Woke to find the BBQ upside down. So kind of the wind to make a visit and take the BBQ on a trip. Amazingly didn’t hear it in the night or perhaps I did but didn’t realise. On inspection it looked ok and other than a dust off and the longing for warmer days it looked ok.
First full five day week in a while and it’s been ok. The dark mornings have been hard, beaten by strategically placing an alarm (my watch) on the other side of the room in order that I have to get out of bed to switch it off. If I’m not quick enough this will awaken the teenage beast. With it the peace in the house which is to be enjoyed at this time in the morning. The early routine has given me time to do some stretching, reading, fresh air and an attempt at writing before the work starts. I’ve lost track of the length of time now working at home and it’s going to feel strange when finally we return to the office.
Until then though, coffee is served early with the view of the sun rising through the trees. A gradual orange hue that merges into a crisp blue. As my wife pointed out the birds are tweeting in the background if you listen carefully. Surely a sign of breaking the back of the short days. I’ve seen the first snow drops of the year, always a good sign and we have a bunch of daffodils on the kitchen table that are definitely brightening the mood. A tiny bit of happiness, a snip at the price of a pound.
I’ve got my head around a few recipes that I intend to try this weekend catching the online shop so I’m well prepared this weekend.
From the Home Cookery Year. A couple of winter dishes.
- Mushroom (no meat) balls.
- Chicken with Prunes Stew.
The veg box came with a huge ugly looking thing called a celeriac, so I’m going to be a little creative in the soup department by adding a few Cannelloni beans and Pancetta.
In amongst that there will be a quiche, a salad and the browsing of Grannies Recipe box. After collecting some dust in my virtual filing system I need to get on with bringing them up to date, and writing them up. There are never enough meals or hours in the day!
The #WeekendCoffeeShare is an informal weekly link-up hosted by Natalie the Explorer that serves as weekly heart beat and sort of of a mind-dump. Helps me reflect on my week, with a list of achievements, thoughts and rambles normally whilst drinking a beverage probably listening to music.
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