What will pals think?
While doing an art and design course, I have made some good friends. To keep in touch, we have been taking it in turns to cook an evening meal for the group once every month. It’s my turn now and I am worried sick. I am not a good cook. My house never looks tidy. I have managed to avoid my turn once, pretending that my youngest was sick, but I can’t do that again. My friends have all gone to a lot of trouble to do these meals and I don’t want to let them down. FIONA SAYS: JUST BE YOURSELF — THEY’RE NOT GOING TO JUDGE Cook what you normally eat. You’re not letting anyone down, and you’ll probably find that your friends may even welcome it. Some of them would have found doing a formal meal quite challenging and will be happy that future events could now be a bit more relaxed. As for your messy house, so what? Your friends are coming to see you, not your house. Make sure there is soap and a clean towel, and the loo and handbasin are clean, then enjoy your evening.