...its just started raining here and the mosquitos have decided to visit - I turned off the fan - a foolish step as that seems to keep them away. The rain on the tin roof is a distinctive australian sound that is a delight to listen to - partly for the cosiness and partly because it is so dry and hot lately that rain is a blessing. I've been up late painting, after a day in the studio with a break to shop for Xmas at a Twilight Growers Market. That proved a delightful hour or two chatting over the purchase of blood plums, finding a good piece of beef to roast and delicious ingredients for some special salads. I happen to love horseradish which led me to think beef, perfect as cold cuts on hot summer days.
I've been banned from cooking beetroot, a perrennial fav of mine, which I quite like with horseradish. Oh well... lots of herbs and greens and some haloumi and a pomegranate. Blood plums and apricots i hope will be delicious!
There was even a few stalls with suitable gift items - like a stand of Turkish ceramics where I bought a plate - and a stall full of pre-loved and retro linens. Purchased an excellent Indian tablecloth circa 1960's (?).
Back home to the studio - not much to do for Xmas day - no frenzied extravaganza here! An easy Nigella chocolatey thing may get made but whatever...
must get to library tomorrow...have just finished 2 novels so need to find something to enjoy over a few deliciously quiet days...
Blogging has been such a voyage of discovery these past 7 months and I celebrate all the wonderful people I've met (some in real life which was great!) and those whom I have had the good fortune to get to know. Not to forget the bloggers I've discovered in passing - thanks for the inspiration one and all! Every follower I send my very best wishes to and for those who are visitors, some of you frequently, thank you! thank you! ...for good exchanges and cheering me on or cheering me up!
Its late and past my bed-time so before I fall asleep at the keyboard ... my very best wishes to you!
I'll leave you with some words from Buckminster Fuller to perhaps contemplate as the new year comes closer! Cheers, Sophie xx