It’s one of those moments, my mind goes blank, where I sit down to write and pause for a moment and wonder what I’m going to say about this week. What can I tell you about a week where I swear only 5 seconds ago it was last Sunday! I’m determined to stick at a Weekend Coffee share as a constant in my writing routine.
The temperature has been erratic, one minute we have blasts of warmth the sun cutting through the grey clouds, lifting the mind and the soul. The next a blast of hail and snow that cuts through to the bone. It’s porridge on the menu this morning and I’m grateful for a teaspoon of honey that I drizzle over the top of the blueberries. Creating a lovely sweet and comforting start to the day as the rain bashes against the glass.
We made it to the Garden center last weekend which seems to have a knack of making you come out with more than what you went in for. Was amazed to see some plug plants in full flow, so I needed some of them. There was some primroses on the go, so I needed some of them. I actually went in for some seeds. To my surprise they were half price so obviously I bought more of those than I intended. Despite having a vast array of pots in the shed I thought I would also top up and make use of the 20% off all gardening equipment…..so yes I NEEDED some of them as well. My wife also had some success with a wonderful range of plants call Hellebores which are known for giving at this time of year when nothing much does.
So yesterday I moved the plug plants on and then in the wind and the rain, we got the Hellebores into the ground, shuffling a couple of things around here and there along with a bit of a tidy up. Needless to say I’ve found a couple of new muscles that a radox bath soak might help with. Really though its another sign that sitting at my desk all day isn’t doing me any good and I really need to double down on that yoga practice.
Work has been really crazy we are heading into that weekend release that we’ve been planning since before Christmas. It was a million miles away back then. People are suddenly waking up with last minute issues and requests for changes, things that were urgent are suddenly not so urgent as they don’t have time to test. My development team are feeling the pain as code is being removed from the release build. One thing is for sure with a strong head and air of keeping ones cool. The weekend will come and go and what will be, will be.
My tune of the week is Keep it Up by Rex Orange County. Which feels a little apt given the demands. It’s a nice little upbeat ditty and featured this week on the Jo Whiley Radio 2 show
Food, I’ve been consolidating notes across my various digital attempts of documenting Grannies black box. They are all in one place. I get to the point they are 90% ready to put up on the blog, and then bottle it for some reason. I’m struggling to take photo’s as I plate them up for the meal itself.
The menu this weekend, is pan fried salmon severed on a bed of green vegetables (Cavolo Nero, Fennel, Purple sprouting broccoli and some baby sprouts). I plan to make up for the lack of carbs by following with a bowl of warm rice pudding in front of the book of boba with my son.
From Grannies box I’m going to tackle the Pork and Mushroom Sauté. It calls for pork fillet, a lovely piece of meat that I hope I do justice and don’t dry out.
As my random recipe, I’ve picked up a new flap jack that I want to try out which uses agave nectar. Similar in consistency to honey with a lower glycemic index than conventional sugar.
It’s possible I might make it into the office this week. There is a big push to get folk back in and I’m contemplating facing the fear of the change into another routine.
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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