Hello there people who read this blog...what a lovely bunch of people you are.
Thank you so much for such kind thoughtful comments and messages
that you took the time to write after my last post.
I was touched, moved and grateful.
Writing something can be a cathartic experience and that last post and your responses made me realise
that I need to embrace my dual identity and not feel that I have to 'hold onto' my Welshness
at the expense of not enjoying my new life.
(I love this blogging....)
I have had some thinking time here. My lovelies are away at the beach. Those who have read here before will know that the beach is not my favourite place so I stayed at home. I really enjoy this time, and have to keep re-assuring Neil and Sibs that I will be absolutely fine on my own. Yes, I miss them, but I also treasure alone time.
A year or so ago I met a man called John Tickell who told me something along the lines that everyone should make a promise to take 9 days a year off to themselves. (He's pretty famous in Australia, but at the time I had no idea who he was....back to that 'belonging' thing again!). Anyhow, I don't have a problem with this theory at all...
So whilst Sibs has been fishing, going on 8km bike rides, eating home made soup and bread and generally having a fabulous time with her Dad, uncle and cousin, I have been having an equally fabulous time home alone.
* I baked a few cookies...
It's super easy -
500g butter, tin condensed milk, 1/2 cup of caster sugar, 5 cups of s-r flour.
Cream butter, sugar and milk, add flour and add any other ingredient you fancy
(in my case Chocolate chips and I used about 200g)
bake for about 15 mins at 180c.
They are melt in your mouth delicious!
* I admired my new mantle clock bought from The White Shed
|just what I was looking for...|
I have been looking for a small clock for ages and whilst blog hopping the other day I stumbled upon a header image that had just what I wanted. Upon investigation, the blog owner had an online store and a few days later I had my new clock!
* I tried out my new mop that I won courtesy of Natasha at 5 mins just for me blog.
This is the post that she wrote here that got me all excited over a mop!)
(Is it normal to get so excited over a new mop??)
This mop is pretty cool - no more wringing out over a bucket of dirty water.
The water and detergent go into a canister and you just spray as you go.
The mop head swivels to wherever you want it to go too.
It's called a Rubbermaid Reveal mop
* I curled up on the sofa with the fire blazing and watched Jane Eyre....again.
I didn't move for hours...
I think the 2006 BBC version is spectacular. Ruth Wilson is just how I imagined Jane Eyre.
* I am making a lamb curry for the arrival of the lovelies home.
It's marinading away as I type....and I better get a move on!
So there you go, not a spectacular weekend, but one spent at my pace, doing my thing.
I hope everyone had a lovely weekend and if in Australia enjoyed the Monday public holiday.
(Dare I tell my UK friends that it's a day off to celebrate the Queen's birthday!)