I’ve been super ill this week. I’m still getting used to only seeing Dan on weekends and was being dramatic, so he planned a perfect Saturday of lunch, shopping, pumpkin carving and watching the football and eating junk food.
I finished work on Friday night and got home, he was still awake and i was ridiculously excited to actually do something with out weekend!
On Saturday we woke up and got ready, jumped in the car, and off we went..
Can we all appreciate my fluffy new coat from boohoo, Dan had to tell me it looked okay a good 5 times before I actually left the house..
The last time we went to Prezzo the food was awful. We went for our anniversary. His food was really nice, but my pasta was cold and hard, i sent it back 3 times and then gave up.. we ended up sharing a side salad and his risotto, which he’d ordered gluten free – cause he’s a good egg. We rang them and emailed them and made a complaint and they emailed us a voucher across to try again.
The Prezzo where we go to is never busy, so it seemed like it could have been a one off.
We ordered cheese and caramelised onion garlic bread to start (this is gluten free) it was really nice too!
For our main, Dan had a calzone with different meats in and some chips with cheese and bits on. I had a carbonara pasta bake (ordered gluten free) – it was meant to be spaghetti but they don’t do gluten free spaghetti so they bought it out with this kind of pasta.. oh and i had a side salad too.
We ate LOADS and we were so full! I had stomach ache when i was sitting down but just put it down to eating too much..
What a mistake that was. Our shopping trip got cut short because i literally couldn’t manage it – I got home and felt ill. Stomach cramps were awful and i was in a lot of pain..
Sunday we had a lazy day, we carved some pumpkins but i slept a lot of it, but that was kinda okay cause there was football on so i wasn’t being annoying or irritating..
When I have gluten i turn into a different person. I’m sick a lot, my iron levels drop, i lose weight really quickly. My mouth is full of ulcers and my teeth hurt. My stomach literally feels like someones got an ice cream scoop and is trying to get the perfect scoop over and over again. My balance ends up poor, i’m forgetful and i end up with what i would consider as.. the worlds WORST BLACK EYES!
The photo below is with a colour correction kit on it, 2 types of concealer, double wear foundation – and you can still see them. I’m not confident enough to put a no makeup selfie on to show you the extent of how bad they go.. but it isn’t pretty.
On Tuesday, they’ve admitted they’d made a mistake and there was cross contamination – this is clearly the understatement of the century – but hey. I can safely say i don’t want another voucher as compensation.
I’ve been to the doctors twice, and i’ve now been put on a BRAT diet. This means all i can eat for the next few days is –
- Apple Sauce
- Toast (plain)
and clear liquids, so water, Apple Juice, etc.
I’m totally unsure how they can completely mess someones meal up and use the wrong pasta especially when there was only 4 tables actually in use in the entire restaurant.
Coeliac UK know about it, so hopefully they’ll step in – they don’t deserve to be credited.
When people say to you..
“isn’t it annoying to be gluten free?”
“Don’t you miss cake?”
It’s honestly the most annoying thing in the world. If i could eat gluten i would. I miss McDonalds chicken nuggets and warm chocolate fudge cake so much!
I haven’t always been gluten free. I ate a dodgy burger when i was 16 or 17. It hadn’t been cooked properly, had been on a floor and was contaminated with anything and everything you can think of. This led me to be REALLY ill in hospital for a long time, and salmonella. I remember eating it. I had 3 bites before i felt ill. An hour later i was in my mums bathroom vomiting blood and ruining her wall paper. It’s safe to say I don’t really remember much for the next few moths. It then took well over a year for the NHS to diagnose me, but since then, sticking to a gluten free diet really works!
People that go Gluten Free for a trend annoy me. Some of us don’t have the choice. but each to their own i guess…
The worst part of this is – I’ve missed halloween and halloween week at work, which is my favourite time of the year too!
So yeah, No thanks Prezzo. We won’t be back..