Friday, 13 November 2009
Hurrah, another Friday, another weekend. My day will be a little different than planned as Isabella is home from nursery which means I shall be bringing the sewing room into the kitchen to complete orders. I really don't like doing this, but needs must and so I thought a little thinking about the good things ahead may brighten this dark, wet day. First up is my coffee in my most favourite coffee cup bought from that lane-side stall in pretty Coombe by the river.
I have bought the Christmas edition of Country Living ready to read in bed with Dave over a pot of coffee. I am most proud of myself as I have thus far avoided even opening it in readiness for my treat, carefully avoiding any blogs which may peruse its hallowed pages. I must admit to a slight disappointment over the cover though which somehow didn't grab me as much as usual. Never mind, I still can't wait to flick through its festive pages (sad? Me?)
I will try to find the colour in this very dark patch of weather. A quick look around the garden in the drizzle today revealed the brilliant reds of nasturtiums and dainty mauve heartsease peeking through the overgrown flowerbeds. How pretty the droplets garlanding the petals.
We will collect the last of the windfalls to use in tart tatins, the sweet caramelised slices nestling on buttery pastry...yum.
I may start my new book (thank you Davey).
I WILL finish this present and cross another one of the list. I decided the way to tackle the handmade presents this year was to make a present jar in much the same manner as the holiday jar I use for 'things to do', popping the names of people I need to make for onto folded paper and picking one out when I am ready to start a new project. It made the list less daunting and I get the fun of not knowing what/who I am making for next. Ok, I now realise I am perhaps a little sadder than I suspected!
I will enjoy the sight of these gorgeous crab apples as they turn from gold to red. Shame they are only ornamental, but beautiful nonetheless.
Most probably there will be some reading of these lovely books and some ideas gleaned for things to eat.
Then again, I may make one of these
We will also be taking the children to the little farm we visit every year to walk in the fields searching out the perfect Christmas tree. We then tie a label around it with our names on and there it sits waiting till the day we arrive to collect it, fresh and fragrant ready to join us for the season. Such a lovely thing to do
So, there we are and now I must work on making some of these
while looking out at these
What are your plans for the weekend?
Have fun x