Another month down, oooof. I saw this quote the other day:
The days are long, but the years are short.
Both days and years are disappearing. I wish the days felt longer, then we might not feel like we’re playing catch up all the time. I’m looking forward to having some quality time closer to home next month. There are places around here we want to explore on our bikes, a farm shop full of tasty food that needs raiding, I want to get out in the garden and we both have lots of projects to work on. Also, we still have a bottle of wedding bubbly on the bookshelf waiting to be cracked open :)
- Too many Smarties. All of the packaging is recyclable, good excuse to eat more don’t you think?
- Sunday lunch at our local pub
- Pineapple cashew rice
- An apple with peanut butter for breakfast; keeps me full until lunchtime most days
A series called Mountain Men. It follows the lives of people who live off grid in Northern US. We caught a few episodes on TV and then found out the series spans several years. So we are now watching it from the beginning. I have a soft spot for Tom and Nancy Oar :)
New series of Homeland. Glad to have this back again.
Just One More Thing by Peter Falk. Great read! Each chapter is only a few pages long so it’s quite easy to pick up for a bit and put it down again without losing my place. Any Columbo fans will be all too familiar with Columbo’s raincoat. Well it turns out that coat was from Peter Falk’s real life wardrobe, rather than a prop department. I’m now officially a Columbophile.
At the beginning of the month we visited Spain for some much needed sunshine.
Scott was already out there for work and I met him a week later. Flying by myself puts makes me a bit nervous but thankfully everything went without a hitch. Scott was waiting for me at Valencia airport and I was so pleased to see him after a week apart. He was pleased to see the big bag of snacks I had with me.
We also visited family in Cornwall for a few days, even the ones who are no longer with us. He’s famous :)
February bought the dreaded lurgy. Scott was poorly in Spain and I was poorly just as we got back. We don’t get ill very often but when we do it seems to wipe us out. I’ve been adding liberal amounts of turmeric to our meals to give our immune systems a boost! Time to brew some turmeric milk I think.
Signs of Spring are popping up everywhere! I’m itching to get going in the garden but it’s too early for planting seeds just yet. Our priorities have changed this year and after much deliberation, we’ve decided to give up the allotment. I’ll really miss the strawberry patch but we’ll grow veggies in our garden at home instead.
Limmy II (our Christmas tree) lives on as a herb spoon. I whittled it for Scott’s Nan before we went out to Spain and only just finished it in time. I’m really pleased with it though. I put this one next to the spoon I made at the Making Winter Retreat and that one looked like a shovel in comparison!
That’s all for February. Next month brings Sunday lunch with friends, WordCamp London and hopefully knitting another sock so I can finish the pair I started in October. Oops.