:: General good news. Alistair noted this down on our notice board. I like being awesome. I guess sharing the glory with Jack and Richard is ok. Alistair knows us well and his description of Sam is particularly apt.
:: Lovely friends. This is me all wrapped up warm in my duffle coat and a shawl Jo of Three Stories High made for me. Last Saturday, I found a little packet in the front porch. It contained the most squishy lovely shawl ever and I have worn it ever since, inside and outside. The duffle coat and shawl are a perfect match and I am happy. Jo used sock wool remnants for this shawl, some of hers, some of mine. It is great to see my unloved remnants turned into something I love. Jo and I have matching shawls, just like good friends would. I love a good friend! Jo and Richard surely must have been conspiring, look how well the pendant and the shawl go together! Richard gave me the pendant on our wedding anniversary in December.
|note to self: must get some sleep|
:: Cooking. I have decided to take the helm in the kitchen again after several months of leaving the cooking largely to Richard. I cooked every day this week and only burnt one soup. I remembered it was still on the stove when I was just getting comfortable in the second warrior position during my yoga class. Other 'exiting' kitchen news: I found a way to get pomegranate seeds out of the fruit without covering everything in bright red juice. Slam the intact fruit vigorously and repeatedly down on your work surface. Break the skin and hey presto, the seeds pop out as if they were desperate to leave. It is quite therapeutic actually, a good way to deal with frustration.
:: Bargains. Richard is away for ten days, starting tomorrow. I felt the urgent need to be prepare for the week ahead and ordered my groceries online, from Waitrose as I felt I needed to indulge a little. I stocked up on laundry detergent, dish washer tablets and other generally pricy items like teenage pimple face wash, which were all half price. After applying a £20 discount code, I made a saving of £51 pounds bringing down the weekly groceries shop to £100, which I think for a family of six is not bad (correct me if I am wrong). I forgot to order toilet roll, which might be problematic.
:: Holidays. It is still a long time until the summer but it is never too early to get exited about summer holidays. I have booked ours, we are returning to Cornwall. I am so exited that I nearly started packing. We are able to travel before the English summer holidays, which is a double bonus because prices are low and the roads won't be congested.
That's it all. I hope you are not yawning too much. I did warn you, nothing much going on here. Have a lovely weekend. It has been snowing a little here but nothing dramatic or worthwhile getting exited about. I am hoping for a little bit more, enough to make a snow angel or two.