Making: I’m crocheting another ribbed band for my cowl and thinking of what to make next. Finish or start…?
Cooking: spicy fish and chickpea stew, a delicious one pot recipe
Sipping: Assam tea, without milk
Reading: Simon Mayo‘s Knife Edge, it’s a thriller. In the first chapter lots happens and the tension isn’t lessening as it goes on (don’t read if you’re feeling anxious about stuff)
Waiting: … aren’t we all? We’re in the second week of a four week lockdown here in England. It’s partial at best, as all schools and universities are open. No one really knows how effective this strategy will prove to be, but this is an unprecedented time. I do know an increasing number of friends who have the virus, or are recovering from it. I’m feeling lucky we are able to be based at home
Looking: like I’ve been pulled through a hedge backwards this morning
My version of Shakshuka, using up roasted vegetables with a good pinch of chilli flakes and cumin thrown in before I added leftover passata
Listening: to Deacon Blue’s City of Love album
Wishing: to be a superfast knitter. I see so many gorgeous makes online that I want to make them all, in a day. Probably repeating myself!
Enjoying: Listing 30 plants that we eat a week. It’s really good to get you thinking about what you buy and cook. I also love writing lists. This came as a result of a link my friend sent. This podcast. In a nutshell we need to eat a variety of at least 30 plants a week to keep our gut microbiomes healthy. These include: fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and legumes (a plant with a pod with an edible seed: beans, peas, lentils etc.) Professor Tim Spector is no quack – have a look at his Twitter profile here. His feed is very interesting, although from the UK POV it’s rather grim reading at the moment
Appreciating: good bright days for walking
During yesterday’s swift five miler
Eating: cinnamon eggy bread for breakfast with melon slices. I am v suggestible; a friend sent me a picture of her eggy bread this morning…I made mine with toasted crumpets because I didn’t want to use freshly baked sourdough – too crumbly. Not pretty, but very tasty!￼
Liking: Dolly Alderton’s debut novel Ghosts. I’m listening to the audiobook
Loving: that I finished my HWB cover and passed it on at the weekend. She loved it and told me again: “I can’t sleep if my feet are cold!”
Love how the bobble edging finishes off the top neatly. I chose the Textured Bluebells pattern from Jan Eaton’s 200 Crochet Blocks for the body. The rest was a mix of trebles and half trebles to join and shape the pieces. Easy stuff.
Buying: locally produced eggs. They are eggcellent (Soz! I can’t help myself)
Managing: to cram the fridge with fruit and veg from today’s delivery
Watching: Truth Seekers on Prime. So good. SO GOOD. It gets better and better as you watch
Hoping: I can finish my crochet cowl soon as I have an idea for another that I maybe want to knit
Wearing: comfy scruffs
Following: Count Arthur’s exploits. There’s a couple of episodes on the BBC Sounds app here. I’ve heard The Beeb are gradually releasing all the Christmas specials through November and December
Noticing: birds on the feeders now it’s colder, the robin comes daily
Love these bud vases
Sorting: papers, I need to get shredding
Getting: restless. London! Pubs! Bars! Cinema! Theatre! Restaurants! Lunch dates! Air travel! Friends & family overseas! Live music! Singing in person, not Zoom! Travel! Weekends away!
Bookmarking: this Harissa chicken & white bean bake. I’ll make it this week
Coveting: a step-ladder. Don’t ask!
Feeling: full of cinnamon eggy crumpets
Hearing: the sound of Someone making lunch
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