I finished the third and final volume of Nella Last’s diaries on Thursday.
Life is still post-war tough with shortages and rationing. Nella’s husband also retires and the cracks in the marriage really show at this stage. It seems as if her husband has quite deep rooted psychological problems (possibly PTSD from WW1) and having him underfoot all the time is very trying for Nella as they have, now, very little in common.
There is still a lot of joy and humour in the writing however.
I haven’t listed a menu plan here for a while, so the coming week should see:
Today: Halloumi, falafels, tabbouleh and salad
Sunday: Homemade chicken pie (from the freezer) potatoes, vegetables and gravy
Monday: Roasted veg and brown rice gratin
Tuesday: Pasta with vegetable and tomato sauce
Wednesday: Chickpea and spinach curry with homemade flat breads
Thursday: Tuna steak, noodles and baby sweetcorn, mange tout
Friday: Homemade fish and chip night.
I am planning on spending a bit of time this afternoon making some bath treats for myself.
I hope you are all having a good weekend.