Hello friends! Happy Sunday to you, wherever you are in the world. In my neck of the woods, things have–more often than not–been cold and grey. That seems to be a typical winter here, and it doesn’t bother me; in fact, it makes me feel pretty warm and cozy when I’m indoors!
This week has shown an increase in my creativity and productivity levels as I strive to stay away from social media for more than five-ten minutes a day. I find that I’m not feeling so tense and depressed, and I can concentrate for longer periods now. I got some writing done, got a sketch or two down, have worked on my HTML/CSS and German language courses, and have taught myself to knit. I’m still struggling with the knitting, but if I keep at it, I’ll get the hang of it in no time! I’ve played some online games with Jonno and Amelia. I’ve also ordered a drawing tablet so I can try more digital drawing in Photoshop, so I’m pretty excited about that!
Here’s my week in photos!
Monday, Jan 23
Woo, look at this! I CAN KNIT!!!
Tuesday, Jan 24
Working on another recipe from the amazing Sirocco cookbook by Sabrina Ghayour. These became delicious potato, chickpea & spinach latkes with a tomato, mint, onion, and coriander salsa. So good!
Wednesday, Jan 25
For dinner, Jon and I drove to Coleorton to The Angel Inn, a lovely little pub with a very appealing menu. We started off with baked Camembert with veggies and crusty bread chunks, then he had enchiladas and I had a Turkish flatbread with goat cheese, rocket, and onion chutney along with a nice pot of tea.
Thursday, Jan 26
My temperature scarves for Toronto and Leicester are coming along quite nicely! I may have mentioned this before, but I LOVE the dramatic differences between both locations at the same time of year!
Friday, Jan 27
I love this view down the fields from the patio and conservatory. Sometimes there’s clinging haze, or fog, or you can see rain approaching in sheets, and there’s always a lovely sunset! Once it’s warm out, I want to go walking through those fields and trees again.
Saturday, Jan 28
A large part of gaming for Jonno, Amelia, friends, and myself is the absolute hilarity of it all. Here’s my character, in her truck, on a freight train. Good thing I don’t drive in real life, eh?
Sunday, Jan 29
I was looking into getting an inexpensive headset for gaming, and Amelia was an absolute gem and picked these up for me on Amazon! They work great, and now I just need to test them out in my favourite games 🙂
What’s up in your neck of the woods this week?