Update: Its August!
|Photography by Joluise|
August has arrived, not sure where July went, but it has and there is no going back. I always enjoy the arrival of August - firstly it is the last month of winter, secondly it is the month that my son got married (happy 1st wedding anniversary) and thirdly and finally . . . it is the month that both my daughter-in-law and I have a birthday. And I like birthdays!! Very much!! One can never be unhappy on their birthday month.
Its been a good week. Even though it has been busy at work, it has been positive and the work really interesting . . . coming home at the end of the day and knowing I was able to get a bunch of things done and helped a range of people is a good feeling. On the home front, everything is running smoothly (why won't it!!) . . . except for the washing machine that appears to be having a few hiccups. If it doesn't behave its self, we may need to invest in a new one. For those in Australia - I buy all my appliances through Appliances Online as they are cheaper, don't charge delivery fees, take the old one away and for us, they arrive the next morning.
Today's very cold so I am staying indoors to keep warm - but I love days like this, snug and warm in my burrow!!
NEW recipes I would like to try this week:
Warm chorizo and potato salad
Potato and beef ragu lasagne
Spanish tuna pasta bake (this would be easy for children to make too)
What have you made recently? We are eating lots of curries at the moment - easy to make, one pot dishes that are yummy with rice and often I add naan bread. You can add lots of vegetables and they are very healthy too. I made twice what I need and freeze half for another meal.
Books, books and more books:
I have just started to read the novel "The unlikely pilgrimage of Harold Fry" by Rachel Joyce and so far so good. Its about Harold, newly retired and not happy sets off on a mission across Britain (by foot) to help an elderly friend who is dying of cancer. Its a story of his journey and the people he meets along the way, all with their own problems to share.
Do buy your books or borrow from the library?
I was buying all mine but discovered a major problem - space, I was fast running out. Now I am borrowing most of the books I read and only buying the ones I really want and will reuse. Our library network is very good and there is hardly a book I can't find which is excellent. I even borrow cookbooks before I decide to buy them - a bit of "try before I buy" save buying cookbooks that I wouldn't use.
|New addition to the study - fairy lights along the top of the bookshelves!! It looks lovely at night!!|
Time to go and put the pork in the oven for dinner - nothing beats pork with roast vegetables and gravy. And crackling is the best part of pork roast. Yum!!!! Not healthy, but who cares once in a while!
If bookworms ruled the world,
red lights would be long enough
to finish just one more chapter.