Happy Wednesday! Today’s post is a mix of sharing my desk for WOYWW and a bit of a catch up, and of course it is also my Day 8 post for the Blog Along with Effy, it’s amazing to think that this started a week today, it seems like no time at all, eight posts have just flown by! Links to all at the end of the post.
First the desk . . .
I’m quite embarrassed to say that this is the current state of my desk as of Tuesday 7th when I am writing this post, but it is what it is. What it is is a dumping ground! All of the things around the edges are always there, that’s where they live (for now anyway) but all the other stuff, well that’s things that I have dragged out to use and then not put back or things that I had to move out the way so I had space to take photos. So for example on the left side there is a ceramic palette balanced precariously on top of two wooden trays full of pens and pencils. That is not where that belongs! There are a long of random things in the background, lots of stamp pads, tape, water jar, glues, pens, and then in pride of place (haha) a paper trimmer dumped on top of the green cutting mat. The green cutting mat is usually the only clear workspace that I have on this big desk! All this will change soon as I am planning to clear off the entire desk and use it for pasting wallpaper when I get around to fixing this room up. So you can look forward to that desk photo where it will be totally clear!
The Garden and Miss P . . .
Miss P was my kitty escort the other day when I was working in the garden, happy cat tail up! She only got halfway and decided to go no further, stopping next to the hydrangea, where she decided it was safe to watch what I was up to.
For some reason the hydrangea is only just starting to flower, a bit later than usual!
I did a lot of cleaning and tidying around the garden including relocating Miss P’s little outdoor chalet. When she first turned up years ago, she was a feral farm cat who had been neutered and released into the wild. She decided to take refuge in our garden, so I got her this little house so she wouldn’t freeze over the winter. A few months later she became part of the family and moved into the sunroom, she uses this as shelter from the elements when she is outside during the day but prefers sleeping indoors now.
Kittens Doing Their Own Thing…
These two couldn’t be more different personality-wise. Miss Lily has ambitions to reach the ceiling in every room (she only has two left!) I’m thinking of helping her achieve the last two so she can cross them off her to-do list. Here she is determined to reach the top of the wardrobe and therefore the ceiling at any cost! She climbed up that bamboo screen without the aid of a net lol.
Meanwhile her brother, Mr G, prefers to
lurk observe from the darkness and pounce on unsuspecting humans as they pass…
In the Kitchen . . .
I mentioned the khicheri a few weeks ago and forgot to include a photo of it, here it is now. Khicheri is a nutritious, easy to digest dish, made mostly of yellow mung and basmati rice, with a few spices thrown in and one or two vegetables of your choice. The mung and the rice are cooked together, the mung breaks down and results in a kind of sauce with the water, which is not drained from the rice.
I also made some flat breads, some to go in the freezer but they are nicer when they are freshly baked.
They are basted with a little oil on each side and then cooked in a minute or so in a flat pan, frying pan or griddle.
Ready to eat or freeze!
Let me know what you think in the comments. As always, thanks for reading!Ingredients
WOYWW – #640 – What’s on my desk (I’m number #13 in the linkup!) Happy WOYWW!
Blog Along with Effy – Day 8
Links to all the days of the September blog-along
Sept 1st – UFOs Tapestry Cushion and Harris Tweed TBD
Sept 2nd – Second on the Second – e-reader covers
Sept 3rd – There is no enjoyment like reading
Sept 4th – A Day in the Garden and UFO update
Sept 5th – Begin the Beguine
Sept 6th – She Sells Seashells on the Seashore
Sept 7th – Vintage Children Doing Vintage Things
Sept 8th – this post
This month I decided to join in with Effy Wild’s blog-along – 30 posts in 30 days same as we did in April this year. The idea is to blog every day if you can, but also to comment on other people’s blogs to keep the conversation going. There is a facebook group where you can link your posts and find other people’s to go visit and comment.