In this moment

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.

32 Responses to In this moment

kidgranny said...

Inside of a Dog is a book that's next on my reading list so I'm glad it's recommended by you! :)

Niken said...

i love reading this, Trishie :)
i can only imagine about your garden with the blooming flowers

OtherMix said...

Robbie Williams! :D
His latest swing album has indeed a lot of nice songs!
Be sure to also check out: Swing when you're winning, I'm sure you'd like it!

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Your garden is just gorgeous right now Trishie! We're meeting friends for yum cha this weekend and your talk about all the tasty bites has me really looking forward to it.

Rowena @ rolala loves

Jessica said...

Happy Monday. Lovely post. I am glad that your parents get too keep up with your little family on Skype.

Ananka said...

Nice. The tea cakes sound really good! And I love River Cottage too - it is really interesting and Hugh is kinda cute ;-)

Briseidy said...

love this post! thank goodness for skype right!?

Anouka said...

You're so lucky to be looking forward towards spring! Great to know that all is well in your life.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Those cookies sound amazing.

I bet the farewell was hard. You should promise to visit your coworkers often for lunch. :)

Sharon D said...

I love your garden, Trishie. It's so beautiful to look at. Big fan of River Cottage here too! :D

jo said...

Hi Trishie, Will def recommend that book to my dog lover friends! Love skype too!

xo Jo

http://www.whiterosesandcoffee.com

My Garden Diaries said...

What an outstanding list! And boy is that background behind you just awesome!!!! Look at those blooms!! Good for you for preplanning meals! I find that life is easier when I do this! Happy week to you friend! Nicole xo

azurachan said...

I love this post. Can't wait to see your cake and the recipe. Yeah, I'm exciting about the Floral Friday this coming Friday as well. 😊

::little projects in style:: said...

dawww yum cha sounds lovely!! :)

burntfeather said...

I saw that photo and my first thought was - floral friday!! :)
Okay I have to get onto this show, 3 ingredients sounds like an impossible dream! In totally unrelated news, are you watching the new au bachelor? Its got me hook line and sinker again this season :P

Rose said...

Lovely post. I cant wait to see what you are going to cook. Hope you get your family holiday soon.

trishie said...

@Othermix thanks for the recommendation Hun. I will def check his other album out

trishie said...

@Juju I did, and I will

trishie said...

@burntfeather OMG I am totally hooked on the bachelor. After last week's shock elimination i don't know what to think anymore!!!

orchid Miyako said...

You look beautiful in front of the spring flower azalea (maybe)in your garden, Trishie♡♡♡ How grateful your parents must be for you and Skype to see you and Alex's life; sweet daughter you are as well as a great mother♪♪♪

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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Beauty Box said...

Lovely post - always nice to get to know you a bit better, tishie :) You just put an idea in my head about yum cha this weekend - I really miss eating dumplings! And suggestions for cooking - lamb keema curry works great as something for us and the bub. I put Charles' portion in a separate pot where I put less cumin and coriander seed powder and no salt. I puree it and it's dinner for him too.

lisacng @ expandng.com said...

Great self portrait! Thanks for the book recommendation, I added it to my Goodreads. And I've considered 2-week meal planning because it seems like the week is over so fast and it's my turn to cook again. Then again, I shouldn't be complaining because at least my husband cooks.

Vanessa Billie-Jill-Jean said...

Beautiful post. ;-)
Lovely greets Nessa

Tina Bradley said...

Yum--lavender Earl Grey tea cakes and wow--Fiji! Fabulous stuff here! And, I see spring has sprung. Fall has arrived here. Love fall. Winter not so much... Hugs, T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

rooth said...

Ahh, the season swap is on. Can't wait to see pictures of the spring in full bloom on your side of the planet

Sabrina said...

There's something about the font colour contrast and ellipses that make your writing sound so very lovely!

Sincerely,
Sabrina

trishie said...

@beauty box I'm so impressed that Charles eats curry! I would love to try making this dish. Would you be able to send me the recipe?

Enara Girl said...

It seems that you are enjoying the small things, that is very good, I'm happy for you. Hugs and Kisses Trishie :)

Andrea_TheKitchenLioness said...

Trishie, what a nice idea for a post - I enjoyed reading through your list. How nice that you had a "farewell get-together" at work and are able to Skype with your parents in Singapore! Love these kinds of lists - you know that I am enjoying the River Cottage recipes tremendously and I am looking forward to your teacake recipe, it sounds delightful - as all of your recipes do!
All the best - Andrea

Pamela RG said...

You look so serene in that photo. Your book Inside of A Dog sounds so interesting. Dogs are truly intelligent animals. Your garden looks so lovely.

Lily Lau said...

Wow Trishie, I enjoyed this post so much... :) Garden and cupcakes, what else?