Saturday, October 25, 2014

Fourth Pond

 photo 0135f3bf090a0793f512385b41eb4f61be71e8d48d.jpg

 photo 0101af87e8baf20e719b03bfdd724b4d7df34ef8d9.jpg

 photo 013d5919ca3ba74b52d55a73fdb1ad7292ed761097.jpg

 photo 0118d9015f71c7787bf98603c5c74a7b14bfda6076.jpg

 photo 014a785253e8acae7682efb7c65c0b71c527bea655.jpg

 photo 014b8cd6279eb4107565af7f8653c1999045f69a20.jpg

 photo 013ad3a27a12dba893f55fda5300a9b4ace00a50b6.jpg

 photo 013a4adcd82981303772301a5b2141c795f33e9c62.jpg

 photo 01c4fa058fa28072f2a9ffc7654bc3254ec1451388.jpg

 photo 01c3cf15f3407e0dd6f16fcb9395102b579c5024e1.jpg

 photo 0108d48de151d973f10217668b68f3a1531afb8eaf.jpg

 photo 0168b6699823e916c1de210ad38147b2f9136bcf2e.jpg

 photo 0119047b854d8c1dc9bb4abeb484b98a877f65f7d5.jpg

 photo 0142030c5ac9baea348a88f09517109db4f5696a41.jpg

 photo 0178cb61dcea0980c9a339eb41f5b40d9c044bd4aa.jpg

 photo 01a38ed2945b871d9eb4e3b91a07094ba49b019a71.jpg

 photo 0151ef0ebcbbc5a3fd548d70a1e1158c62d66f9728.jpg

So I've been home for a few weeks now. I start work at a little cafe in town tomorrow, so on Thursday I figured I'd take a trip down to my cabin before I got back into living by someone else's schedule.

A few nights of reading, throwing wood on the fire, making s'mores and doing nothing in general (with wine) is basically how I spend every trip to the cabin. There were critters everywhere: bluebirds and squirrels and grey jays and chickadees. The sunsets were lovely and drinking hot chocolate in the mornings while the fog settled and then lifted over the pond was a nice change from my usual laptop-breakfast combination.

Today I drove up in miserable, rainy weather and spent the remainder of my Saturday re-reading Harry Potter starting with the Philosopher's Stone.

Hope your weeknds are going well! xx

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Homeward bound (and brownies)

 photo 019177a6f9e6ecbeaa09523426cd03b24d5bef3473.jpg

 photo 011061537b2ee8c86d80053dc8a02378f52c18d270.jpg

 photo 01ebb59520c94acd0b6805eaf9e522d232ab021771.jpg

 photo 01380b8fdc3339211c482ce480cb105d0f7d7063cd.jpg

 photo 01cb00e3ad2ea85550155f4bd6f9078a76eea5fa65.jpg

 photo 0133e02edb4bb587e41595e5c645e8cbff8a099edc.jpg

 photo 019dfa0bc32cd320fb00195ea0cb8a137fed4c4b3f.jpg

 photo 015193ecf3b8321d328fff4d075cea9421aecea91e.jpg

Sort of disappeared there for a little bit, didn't I?

So, I've got a tiny bit of news: I'm moving back home. I know! It's been almost a year over here in England, an incredible year at that, but I've been thinking long and hard (hence the lack of updates), and have decided to head home for a bit.

I'm looking forward to quiet familiarity again, but I'm also slightly terrified that I'll get home and miss this place with my whole heart like last year.


Right now I'm missing home with my whole heart, and so that's where I'm going.

(Also, this morning I made brownies. At least when my brain and heart are all mixed up about where they want to be I know that eggs and flour and chocolate will come together to be something good, so there's a little comfort in that.)

I'm not sure when I'll post again, whether it will be from this continent or another, but I'm sure I'll be back soon.


Saturday, September 13, 2014

Things I've done

 photo 010f5b7594e6fd65731bf824136e159efcdfae933b.jpg

Baked cookies (twice now - had to bake an emergency batch for watching GBBO!)

 photo 01b31921bb8fa6a605883114cd80ea8b1baad44c5e.jpg

 photo 01091f872d4b27d20e6ef97f4c7c52d4cdb5157f80.jpg

 photo 014f6759b7566e931beed5743e48c0dbf7c7776fa8.jpg

Found the cutest tearoom while out with Holly in Stockport and had a scone and a berry tea for lunch

 photo 010772b0badff033bea184b9d7bfed349ac55eaea3.jpg

Took a bright pink bubble bath

 photo 01596059d117892c434c69da4cdeab3fb3e9280bf3.jpg

Watched a movie with mountains of popcorn

 photo 01fe6a1296e122a9c2bb187465c5a016c1f7d24b89.jpg

Saw the cute bunting in our kitchen window from the outside

 photo 0115c0fe9ff0a6a5063b7fbc76151f6a9aa5b72140.jpg

 photo 01475aea104ad4cc89564525b6fffc6be6a179d30f.jpg

 photo 01e49693ee29cf021b440589c600d9520c3d77c2c3.jpg

Browsed Heaton Moor Market and tasted treats and bought a cute pair of earrings

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

In the kitchen

 photo 01f6d06f7c7384ff5814cdd30e84455749a8f49af8.jpg

 photo 017dfa19401c6957a66f3a7603f65d15bc7126470d.jpg

 photo 018a58134acd73004091caef8bab133d9b98bcdfcb.jpg

 photo 01bd0ec46c6e83776fa42c07b85edc4419a21811a0.jpg

 photo 01df1ac6dde04a940ce6cec9481f2701156c8ea28b.jpg

 photo 014a57bd82271cc377f48819580caf268c98907608.jpg

 photo 01c4ea2aecaeab1b3ec131fec769621edfc775fcf6.jpg

 photo 01e5054c4eca316ca1837da8bf8aa5740e3802141d.jpg

 photo 01468d04606c683d3eb51af9238eee1c3501fe54aa.jpg

The other day Holly and I decided it was time to do some roommate baking.
After a quick trip across the road for some ingredients, we got to work whipping up a few batches of muffins.
Carrot apple for me, banana chocolate chip for Holly.
(It's kind of hard not to take a nibble out of them every time I pass by the kitchen)