Okay so the week has been okay – some highs, some lows.
Anyways, without further ado, let’s get into the 5:
1.A manky leg
So I did something to my leg. I have no idea if the problem is with the top of my calf, the bottom of my hamstring or the ligament behind my knee with the really technical name. All I know is that it hurts too bend my knee and I’m hobbling about complaining.
While I didn’t feel it at the time I think I did something to it when I was doing an on-line Body Combat class and didn’t set up a round-house kick properly. Do you like how that just rolled off my tongue? The problem is, I haven’t done a Body Combat class for about 10 years. At least. So I have no idea what made me think I could still do things at the same level. Plus I’d remembered how much I enjoyed those choreographed classes – even though I detest going to a gym.
I actually didn’t walk on Friday morning – the first weekday morning I’ve missed this year – although we still got up at the same time & went down for coffee. I did walk this morning so will see how it goes.
2. Things other than manky legs that brought tears to my eyes
This visit by Guy Sebastian to a primary school. I heard the audio and my eyes leaked & I’ve watched the footage and they’ve leaked some more. You can see it here. As an aside, I love this song.
3. Smoothie ingredients
Frozen cauliflower as a smoothie ingredient? Sarah reckons it’s a thing. ‘You just need a few of the little bushy bits,’ she said. ‘It thickens it without you being able to taste it,’ she said. Yet another example of why cauliflower has the world’s best publicist. And yes, she really did refer to the florets as “bushy bits”.
4. My new novel
I actually posted something on my author site – about my new book. It’s available for preorder now – the links are here. It defaults to the US site so if you’re in Australia you’ll need to navigate over to the Australian site. Print copies will be available in a few weeks.
Also in author news, I was honoured to be a guest on Sue’s Women Living Well After 50 podcast. You can find it here. Amongst other things, I talk about how to get started and just, well, write.
5. In the kitchen
This week in the kitchen was all about pumpkin scones.
I feature the recipe in my upcoming novel Escape To Curlew Cottage so had to write it up for the book. I tried 2 recipes during the week: Lady Flo Bjelke-Petersen’s iconic pumpkin scones and another using more traditional methods. The former was judged as being too cakey in texture and the latter was a winner. You can find the post – and the recipe – here.
It was also another opportunity to use my vintage china. This one even has a handpainted glaze that matches the scones.
That was my week…how was yours?