Making: my first sourdough loaf in over a month today, it’s a baking morning
Countryfile Live at the beginning of August
Cooking: chicken something later, for dinner
Drinking: jasmine tea, it’s cooler now (high teens to 20 degrees) so the kettle’s on more
Reading: Paris for One and Other Stories by Jojo Moyes. Paris for One is a lovely novella
Wanting: to make cheese scones for Someone, but no butter and only just enough cheese!
Playing: the radio, good music on a Friday morning to bake to
An evening dinner and cruise trip from Stratford Upon Avon. This was my first time going through locks. It was great fun. I can’t persuade anyone to do a short narrow boat holiday however. When we met up this month I informed Patch and Mr P that they need to buy their own sharpish!
Deciding: to buy more new / old music soon
Wishing: the heating could just be on for a sneaky hour, but it doesn’t work like that with underfloor gadgetry
Enjoying: summer fruits still, especially for breakfast
Waiting: for the next series of The Marvellous Mrs Maisel
Liking: this year’s nectarines and peaches
Wondering: when my Whirl yarn will change colour
Loving: that I crocheted NINE rows the other day !!!!!!
Pondering: if it was wise to continue after two, but it was so good (ouch!) My appointment is next week
West Wycombe Park, National Trust a few weeks ago
The Music Temple on the island
Music on Summer Sunday’s are such a nice idea. West Wycombe brass band sounded very good
Considering: listening to another film review Wittertainment podcast
Buying: tissues ready for autumn sniffles
Watching: Mamma Mia 2 for the fourth time (yesterday.) That has to stop also!
Hoping: my adaption of a milk bread sourdough recipe works. It uses discarded starter as I’m still looking for good ways to use it, which isn’t pancakes! I tried an overnight proof too and it’s worked out ok, I think, I hope. The loaves are cooling at the moment
Marvelling: at how happy some films can make you feel (MM2)
Cringing: at French & Saunders on Netflix, they were funny back in the day….
Needing: the guy opposite (I call him ‘the plonker’) to go with flow and put his wheelie bin out the night before, not at 05:55
Questioning: matters of inequality – News stories
It’s a bit further on now but I’ll show you again when the yarn has changed colour!
Smelling: freshly baked bread
Wearing: my dressing gown
Following: food trends
Knowing: food is food is food, whatever is fashionable
Thinking: I should fold my salt into my sourdough soon
Admiring: articulate people who express their emotions beautifully
Meeting nice people for cake, pots of tea and to share some books in Birmingham. Look at the bull all decked out for summer! Chest hair too…
Sorting: birthday cards
Getting: keen to make soup
Bookmarking: inspirational articles, then forgetting to read them
Coveting: beautiful hands and nails
Opening: mail, it’s always official and boring these days
Giggling: at 1949 Ealing comedy Passport to Pimlico. It was partly filmed a mile away in Lambeth by a real WW2 bomb site. It was good rainy Sunday viewing (Free on Amazon Prime)
The 13th annual Festival of Transport at Blenheim Palace. The mod and his Vespa was my favourite, I hope he won a Best of category
Feeling: bakey! (If that’s a real word, if not I’ve invented it)
Snacking: carrots! Always carrots
Helping: buy a buddleia plant
Mixing: my homemade curry powder blend, mayo and mango chutney for coronation chicken salads this summer, it’s been my latest fad
Worrying: at an annoying knot in my Scheepjes Whirl with a darning needle. I think I made it unravelling a row
Slicing: bread, later
Celebrating: the end of August, I’m ready for a new month and I like autumn, although September weather is looking good and sunny. Hurray!
The blackberries are over already and the horse chestnuts are losing their leaves earlier than usual
Forgetting: nothing, hopefully
Winning: £2:60 on the Euromillion draw last Friday
Pretending: tonight will be my so far elusive £22 + million win
Embracing: my own foibles
If you’re in the EU and would like win a ball of Scheepjes Whirl, see this post. You have until noon BST today!