Ever had a dream where everything is a bit surreal and out of context? Missing a train to a city you've never been to? Giving a speech naked to 500 pharmacists? Having tea in your home with a random celebrity?
Wednesday was a bit like that.
At BritMums, we've been working with the Lean on Turkey folks, including arranging a Google+ Hangout with Marco Pierre White! We wanted a kitchen environment, so I suggested we use my newly renovated kitchen (still planning to blog about that) as the setting. I didn't think they would agree!
The PR agency said to make sure I had fresh coffee, tea and cakes. That stressed me out a bit. Should I make something? Filter coffee? Cafetiere? I ended up going down to the local Mason Blanc and getting a plateful of pastries. I was paranoid about BT letting us down with the Internet and had all sorts of backup plans with neighbours. I also went around hiding all my Gordon Ramsey books!
He walked in, was very pleasant, then sat down AT MY KITCHEN TABLE and asked for a cup of tea.
We talked about pubs (he knows one in nearly every area), wine (he doesn't drink it! He loves British food and thinks that beer is the best accompaniment), and of course turkey (more flavourful than chicken). He seemed genuinely intrigued by Google+ Hangouts, and the BritMums on-line community.
The best bit? I was so stressed about how the house looked, I got hubby to finally hang our kitchen clock and finish the fiddly roller blind curtain (good thing he did, we ended up needing it for lighting).
Oh yes, and it was a bit special have tea with Marco in my home.
You can watch the hangout below, it's short (18 minutes) and has all sorts of tips for cooking with turkey, and general cooking tips too.