1:: Winter greens come in such delightful colours, don't they? How would one go about cooking these things anyway. They look like something I would like to eat, but I'm just not sure how.
2:: These mushrooms made the BEST risotto. I think it was because they were so fresh, but also because I used real chicken stock to make the risotto and in my mind that makes all the difference. Should I do a recipe post?
3:: From my office the rain makes everything gloomy, but it's nice to know that somewhere not too far away it's making things quite beautiful.
4:: It was new candle time last weekend! Boring old Freya got the same candle as I got last month, but you just cannot beat that apple cinnamon smell. What can I say, I know what I like!
5:: We spotted clementine curd in the market the other week and I need to pop back and pick some up. I'm sure it'll be delicious.
Other exciting things:
:: I had someone be quite harsh to me about a dream I hold quite close to my heart this week. But instead of feeling crushed, I felt tougher! I could clearly see the wrongs and rights of it, and the fact that it didn't make me feel deterred makes me feel pretty amazing - usually I'm so sensitive. Also it made me want to work harder to get what I want, much like this dog.
:: Daniel Kitson's show at the Battersea Arts Center. It was so wonderful and so Christmassy and so uplifting. It was sad in bits, but mostly funny, and I really appreciate how much he swears on stage. I think people who just stand there and drop the F bomb for the sake of comedy are hilarious - mostly because I have the sense of humor of a 14 year old boy.
:: Today is my office Christmas Party and I complete forgot. I came in early so I could leave early but I guess that isn't happening now. Hooray for early morning bedtimes when you've had an early morning start! Also, I forgot to even put makeup on today and it's a hair-washing evening tonight so... I look wonderful! It's these sorts of situations I get myself into that I find absolutely hilarious.
:: Thank you so much for all your kind advice on yesterday's post. Each and every comment really helped, I've already started putting some of your suggestions to good use and I plan on trying each and every one to beat those winter blues. I may not know you in person, but you're a good friend :)