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Well would you look at that, Stuff I love Saturday on a Sunday. It’s been one of those weeks. so let’s just all nod knowingly and sip our tea and move on.
On a more fun note, I did get it together enough to create a Facebook group for VM readers, browsers and lurkers, which you’re more than welcome to join if you like? It’s been a lot of fun already, with recipe swapping, queries answered, TV shows discussed and crochet patterns compared. It sounds like a meeting of the Country Women’s Association, but we’re actually pretty gangsta in there. Come hang!
All done with last week’s reads and fresh new (old) books are on the bedside table ready to be launched into tonight. Except I’m still going with A History of English Food because I don’t want to ever finish it and am making it last as long as I can. I did that too with A Greener Life but it’s finally been put on the shelf now to dip into every now and then. Excited to move onto Food: a 20th Century Anthology though, because I’ve been looking forward to that one for so long!
I also started Sweet Valley High 11 Too Good to Be True for Sweet Teen Club. Much drama!
C Programming: Absolute Beginners Guide also got cracked because I handed in my first Harvard cs50 assignment (holy shit what have I done) and now I have moved onto the next module and am going to need all the help I can get. It’s recommended reading so I’ve no doubt it will help. Somewhat. The math I’ve had to do! help.
Food here has been so slap dash owing to the husband being away and me being sick for most of the week. I did manage to get to Po’s Kitchen in Barkly Square twice over Friday/Saturday for some veggie bento-related delights.
We finally began Peaky Blinders, after much prompting from just about everyone. We also watched the first half of Contact when it was on TV and then I was tired and went to bed and now I really want to know what happened, but I want to watch it, so I’m going to have to find it somehow. I did see the audiobook narrated by Jodie Foster is available on YouTube, so I’ll have to have a listen one day.
More Gilmore Girls on Friday night, and I’m thinking I’m going to have to finally buy Downton Abbey season 5 because I’m sick of squealing and turning the TV off every time a spoiler comes on.
Have you listened to Lauren from The Thud’s new podcast The Motherhood? Do it!
None for me this week, but I’ve been watching things on eBay and filling my wishlists on online stores and it’s all warm woollens for the upcoming winter. In three months. Can you tell I’m freaking out already?
For the girls, Pumpkin Patch is having a 20% off sale (including already reduced items) and free shipping for sales over $40 (the code expires today) so they got some new jeans and jumpers (Biggie is actually the fastest-growing human in the west) and Smalls got a new jacket. I saved tons, so I’m super happy – and I didn’t have to get off the couch!
Also a newborn something for my brand new first cousin once removed 🙂 (I like to do this hat for girl babies, I made one for young Elke Beetleshack when she was a freshie, and a pretty standard earflap one for boys, but I’m thinking something totally different at the moment)
- Listening to the kids watching Brave, I love the Scottish accents!
- Also looking at tons of Scottish recipes because they sound good/I love the dialect in the written instructions
- Biggie’s new lunchbox the Planetbox Rover, which has been extreme fun to play with. We do stick pretty regularly to the Biome stainless steel Lunchbots Trio and Uno, though, because she’s not a big eater and the Planetbox is huge. We send the Lunchbots in a SoYoung Insulated Bag (Smalls still uses the lunchbox that came with this set, though Biggie’s outgrown the bag and lunchbox, they’ve served us well for years).
- This stupid creepy/awesome photo
- This great video about how a Japanese school does lunch
- and a freshly-vaccuumed outdoor rug. It’s the simple things.
On this Day
2015: Organic Peach Pancake (above)
What’s new with you lot? What have you been eating and reading and wearing and making?