Phew. Sorry for going M.I.A on you all this past week – that cold I told you about on Friday? Yeah that just got worse and worse.
I will spare you all the snot filled details, but suffice to say that by Tuesday I was spending the day with my duvet on the sofa, sleeping and feeling truly sorry for myself…
But the great news is that I am finally feeling better! Some good nights sleep paired with lots of hot drinks and TLC and I am, fingers crossed, on the mend.
I was pretty pleased when I checked in with my diary this morning and found that today’s post is this months edition of ‘Currently‘ – a fun read for all you guys and a fun write for me to get back into the swing of things!
Linking up with Amanda over @RunningWithSpoons for Thinking Out Loud!
Book – Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
Soon to be Deathly Hallows… Don’t know what I will do when I finish reading the series (again). Ok will probably go on to read the new one, but I need a new series in my life. Any suggestions?
Obsession – Wildlife Spotting
It’s the time of year again when animals and birds start popping out from the wood works (spiders and snakes you can stay put!). I’m loving seeing them all, whether it be the bandicoot we spotted the other week or the ducklings I found on my walk yesterday. So cute!
Food – Balsamic Vinegar
A good balsamic is a cupboard staple! I marinade chicken in it, add it to my shepherds pie mix, use it in stir fries – you name it, it can pack a major flavour punch to it!
Drink – Hot Chocolate
Nothing beats a good hot choc when it’s cold but it is hard to find an easy mix in that’s good to go and not full of nasties. This fairtrade one by Oxfam is outstanding. Organic raw cane sugar, cocoa and a bit of salt and that is it. Believe it or not, it even tastes great mixed into hot water if you can’t be bothered to heat up some milk.
(I never would have even tried that but when I sampled it at the store I was super shocked when she said it was made with water over milk!)
Procrastination – Social Media
Snap Chat, Facebook, Instagram oh my! These past few days of being sick have meant that when I wasn’t sleeping I was usually on my phone ‘scrolling’. Not good. But I like to think I do, as a whole, have a good relationship with my phone. Not picking it up after 6pm (apart from turning my alarm on) as an example.
Blessing – Living in Perth
Had another one of those ‘oh my goodness I live here’ moments yesterday when I took myself out for a walk. The sky was clear blue, the river a beautiful turquoise, palm trees are springing into life again and around every corner was something to smile about. Life is good.
Excitement – Spring
How can anyone not be excited when Spring is around the corner!? Temperatures are creeping up, flowers are blooming all over and plans are starting to be made for the next few months. In fact if this time next month I am complaining again about the heat you have my permission to call me up on it!
Bane of my existence – Feeling sick
An easy one there. Specifically, not being able to breathe through your nose…. yuck!
TV Show – Modern Family
We cancelled Netflix and Stan and have signed up with Presto here in Australia (don’t know what the US equivalent is but it has all the HBO stuff…). Anyhoo we realised we were 2 seasons behind catching up with Modern Family. It’s good to be back with Phil Dunphy again… I swear we have the same humour…
Mood – Tired
As you can imagine, recovering is tiring. But I’m sure I will be back to 100% soon!
Hope you have a wonderful Thursday folks and a fun fab weekend when it comes!
What are you reading right now?
Apart from a salad dressing what do you use balsamic vinegar for?
Are the seasons starting to change with you?