Making: a bit of progress on my Coast Blanket, 3 more rows and I’ve finished another block.
I’ve done another 18 row repeat of my (probably not going to be a) dishcloth too. I just have the last 4 rows of plain knitting to do and it’s done. It’s frustratingly slow. Ah well. I’m glad I can still do bits and bobs Actually I have noticed bloggers I’ve followed for years, mentioning their tendon issues, carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis and such. All the crochet and knitting has caught up with us! Take it easy and don’t do too much in a sitting. BE CAREFUL
Cooking: olive focaccia. Last night I tried a third recipe, another sourdough recipe. This trebled – it was absolutely huge! It didn’t even look like focaccia. My starter is super powered. We hardly made a dent in it, but it tasted great. It also had massive air holes which was quite fun, but I’ll be going back to my first recipe which uses predictable commercial yeast. And looks like focaccia!
Sipping: on Saturday before dinner – Vagabond, a pale ale made by Scottish brewing geniuses BrewDog
Reading: Hungry by Grace Dent. I heard her on this podcast and immediately borrowed the ebook from the library, using the Libby app. So good. So good. I can’t put it down.
Waiting: Yep, we are all still waiting in England. I’m waiting patiently and feeling quite chilled.
Looking: forward to a holiday. Fingers and toes crossed!
Listening: to Madonna’s ‘Dress you up’ on the radio
Wishing: just to drive out of county. As soon as we’re allowed I’ll be off in all directions! Coast, National Trust places, shopping, museums, London, cafes, theatres, cinemas, short trips, long trips…I’d better check our cars over and make sure the tyres are up to all the driving. In the meantime I’m walking every day and enjoying it.
Enjoying: sunshine streaming in the windows. I woke at 7am and the room was full of delicious golden light.
Appreciating: birdsong, winter flowers, beautiful views, friendly people
Eating: lentil dal. I made what turned out to be my best ever. Just on the spur of the moment because I fancied some for lunch. Red split lentils, coconut milk, stock, onions, ginger, garlic, spices, fresh green chillis and a few chopped tomatoes. YUM
Liking: Taskmaster on 4OD still. We’re working our way through old series on 4OD. We take it in turns to choose. It never fails to make us roar with laughter. S2 now.
Loving: Lupin on Netflix, it’s French with subtitles. Don’t let that put you off, it’s fantastic. The story, the twists and music and …. Just watch the first episode and know that I’m winking at you
Buying: new walking trainers. I’ve gone through a pair in less than a year, as I walk so many miles
Managing: fine, thanks!
Watching: birds coming to the feeders. Love the cheeky aggro of the starlings raiding the mealworms and the hyperactive nervy blue tits
Hoping: for family gatherings
Following: changes in nature, loving all the greenery and shoots appearing
Noticing: much lighter earlier mornings and later afternoons
Sorting: socks. Wool walking socks shrink in the wash. When they’re all different ages it means I’ve got shorts, mediums and larges.
Getting: motivated with monthly goals. I’ll be reviewing them at the end of March and I’ll be setting new in April
Bookmarking: podcast episodes by searching for favourite comedians and listening to a range of shows
Coveting: summer evenings by the river with cider and a nice meal
Feeling: calm but keen for normal life to resume …
Hearing: the kitchen clock ticking
What were your highlights of February? Was it good for you?
Plans for March?