My life lesson for this first full week of 2022 is that pomegranate juicing is best left to industrial partners. I know because I tried it. I juiced two pomegranates because I fancied some juice. Do not try this in your kitchen, particularly if it is painted white.
We are settling back into the routine of school and work, patiently awaiting our turn to be infected with Covid-19. People are testing positive all around us but nobody we know has been seriously sick so far. James already had a possible exposure on the first day back at school. Alistair's best friend and his family are all unwell. We are as vaccinated as possible and we are hopefully protected from serious disease. Sam left for York on Monday. Annie hoofed it to St. Andrews on Thursday before we turn into a plague hotel. Not on foot I should say, but with our car. We have no transport other than bikes for a couple of weeks.
James and Alistair had an orthodontist appointment. Richard, my role model of a husband cycled with them along the canal, the river and through Kelvingrove Park to get there on time. Did I mention that the weather is terrible? He left them to go in on their own as instructed by the text we had received. Then they all cycled back through the rain. The boys were unable to to remember if any decisions were made regarding treatment of overbites and wonky garden fence dentition. The orthodontist didn't call as they said he would. I now wonder if the instructions to come unaccompanied was maybe a standard message for adults? We may never know.
I made Lebkuchen. It is very delicious and I am glad I only made half a portion because I am planning to eat it all up this weekend. It also leaves me with enough of the seasonal spice mix to make another batch. My mum brought me it at Christmas. A perfect gift.
It snowed on Thursday night. The snow disappeared as quickly as it arrived, except of course on the pavements and footpaths along the canal and river. There, it absorbed lots of rain and then froze over. Best to walk the dog on ambulance accessible paths only until the ice is completely melted.
I have no photos this week because it is not much fun taking out the camera or phone when there is limited light and heavy rain. Instead I am sharing photos of the two quilts I completed this year. Aren't they gorgeous?
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