Monday, December 19

Living and Learning: The Week Ahead

In the Kitchen
I'm making molded gingerbread! I received the mold from for Saint Nicholas Day and have been nervous about trying something so complicated. So far, I've made the dough (using the gingerbread recipe that came with the mold), let it sit for an hour, and molded and cut out the cookies... now it's time for the hard part: letting them sit for 24 hours before baking. I'm not sure how they'll turn out (baking sounds like a bit of a challenge, since so much could go wrong), but it's been fun trying something new!

On My Needles
After trying to knit The Art Deco Hat multiple times over this past year, I finally gave up and am trying The Greyhaven Hat instead.  It is going much more smoothly so far and I'm excited to finally get to use the Great Grey Owl yarn that my father-in-law bought me last Christmas!

I've been listening to Loreena McKinnitt's Midwinter Night's Dream on repeat for the last few weeks.  I love it!

On My Bedside Table
I recently heard about Dorothy Whipple through a magazine article and though I have only read the first chapter of Someone at a Distance, I think that I might have found a great new author to enjoy.  She has been compared to both Jane Austen and Barbara Pym, so how could I go wrong? 

I know that this is old news, but my husband and I just finished watching The Crown on Netflix and enjoyed it so much.  Everything about it is so wonderful:  The scenery, the actors, the costumes, the storyline...  everything.  I'm so happy that we were able to watch it and I am really looking forward to upcoming seasons! 

1 comment:

Jill said...

I recently discovered Dorothy Whipple too, when I was visiting my daughter in London - thanks for reminding me to see if I can find any more of her books here in New Zealand.

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