January 4th

Don't worry, I'll get bored of this soon, or start drowning in other work, but so far today I have written an AimHigher session, finished an exam paper, rang the tax office (one of those calls which has moved daily across Outlook), chased up an insurance claim, taken delivery of a (very powerful, especially when braking) hire car and sent my little car off to be repaired (my neighbour drove into it taking out the…

(Slightly belated) Happy Christmas 2009… but on time for Happy New Year 2010!

After taking 15hours to move about 4 miles along the M20 in Dover, finally made it to Lauterbrunnen where I've been cooking for 50 people all week (along with John P, who is in charge!). Christmas Eve was my day for skiing - didn't quite work, so just enjoyed the train ride/apple fritters in Brandegg on Christmas Day, before we came back and cooked up a storm... Heading back into the UK 27/28 December, so…

Oak Hall: Team Training

I have just spent the past weekend at "The Manor" in Otford, Oak Hall's UK base (and conference venue), at team training/preparation for the Winter Season, which kicks off in only 2 weeks... amazing how time flies! For this season, I am doing one week only - and that week is CHRISTMAS WEEK! I am going to be cooking at Hotel Staubbach in Lauterbrunnen, and have met most of the people I'm going to be…