Wonderful Wednesday Forty Four

Wonderful Wednesday Forty Four Tip of the hat to you and a very merry midweek. I was all set to perk the butt off this intro but I’ve been in the car all day stopping only once for comfort ALL. DAY. LONG.

My lunch was three orange Starburst – still Opal Fruits right? – wolfed down on the go. I do like the orange ones* but my WHOLE LUNCH?? Nah mate.

Hunger rage aside, this week has still been full of lovely little moments:

Cracking Chilli Gromit. I made perhaps the greatest chilli the world has ever known this week. Big claim and I know, I know, chilli is not challenging but it is the queen of all wintry/hyggetastic foods isn’t it? And it does feel like a win when you’re a chuck-it-all-in-and-see-what-happens kind of cook and it all just goes to plan. Served up with a dollop of sour cream and more Doritos than is decent. Perfect cold night grub. And plenty of freezer leftovers for the adult in me.

Get Knitted. I picked up the knitting needles again this week and not because I feel on the verge of a breakdown: that my friends is progress, I just fancied creating something. It’s been a while since I’ve had the brain space or the time to just sit and while away a few hours knitting aimlessly as opposed to needing to do it for my sanity. It’s not in any way cool but it is relaxing and it *may* end up actually being something useable or wearable. Who knows?!Wonderful Wednesday Forty Four A rose by any other name. Sometime earlier in the year, friends brought a small potted window sill rose as a dinner gift. The husband planted it out in the garden and I mourned its almost certain death with vigour but look! ^^This week it’s sprouted the most beautiful new flower. Right when the rest of the garden is off to sleep for the winter this chap has sprung back into life bring a little more beauty our way for just a little longer. Good work buddy.

If you like Pina Colada. And getting caught in the rain…you’re weird. I don’t like getting caught in the rain. I do however love the rain when I’m properly attired. The spaniels give me zero choice about leaving the house whether it’s bright and shiny or wet and wild but there’s something kind of lovely about being waterproofed up and splashing through fields and puddles. It’s how we’ve spent at least three mornings so far this week, aces. Even better when we get back from the morning walk and the husband has porridge and coffee on the go. Our morning routine is mundane, normal and completely wonderful, I do like the familiarity of a good morning habit with the ones I love. Don’t you?

Friday Night Dinner. Friday saw me consuming unholy amounts of pizza and prosecco with some of my favourite women. The world is busy and full on and sometimes a bit of a shitter, escaping that with a whole evening eating junk  – we polished off a tub of Phish Food too – and talking utter rubbish will never be a bad thing.

Down on the range. Don’t judge but I went to the driving range this week. I KNOW. The husband loves it and I wanted to see what the fuss was ok?  Turns out swinging is pretty damn addictive. I’m a type A, perfectionist sort and became instantly obsessed with trying to get a decent shot off. Also, you put the coins in a fancy machine and it shoots golf balls into a little bucket. I could have done that alone for three hours and felt like I was winning. I may go again.Wonderful Wednesday Forty Four Work work work work work. I didn’t enjoy the three opal fruit lunch but the rest of today has been a pretty fantastic work day.  The amount I’m learning is still regularly causing my brain to actually ache but in the absolute best way. It’s been a long long time since I’ve felt so involved and engaged with work that I just plough on through missing lunch and other normal human functions. That feeling of real purpose and intent is a great thing. The satisfaction of doing a really good job off the back of that isn’t too shabby either.

And that be that. How’s your week? Any advance on making the world’s easiest meal, unseasonal roses or paying to watch balls land in a bucket?

*Obvs the best flavour right? Discuss.

Sally‘s brain made Wonderful Wednesday but this little bunch is growing all the time, go visit these wonder women Kate, Helen, JoCatEmma, Sam, LauraKerri, Peta , Sarah, ElJasmin  and Mimmi they’re all full of the cheer. 

Let us know if you decide to join in, there’s a hashtag and everything #wonderfulwednesday

All the happy. 

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  • Oh the chuck it in and hope it turns out right is my kinda cooking but it’s soooo frustrating when you can’t re-create the masterpiece ever again! Well done on the knitting, it’s so lovely to do something just because you fancy doing it, and quite an unusual feeling too!

    That rose is beautiful Michelle, I hope it brightens up your garden and your chilly days over the next few weeks 🙂

    Work sounds crazy but like a really good thing, well done for some how ploughing through the hectic times, it will all be worth it.

    Have a lovely day sweetie,
    Peta xx


  • So glad work is going well! It’s so nice when it feels like you are getting really into something right? Very jealous about your morning routine too – I never have one, mornings are either in hotels lately or literally just rolling from the bed to the car. One day!

  • Definitely in love with the Pink flavor of Starburst! This week sounds like it’s going well, I hope the rest of the week turns out just as nice for you!
    x Kenzie // Kenzieblogslife.blogspot.com

  • I need to make a chilli sometime. I’m more of a bolognese kinda gal. I never really got into chilli, too many beans for my liking. But I like beans more these days so I should give it a go. Knowing me, it’ll end up as bolognese with beans in it though…

    Nice work growing a rose. I can’t compete with that… my mint plant died. I don’t think plants are for me.

    I love reading about people being extra content with the job or work they do. I like that. People don’t give enough credit to being happy and content in a job. It’s nice to learn new things and then put them into practice. That’s definitely something I miss about not having a job any more, but I’m learning to find other ways to engage my brain.

    Here’s to a great weekend and more substantial lunches!

  • Cat

    ALWAYS Opal Fruits but you can have my orange ones if I can take your strawberry ones?! Dealio?

    Cracking post to go with your cracking chilli, Gromit. My mister makes an amazing chilli too and now you’ve mentioned it, I might just throw all the ingredients into the next shop as a not so subtle hint. Yums. C xx

  • Orange ones are definitely the best, high five!

    I do love a good chilli, I made one this week but realised far too late that I was out of black/kidney beans. Obviously I still ate it and made up for that fact with extra cheese.

    That rose is stunning! I love those late bloomers. S x