1. Order. Oh, you've no idea how good it felt to get down to some serious sorting, cleaning and tidying, after weeks of muddle. Happy holiday muddle, but still muddle.
Each day this week I have mopped floors and vacuumed carpets, sorted cupboards and tackled piles.
This room alone was a day's work.
I put in a day's work on the blog too, doing some behind the scenes things. Tidying up there, too, sorting out some new pages.
2. I'm really delighted to tell you that I've started writing for This Is Your Kingdom, which is a rather wonderful website full of things to see and do all over the UK, with reviews all written by contributors who've visited and enjoyed different places. I get to indulge my loves of photography, writing and going to nice places, so it's all good! Do have a look at their website, they have some lovely suggestions and ideas.
3. Hotdogs for lunch. John's idea. We'd had a really nice morning together - we went for a run (my first in ages, I really need to get back into it) then went for coffee and cake at a nearby bookshop, then he decided on a whim that he had to have a hotdog for lunch. It was pretty fantastic. It just needed a pile of fried onions, that would've made it perfect. I hate that John works weekends, but the upside is that we get some time together during the week.
4. We now have a slow cooker! And a slow cooker cook book. I haven't used it yet (I'm a bit scared of it to be honest, I need to ease myself in gently) but I am looking forward to some warming stews and pot roasts this autumn. If anyone has any recipes for the slow cooker they'd recommend I'd love to hear them.
Talking of seasons, wasn't the weather utterly gorgeous today? It was misty first thing but by mid-morning the sun was hot and the sky blue. The sun feels softer and more mellow in September and every extra good day at this time of year is a blessing. I hope you all have a great weekend.