~ Eating split pea soup. Split peas are bargainous food. 55p for 500g and a good source of protein. I use a whole packet plus an onion, a carrot and a stick of celery if I have one. Just simmer in stock until soft. Ham stock is great if you have it, I did, leftover from boiling a small ham . Some bacon bits make a welcome addition. Makes enough for 8 people.
~ Anticipating the publication of the three new Persephone books next week. The Dorothy Whipple, Because of the Lockwoods and The Country Life Cookery Book with illustrations by Eric Ravilious are going in my basket asap.
~Finding yet another spelling mistake in a letter from Katie's school. Sigh.
~ Searching for new and stimulating blogs to read. A lot of my favourite bloggers are posting infrequently or not at all and I miss their take on life. I like humour, intelligence and originality (I don't ask for much do I?!), I'm not so keen on bunting. So, if you have any good recommendations do please share them.
~Reading Standard Issue, brilliant online magazine by women. Great article about Malala Yousafzai which I will make my daughter read later when she can tear herself away from watching Zoella. Also great article by Emma Silverpebble about making stuff.