Hello again! I hope you are all enjoying some sunshine today like I am...it feels like the first time I've seen a blue sky in months and it's so nice and still and warm 🌞
Last week I got randomly selected to take a covid test which got sent to me in the post, it turned out I didn't have covid (unsurprising) but honestly it was just exciting to get some post and have to follow the instructions and book the courier...any change up of the routine is fun at the moment isn't it!? Meanwhile, Ed and I whizzed through all 9 seasons of The Office US in January and are already rewatching it again, so not much has changed around here lol. We are also enjoying Incredible Journeys with Simon Reeve and have decided we want to go to Costa Rica one day.
Over the past couple of weeks we have been introducing sweet Juniper to the outside world in her smart little harness and it has been so fun! At first she was quite uncertain and rightfully a bit suspicious of the rain but her curiosity won and she enjoys herself now, sniffing around and even eating some grass. We saw a bee buzzing around the primroses and she was very interested in that, she decided not to catch it though after I told her that the bees are important and we need to look after them.
|Look at her handsome uniform 😍|
|Tentative first steps...|
I finished my third pair of socks this week. These ones were for my mum and thankfully I finished them just in time for her birthday! I really like this colour scheme, I've got some leftover wool so I think I'll have to incorporate it into another pair for myself one day, made up of scraps of different wool 🎨
(If you wonder whether Juniper likes her harness or not, just look at this photo...she clearly finds it very comfortable 😆)
Two more sourdough loafs to share with you -
I randomly decided to scatter some oats into the banetton to give this first one an interesting crust! And for the second one we used semolina as I had read about how it's good for stopping the dough from sticking, it worked a treat 🍞
It has been very exciting leaving work at 5.30pm whilst it's still light. I am so looking forward to warm summer evening walks, not long now!
Last week we planted out some garlic in the garden, the first inhabitants of our raised beds! We've started sowing seeds indoors as well...leeks, chillies, tomatoes, strawberries, and a few different flowers 🍓🌱🍅🌿🌼 the dahlias are amazing, they sprouted up in just a few days! We were very surprised.
Now time for some more Juniper as there is a never ending supply of cat photos around here!
A very yum cheesy, broccoli and leek pasta + wearing our knitted socks to church last week!
Juniper has finally gained the ability to reach the kitchen worktops.......which means she can parkour up onto the fridge, onto the microwave, and finally all the way up to the top cupboards 😆 here she is before I rescued her from the cooker hood lol. And her calm, elegant alter-ego in her new favourite sleep spot.
|A cool pic of popcorn kernels.|
I'll finish off with a meme I saw this morning which I found very relatable 😂🍃