Just Now I Am.....

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Thinking how lovely the sunrises are at the moment. Thinking that they herald yet more rain.


Making an effort with the husband's packed lunches. He gets a plain cheese sandwich far too often. Today he had a bacon, egg and rocket baguette.


Making burgers for tea and covering every surface in the kitchen with a layer of grease, including my personal surfaces.


Wondering what to do with leftover sweet potato fries.


Creatively mending the holes in my jumper. Secretly hoping there'll be more holes to mend.


Finishing and enjoying tremendously my February book. The Vanishing Act of Esmé Lennox by Maggie O' Farrell is a page turner. The story is deftly told from three different points of view -two elderly sisters and their great niece/granddaughter. The story of what happened to Esmé is at once shocking and compelling. Not my usual sort of book at all but I am very glad I chose it.


24 comments:

  1. Nice darn. And who needs holes ... decorative darning is fun :)

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  2. I loved that book - good choice!

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  3. Love your darning! I just darned, (yes, darned!), my son's jeans, as the holes were that big! I have read some of her other one's, so must give that a try! Thanks for posting about it. xCathy

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  4. YESSS! We love darning - or patching with little pieces of velvet; I don't mind how much my lovely handknit cardigan is perched/darned, it just gets more beautiful. My friends - better photographers than me - have been cramming facebook with sunset images, there seem to be a lot about. Oh, and DO tell us what became of the left-over sweet potato fries!

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  5. Loving your darning Sue, what a therapeutic bit of sewing. You have made me curious about your book, sounds intriguing, I have never read a Maggie O'Farrell book before, may add this to my list x

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  6. Sweet potatoes, how about a frittata with some chorizo and peppers things like that as a lunch or dinner depending on how much you have leftover? I love your little darns, I hope that you don't enjoy them so much that you are found encouraging holes in things Sue!! xx

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    1. Oh I like your frittata idea.

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  7. And if there is a slice of frittata left over, I pop that in the lunch box instead of a sandwich ...

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  8. Oh those mending colours......as gorgeous as that sky.

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    1. It's leftover yarn from this.

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  9. That darning is awesome. I never learned to darn, but I do remember my mum having a bright red plastic darning mushroom, which I loved as a kid.

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  10. Glad you like Esme. I'm starting Raven Black and also The Light Between Oceans based on one of your commenter's recommendations. There are no leftover sweet potato fries in my house.

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  11. I decided to Try Harder with lunches. I made homemade wholemeal picnic rolls, with fried courgette, sundried tomatoes and feta inside.

    Still the little feckers didn't eat them.

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    1. I've long since given up making lunches for little feckers, but the husband is more adventurous and appreciative.

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  12. Sue, I will add that Maggie O'Farrell book to my list of potential library check outs.

    Meanwhile, I do like the looks of all those lunch ideas.

    Your darning/patching talent is very good. I also like to mend favorite socks, but am delighted that my sweaters have stayed strongly intact over the decades.

    Do you ever visit the wondrous blog of South American textile artist Karen Barbe? She loves playing around with all sorts of traditional motifs and techniques in a very contemporary way. Her mending style is inspirational.

    xo

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    1. What an inspiring blog that is, thanks for telling me about it Frances.

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  13. Oh you are a most wondrous darner - the ex-holes look fantastic! As does your food - feeling peckish now - time for brekkie and a spot of winter olympics...

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  14. Excellent darning! Very nice. Your burgers look amazing, when I saw that photo on instagram I wanted to eat a burger very, very much. I think my kids too often get cheese/ham/tuna sandwiches in their lunch boxes. Occasionally I make wraps or savory muffins but when I'm half asleep at 7am it's cheese sandwiches again. x

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  15. We turn left over potato chips into a 'chip omelette' inspired by a holiday in Crete where we ate them in tavernas overlooking the sea. If only rustling them up back here in the UK would conjure up some sunshine!

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    1. You make me want to watch Shirley Valentine!

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  16. Thank you for the reminder, I have two sweaters neading, in total, three darns. I hope that I can still find my blunt nose needles after the room revamp...

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  17. Your mendings are beautiful. Leftover fries you say? Chips of any kind are shortlived round here. I'm afraid I would have just scoffed them.

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  18. That was my favourite Maggie O'Farrell book. Seriously impressed by your darning!

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