We are visiting family in Scotland and let me tell you this is a well needed break!
I have been doing little things just look at this rather yummy looking soup (if I do say so myself)…
The soup is butternut squash and apple and is by far my favourite soup of all time (so far)
Another thing I have done recently is buy some new dinnerware. I previously had dark blue which was very nice but after four years I was ready for a change and that included a change in colour as the plates sometimes made food look slightly dull, am I sounding slightly crazy here or have you also noticed that white plates and bowls make food look more inviting?
The journey up to Scotland is quite draining as we travel up to the western isles but we were all on quite good form I think, probably from the excitement
We had all been feeling quite poorly from one thing or another so we really felt like we needed this break. On a positive note I am now feeling much better and hope to do some crafty things while on holiday so watch this space
Oh and here is one rather cute picture for the road…
I was reading this post by A beautiful mess: http://www.abeautifulmess.com/2013/10/four-simple-goals-before-2014.html
I actually quite like the goals Elsie has settled on and was finding it quite hard not to set very specific goals with an end result. I have been quite poorly and was starting to feel a bit sorry for myself so this came at the perfect time for me (even if it has taken me almost two weeks to write about it!)
After quite a bit of thinking I have settled on these 4:
1. Streamlining my home routine to make life a little more organised and a little less rushed. We have just bought a slow cooker so I am hoping this may help….
2. My son is almost three so I think this year is THE year to start with family traditions and setting some up that will hopefully last a life time. Suggestions welcome on this one!
3. Be more adventurous- and guess what I have already started this one! I had my hair cut yesterday and went for a totally different haircut for the first time in ohhhh about 10 years…
4. I was struggling to think of a 4th one and then I settled on: getting out a bit more, nothing too full on just a woodland walk, taking a bus somewhere I have never been. Sometimes routine gets in the way and before you know it months have slipped by before you realise that time was moving on as you was busy with work, cooking meals, cleaning etc.
So that is it finally typed up in black and white.
I have managed to do a little crafting but not much, I am hoping to get back to it soon.