I fell sick today.
It wasn't supposed to go this way, really. I was supposed to wake up fine after downing galleons of herbal tea and popping countless lozenges yesterday, but things seldom go as planned. So I'm here today, channeling some of that rage into the (recently repaired) keyboard, whilst battling this pounding headache and cold sweat and sore throat. Influenza's the best.
Hopefully my verbosity hasn't been compromised.
Decided to share some things that I've chanced upon of late, so here they are. New recipes haven't really been in the making recently, to tell you the truth. I find myself gravitating towards the same old cookie recipe repeatedly, putting new spins on it. But soon! Promise.
The Ides of March have come and gone, and my blog remains recipe-less. In all honesty, I do have a new recipe coming up (rhyming with Branola), and the photos have been sitting in my drafts folder for weeks and weeks with a good few inches of dust over them. I promise. I will get to them. Soon.
Anyhoo, a quick update on what’s been happening (apart from Stella):
- a watercolour painting workshop by Naiise (with surprise encounters)
- lucky ticket wins
- a new mate after my own heart (it was meant to be)
- new glasses (that I never thought I’d ever wear)
and above all,
- an undercut. My punk side is emerging.
Anyway, in a bid to put on a façade that I am actively online, here are some scraps of the internet that I’ve pulled together into this meagre excuse for an article. Enjoy.
#1 This totally explains why I ended up with such a small nose.
#2 I strongly decry the traditional notion of hygge. This one’s better, and to everyone cooped up thanks to Stella: its for you.
#3 Lucky Peach hasn’t folded up yet, but I’m already crying thanks to this article. From laughter. And a teensy bit of sadness.
#4 This is probably the most legitimate and truthful clickbait. Ever.
#5 Pi Day is over, but it’s never too late to make pie (or watch kids eating them).
#6 Every recipe roundup isn’t complete without an ode to breakfast for dinner. Breakfastarians unite.
PS to everyone who’s got a snow day – y’all are so. Damn. Lucky.
I'm spending the last few hours of 2016 feeling pretty grouchy, largely due to this being the only post for December, that my stomach is feeling like a wrung-out rag, and that there's a weird itch on my right clavicle. I mean, one post? During the holidays? What on earth has been going on with you, Charlie? Didn't you write down reminders to post those recipes in all three planners?
Alright, so I did. But in my defense, I was busy. Completely and utterly preoccupied catching up on Game of Thrones (finally understand that it is possible for a kid to be a diabolical, psychopathic sadist), trying to clear up math sums and finish Pride and Prejudice (I'm grudgingly being won over by Mr Darcy). Oh, did I mention that I worked at Punch too?
Anyhoo, in a largely futile attempt to assuage my guilt over ignoring all three reminders to post, here's some other things I did this year from more productive times.