It wasn’t my intention to abandon this blog for this long but January is not my favourite month (even though I really try to like it). It also wasn’t my intention to quit eating sugar but the Christmas extravaganza pushed me into it. What you see above is not a sweet treat, it’s a scone with unsweetened jam and was mainly consumed by my son. What I am actually craving is a detox, this one from Whole Living Magazine sounds very good and I might give it a go when it gets bit warmer. For now, I will stick to healthy soups.
We did a spot of decorating in the living room. So far the walls got a couple of coats of F&B’s Light Blue. The next thing on the list is the window.
I gathered few books since Christmas and want to read them all at once along everything that’s packed in my Kindle. Wishful thinking. It has to be two at the time. The Victorian City: Everyday Life in Dickens’ London by Judith Flanders, a fascinating read especially if you are obsessed, like me, with Dickens. My bath read must be paper so I started with Pigeon Pie which is very funny.
As far as TV goes I have been watching a lot of BBC 4′s arty programmes about woodmaking, Regency, Delphi, and of course the wonderful Borgen. A sweet little surprise for the gardener – Carol Klein’s Life in a Cottage Garden is on Fridays on BBC2 which makes waiting for Gardeners World more bearable.
Some of my finds, I am still pondering whether to keep them or not. A set of 13 earthenware bottles, a sweet little Scandinavian pot from the 60s and an enamel pan.
Few exhibitions I am planning to see soon:
Manet at Royal Academy
Schwitters in Britain, at Tate Britain
Lichtenstein at Tate Modern
Man Ray at NPG, I have seen his work so many times but still want some more.
Hartnell to Amies: Couture by Royal Appointment at the Fashion and Textile Museum
What does keep you amused in this winter cold?