Measure and sift the cocoa powder into a bowl or pitcher and whisk in the boiling water until you have a smooth, chocolatey, still runny (but only just) paste.Whisk in the vanilla extract, then set aside to cool a little. Clutching a glass of bubbly I waltzed across the room and flashed my best come-hither smile at the stranger by the bar.Then I planted a kiss on his cheek and dragged him on to the dance floor.Dad picks and preps the vegetables, mum cooks the same meal as she's always done and I sit on the floor with my brother, playing with our new toys and desperately attempting to fend off the suspicion that we probably should have stopped doing this about 20 years ago.
Tamzin Outhwaite, 42, who is filing for divorce from her husband Tom Ellis and Nigella Lawson, 53, whose 10-year marriage to Charles Saatchi ended in July, are starting down the mid-life single route.
Nigel Lawson has tipped Meryl Streep to win an Oscar for her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady.
The Conservative politician, who served as Thatcher's chancellor from 1983 to 1989, hailed Streep's performance of the former prime minister.
Lawson told the Evening Standard: "Meryl Streep is a very fine actress and has got Margaret's personality right and her mannerisms very well.
"I've no doubt she will win an Oscar and good luck to her." Nigella Lawson's father added of the movie: "It is a huge kind of romantic drama, with a lot about her relationship with Denis, her character and how she outfaced all these men. "It's not within a million miles of an accurate account of what the Thatcher government did and what it was about.
However, although the “Domestic Goddess”, whose cooking range Living Kitchen is worth £7million, may look unglamorous in recent photographs, perhaps her appearance is a sign of growing confidence now she is free from a difficult second marriage.