Making: you know what-what. Slow slow progress. But I enjoy crocheting the chunky yarn
Cooking: pot-roasted lemony chicken with carrots & onions. Peas cooked in the ready made gravy at the end. Delish. Shared the recipe with my friend and baby Theo loved it too
Cooking: this cauli recipe from the excellent book below, borrowed from the library. It’s even better eaten cold for lunch, along with some green salad
Sipping: Tonic & lemon, ginger ale with lime (Dry Lent)
Reading: my first Ian Rankin book! After chapter one I wondered why I hadn’t read a Rebus before. Not sure if to continue this book, which is 23rd in the series, or start at the beginning. In the meantime I’m reading an advance reader copy of the new Rachel Hore. Any Rankin fans want to advise? Will it spoil the series if I decide to read all? Or whatever, can it just be read as a stand alone without giving too much away?
Waiting: for an MRI scan date
Looking: forward to making Hot Cross Buns again next month (this month actually, again I forgot to post these notes I made during March! I’ll set a reminder in future)
Listening: to Spotify. I’ve made a few playlists, good eclectic mixes. Can share if you like?
Suggesting: ‘Lord it’s a Feeling’ by London Grammar – Live at Abbey Road – it’s absolutely EPIC. Play loudly (when little ears aren’t around)
Wishing: for more sunny weather so washing can be pegged out on the line again. March has had t-shirt & BBQ weather, then snow, hail, wind and rain. Four seasons in one month
Enjoying: making sourdough flatbreads for lunch one Sunday
Appreciating: our first visit to the cinema this year to see The Duke. Helen Mirren & Jim Broadbent are absolutely superb together. I think Jim’s courtroom scenes are my favourite of all his performances. Well, apart from when he’s Bridget Jones father. The scene that makes me cry every time is the ‘I just don’t work without you’ bit with Gemma Jones
Eating: defrosted Christmas turkey mixed with leftover bean chilli & veg stock, fresh coriander & grated grana padano. It made a delicious Mexican soup
Liking: that lots of National Trust properties reopen this month
Loving: the anemones which appeared all over the garden early in the month, such a colourful sight with the pinks of the heather behind
Buying: a little pot of joy for lunch! Sushi ends from a counter in Waitrose, only £1.95
Managing: my physio exercises. I’ve got a rocker board, it’s fun and hard to use, especially with my eyes closed
Watching: Upload. S2. The Marvellous Mrs Maisel S4, both are on Prime. Men Behaving Badly on BBC iplayer. The last we’ve found so good still, real laugh out loud funny, especially whenever they dance (when Neil Morrissey is Tony)
Wearing: my old pink hoodie lots. I love it and can’t bear the thought it won’t be with me forever. Should have bought a dozen
Noticing: buds on trees, daffodils, blossom and snowdrops
Following: the news…
Sorting: soft plastics for recycling. Do you do this too? You can leave them at larger supermarkets. So many collected in just a week, including pouches, plastics from fruit and veg deliveries, magazine bags, the list goes on and on
Trying: cooking Mushroom & Puy lentil bolognese for the first time. This Jamie Oliver recipe. It was tasty
Getting: stronger glutes
Coveting: can’t think of anything right now
Hearing: birdsong. This is excellent for ID and lovely background sounds: RSPB | Sounds of…Parks and Gardens
Wondering: if you have any requests for blog posts? What do you want to see more of? Anything new?
What have you been up to in the last month? Are you seeing lots of spring flowers and buds, or is autumn coming in for you?