All posts tagged: Meet Me At Mikes

Taking Stock, May

Time to follow the fine example of Pip at Meet me at Mikes and Take Stock I think, so let’s see what I am up to today. I have put a blank list at the end for you to Take Stock too. Making : Granny squares!  I have 11 so far, I hope I manage enough for a blanket. Cooking : Banana, peanut butter, chocolate chip bread for breakfast treats! Drinking : A slightly cold cup of tea, I need an insulated mug. Reading: Flow magazine and Art of Everyday Photography by Susan Tuttle, I am inbetween novels, looking for one I like. Any ideas? Wanting: My copy of ‘Craft for the Soul’ to arrive, I am so excited to see Pip’s new book Looking: Outside at the rain. Playing: The soundtrack from St Vincent on Spotify. Deciding: Which clothes to take on holiday next month. Wishing: For a pause in the rain so we can get home from school and stay dry. Enjoying: The cooler weather, even if it is raining. Waiting: For the …

Taking Stock May 2014

 Today I have a little list to complete.  Pip at Meet me at Mikes came up with the master list and I have included a blank list at the end of the post, fancy a go? So on this final day of school for my third and seventh graders, here are my thoughts in list form.  I love a list don’t you? Making : Frothy coffee. Cooking : Roast cauliflower and lentil curry seems to be my go-to meal of the moment. Drinking : More water, need to drink more water. Reading:  The Goldfinch. Still. It is taking me ages, nearly finished though. Wanting:  Activity ideas for the summer break. Looking: At the pile of magazines I need to read. Playing:  Catch in the back garden and trying not to destroy any sunflowers with stray throws! Deciding: What to do over the summer… Wishing:  For some rain on the garden. Enjoying:  Snow cones on a hot day. Waiting:  To meet the kids at lunchtime as their last day at school is a half day. Liking: …

Taking Stock 4.

Thanks again to Pip at Meet Me At Mikes for the Taking Stock list.  Let’s see what I have been up to lately. Making : New wood and leather necklaces with my brand new beads. Cooking : Indian food starting with a Lentil Stew from Laurie David’s ‘The Family Dinner’ book which is one of my best used cookbooks Drinking : Frothy coffee always and more water, I don’t drink enough water, do you? Reading: ‘The Hive’ by Gill Hornby, Mollie Makes, Jamie magazine and Folk magazine.  Trying to catch up on magazine reading. Wanting: The weather to warm up just a little bit. Looking: At my boys grow up before my eyes. Playing: With our new ‘Nerf Howler’ frisbee in the back garden. Deciding:  Whether to go to Goodwill before or after my dentist appointment tomorrow.  I hope there is treasure! Wishing: For a lovely trip out on Friday with the boys. Enjoying:  Spring Break. Waiting: For the plumber to come and fix the water heater. Liking:  The fabric I just bought, it is …

Taking stock 2.

Thanks for the list Pip at Meet Me at Mikes. This is what I have been up to this week. Making : Wrap bracelets for lovely customers. Cooking : Cheese bread, banana bread, soup and chili. Drinking : Seasonal local beer. Reading: ‘Made by Dad'(a fab book of stuff to make!), ‘Perfect’ by Rachel Joyce and Jamie magazine Christmas edition. Wanting: Film for my newly acquired vintage Polaroid cameras. I am so excited! Looking: At linen for bag making and embroidering. Playing: Mancala with my youngest. Deciding: What to embroider on the bags. Wishing: For the ability to draw. Practice practice practice. Enjoying: Chilly days. Waiting: For my birthday. I am like a kid, I love birthdays. Liking: Books from the library. Wondering: If the cameras work. Loving: Christmas preparations. Pondering: Different ideas for mincemeat recipes. Love mince pies! Considering: A different exercise regime-more yoga. Watching: Death in Paradise Hoping: For a happy Thanksgiving holiday. Marvelling: At how little I know about American history (3rd grade homework). Needing: Information on early American history! Smelling: Various …

Blogging is fab!

I have been blogging properly for a year now, so here I am going to share why I still am doing it and enjoying it.  When I say ‘properly’ I mean regularly I suppose, I actually started a blog over a year ago, but I only wrote when I thought I had something to say.  Now I just babble on about anything three or four times a week.  Lucky lucky you! I must say the regularity has been a good thing and I remember reading somewhere when I started to blog that even if you blog weekly, that is enough.  I disagree totally with this, people don’t come and read and join in when there is nothing new.  I don’t over examine my numbers, but it is clear when I haven’t written for a day or two as lovely readers don’t come to play until I write a new post.  I also try to have a bit of a blog schedule, so with any luck you might get a Halloween post before October 29th when …

Taking Stock 1.

    I found this cool post on one of most favourite blogs Meet Me At Mikes and I copied the list and filled it in.  It was fun!  Want a go?  I will put the blank list at the end. Making : A pink necklace Cooking : Nachos Drinking : Coffee with frothy milk Reading: The Sisters Brothers Wanting: Rain and maybe some thunder Looking: At the cloudy sky Playing: Cluedo card game, Chomp, Game of Life Wasting: Paper when I try to sketch Sewing: Minions and scarves Wishing:  I had a pile of fabric to sew Enjoying: Marmite and cheese sandwich Waiting: For school to start Liking: Salty crisps/chips Wondering: If I should colour my hair red? Loving: My new bead mix, all vintagey pinks Hoping: I get some jewelry ideas to make Marvelling: At all the flowers in my garden Needing: That coffee Smelling:  Jo Malone Blueberry Wearing:  Flip flops, cargos and t shirt Following:  ‘Under the Dome’ Noticing: It is cool outside Knowing: I can make it when I think of …

March ten on the tenth.

Raining again for ten on the tenth,  I can’t believe that it has rained on the 10th of each month this year.  I wonder if it will rain on the 10th of every month?  We shall see I am taking all of the photos today on my iPhone 4S and cropping and adding clarity to each in the Camera+ app. I will be consistent in each photo and see which works best by number ten. Today  is Mothering Sunday in the UK, so happy Mother’s Day to all you Mamas! Oh look, it’s raining.  The Rosemary is having a lovely time in the rain. My new read ‘Astrid and Veronika’ by Linda Olsson. As recommended by Pip at Meet me at Mikes.  It is called ‘Let me Sing you Gentle Songs’ in Australia.  I love the cover, which is exactly how I choose books to read!  That and recommendations of course.  What are you reading?  Got a recommendation or a book with a great cover to share? One of the trees in our back garden …