I'm not sure how it happened, but someone has stolen my January. I can't believe the first month of 2014 has disappeared so fast. This afternoon, as I rushed to the hardware store to buy window hinges (don't ask), I tried to recall what we have done and drew a complete blank.
From looking at my diary I can work out there was one bout of tonsilitis, 10 flights up and down the country and one funeral. I have met approximately a dozen tradesmen, one of whom I have seen more of in the last two weeks than my husband. In fact, one of the other tradies thought he WAS my husband. I have spent more time in hardware stores than I have in food shops. I've only read two books (this one and this one) and become hooked on this show. I have worried about paint and carpet and too many other things to mention.
It is mid-summer and I have still not eaten an ice cream.
But I have become absolutely addicted to this insanely good and easy to make miso caramel sauce, which goes with absolutely everything.
I loved listening to this podcast with Colonel Chris Hadfield about eating in space. Surely he must be a contender for Person Of The Year?
I have made quite a few things from this book, aided by vegetables I've been growing in my own garden (please note high levels of SPF - Smug Person Factor - in that statement).
And I was utterly transfixed by this video - though I can see the point in this argument against it (it's still mesmerising though, don't you think?
So maybe January wasn't all bad after all. What have you been up to?