I used to feel sorry for people who browsed in the Lifestyle section of the library. Did they not find knitting and scone-making mundane and transient? Where was the romance and rigour in 30 Ways To Transform Your Room With Curtains?
|Autumnal Daughters. The purple and yellow colour combination works less well in the Home|
|Fruit and flowers, lifestyle essentials both. In the background, a new hook for my apron. Progress.|
|The Internet says that marigolds will dry well upside down. I'll believe it when I see it.|
But now, after a ten year gap during which my interest in storage solutions has blossomed, I've rejoined the library to keep the Daughters supplied with books, and my first stop is that same Lifestyle section. With the awareness of experience, I frequently interrupt my study of advanced dusting techniques to check whether anyone is lurking nearby in Epistemology or Ecclesiastical Theology, feeling, in turn, sorry for me.
|Pizza is our meal of choice here since I had the idea from the wonderful Sue at The Quince Tree of parbaking and freezing homemade bases. Topped with goat's cheese, roast peppers, sweetcorn, sweet chilli sauce.|
|Another pizza: spinach with nutmeg, potatoes, blue stilton. Very nice, very nice.|
|The Aran jumper my mother knitted for the Sindys, as they were feeling the chill.|