School’s… IN?! February 24, 2009Posted by Lauren Cooke in Foodiness, Life, Chatter & Politics.
Tags: Fear, friendship, learning, School, shyness
Yesterday I went back to school – well, in a sense at least. I had my first “Cooking for pleasure” sessions as per my present from Ben, and this is held at the local college, as a night course.
Me being me, I was incredibly nervous beforehand! I have never been very good at the build up before things that are new, shiny and unfamiliar. I stress myself out over the tiniest things – whether I Will actually find the room. Whether anyone will like me. How I will choose what cookery island to work from. Will I have the right ingredients. Whether I will suddenly develops an even more pronounced complete ineptitude, and accidentally set fire to myself… the room.. god, even the world.
It has been said I am paranoid – I now believe it. And I know really that none of this stuff will really (hopefully) happen – I just build myself into throngs of worry whilst waiting. And being that I am writing this post today, you can take comfort in the fact that I didn’t burn ANYONE last night – or anything!
In fact, it was a success! After wandering nervously up the corridor lined with lockers (a blast from the past if ever there was one – even the must sock smell was exactly the same!) and being deposited outside the door by a very patient boyfriend, I gathered the courage to go in.
The result was something I should have seen coming – a room full of slightly nervous looking people, avoiding eye contact at first and then gingerly trying to form some sort of friendship – all be it temporary. A few cooking related anecdotes later, and all was good!
Why do I do it to myself?!
Here’s what I made – click the link to see the recipe