knit.....using the 'just in time neck cozy' pattern found here. I used two strands knitted together of the gorgeous Manos del Uraguay silk blend (silk and merino extra fine wool) colour 6461- soft, drapey and with just enough shine. You can knit it up in about two hours and it makes a perfect gift. I think the next one will be for myself in a charcoal grey.
soup.....ugly but really delicious. Not only is it quick to cook but it's also good for you, so it ticks all of the boxes. The recipe is one I found attached to a bag of Puy lentils I bought a few years back, which I have tweaked a little.
I don't add the cream( why would you?) and I use powdered organic vegetable stock and water. Once the soup has finished cooking, I puree half and mix it back in so that you still have bits of carrots and lentils for texture. My final secret trick is to add the finely zested peel of a lemon which just gives it that subtle kick. Add some good sourdough bread and it's perfect.
fun....a friend took this very cute photo of my three girls...Grace playing the clown as usual.
A New Haircut - yikes...I have a Bob....a hairstyle I have been actively trying to avoid since I was ten.
Usual pattern is to have my hair long for a few years, get bored, cut it off extremely short, have a few extremely short hairdos and then decide I want it long again. Go through the painful process of growing it out, all the while swearing that once it is long , I will Never Again cut it short. Grit my teeth and get creative with clips and headbands during the worst bit- the not short, not long but dreadfully in between stage( yes a Bob!) and finally- hit the length where I can pull it all back and start getting bored with it once more.
Today, however I went to my friend's hairdresser with my just long hair and asked her what she would do if given free rein.She is very hip, very talented with the scissors and very opinionated. Rather scary actually but in a good way.She has a bright red dyed hair in a Cleopatra style do with a heavy fringe, a knack of putting vintage outfits together and more tattoos than I could count.
Hence the Bob. Sort of like Victoria Beckham used to have which I'm not sure is a good thing or not. It's kind of swingy and kind of fun but most definitely a Bob.
Have I mentioned that my very cute next door neighbor who is ten, has a bob? And dark hair like mine.So now we both have the same hairdo and look the same except she is ten and cute and I am most certainly not.
I'm not sure if I like it. I know I don't dislike it.
So tomorrow, I will wake up and feel strongly that a Bob is my Look for this season. Or I will be making another appointment to make my Bob go away. Which means of course, extremely short hair and the chance to go through the whole growing out process again.
thank you for dropping by my small corner of the world - feel free to look around and hopefully be a little ( or a lot!) inspired by what you see. Please be honest & considerate when using any of my work or images as "inspiration" - after all nobody appreciates a copy cat....