So, that was January. Thirty-one days gone in a flash.
I ate twenty-two bowls of soup, including several of this Spicy Sweet Potato with coconut milk. It was just one of the new recipes I tried out this month….
….along with these four and one old favourite thrown in for good measure.
I joined Instagram and posted forty-six photos taken with my new phone….
….I also discovered the #greatukfabricdetash and as a result, received these five parcels through the post, all in one day…..
….containing all this fabulous fabric. Including seven metres of the most beautiful gauzy pale yellow cotton with a lovely watercolour style print, for just twenty pounds. I see a fifties summer dress in my sewing future. First things first though….
….I began making a copy of my favourite White Stuff skirt and was astonished to discover that I needed to cut the size sixteen pattern pieces. There is a vast difference between ready to wear (in which I’m a size ten) or “vanity sizing” as it is known and the sizes on dressmaking patterns. Who knew?
I lost count of how many games of Carcasonne I played with my boy. Here I managed to claim victory by just one point! It has been a saviour this month. He sat five mock exams during three days last week and things have been a little stressful around here as a result.
Now onto a new month, with the possibility of lots more counting along with Julie.