Friday, where did you come from? It’s been one of those weeks where you don’t really know what day it is…on Monday evening I felt like the morning had been ages away. Not the worst feeling, but it means that the days kinda creep up on you. I’ve been filling my days mostly with cooking, knitting, reading, watching things and sleeping. Not a bad mix 🙂 so, without further ado, here’s what I’ve been loving this week.
Finished these bad boys…all seven of them. I loved them, they’re so magical and wonderful. Lewis gives some beautiful descriptions, such as the creation of Narnia, and the presence of Aslan is woven into the tapestry of each story. I loved the parallels between his character and Jesus, but even if that’s not what you look for, these are such exciting books, I’d recommend them to anyone 🙂
Haha where to start?! There’s been too much screen-time this week, hopefully something to change over the weekend, but a highlight has definitely been Jamie’s Money Saving Meals. I enjoy cooking programmes, but Jamie’s especially. He makes it really accessible, and although I can’t just pluck some rosemary from my garden, his recipes are pretty down to earth. He had some great tips for using leftovers and using your freezer, stuff I’d never thought of like freezing spare veg and stuff. Using mashed potato to make fishcakes and buying big fillets of fish when they’re on offer then freezing them in portions are a couple more great ideas.
Woohoo, no work clothes! I bought some lovely chinos from Tesco to be my new work trousers, but I’m loving them as normal day-to-day trousers too. Just checked the Tesco website, apparently they’re ‘tapered trousers’, and it’s great – with me being such a shortie, they fit me perfectly on the leg with no turning up – result!
Hmm. Been listening to Radio 4 a bit and listened to an episode of Just A Minute which was good fun. Music? OOH there was a great song on Heart earlier that me and my hubby were singing along to…argh can’t remember what it was…
LOTS of food! If you take a scroll through my posts since last week, I’m fairly sure they’re all about food (bar one). I’ve gone a bit cooking crazy. Here are a few things I’ve been making…
Boom. Not sure I’ll ever top this amount of productivity, but we’re enjoying the fruits of it 🙂
I turned 24 this week, and had a lovely day walking with my mum, even if it was a bit blustery and rainy. We saw 3 herds of deer strolling/grazing/sleeping/running around the estate, little Alfs loved having the fields practically to himself as he trotted and bounded about, and we even stopped for a sneaky little ice cream at the ‘stables’. I say ‘stables’ because they were by far the grandest stables I’ve ever seen! I’ve been visiting Chatsworth since I was tiny, but never really clicked that that particular building used to be actual stables…lucky horses!
Also got this lovely Easter card from my parents-in-law. A friend of a friend does design-type things and she does some brilliant Christmas and Easter cards in a ‘Reason for the Season’ range. Happy Easter everyone 🙂
I’m linking up with butwhymummywhy?, sharing the love of little things 🙂