Making : lists
Cooking : Meatloaf
Drinking : Hot chocolate & mimi marshmallows every night at the moment. It’s a habit I’ll break at the end of the bag of marshmallows. Nice though!
Christmas trees and lights spotted on 3/3!
Reading: Meet me at the Museum by Anne Youngson it’s so, so good. So good. Soooo good
Wanting: chocolate. I’ve given it and alcohol up for Lent, silly me
Playing: Scala Radio on catch-up, listening to Simon Mayo’s new daily 10-1pm show. My ladybird question read out on Monday, answered by an interesting expert on Tuesday
Mr Mayo and Mr Kermode with his flappy hands in the new ads, spotted last Friday in the South Ken foot tunnel, London
Liking: being in at the beginning of a brand new radio station from the start
Deciding: to walk my 6 mile loop later
Wishing: for lots of things but all happy thoughts
Enjoying: waking to bright sunny mornings
Just like a tulip, gorgeous
My friend Fran would look fabulous in this frock
Wondering: about going back to the V&A to see the Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams exhibition. It was so busy on Friday. It’s sold out until it ends in September, but as a member I can nip in and out
Loving: Sicilian Chicken and Bean stew. I keep making this recipe. (Think I’ve shared it here before. It’s that good.) No faffing about with potato, rice or whatever. One-Pot meals are the best
Pondering: topics discussed in the Meet me at the Museum book. It’s a series of (fictional) letters written by a woman in Norfolk to a museum curator in Denmark. They ruminate over some of life’s big issues, it’s thought-provoking
Gorgeous ‘thank you for looking after me flowers’
Considering: my next audio book
Buying: birthday cards. Quite a few friends are having a significant birthday this year….
Watching: Fleabag series 2. Who isn’t?
Hoping: for a return to sense
Marvelling: at the mess the politicians seem to have got into
Cringing: at the above, basically
The panorama taken from the top of Crickley Hill, Gloucestershire on Sunday
The paraglider and his passenger kept coming right over the top of us, just hovering above. I waved and shouted hello in the end
Needing: something to eat
Questioning: always have lots of questions. I’ve found some make their own interpretation as to why you’re asking, when it’s just a straightforward question with no agenda. This won’t stop me; questions are good for thinking, eliciting information and understanding
Smelling: Sweet blossom on the air
Primroses are popping up everywhere this week
Wearing: not admitting what here!
Following: lots of amazing amateur-could-be-professional photographers on Instagram. Check out: Phil Crowe and Guy Lonsdale
Knowing: I need to get moving
Thinking: about oats – porridge is a superfood isn’t it
Lots of tame chickens and peacocks at Newark Park NT
But I love my local ducks. They always come up for a chat and to see if I’ve got any food
Admiring: people who write fantastic tweets: funny, educational, thought-provoking, genuinely insightful and using only 280 characters, or fewer
Getting: tired of all the ladybirds now 🐞🐞🐞
Bookmarking: the next episode to auto-play on my latest podcast find: Fortunately with Fi Glover and Jane Garvey. So far I’ve heard: Maria Mcerlane, Sara Cox, Emma Kennedy and Mariam Margolyes. Try it?
Coveting: Hans Zimmer’s new double album, must check out Spotify
Disliking: dangerous driving for the sake of saving a few minutes
Giggling: at After Life by Ricky Gervais on Netflix. Don’t watch if you hate swearing. Very funny series
Snacking: on Rowntrees Fruit Pastilles – oh dear
Helping: ladybirds to freedom
Hearing: Madonna singing that tick tock song on the radio
Mixing: perfumes. Not a great smell when you’ve worn the same top a few times, but sprayed different perfumes
Slicing: onions. Lots of onions at the moment. Gets boring doesn’t it?
Celebrating: sunny days and blue skies
Forgetting: something every day, no doubt
Winning: at making the most of spring outdoors
Pretending: one day I’ll wear Dior Would love to whirl around in this beauty
Sneaking: a few extra marshmallows after measuring out the rest every night!
Embracing: the outdoors. Lots of walks. Over 200 miles this year, so far
I spotted seven parakeets in trees near the Serpentine in Hyde Park, London. They were picking at the blossom then scattering it on the ground, the hooligans!
Read about London’s parakeets here
How are you? Tell me 3 things?