Soups (this, this and this). Furry Fat Face slipper boots. Knitting socks with sparkly yarn. Reading under a blanket with a snoozy dog on my lap. Savouring my favourite Christmas chocolates. Meeting good friends in good pubs. Mittens on string. Binge-watching Grey's Anatomy season 10. Listening to the Grey's Anatomy season 10 soundtrack (amazing 80s covers). Knee-length socks, long dresses and petticoats. Black Forest hot chocolate. Drawing, doodling. Inspiring doodle how-tos on youtube. Lanterns and woodburners. Slow cooked lamb and potatoes; comfort food. Baths before dinner. Yoga by candlelight. And, today, an early morning walk in the snow, at last. Lizzie loved it too.
Happy new year! Are you ready for 2016? I am.
Although I *loved* our Christmas and New Year celebrations, I have been champing at the bit to start a new year. 2015 didn't start off very well and a small incident shook my confidence massively. I got a grip of everything towards the end of the year and just felt impatient to work on my new venture and my 'self-development'. (Sorry, I have to warn you that this year is going to be a huge learning curve for me and I bet I'll be getting deep and using knobby psychobabble.)
Anyway, we saw Wicked! at the theatre yesterday in London. It is my new favourite show. At the very start I had a sinking feeling that it wasn't my cup of tea but came out singing "Wonderful, they call me Wonderful" as you do. Loved the whole back story of the witch. Seriously, a sparkly pretty good witch and a green, dark, bad witch on stage together being besties? Perfect. Really want to take Izzie, my little niece, to see it. She would love it.
** I just have to interrupt this blog post to let you know that I had new, wireless, headphones for Christmas and oh my word they are a revelation. I can dance about the house without getting in a tangle with the cable. Currently doing a seated shimmy to that bonkers song about peanut butter jelly. As you were. **
We've had a really relaxed day today and it has been super cosy. Fires roaring in both rooms downstairs and a spoiling breakfast of huge English muffins with smoked salmon and scrambled egg. I'm cooking mac and cheese later and then I promised to join Andrew for a game of Rock Band on the ps4. Can't decide whether to be lead singer or lead guitarist. Decisions.
(The random photo above is of Lizzie on Wednesday. I changed the seat covers in my sewing room to ivory linen and she's not allowed on them with her mucky paws. Isn't she a cutie.)
Have a fab weekend!