28.2.15

February






I think we're getting there springwise, don't you? It certainly was a beautiful day yesterday allowing me to rush around with my camera taking pictures for February's sampler.

Number of books read from my reading list - 2 halves
I finished the second half of Housebound by Winifred Peck and found it to be about far more than housework. Well worth reading but if I'm honest I would have preferred it to have been all about housework.
I am now half way through Bird in the Tree the first of Elizabeth Goudge's trilogy The Eliots of Damerosehay which I am enjoying. I have cast Tom Hiddleston and Judi Dench as the main characters. Does anyone else do that? I expect I watch too much tv and have lost the ability to use my imagination.

Number of decent tv programmes watched  -2
Speaking of tv, Wolf Hall is still the best thing I have watched for a long time. I watched the first episode of Indian Summers which I quite liked but then found I couldn't be bothered to watch the second episode but I am enjoying Dr Janina Ramirez' programme about monasticism on BBC4 Saints and Sinners. I like a good history programme. Of all the current historians on tv she is the least irritating and doesn't talk about historical events in the present tense, at least not too much. Why do they do that? It drives me mad.

Number of special dates - 2
Tom celebrated his 18th birthday by going to the pub and Charlie and I celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary by visiting this.

Number of sporting events enjoyed - 1
I am greatly enjoying the Rugby Six Nations as always. Such a good idea to have something like this to cheer up February.
I was hoping to be able to enjoy the cricket world cup too but as England are playing so badly I am not. But if you are from New Zealand feel free to enjoy it as much as possible.

Number of books donated to Oxfam -more than can be counted.


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26.2.15

My Essential Cookbooks

My Essential Cookbooks
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23.2.15

Less Is More

Less Is More
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17.2.15

In Case You Were Wondering......

In Case You Were Wondering......
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