Whoever said money can’t buy happiness has never experienced the joy of the arrival of the grinning Berco chaps when they deliver orders from the Yuppiechef online store, what I’ve come to term ‘boxes of happy’, and the sheer thrill of unpacking the treasures they contain.
Although I’d said my husband would draw the apron winner in the Pesto Princess giveaway out of a hat, there were too many entries to fit into any hat in our house, so I put them into my new Le Creuset 4L mixing bowl bought from Yuppiechef during the week.
I had mixed feelings when I unfolded the piece of paper Old Spouse had plucked from the bowl; joy, because a ‘real-life’ friend had won, and dismay that there may be a perception (suspicion?) that I’d somehow ‘rigged’ it. Old Spouse was adamant that I stick to my original rules. And so it is. The winner is Chantelle / JustChef and the wonderfully generous girls at Pesto Princess will be in touch with her to arrange delivery of her apron.
There’s another apron up for grabs this week; just leave a comment telling Pesto Princess why you think you deserve to win it. In the meantime, I’ll scout around for a suitably independent judge to choose the winner next weekend.
Now I’m off to cook oxtail and beans in my new bean pot, ain’t she a beauty?
Oh, but first a cup of tea; because, on this day in 1764 Charles Grey, 2nd Earl, was born. Earl Grey was supposedly given the recipe for Earl Grey Tea by a Chinese mandarin with whom he was friends (and/or whose life either he or another British diplomat saved).