Friday, March 29, 2013
Long weekend plans
In an ideal scenario I will be diligent and finish a series of illustrations today and then have the rest of this six-day Easter weekend free for the following:
| Reading. I started reading Authenticity at physio yesterday while my knees were getting the Sonopuls treatment, and it is so good. I hope Deirdre Madden keeps writing and there will be many more books by her. I remember feeling utterly bereft when I finished my last of Jean Rhys's books, knowing there would be no more, so at least with an author who is still alive there is always hope.
I also got my third Marion Milner book, An Experiment in Leisure, more or less a sequel to A Life of One's Own (I will post part 2 about the latter soon) - she is dead, unfortunately, but there is still a lot by her out there I haven't read yet; she made it to the grand old age of 98.
| Baking. My mum and sisters are probably making lambs and rabbits (in cake form) as per family tradition. Since the only cake tins I have are rectangluar, whatever I end up making won't look as pretty, but at least I will do something remotely Easter-y. Although instead of egg-heavy creations, I would like to make this Earl Grey chocolate cake again. I am definitely in a tea and chocolate phase.
| Spring clean. This includes giving my house plants some TLC, particularly dealing with the explosion of aloe vera. I was delighted to see that the peace lily I have in the bathroom is blooming again after three years, and I wonder whether spraying it with misty water from a spray bottle has something to do with it. And the rose I got a few months ago is still going strong.
| Make it to a beach, perhaps one I haven't been to in a while or a completely new (-to-me) one. I know this would be an antidote to the lethargy I have struggled with all month. With temperatures around two degrees and violent winds, it is not very tempting right now, but I could dress for the weather for a change and brave the elements. And pick sea beet, a new green food discovery, thanks to Hugh.