Tuesday, 26 February 2013

bill granger's chickpea and chorizo soup, with a side order of jet lag

How does anybody sleep on airplanes? If it's not the people in front extending their seat right back, it's the noise, or the trolley serving random microwaved food just when you're dropping off, or the sudden realisation you really *do* need a wee, but can you be bothered to move everybody? At least Milo slept for most of it... actually you can add to the list, "having to adjust small people's feet/legs/head off your lap".

Our early morning arrival at Gatwick reminded me of John of Gaunt's speech in Richard II, if you swapped "precious stone set in the silver sea" for "one hour wait in customs, set in a countryside of grey drizzle".

Luckily jet lag soon kicks in and we spend the rest of the day asleep in a heap. This proves to be a bad thing for two reasons: 1. The shops are shut by the time we wake up, so we've having to make do with what's in the cupboard. 2. Ana has to go to work tomorrow, and now can't go back to sleep.

Still, she had some soup to accompany her in the dark watches of the night...

Must go shopping tomorrow. I wonder if they take Canadian dollars?

chick pea and tomato soup with chorizo and green chilli - Bill Granger, Delicious, February 2008 p68

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