I’m sat here, the fire warming my toes and my cup of coffee warming my insides… I’ve had a really relaxed day today, the weather has helped… Battering against the house (I’m pleased to say the roof is still intact – I was a little bit worried!) It’s been nice to just slow down for a while. The first week back at work has been a tough one after a lovely festive 2 week break.
I’ve had my nose in the January issue of The Simple Things. I love this magazine, so many inspiring things. I love the photography and the articles. It’s got me thinking of things I’d love to try this year…
Making our own bread – now the last time I made any bread was when I was at senior school in Food Technology (around 1998!!) I think it’s about time I try again!
I’d love to enjoy some freshly baked bread with some homemade pumpkin soup – we’ve yet to make some with our pumpkins from last year!
I want to draw more. Using my pencils, pens and watercolours. I’d love to join a local arty/drawing group and get creative :) which reminds me, I need to get my plot plan drawn out…
I’ve seen an orange marmalade recipe that I’d love to make, along with other jams this year.
Watch the birds in the garden – make lots of birdseed cakes and take an hour to gaze out of the window and see which little feathered friends come to have some food :)
Visiting different allotment sites this year… It’s going to give me growing ideas but also I want to keep up with my photography and build on my portfolio – there’s nothing better than wandering around other people’s plots with the butterflies, bees and ladybirds giving you a guided tour.
Make the most of the summer evenings, enjoying a glass of wine on the plot. We didn’t do much of that last year, something I defiantly want to rectify this year :)
Read lots of books… I don’t think I got through a single book last year! So there’s a goal!
I really want to make the last year of my 20’s an exciting one :) to try new things, push myself to be more adventurous, be happy and enjoy life with my family and friends. I suppose the above is a kind of resolution list, something I can look back on to remind me to take a step back and breath. In this crazy world of technology – time seems to fly by, it’s easy to forget the little things that make you happy and relaxed.
Obviously, learning about bees is a big thing for me this year and I plan on saving as many bees as possible. The WellBEEing hospital will be open for patients I’m sure! :) On the theme of trying new things, I’ve signed myself up to do my first ever 10k run in May *gulp* I’m running for Beechwood Cancer Care, a fantastic charity that has helped me and my family in the past. My training has started this week (ohh the achy legs!…) I’m running with some of my friends so we can support each other in the lead up to the run in May :D
There are so many great things to look forward to and enjoy this year, I’m feeling nice and chilled – ready to start ticking things off my happy list :)
Happy Saturday everyone :)
Lottie Land Girl Kaz xx