Okay, it’s Sunday morning and I’m having a lazy one – as evidenced by brekky in bed. My husband makes the best omelettes.
I do, however, have all good intentions of spending at least some of today out in the sun getting my garden ready for spring…and yes, I realise it’s still the middle of winter, but it doesn’t feel like it. Anyways, without further ado, here’s the round-up.
I’ve been linking up with Becky this month for her tree squares challenge where we post photos of trees, any trees, in square format.
While I’ve missed a couple of days, here are some of the trees so far. If you’re interested, you’ll find the posts here.
One thing I’ve done for my health
Moved more – and differently.
Regular readers know I begin every work day with 5kms at 5am on the beach path at Mooloolaba. Most days I take @adventurespaniel out for a stroll at lunchtime, but my after work walks have dropped off a tad and my step count has gone down as a result.
This week, thanks to my friend Sammie (https://www.theannoyedthyroid.comThe Annoyed Thyroid’s) recent quarantino chronicles ie Instagram stories, I found Get Fit With Rick on YouTube. And now I’m addicted. And my step count has gone up as a result.
I’ve also begun working out with a couple of friends via Zoom – as in “start” I mean I’ve done it once. It’s been such a long time since I did anything other than walk that I felt it the next day – but in a good way.
I also whipped up a batch of this Thai Red Curry Pumpkin and Sweet Potato Soup. No recipe – it all goes into the pot (with some onion and garlic and water) and is blitzed once the veg is soft. Super healthy and super spicy. That’s weekday lunches sorted for next week.
In bookclub we’ve finished Jane Eyre so have moved onto the next in our Bronte adventures – The Tenant of Wildfell Hall. And because the cover has trees on it and this pic is in square format, it’s today’s entry into Becky’s #treesquare July challenge.
Before moving on though, we had one final bookclub meeting for Jane Eyre – our virtual baking class. At the end of each novel we get back together and bake something inspired by the novel – or the time and region in which it’s set. This time we chose fat rascals – a Yorkshire sweet bun that’s a cross between a rock cake and a scone. You can read all about it here.
One TV show
Midsomer Murders is back for season 22 on ABCTV and I couldn’t be more excited. Regular readers would know that one of the loftier of my life ambitions is to be an extra on the show. Aiming high indeed. #sadbuttrue
One thing I baked
Last week wasn’t great on the day job front for either of us and by Wednesday I’d hit a bit of a wall. It was, however, Bastille Day so I decided that some sort of celebration was in order and created a French dinner for us – albeit a relatively quick and easy one to prepare.
To start we had a savoury loaf that we first enjoyed when road-tripping through Champagne a couple of years ago. It’s pretty much a leftovers dish and one I’ll blog on BKD in a couple of weeks for #onmyplate. The best part of this one is the leftovers – which I had with some salad for lunch.
To follow we had mustard chicken – a dish we cooked in Dijon at a cooking class. Although in that class we used rabbit…
Anyways, it’s one of those dishes where you start it off on the stove and then the oven does the rest of the heavy lifting.
Despite being midweek and spur of the moment, our little impromptu celebration did help – although I’m not sure whether it was the food or the reminiscing that did the trick.
Okay, that was my week…how was yours?