Right Now I Am....

Tuesday, 10 January 2012



Watching the birds. 
I had to stop putting food out for the birds after we began getting visitors of the grey whiskery, long-tailed variety. Since then we've had few bird visitors so it was a treat to see this robin enjoying a bath.



Loving my new socks. Katie is loving hers too.
We are 'sock buddies' apparently.



Eating lots of good, healthy things. 
Last night spiced fish fillets with this mango salsa, carrot salad, sweetcorn and green salad. No baked potato for me, not enough room on my plate with all that veg.
Absolutely bloody starving later; had to eat two pieces of bread, butter and jam.
Finished it off with a glass of damson gin for good measure.


Reorganising my cupboards to accommodate the new mugs my children found in their Christmas stockings. If you have been paying attention you will be able to work out which mug belongs to which child.


Spending a fortune on bunches of spring flowers which had hardly any scent...


and died four days later.

Sidse Babett Knudsen stars as prime minister Birgitte Nyborg Christensen in the Danish drama series Borgen.

Watching new Danish telly on BBC4. This is Borgen, which is a political drama all about coalition government. It may not have as much knitwear in it as The Killing did but don't let that put you off, it is excellent. 
Oh, and there's Sherlock too, of course, which is perfect in every way.


37 comments:

  1. I love the snapshots of your life :)

    We too watchede Borgen, can't wait to see how this plays out . Theres so much great Scandinavian drama out there........only down side is no woolcraft as eyes must be kept on the subtitles at all times :)

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  2. Oh the poor flowers! Good thing you have a sock buddy or that would be quite demoralising.

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  3. New socks, flowers, Sherlock, good food, Damson Gin, bathing robins...what's not to like?

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  4. How very cute is that robin? Such a fantastic photo! I missed Borgen but think I will have a little peek on play it again Sam. LOVE Sherlock!

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  5. I just love the picture of the robin, beautiful. Shame about the flowers they were lovely too.

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  6. my birdbath seems to be the epicentre of world! I have an old roasting tin in my back garden which is in constant use - the pigeons look they are basting themselves.
    We are enjoying Borgen too...and like seeing some of the actors from the Killing popping up too
    Lovely photo of the robin.

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  7. Love the robin photo, very well caught.

    Shame about the flowers.

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  8. If it's any consolation, I also succumbed (after a healthy-ish dinner) to midnight cheese sandwich and two glasses of Armagnac last night whilst watching back to back Borgen. And I am trying to forget that there are two bottles of sloe gin hidden in a cupboard.
    Love your robin ... was admiring five green parrakeets out of the window this morning, thinking that when I first moved here there was always a robin in that tree.

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  9. Parrakeets? Good lord, you Londoners with your fancy birds!

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  10. Very fetching socks you have there. Such a shame about the flowers, they were so lovely. Need to concentate on catching up with Borgen, it sounds great.

    PS I think you showed great self restraint stopping at bread and jam, I would probably have had biscuits or cake too, OK, the truth, biscuits and cake.

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  11. The way they're breeding, Sue, what we have today, you'll be getting in Worcester before long!

    I'm now competely hooked on Borgen ... what I really want is one of those Danish husbands who goes out to work and still manages to do all the housework. (Though I did think a Prime Minister might run to a cleaning lady! Or would that be too politically uncorrect?)

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  12. Such a cute picture of the robin! I'm watching Borgen too. Really enjoying the story - plus identifying actors I've seen in other productions and admiring the various lampshades! Puzzled by the layout of that lovely house. Does the PM's bedroom really lead off the kitchen?!?!

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  13. I was wondering exactly the same thing Anita!

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  14. I have been watching Borgen too.
    Poor flowers, hate to say this but Daffodils are bullies in the cut flower world. They kill off other flowers if they are in the same vase. Always keep daffodils in a separate vase in a separate room, or well away from other flowers in the same room. The reason is they give off a gas which kills other cut flowers.
    Julie xxxxxx

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  15. I love the stern look on the little robin as if to say, "Can't a bird get a little privacy around here!"

