Good Morning. The weekend was a mix of weather, Saturday was a beautiful summer day - thank you Mother Nature. Sunday was damp, overcast. We have a rain forecast for the next 4 days!
Currently Crafting: using up some of my paper stash; getting out some of my Christmas stamps & using some new to me dies of stitched flowers, all to make a page about summer in my garden. The Christmas stamp set had the phrase "It's the best time of the year" which can be for anything really. The circle journal spot was accented with orange flowers, I am not a fan of the colour orange, so I covered over with shades of pink since the co-coordinating paper had lots of pink & yellow flowers on it.
Currently On Track: to keep myself on track with meal planning, I pulled out two pads that make it fun, pretty & easy to plan.
Currently Re-Reading: Louise Penny's last book, "The Devils Are All Here". It's the paperback version which I got to make up some numbers in Mr Man's most recent Amazon order. I was quite pleased that the paperback version has a few pages from her latest book, due to be released August 24th, "The Madness of Crowds". The title certainly fits for the current world situation.
Currently In The Shopping Basket: When all stores could re-open a few weeks back, one of the first stores I visited in person was a dollar type store (pound shop). They have a two aisle area for scrap booking & sometimes there are some good deals. I found several packages of pandemic related stickers! Score for the Pandemic Scrapbook.
Currently Watching: we loaded up on some library DVDs. A new to us series, Brokenwood, a most delightful police drama from New Zealand. Mr Man & I are both smitten with the characters & the landscape & very glad there are 6 seasons to enjoy. I highly recommend this series. The fictional town of Brokenwood is filmed in Warkworth near Auckland. One of the episodes is about wine growing in New Zealand & the featured medal winning wine was a chardonnay, so for the next series we have ordered ourselves a bottle of a "cheeky" chardonnay from New Zealand's (note; OM goodness are New Zealand wines ever expensive! - it better be out of this world delicious at these prices). Not sure what foods to serve while we watch, while Mr Man enjoys lamb, I do not. I wonder if a kiwi pavlova would suffice or maybe a kiwi burger (yes it's a thing)?
We also got the first series of Land Girls; we are not so smitten. The story of Land Girls intrigued me after one of the Foyle's War episodes. I don't think this series will satisfy the itch for knowledge.
We also got series 5 of Line of Duty ... this series just keeps building on greatness. I knew Gill was bad news! I still think Hastings is hiding more than naughty girly films on his computer!
Currently Sports Watching: IMO, when the national anthem for both countries are being played, I thought it rather un-sportsmen like & quite rude, as the host country, to boo another team's national anthem.
... and life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, but learning how to dance in the rain.