I've always wanted to do a 'Christmas in July' dinner. Well, tonight I am doing exactly that. I'll be spending most of the day cooking up a storm and hopefully the reward will be eight happy guests by the end of the evening!
As always, at the start of all the preparations, I ask myself, WHY did I take this on? And as always, I remind myself how amazing it is once everyone is seated around the table, enjoying each others company, laughing, sharing and creating great memories.
This little group of people is particularly special to me. We met at a book launch just over a year ago and have been getting together every second month for dinner ever since that initial meeting over lunch. We were all perfect strangers to one another, yet we've become the most amazing friends since. We call ourselves the 'Table 13' group and I can't think of more special group of friends to have over for Christmas in July!
So, without further ado, let me whip out that apron...