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Christmas part two

My sister and her boyfriend are coming here for the weekend, bringing with them some of my Christmas presents that were too heavy and/or bulky for me to take back home on the train. It’s going to be like Christmas all over again, as I’ve actually forgotten what some of the presents are!

I know that there is a good frying pan amongst them, a gift from my sister. She was less than impressed with the state of my pan last time she stayed here. She tried to cook pancakes for Sunday breakfast in it, and noticed immediately that the non-stick coating has metamorphosed into a stick coating. She ended up using the omlette pan to cook the pancakes in, muttering under her breath about how I needed a decent new frying pan. So I was pleased, but unsurprised, to receive one for Christmas.

I hadn’t actually noticed before how crap the old pan was. It had deteriorated slowly, and I’d always just accepted it. But once I knew that I had a new pan, even though it was out of reach in London, I really felt the lack of it. So I think we should celebrate its arrival by having pancakes and maple syrup for breakfast on Sunday morning, and test it out thoroughly!

{ 3 } Comments

  1. Frosty | 4 February 2011 at 7:06 am | Permalink

    Sounds a most excellent plan!

  2. David | 5 February 2011 at 7:19 pm | Permalink

    Yes to maple syrup! And have you tried it with crispy bacon?

  3. Mantina | 7 February 2011 at 12:52 pm | Permalink

    Pancakes and bacon – very American
    Thinking of you always Gillian.
    I’m glad you are finding ways to cope.