Life lately: November 2015

I’ve read a few ‘life lately’ posts on various blogs over the last month and have decided they are perfect for all the little snippets of life that don’t need a whole post of their own. So here is mine for November.

Watching

Autumn and Winter are great for new TV series – fact. This is what we’ve been enjoying the most:

  • Narcos: a series about Columbian drug lord, Pablo Escobar.
  • Goodnight Sweetheart: both of us had only seen the odd episode so we’ve watched the whole lot from the beginning. It was filmed in the 90’s but looks really dated already. Makes me feel old.
  • Fargo: series 1 of Fargo was gripping. When I saw series 2 advertised, I was skeptical it would be as good as the first. But I was wrong. It’s beautifully filmed with a fantastic cast.
  • The Bridge: series 3 – A dark and moody Scandinavian crime drama. The third series has just started and you can find episodes on the BBC iPlayer.
The Bridge

The Bridge, Series 3

Eating

Now the temperature has dropped we are eating more comfort food (one of the reasons I like this time of year so much). Roast dinners, homemade soups and fruit crumbles made from foraged and local fruit. I’m currently eyeballing recipes for butternut pecan sweet potato mash and orecchiette with cavolo nero and hazelnut pesto.

Slice of mincemeat tart

Orange, almond and mincemeat tart

I recently blogged a Christmas recipe for orange, almond and mincemeat tart which you should absolutely check out! And I’ve got a bakewell recipe to share soon courtesy of Scott’s Nan.

Reading

Not as much as I should! Fare Isle is my latest blog discovery and I’ve been attempting to read Lord of the Flies for weeks. I thought the morning commute would be a good time to read more but I end up making things instead. Hey ho.

Making

Our friends are having a baby in just under a months time so I’ve been beavering away on a baby blanket. I finished a pair of socks that I need to blog about and have a bag of knitted hats to post for Innocent’s Big Knit 2015. November has been a productive month.

Feeling

Tired. So much so that my eyes have started to feel papery underneath! It’s been making me feel run down so I’ve been drinking echinacea tea to give my immune system a boost. Roll on the Christmas holidays when it’s totally okay to eat too much at lunchtime and doze off for as long as you need.

Steaming tea

I’m also feeling happy the cold weather has arrived! Summer is okay but I much prefer the cooler seasons. Although saying that I really miss gardening at this time of year.

Enjoying

The darker evenings. I know that might sound odd but Guildford High Street looks so nice all lit up by shop windows and Christmas lights.

Dreaming

One of my dreams is to live near mountains and forest and visiting Bergen last year made that desire even stronger. I’ve created a Pinterest board called ‘the great outdoors’ and filled it with mountain and wilderness images. Although we’ll probably never live somewhere like this it’s a nice distraction to have.

Follow Gemma Garner’s board The great outdoors on Pinterest.

Not long until Christmas! Exciting!

4 Comments

  1. OH MY DAYS NETFLIX TWINS!

    Finished NArcos now (how good is it?!) and yup doing Fargo numero 2 but hadn’t spied new The Bridge. It’s going to make me want to take down all the curtains again and paint the house grey isn’t it?!

    Fare Isle rocks – as does Pinterest – off to stalk your board! x

    • Narcos was brilliant – we binge watched it in a few days. Paint your house grey (it’s not white so should be a winner), I dare you! Happy stalking!

    • Glad I’ve given you some new TV shows to find Kriss. The tart is very moreish, don’t say I didn’t warn you 😉

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