... all you need on a Thursday evening is an enormous bowl of spaghetti, an big cosy jumper, and a really good book (A Clash of Kings. Expect a review of A Game of Thrones very soon!).
Particularly when it's the middle of May and it's pouring and blowing a hoolie outside, and you have only seen three days of sunshine all year.
Particularly when there are some serious VIPs floating around at work with the power to put your entire department out of work, meaning long days, panicked expressions, and stressed colleagues.
Particularly when you are so tired that you picked up a biro instead of your eyeliner yesterday. Fortunately, you noticed before you started drawing on your face.
Particularly when it's been a four day week but you are still more than ready for the weekend (and wish we could have four day weeks every week)
Particularly when you are 23 but still prefer drinking squash with supper over wine, which makes you feel like a 13-year-old.
Particularly when you miss all your friends. Funny that a weekend with just one brilliant one can make you feel like that.
But after eating this, everything felt pretty OK again. Particularly given I followed it with a whole load of Ben & Jerry's.
PS- The key to a ridiculously amazing tomato and vegetable sauce is cooking your onions very slowly, balsamic vinegar, a couple of sundried tomatoes, and very slow cooking. I spent over an hour making this bowl of pasta.
PPS- Sorry about the number of pictures of food this week. Seriously, I'm not sure what's wrong with me.