Monday, 11 May 2015

It's been a busy couple of weeks so I thought I'd do a quick little life update. I made absolutely no plans at the weekend so I could take the days as they came and it was the perfect mix of relaxing, seeing friends and catching up on things around the house.

I mentioned a few weeks ago that I entered a TV cooking competition and I'm excited to say that I got through! After a week or two of terrible nerves (stomach aches, light headedness and more than a few urges to pull out at the last minute), we filmed the episode last Thursday and Friday! It won't be on TV until the end of summer so I can't really say too much right now, but make sure you're following me on twitter (@catherinesprunt) as I'm sure I'll be tweeting about it nearer the time. I can't wait to share the recipes that I made and also a couple of things about what it's like to film a TV show...but I'll have to keep it all to myself for a few more months!

Sadly, around the same time, we discovered that there was something wrong with Scampi - he had a big growth underneath his chin and a rabbit's health can deteriorate ridiculously quickly, so we were really worried. Luckily, our vet is just around the corner and we were able to book him in to have what turned out to be an abscess treated. Poor thing had half the fur shaved off one side of his face and is looking rather bald! All I can say is make sure you have insurance for your pets! We discovered you can't take a new policy out on a rabbit over four years old, so we had to shell out from our own pockets, but of course it's worth it to have him still with us.

I've also taken on a new role at work, managing the team that I'm part of. I don't like to share too much about my work - partly because the ins and outs are not all that interesting and also because it's not my place to put everything about my work on my blog - but it's been amazing so far. I had a bit of a wobble at the beginning, but I'm taking everything in my stride and I'm really excited for the rest of the year to play out.

Anyway, it's safe to say that everything that's happened over the past month has been giving me some serious anxiety. I've taken some risks and I've really pushed myself, so now I'm giving myself a pat on the back and a bit of a breather for a while. Next weekend I'm planning to not make any plans either and create some more recipes so I can line up a good batch of foodie posts over here. Wishing you all a good start to the week!

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  1. Wowie! Good luck in the competition! Racking my brain to think which one it might be, can't wait to hear more about it and glad that Scampi is ok, what a cutie! x

    1. It's a brand new one - and not Masterchef or anything! Thanks Ala x

  2. I'm glad to hear Scampi will be okay! Congrats on your competition and your promotion! Now you definitely deserve some time off :)