In the time of the virus: day 39

Garden/allotment – all I did today was water the plants in the greenhouse and pick a few things for supper.  A small asparagus harvest for us to share this evening, and some parsley, mint and green onion tops to be chopped into a bulgar wheat salad (the recipe called for chopped spring onions which I don’t have yet, but I figured using some of the tender onion tops would be a good thing to do anyway, and it was).  The weather forecast for tomorrow is good, and I have a long list of outside things I’d like to get done.

Exercise/stay fit – somehow I didn’t manage to fit anything in today, which I will have to put right tomorrow.  Not for any good reason, just because I was enjoying doing something else and before I knew it the day was gone.  Or maybe on reflection that is a good reason.

Craft/making – I finished my second patchwork project (another picnic cloth which will be off in the post tomorrow), and along the way I have learnt much more about my sewing machine.  I also found a good use for an accumulation of clear plastic bags which were in the basket of things sitting around waiting for a new home – they are perfect for storing my stash of cloth.  This will make it much easier to see exactly what I have available for future projects.  I so much enjoyed making this – compared to knitting or even crochet, sewing is a fast craft where you can see results in hours or days rather than weeks or months.

Yesterday’s batch of yoghurt turned out well, and I used some of it as the starter for the last batch using the 2 litres of milk I bought this week.

House/home repairs, improvements – no

Admin – no.

Kind deeds/something for others – our Friday night culture night has become a gateway to the weekend: something to look forward to.  So many of our cultural institutions have made themselves available online during this strangest of times.  Each week I look to see what’s available and email a group of friends and family inviting them to join us.  This week we’re spoilt for choice, and we haven’t yet decided what we’ll watch.  I thought you might like to ‘join’ us too, so below are the options I’ve mailed out for this week.  Actually all of these will be available for weeks to come as well, so there’s plenty of time to catch up on any we like the sound of.  I hope you find something to your taste (but you’ll have to bring your own interval drinks and nibbles).

  • The Habit of Art, by Alan Bennett  This is a production by The Original Theatre Company.  I think there is a small charge to download it (under £3).
  • Shakespeare – not just one but a choice of 6 productions brought to you by the Royal Shakespeare Company, via i-player.  There must be something here to suit your mood!
  • Continuing the Shakespearian theme, The Winter’s Tale – the Royal Ballet from Royal Opera House

Stay sane! – Today it was yoga, and doing the things I really wanted to do (and blow the list), and eating good food (mostly grown or cooked (or both) ourselves).

About deborah @ the magic jug

Now I've passed 60 I'm still doing all sorts of things I haven't done before, as well as carrying on with the things I already love. I live a happy life with my long term love Malcolm. In my blog I explore local and low tech ideas, food, growing, making, reading, thinking, walking, and lots of other words ending in 'ing'.
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