1) On the hook.
Ravilious blanket progress
I began by making small granny squares in solid colours. I made one in each colour.
I played around with them for a while but they didn't really work for me.
I decided to make big granny squares instead using each of my sixteen colours.
I like the way a granny square allows you blend the colours.
Once I'd finished this one I reversed the colour order and made another.
Then I used my stack of little squares to determine the order of the next pair of squares.
I'm very pleased with the way they are turning out.
2) On the box.
The prospect of a new series of Lewis starting tomorrow is making me very happy.
I love Lewis even more than I loved Morse. I especially like spotting actors in episodes of Lewis who were also in episodes of Morse. I continually and annoyingly point this out to Charlie, 'He was in a Morse, and she was'.
Why doesn't Lewis notice?
The best thing about Lewis is his sidekick Hathaway. The fabulous Laurence Fox is just wonderful in this role and his character perfectly complements that of Lewis, just as Lewis complemented Morse.
In tomorrow's episode we have the marvellous mellifluous voiced Juliet Stevenson to look forward to. She hasn't been in a Morse so maybe Charlie will be spared.
3) On the hips
Nigella's blondies (from Kitchen) made blonder by using white choc chips instead of plain ones.
Sausage and bean stew spiced with ground cloves and cayenne. Brilliant one-pot meal.
Keema curry - a family favourite and another great one-pot meal. Minced lamb (beef is just as nice), a carton of passata, cubes of potato, peas and curry spices. .
Rhubarb and ginger crumble (chunks of crystallized ginger added to the fruit.)