I try to work from home about once a week. I don’t live very close to the office, so working from home gives me quite a lot of extra time to the day. I spent a little bit of that extra time today to make myself a great prawn salad for lunch – and to eat it outside on the terrace in the sunshine. Tough times!
Stuart is away for the week, so my dinners are a bit more simple. Pasta with good pesto is a weekday savior. With some good parmesan.
Ever since the Kindle entered my life many years ago, I have been able to reduce the amount of (additional) shelf space I need in my house. The only books I still buy as printed editions are travel guides (you never know how good Wi-Fi you are going to have) and cookbooks. That being said, we’ll soon need a bookcase for the cookbooks alone. What are your favourites?
Getting back into the habit of taking photos has made me much more appreciative of little things. For example, I am not sure if I’ve ever before looked at a straw closely enough to realise it actually makes a little dent in the water.
The weekend becomes quite uneventful, when your husband is sick (it’s not quite the man-flu but the next worst thing…). Thus I spent my weekend reading and playing with some shapes in the water.
With all the fancy trinkets in the kitchen, there is still nothing that quite brings the same joy of cooking as a good mortar.
While we were on holiday, the winter sneaked in. With the change-of-season flu going strong, cup of tea and fire are the perfect way to end an evening.
I’ve spent the last week in a trip with no laptop, and no internet – and frankly better things to do than edit photos… So I apologise for the delay in posting these.
Packing is never fun. At best it is quick and relatively painless. At worst it is… well… as if you were trying to try to pack for a trip where the weather can be anything from 5-30 C, you are not sure what you’ll be doing, or where you’ll be going. But you know there will be no possibility of buying anything you may have left behind.
While all of my European and American friends are excited for the spring, the evenings are getting colder and shorter here in the Southern Hemisphere. Luckily there are still few days to dip in the pool and enjoy the heat.
I don’t think there is any fruit as happy as a naartjie. The colour alone will make you smile.