The end of November means one thing — it’s nearly Christmas!! This month has seen plenty of cold sunny days and our first hard frost of the year. These giant rosehips were gathered from the yellow rose bush in our garden; I picked them for the dinner table when we had people over to eat. Love the colours.
This cheeseboard! Homemade bread and knekkebroad, runner bean chutney, salted butter, apples, grapes, walnuts and of course, cheeses! Served with a bowl of homemade soup on the side. Perfect for lunch on a cold day.
- Lots of homemade soup
- Garlic roasted broccoli
- Banana cake
- Homemade bread — with Daniel Larsson’s scoring as inspiration!
- Pinto bean chilli
- An amazing meal at Mint Leaf
Chopped broccoli stalks (peeled) have been going into most of my soups this month — we’ve been eating a lot of broccoli! The stalks are rich in vitamins so it seems a shame to waste them. Once it’s cooked down with everything else you can’t taste it.
- Planet Earth. I generally find myself going ‘awwww’ or shouting ‘run! run!’
- Masters of Sex. Drama series about sex research
- Humans. Series about robotic servants called Synths
We haven’t been out and about a great deal this month but have managed to soak up a bit of Autumn sunshine on our walks at lunch.
I am missing Iceland’s beautiful landscape. Sorting through our holiday photos has proved to be a bit of a mammoth task but I’ve managed to write a few posts about our adventures: Nesjavellir hiking trail, Heiðmörk hike, restaurants in Reykjavik and hiking Esja. Grab a cuppa and stop by if you have time :)
Last weekend I went to a making retreat run by Emma of Silverpebble. Two days of crafting, good food and cosiness. I made a notebook, silver pendant, willow lantern and a wooden spoon. I’ll show you some photos soon, I’m really proud of them!
Happy to be getting somewhere with my arm pain from the bike accident. After a 10 week wait, I finally had an appointment at the musculoskeletal clinic! They’ve referred me for an MRI — once I’ve had that we should know for sure what the problem is. They’re looking for loose soft tissue in my elbow; hopefully they won’t find any. The thought of it makes me go a bit weak at the knees.
November has felt like a long month; we’re both absolutely shattered. In December we’re going to try and take better care of ourselves. But for now — as much sleep as we can get!
A sunny house, especially cooking in a sunny kitchen. A bright kitchen is a warm one and that helps my bread rise.
I leave sunflower seeds out on this terracotta pot for birds that can’t use the feeder easily. Caught this field mouse pinching the seed :) Watching it scuttle to and fro has been fun.
Next up — December. I may have cracked open the Baileys already!