Things I am enjoying this February.
1) Thing to wear
My daughter's button necklace. A Christmas present that didn't quite hit the mark. It looks great with every single item of clothing I own though :o)
2) Thing to watch
The Rector's Wife is one of my favourite comfort reads. It's a domestic novel, the kind Persephone would publish if only it had been written eighty years ago. I loved this 1993 TV adaptation starring Lindsay Duncan. I just wish it was available as an audio book preferably read by Lindsay Duncan.
3) Things to look at
There's nuffin like a Puffin.
4) Thing to listen to
Simon Russell Beale is marvellous as Smiley.
My mum was in MI5 you know. At least that was what she used to tell my brother and I when we were children. We used to say 'but if you're a spy you wouldn't tell us', 'Ah, but you don't believe me, so it's safe to tell you'.
I was listening to these dramas the other day when my daughter asked me what they were about, 'spies' I said, 'Granny's a spy' she replied. I'd have thought 71 was a bit old to be spook, but there you go, she's obviously too valuable to the service to be put out to grass.
5) Thing to smell
6) Thing to taste
These are blood oranges, not ruby or blush oranges or any other prissy name the supermarkets have dreamt up. They don't taste any different from ordinary oranges but they look beautiful. Grab them while you can they won't be around for long.
7) Thing to resist
How authentically Antipodean these are I don't know. The recipe I use is from Mary Berry's Ultimate Cake Book. They are incredibly easy to make.
I've had one and I'm not having any more. Not one.
That's one tablespoon of golden syrup. I use T for tablespoon and t for teaspoon when I write down recipes.
It's granulated sugar and self-raising flour.
8) Thing to touch the soul.
Do have a lovely weekend.