I cannot believe I’ve let another week slip by without popping in here to talk about something cheerful! Let’s just say this week has been not-quite-as-cheery-as-it-might-have-been, and leave it at that, shall we? One day I might get used to this working full time lark, but I’m not anticipating it being any time soon. Hmm.
So it’s been a(nother) week of work (I love my job, but the weeks feel very long when the evenings are dark and the office is far away). I did take Friday off (which means I’m complaining and I haven’t even worked a full week!) For some bizarre reason that I now can’t remember, I thought it would be a good idea to pop into town to do some Christmas shopping.
Entirely out of character, and on the whole a regrettable decision.
It was, however, gorgeously sunny day, and I walked down through the park which was looking very autumnal and pretty.
(I should point out that this post isn’t actually going to be *about* anything, it’s more just a hotch potch jumble of photos and waffling about things I’ve done this week. The one thing I did want to tell you about, I haven’t managed to take any decent pictures of yet, so it’ll have to wait).
Last night I stayed in and did some batch cooking for the freezer with the enormous amount of food I’d just bought. What an exciting Saturday night! (no, really) Sadly, 5 dinners worth of white rice and some boiled parsnips don’t really make a very good photo (probably technically can’t be called ‘cooking’ either…) so I’ll just have to show you my newly invented home made oven chips instead.
Hmm, not sure they look very appealing. But our oven is old and not always cooperative, and cooking chips or roast potatoes or whatever takes *hours*, so I’ve just boiled a load of potatoes, and tossed them with a little oil and herby-spicey stuff (they look odd because they’re already frozen at this point). I have no idea whether this will work, or will be any quicker than just boiling them on the day, but sometimes you just don’t want to be bothered with all that chopping and boiling, and I wasn’t feeling creative enough yesterday to make anything else (and I have no idea why I’m trying to justify boiling a load of potatoes to you!)
Today I’ve pottered about in the way I love to on a Sunday, a bit of tidying, a bit of cooking, a bit of reading, and a whole load of Not Very Much.
The garden’s looking a little sparse at the minute after my epic tidying extravaganza the other week, and after all the lovely red and orange leaves blew off the acer in the wind the other day.
I stood on the bedroom windowsill to take these pictures, and I must say I rather enjoyed the change in perspective. I must remember to do that again in the spring – I’m sure it’d come in very handy if I ever got round to drawing a proper plan of the garden!
As for the rest of the weekend, so far I’ve spent it curled up on the sofa, with hot chocolate, candles, fairy lights, and the ludicrously enormous Sunday paper. And that’s where I intend to stay.
What about you?
What a lovely way to spend a Sunday Jenni! Ours was a little more active – spent in the concrete bunker known as the NEC, at the Good Food show. Wandered a lot, graxed pretty much constantly on all the lovely samples, bought some of the things we sampled, and staggered back with a rucksack packed full to bursting…and a food processor…..I’m most excited about that!
Oooh, sounds lovely Robyn!