5 happy things

I haven’t posted for a while, mostly because I haven’t had anything to say. Between recovering and the start of induction period at work, time to think about anything is rare right now. But the good news is that I am starting to feel more like myself again. And what better way to get back into good habits than with 5 happy things?

This fabric.


I fell for this 1960s fabric months ago when I saw it in the awesome Domestic Science shop while visiting my friend in Nailsworth. There was loads of it and it was still on its original bobbin. I had recently decided we should have red, blue, and yellow as the colors in our bedroom & this was exactly the kind of fabric I wanted for our curtains. But it was very expensive, and we have big windows, so it was not really an option. Happily, I had a tax return recently (hurrah!) and they still had some left! Really, I needed 6 meters to make the curtains comfortably, but they only had 5 meters…so I am just going to fudge it a little. Totally worth it. I am very deeply in love with this fabric, ha!

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The allotment hasn’t been up to much this year, hence the lack of posts about it. At last we are getting something out of it, though. I ate the raspberries before I could take a picture of them, so these are just the stains. Our plum tree has also had some fruit, though not a lot. I used some of them to make Pflaumkuche, which my mom always use to make. I’ll share the recipe soon in case you want to try it. It was delicious as always!


I have started knitting a black cardigan for work. Perhaps it’s not that exciting, but I haven’t had any projects for a while, so it’s nice to have needles in my hand again.


This was the view on my way to work this week. Gorgeous, isn’t it? I love living in Gloucestershire. The county has just the right mix of meadows, woods, hills, and rivers for me.

Warm weather

Ah, sunshine! I couldn’t enjoy the good weather in July, so I am really grateful that we have had some more in August. While my colleagues have been complaining about the humidity, I still have Missouri weather to compare it against – so I know I’m getting off easy! I think it is contributing to my homesickness, though, on the down side.

4 thoughts on “5 happy things”

  1. I second Elena on the Pflaumkuche! Yum, yum. We are going to have some persimmons here pretty soon, so if you have any suggestions on what I should do with those also send them my way.

    And I ADORE your future curtains.


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