Don’t these Japanese windflowers look pretty? I’m loving opening my front door to find these blooms waving their pretty little heads at me. They provide a lovely bit of cheer on a grey, wintry day. Halfway through the year, and with the days becoming ever shorter, outdoor delights are harder to find and we need to look for them indoors. Personally, I quite like snuggling down inside, slurping soup and listening to rain pattering on the roof. Here’s where I’m at the moment.
Making: a start on my sketchbook for The Sketchbook Project. You can read about that here.
Reading: Reckoning by Magda Szubanski. I’m really enjoying her memoir. Much to take out of it about our search for our identity.
Watching: Hugh Laurie in both Veep and The Night Manager. Chuckling at him in the first and a bit wary of him in the second!
Cooking: lamb saag. Yum on a winter’s night! I use this recipe from Gourmet Girlfriend but add a bit more meat for my protein loving man and boy. And I use baby spinach instead of the kale.
Eating: my mum’s fruitcake baked for us at my man’s request. What a gem she is!
Drinking: English breakfast tea. Lots of mugs!
Listening: to Bowraville. If you enjoyed the first season of Serial, you will enjoy this. It investigates the murders 25 years ago of three aboriginal youngsters over a five month period from the one street. Aside from the murders, it is an interesting commentary on race relations in Australia.
Enjoying: watching this Carpool Karaoke. Lin, Audra, Jesse, Jane and James having a singalong is pretty ace!
Looking: forward to the school holidays
Coveting: this dress. I think it would be a perfect trans seasonal frock but how much can I afford to spend?
Feeling: pleased with myself for pulling lots of weeds out of my back garden this morning before the rain came down.
Wondering: if I can make it to see this movie this week.
Waiting: for my wool order to arrive so I can start making this cowl
How are you going as you head towards to mid-winter? Or are you looking forward to long mid-summer days? Maybe you want to take stock too?