There's been a lot of clearing out and reorganising going on in our house. The kitchen has been blitzed (so much so that we often can't remember where the marmite/baking trays/flour now lives) and next up is the dining room. I made a start on the recipe books at the start of the year and finally (it's only taken me two years...) sorted out the stack of ripped out recipes I've been hoarding. In doing so, we've rediscovered some old favourites and found some new recipes to try. The perfect nudge to get us out of the meal-planning rut we seem to have got into. This week we tried a fragrant and chilli-laden Vietnamese beef pho; the perfect dinner for a damp, cold day.
I said here that I wanted to make/find more time for creativity. This week I started as I mean to go on.
Some evenings I left the laptop unopened and the TV off and instead wielded a glue gun, chopped up paper, planned other projects and felt productive. These paper covered tins are destined to be a pen pot in the hallway, a make up brush holder and container for some paperwhites. I'm now eyeing up the contents of our tins cupboard...
Snail mail has been making a reappearance this week too. I got out of the habit of sending letters by the end of last year, but after being given lots of lovely notecards for Christmas (including the lovely owls above) I have no excuse.
Soundtrack to the week: The dark, moody Daughter. Hearing their 6music session played again on the radio this week has made me re-listen to the whole album.
Hope your week has been good to you.