This week I am mostly...
Making : The first batch of Marrow Pickle this weekend. We use this recipe which is gorgeous!
Cooking : Chocolate and Courgette cake - Hebegebe Cake in River Cottage Baking book. Very moist and dense and doesn't taste of courgettes at all.
Drinking : Copious tea with one sugar. I will eventually get used to just the one.
Reading: Katherine Swift's The Morville Hours. A beautiful and poetic book. If only I kept awake to read more of it.
Wanting: Autumn to arrive soon.
Looking: At the bees and butterflies and birds every day in the garden
Playing: More music than usual, trying to listen to CDs I haven't heard for a while
Wasting: As little as possible and trying to live as simply as possible
Sewing: Very little but always planning the next project. Applique birds perhaps?
Wishing: For good health and happiness for all
Enjoying: My new sewing/craft area and our new bathroom.
Waiting: For the new series of the Great British Bake Off next week. So excited!
Liking: My new (old) cheese dish (see right)
Wondering: If we will get enough rain. Its been rather dry.
Loving: Mary Wesley books, I've recently read four in a row
Hoping: To make mixed fruit jam out of our harvest of raspberries and strawberries and redcurrants soon
Marvelling: That after ten years or more I still have lots of my family tree to look into. It helps to have a problematic great grandmother with a fascinating story.
Needing: Some time off work to do nice things
Smelling: The lavender outside of our door
Wearing: Clothes that I'm utterly bored with. What to do....
Following: Many lovely blogs - do look at the list
Noticing: That I haven't seen/heard any swifts for about a week, have they gone?
Knowing: We can make our new bookshelf look far nicer than it is with a bit of work.
Thinking: I shall come back with something from a Vintage Fair I'm going to tomorrow.
Bookmarking: Some new web pages. I need inspiration, please suggest anything that interests you.
Opening: Presents. It will soon be my birthday and I'm still a small child really and slightly excited
Giggling: At a slightly poor James Stewart film called Pot O' Gold. He was still wonderful of course.
Feeling: Like taking stock and planning some lovely things to do.