Wednesday, April 27, 2011

He Did What!? Wednesday - By Eat, Roam, Shop!

Weddings, Parties, Anything - Guest post by Eat, Roam, Shop!

Back when I lived in Sydney and first met my husband I worked full time at a hotel doing shift work and ran a catering business part time.

I met my husband and was super in love, he knew I loved cooking and we were in our getting to know you stage. He also knew I liked to throw parties, I even suggested I throw a small party for his work colleagues so we could get to know each other.

He also knew I was busy with work and had my biggest catering gig coming up, a sit down wedding with cocktail appetisers and four courses. Not only would I be prepping all the food for this wedding but I was also arranging hire, delivery and set up of equipment, washing and ironing linens, staff hire, decorations and floral arrangements which I would be putting together myself.

So with juggling work I had a pretty tight schedule and was pretty stressed about the floral arrangements, I had done one or two arrangements as presents for people but this was a wedding and I would be putting together a ton of flowers and preparing a ton of food and coordinating deliveries.

So what did my then boyfriend do? Well he announced to me a few days beforehand that he had invited everyone around from work, for a party to be catered for by yours truly, no pressure but "I told the boss what a great cook you are..." The night before the wedding!!!

Husband said I seemed so relaxed about the catering gig it didn't occur to him it would be a problem.

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Jen brings an International flavour to He Did What!? Wednesday this week: she's an ex-pat Aussie, is currently living in Brussels, and is so obsessed with Japan that when she went there on exchange she "went crazy with sticker photos, collecting kitsch, wearing majorly big socks and waking up at 4 am to practice Japanese sword fighting".

At her blog, Eat, Roam, Shop!, she has dedicated entire posts to her love of hot chocolate, the precise art of shoe maintenance and her obsession with her iPhone.

She's an avid Tweeter but has only just started up an account for her Blog Tweets, so be sure to check it out.

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  1. Hahaha that is the best! Men are so oblivious to everything.

  2. Does he have a Hungarian brother? Cause I think I married him.

  3. It must be an Eastern European thing, my husband is Polish!

  4. eeeeeeh men -- they just don't pay attention do they? :-D

    On another note I am still thinking....

  5. Oh, those husbands. They have no idea the DETAILS that go into these things. You must make it look easy and effortless which is a compliment to you!

  6. Haha, I wish! I think I just need to be about as subtle as a sledgehammer with my husband! He finally learnt how much effort goes into it all the hard way, since he had to do the majority of organisation for our wedding in Poland, poor guy, he was a wreck by the end of it...

  7. Ahhhh men, they only remember things when we really just need them to forget. Lol.


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