    Yes, here in glamorous London we have loads of those pesky parakeets. They're screechy and antisocial. I think they may be descended from an escapee pet from Victorian times.

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  16. It's always a mistake to cut out the carbs!

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  17. Nice socks, cute robin and Sherlock is brillant. Went to see the film with my son. That is good too, if a little drawn out.

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  18. Oh bless him, what a superb shot of your robin Sue. Brilliant!

    Shop bought flowers can be hit and miss can't they. I was given a mahoosive, well over the top bouquet on the last day of my job on Friday and by Sunday morning half of them were going over. Shame. The bog standard daffs however are going a storm a week later - £1.80 well spent!


    Lovely socks and grub too!
    Stephx

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  19. That fruit looks delicious! So frustrating when flowers do not smell as beautiful as they look!

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  20. Love the robin. We also make sure we have some water out for our birds and we also are bothered by squirrels.

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  21. Your Mr Robin made me smile before I went to bed :)

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  22. Right now I am ... nodding in agreement about Borgen, and the wierd layout of the Priministerial apartments; mentally ticking off the list of things in my fridge that might make a nice salsa for tomorrow's supper; feeling grateful for the big jug of hedgerow greenery that has been prettying up my living room for over a week and didn't cost a penny; and writing all the 2012 birthdays onto my Quince tree calendar.

    Nice socks by the way :D

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  23. OOh Sherlock's out? oooh, ooooh, oooooh,!!!!! can't wait (US-side) for it to get here :) :)

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  24. Pati from London9:57 am GMT

    After so many recommendations I have requested the whole series of The Killing from Love film. All my friends love it! Is it too late to start watching Borgen on TV, or would I get lost by now? I never knew existed. I love Benedict Cumber.... (love that name of his) in Sherlock. Saw a few parrakeets last week, it must be a London thing then... Have a nice week! Pati x

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  25. Lovely little robin picture. Your post is very motivating to be sure. We all need that at this time of year!

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  26. Pati, you've only missed the first two episodes of Borgen. It's on Saturdays in double episodes. Maybe available on iplayer.

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  27. Love the picture of the robin, so cute! I like the way you tell a story using both pictures and words.
    Oh, I like Sherlock too :)

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  28. So frustrating when flowers die like that. Thanks for the reminder re Borgen - better catch up tonight on iplayer, especially intrigued now that I've read Anita's comment - will watch the interiors like a hawk!

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  29. Am following slimming world - many of your recipes fit in beautifully and you can eat like a horse on that plan which is rather good :)

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  30. Good lord do they? I was just looking at the Slimming World website and got the strong impression that it was all about Muller light yogurts and quorn sausages. I presume you're not referring to the cakes, biscuits and puddings!

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  31. Lovely Robin shot. As KC says, Daffodils are thugs in a vase, keep them separate if you can.

    If I eat just vegetables I get hungry after an hour too.

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  32. I was given the jug to match your mug at Christmas. Your honesty about the post healthy supper snack made me hoot. I've just had a piece of cake to prevent night starvation.

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  33. I agree that Sherlock is near perfection - which made it that much more annoying to see that the violin tunes he "plays" absolutely do not match the movements of the bow... Ok, I am a violinist, but still - a detective story that's all about the details - and then that. Sorry to rant here like that, I kind of had to get it out of my system ;-)

    Oh, and I looove your robin photo!

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  34. I have yet to watch Borgen, though it is recorded, and I am delighted to hear that the bloke who played Strange in The Killing is in it. I liked him.

    Cumberbatch does nothing for me.

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  35. Have a look at this, Sue http://domesticali.typepad.com/domesticali/2012/01/the-weeks-miscellany.html

    That'll stop me swanking about our parakeets! Talk about oneupmanship.

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  36. I saw Ali's peacocks Mary! Goldfinches are the most colourful birds to visit our garden, but they are very welcome.

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