Friday, 24 February 2012

The weekend

The Airborne One (Known after this as the ABO) is working his weekend.
Plans with my girl….
:: Buy paint for her bedroom ‘accent’ wall.
:: Make a cake possibly this one also exalted here.
:: Go to the swings.
:: Make lots of jigsaws…then break them up and do them again (she’s only 2 and a half and isn’t bored of them yet!).
:: Play shopping – those ELC cans and IKEA veg won’t buy themselves.

Plans when the girl is in bed…
:: The new Simon Kernick novel – I like a good crime thriller.
:: Decide on which Persephone Classic to read next.
:: Attempt some embroidery. It’s been a long time since I tried; I think I used to be fairly good. I hope it’s something you don’t forget. These are eventually what I hope I can do.
:: Preparing for spring. Need to go through some catalogues to decide what I’d like to plant in the garden this year (and then see if I can convince my Dad to sow the seeds in his greenhouse).

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Ten things

One of my favourite blogs ever is by The List Writer.I love this element of her blog and so will attempt my own clumsy yet earnest version.

:: In the fridge is another first - Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's pizza dough for tomorrow's dinner.

:: And also The Quince Tree's tomato sauce. Very simple: tomatoes, onion, garlic and butter. An hour on the hob. Yum!

:: The beautiful heady scent of the lillies first thing in the morning.

:: Am loving David Nicholl's "The Understudy". Yes I was one of those who could not stop talking about One Day.

:: I am finally looking forward to finishing the paper I am writing. it's been a true labour of love since before R was born (2009). At least I can forget about it. Until it is critiqued by the reviewers. Read this as slated by the reviewers. It's OK. Academics develop thick skins.

:: And a razor sharp disregard for other people's opinions.

:: Ooh ooh ooh. I may have found "The.Dress"...or maybe I haven't...we'll see if it fits.

:: Am looking forward to catching up with old friends at the weekend. It's been ages since we got together. I shall be donning my Santa outfit. Yes it's been that long.

:: An email from another friend letting my know she's ok. I was worried. At least she's managing.

:: Am loving the washi tape on papermash. I want them all!!

Friday, 6 January 2012

Better late...

A few days late... but who cares? This is my space.

2012 is the year I will be

Writing a blog
Making things
Shaking up our meals
Enjoying R grow and change
Exploring my life as an academic
Taking inspiration
Embracing the changes

It starts here...

An empty page. Always a daunting thing yet exciting. It's full of anticpation...what will happen? Who least I know something...I've started.