reading... Inside of a Dog by Alexandra Horowitz. A fascinating read about the inside world of a dog that offers an insight into what dogs see, smell and know. I'll never look at Frankie the same way again. If you're a dog lover and/or owner, I highly recommend this book.
excited about... Yum cha!!! I'm lunching with my friends today and my mouth is watering at the thought of all the dumplings, pork buns and chicken feet I'm about to inhale.
baking... lavender earl grey tea cakes. I cannot begin to describe how wonderful this combination of flavour is, so you'll just have to bake these and try for yourself. Recipe coming soon.
planning... our meals for the next two weeks so I can write up my grocery list. So far I have lamb roast, spagbol and prawn laksa. Suggestions, anyone?
watching... (River Cottage) Hugh's 3 Good Things. Stu and I are hooked on this series. I love love LOVE the idea of cooking with 3 good things to create one outstanding dish that is greater and more delicious than the sum of its parts.
dreaming about... a family holiday. We've yet to go on our seaside weekender or a farmstay yet as Stu has been so busy with work. But he has promised to take time off in December so we can holiday at....Fiji!!! I've been checking out resorts on My Holiday Centre and it seems there are plenty of family friendly options. So. Excited.
grateful for... daily Skype conversations with my mum and dad so they don't miss out on Alex's life even though they are in Singapore.
listening to... Robbie Wlliams' Swings Both Ways. His voice is so well suited to swing (don't you think?) and this is an album I've been listening to over and over in the car.
feeling... a little bit sad after attending my formal work farewell. It was great to see everyone again and say goodbye properly. The day made me realise how fortunate I was to have met and worked with this bunch and just how much I was going to miss them all.
loving... all the pretty flowers and bursts of colour in my garden right now. Spring is truly here! More on that this Floral Friday.