. This does not include the admin we had to attend to back home to the lead up to this adventure, which included finding tenants for our house, selling cars, getting the dogs booked on a flight in August … I could go on and on but I fear the headache may return. Needless to say, all of the above were done between Saturday and this morning! I am now alone in the house, sitting on the floor eating a tin of Bully Beef. (And positively THRILLED that they sell that here. I am no longer ashamed to say that I love it!)…. I always have been the eternal optimist.
We faired well, under the circumstances, although we had to share a single bed for two nights (loaned to us by family)…. and finding a perfect car was pure hell (and I gave pretty easy instructions: No primary colours) Getting around was also hugely frustrating as the GPS lady kept interrupting me while I was trying to tell hubby how to drive…
Anyway …. the reason for this post …
As some of you know, I am privileged enough to be working for – and with – what can only be described as an icon in the food world. This is a dream job come true for me, and I want to make an absolute success of it!
I met my new colleagues yesterday and my first month of induction involves working for a week in each of his restaurants, and 2 of the restaurants I will be working at were recently rated in the Top 15 IN. THE. WORLD. Yes, I am still pinching myself. In August, I will be settling in at his lab to tackle extremely exciting (confidential) projects!
SO … This blog post is also to sadly let you know (but I am sure you will understand) that given the nature of the work I will be doing and the brand I will be representing, I am no longer in the position to blog or tweet or update the BROAD BITES brand or Facebook page. I will keep what has so far been uploaded live on the internet as my employment only begins 1 July and I am sure you will still want access to the delicious recipes I have uploaded thus far!
However … this will be my last post.
Thank you SO much for all the support and encouragement over the past few months. Writing was new to me but I thoroughly enjoyed it. I had wonderful feedback since the launch in April – and I will continue to keep records of my favourite tips and tricks to shave off those calories.
YOU HAVE NOT SEEN THE LAST OF THE BROAD.
Happy feasting my friends.