Can you believe it's the third week of January already? For me, the year so far has felt full but remarkably, notably uneventful.
For example, with my Christmas money I bought a huge cast-iron Dutch oven:
It's great! I used it to make seven litres of veggie stock (pictured in the saucepan) which I am using in the risotto that I also made it in. It's wonderful and I love it but really, not newsworthy (although, look how healthy and delicious my dinner is? I love eating in summer.)
I got beautiful flowers and breakfast in bed for my birthday:
I made a cute little hat and bootie set on the request of my favourite Dutch grandma (not mine but I wish she was!)
My favourite thing of the entire year so far is a gift I received for Christmas:
a 2000-piece jigsaw puzzle.
Lucy absolutely hates it. She does not understand why we are paying so much attention to it rather than to her.
She tried to join in one evening...
but her method of attempting to beat the puzzle into submission proved somewhat ineffective.
See - all very nice, remarkedly uninteresting! I'll see if I can rustle up some actual events for my next post...