I’m a bit behind with my Life Lately post this month. Normally I make notes throughout the month but today I realised it’s the 2nd July and I hadn’t even started it! I’ve not made much time for blogging this month and I’ve barely taken any photos so this post will be a little more sparse than normal. I nearly didn’t write it but having a gap would bug me, so here it is.
- 40 garlic roast chicken
- Strawberries, blueberries and raspberries (my favourite fruits)
- Generally too much of everything
This is a plate of impromptu BBQ food! We only went out to buy compost and came back with that, an aloe vera plant and lots of food. The scotch egg is a vegetarian scotch egg. The ‘sausage’ is made from chickpeas and tomatoes. So good! Oh and I’m responsible for the missing yolk, it didn’t come that way.
- Orange is the New Black series 5. Every bit as good as the previous 4 series.
- Fargo series 3. Absolutely love it!
Our main trip this month was to Paris for WordCamp Europe 2017. Scott and I were volunteer organisers on the design team and we’ve spent the last 10 months designing badges, booklets, stickers and lots of other bits and pieces. We saw all of our team’s hard work come together at last.
One of our design team buddies took us to the Shakespeare and Company bookshop — it was a fantastic little shop with lots dimly lit nooks and crannies filled with books. There was even a resident cat!
We ate a really nice lunch at this cafe. It was baking hot outside so we didn’t want to talk very far and Scott found this gem around the corner from our hotel. We sat eating pizza and risotto with a river view.
Peas are the star of the show this month. Several pods had grown quite fat so I popped one open with my thumb. The peas inside were still quite young but boy did they taste good. I picked another four pods and sat on the patio floor eating them in the sunshine. They were the juiciest, sweetest peas I’ve ever eaten. The seeds were given to us as a wedding present, so they are actually ‘wedding peas’.
Our friends have been keeping the garden alive while we’ve away from home over the last couple of months. If it wasn’t for them I think we would have lost half of our plants to the heat.
Pleased that life is starting to calm down a little. We’re slowly ticking things off our list and it should mean we have more time to take care of ourselves during the second half of this year.
Nighttime has not been kind lately; I keep waking up and not being able to get back to sleep. My mind just whirrs round and I lay there waiting for it to stop. Normally I think of the colour black or black clouds but even that hasn’t been working. Maybe Scott needs to hit me over the head with a frying pan.
I bought a new set of paints to get back into illustration again. I am so rusty!! I started something and ended up throwing it in the bin because it was a big fat fail. Part of the problem was I started working on it then because I had the free time to do so, not because I was in the mood to do so. I’d forgotten how much the success of creative projects relies on you being in the right place in your own head. Anyway, onwards and upwards.
Have a good July folks!