Take my good gardening friend, for example. She knows that the very best way to enjoy a cold, drizzly day is to toast some chestnuts over a small campfire. It's truly a tonic to warm the spirit! And they are sooo delicious, too. The bonus being that they are a very effective handwarmer!
Me? I like to rug up and take a brisk walk on a frosty morning. There is a feeling of promise for the day to come in a fresh, early morning icy walk. As long as my head, hands and toes are especially warm, I'm good to go. Our little pooch never seems to complain, either.
The youngest on the other hand ponders over where to hang her new purchase with her own saved money; an angel called 'Fyre' bought recently from the Castlemaine Artists' market. We mistakenly called it a fairy and she very soon corrected us that in her eyes it was an Angel! Tsk, tsk, how silly were we!
|Angel made by etsy maker: Felt and Grain|
Our first ever art purchase!
|Blue Wrens by Lyn Cooke|
What is it about having a piece of original art in the home that feels one's heart with joy? Just walking past and stopping to take it in, the fine detail, what the artist was thinking whilst they were working on it and the colours chosen humbles me in a way I've never felt before..
Hot breakfasts are back!
This week I was extremely lucky and gifted two large containers of farm fresh jersey milk from a good friend which I enjoyed experimenting with in the form of homemade mozzarella. Yummm! I have never seen milk this thick and creamy before..even from my teenage years on a dairy farm when my parents milked friesians.
I do believe I am in love with the milk from a jersey cow!
The whey leftover was also extremely creamy and I had a go at making ricotta--the real kind, but perhaps I missed something because it didn't curd the way (whey?) I thought it would although it still made an unbelievably rich, creamy pumpkin soup! With plenty more to use up, too. Bread is suddenly bleeping on my radar.
And do you know what else? Someone has even thought that a lone tree in our area was feeling the cold and thoughtfully wrapped it up for the season..
Don't you just love a random yarn bomb sighting?!
Enjoy the weather out there people, be it warm or cold! :)