It’s eldest son’s school Annual Ball for parents on Saturday night and I am looking forward to it and dreading it in equal measure. The pros include meeting up with good friends for stiff drinks before we go and, later, being able to dance to live music then disco whilst slightly under the influence. I love dancing; proper hands in the air like you just don’t care-type dancing. In my head I look HOT. In reality I probably look more like Iggle-Piggle. A friend was once described as looking like the title of this post when on the dance floor. She really didn’t care. My (trimmed) bearded-husband claims to hate dancing but does a great Mick Jagger routine if the mood takes him.
Oh, the cons? Squeezing into a dress that has mysteriously shrunk since I last wore it two babies ago. Let’s hear it for Spanx.
This week’s white in the fridge:
Tesco Finest Premier Cru Champagne NV, 2 for £25 until 9th May, normally £19.49/bottle, Tesco
This is all we have loaded up on this week, with a bottle chilling and ready to be opened once the results are in on Thursday night (I’m an optimist). This is a really special Champagne, and not just because it beat all the top twice-the-price names in a blind Which? Magazine tasting years ago. It is a Chardonnay & Pinot Noir-dominant blend with, critically, a little more bottle age given before it is shipped to these shores, allowing the wine to settle and broaden. The result is a rich, layered, biscuity style of Champagne but with real lightness of touch. The producer is based in the highly-regarded village of Avize. Even cheaper if you buy by the case.
Chin chin x