After a wild day on Thursday which was described, in a tongue and cheek kind of a way, on the radio tonight, as a 'peedie bit of a blustery day' even for us up here in the windy north of Orkney - so I've decided to take the evening slowly and do a bit of cooking by candle light. I have electricity, unlike a lot of the other people in the UK after last nights storm, but I like candles they are cosy. Here's my kitchen table - bit wee, covered in flowers and in the heart of the house here. I'm happy I'm home as the winds up again and gales are due again, although not as bad as last night.
I'm cooking cabbage by candleight (what else, at the moment?) for tea, experimenting with a few of your recipes - thank you! Do you think they'll notice cabbage for every meal???!!!! I hope not, the age of the had cabbage arrived here rather unexpectedly afterall. However, can't moan too much, with the cold and the snow arriving - I like comfort food and keeping cosy.
I've been thinking about xmas too - how about you? The advent candle is lit and I'm feeling a bit 'chirstmassy'. When asked what I wanted for xmas today - I pondered. I'd love a whizzy ice-cream machine and I've been reading up about them, not that I really like too much ice-cream very much, but my family do and making it would be quite fun. But, I'm not really thinking that such a 'posh' present would be very likely!
Although to be honest I'd be really chuffed if I got a new apron, my old one is getting pretty worn but I love it, (um, I do keep wearing it in the potting shed, whoops!) but there are so many lovely colourful ones out there - who on earth could choose? (Google aprons and colourful I dare you!?
Mind on though - socks get my vote everytime! But as long as they aren't dull! Or maybe another dog - that ones quite fun, doesn't walk much though.
I wonder what your kitchen table is like and what you're dreaming about around it?