Making: Ummm I’m not sure how this happened, one minute it was a ball of Hayfield Spirit and the next it’s half a cowl! Addicted to bobbles still
Cooking: spicy chicken with tomatoes & peppers, lots of mixed spices
Sipping: water, tonic, lemonade, lime & soda (Dry Lent)
Reading: Landlines by Raynor Winn. Nearly finished. It’s her third walking book and I’ve loved spending time with her and Moth again
Waiting: for my parcel delivery
Looking: at all the spring flowers in the garden. So many anemones this year and the heathers are really vibrantly pink
Listening: to Conversations from a Long Marriage (BBC Sounds) Hancock (ditto) my latest Radar playlist on Spotify
Wishing: I planted my chilies, peppers and tomato seeds earlier
Enjoying: sunny blue sky days which seem slightly more frequent. Today’s one of the best in ages
Appreciating: blossom, daffodils and the smell of flowers’ perfume on the breeze
Eating: an epic goats cheese, onion chutney & rocket sourdough toasty in a cafe on Friday. I earned it!
Liking: my bed, I’ve got into the habit of heading up about 9:30pm to have lots of reading time. Then I wake at 1200/0100/0200 (latest so far: 0215) glasses on and Kindle in sleep mode, bruised side of nose from glasses! A huge D’oh!
Loving: watching Lockwood and Co. On Netflix
Buying: local free range eggs (as always.) I’m having another phase of fried and scrambled for lunch
Baking: (this morning) mixed seed sourdough, what a great crust! It’s always a much deeper colour and crunchier, from the oils in the seeds probably
Managing: to get out for more walks lately, dodging the rain storms. It’s been really good to get up to the fields again and not have to wade through ankle-deep mud. It’s a bit slip and slide, but so far I haven’t…
Watching: The latest series of: Unforgotten, Vera and planning to start the new David Attenborough soon
Hoping: for peace, easier financial times for all …so much… positives for the environment, the homeless and disenfranchised …the list seems endless at the moment
Watching: films…Everything, Everywhere, All at Once (or as I called it “A lot of Biff Boff”) Billy Elliot (a modern classic, so worth rewatching!) Brian & Charles (well worth renting via Prime, particularly for those who like quirky British films) Empire of Light (Sam Mendes latest. We really, really enjoyed this at the weekend.)
Wearing: one of my favourite Seasalt tops. It’s green
Noticing: leaf shadows on the curtain
Following: an arrow shaped cloud tracking across the blue sky
Sorting: bits for the charity shop
Getting: a list written for the next groceries order, it’s one of those big order weeks. Why do all the tissues etc all run out at once?
Coveting: Spotify premium, mine’s just run-out
Feeling: the need to move again shortly
Hearing: the clock tick, the birds chirp, someone on a call, the fridge click off
The clocks went forward this weekend, that loss of an hour can be so discombobulating! I woke up Sunday morning, asked what the time was and when I heard 9 o’clock, I nearly fell out of bed! And then of course I realised that really it was eight. Or, so my body still thought. I wish we didn’t have to change the clocks, although I suppose the extra long hours of daylight until October are good. I’d like to have a year where we try not moving them, just to see what it’s like. I was going to ask if anyone remembered before British summertime began. Then googled it, thank goodness, otherwise I would’ve looked a right idiot! It began in 1916.
To save energy and help the war effort, the Summer Time Act 1916 advanced the clocks in the UK for 1 hour from May 21 until October 1 in the same year. Summer time, or DST, proved so popular that it was named British Summer Time (BST) and the seasonal practice kept
From TimeandDate.com this has some good nuggets of information, although I admit ‘Time Zone History of the United Kingdom’ isn’t exactly a catchy title.
Tell us a few things, what have you been up to during March? What are you making, enjoying eating, reading or watching on TV?