Making: knitting a chunky yellow and grey cowl
Cooking: chicken, bacon & puy lentil soup. I’ve had a run on making chicken soup; one week with noodles, another with diced potato. So good to leave in the slow cooker to cook, while I do other things. Ready to dish up when it’s dinner. Easy and tasty
Sipping: Brewdog’s Zealots Heart gin
Reading: A Literary Christmas – a lovely collection of writing and poems put together by The British Library. It was delivered last night
Waiting: for Christmas dinner! My favourite roast ever
Looking: at all the lights on houses, trees and in gardens. Love them!
Listening: to a beautiful song on the radio: Love is a Compass by Griff. It was used in a Disney Ad. The cute ad gave me tingles!
Wishing: for a dry afternoon / evening as we’re going to walk a Christmas lights trail
Enjoying: my new Let’s Knit and Inside Crochet magazines, a real treat. I also bought some new wool at my lovely local yarn shop, to knit another Edenvale Cowl. I wear my other all the time when walking. The chill wind can’t get me!
Appreciating: this year’s quiet build up to Christmas, it feels a lot less frantic
Eating: mince pies laced with cognac, brandy & port
Liking: some of the new Christmas songs, others are dreadful, naming no names (Robbie Williams!)
Loving: HFW Refried Beans recipe from his Veg book, I made them to go with tacos last night
Buying: crunchy veg for a Red Cabbage, Apple & Walnut Winter Coleslaw. It will go perfectly with cold cuts next weekend
Managing: to avoid wrapping a single present, it’s always the same every single year. All in a rush at the last minute!
Zoom in to see the water droplets on the branches
Watching: The Prom film on Netflix tonight
Hoping: still the same as everyone else…
Wearing: a furry polo neck top and nightwear, it’s earlyish
Following: the news…dithering about Tiers / Christmas….
Noticing: people wearing funky masks, a guy had a great Movember type one on yesterday, I told him I liked it, of course. Maybe he grinned? So hard to tell. He did thank me
Sorting: baubles, on Tuesday, when we bring the tree in to decorate
Bookmarking: recipes for January. I’ve found this Slow cooker Honey Mustard Chicken recipe on BBC Good Food and these Tesco Midweek Meals
Coveting: new clothes! Haven’t bought any this year as not being about to try them on doesn’t work. I’m reluctant to spend lots of time queuing in a PO to return online items which don’t fit (might be repeating other TS posts?)
A carousel 2020 style: sanitiser, covers on some horses to distance people and spaces to queue on ….
Hearing: birds tweeting in the hedge outside my bedroom window
Tell me a few Taking Stock type things of your own, please? It’s always good to hear from you