Random fly-by posting; I have (at last) changed jobs and recovering from mental whiplash - things are so very different that some part of my brain can't quite grasp it and is waiting for the other shoe to drop (and other similar cliches). Lots of travel at the moment, the iPhone that I succumbed to is coming in useful in many ways.

Still running, adding some strength training in properly now. Beyond all that ... I'm happy. Which I like, rather a lot.

Reading:
New Rules of Lifting for Women - Alwyn Cosgrove et al
Plum Pie - P G Wodehouse

Bought:
None - trying to read through a backlog at the moment

Cooked:
Risotto with red wine and chestnuts

2:0

Mar. 25th, 2007 10:53 pm
Reading:
Home to Big Stone Gap - Adriana Trigiani - chick lit version of Lake Wobegon, or something in that area. Undemanding, just slightly quirky
Jeeves Omnibus Vol.1 - still on the Wodehouse kick

Bought:
None - no books, anyway. Have acquired paint for the house redecorating that will happen over the Easter weekend; white walls = repaint every couple of years.

Cooked:
Pumpkin Muffins
Parsnip pancakes
Black bean & sweet potato stew
Roast rhubarb

One of my vague intentions, now that the play is over, is to try and cook a bit more - all sorts of reasons for this, but mostly because I like cooking, but tend to forget that in the middle of crazybusy. Maybe if I write it down, I'll remember. Anyway, today's batches worked really well - the muffins (from Vegan With A Vengeance by Isa Chandra) are fab, and will be breakfast for a few days. There's enough stew left over to have with something tomorrow night (maybe in a wrap?). The rhubarb was roasted because I was too lazy to turn it into crumble, but it works (Nigel Slater's idea - too simple to call it a recipe - so that's not surprising) and is very good with vanilla soy-ice cream

2:0

Mar. 23rd, 2007 09:21 pm
Reading:
The Silent Traveller in New York - Chiang Yee - the Silent Traveller series are an interesting set of travel books; affectionate, perceptive and (these days) a marker of history. I have several, they make good comfort reading.
The Jeeves Omnibus Vol:1 - P G Wodehouse. More comfort reading.

Bought:
None - tired and disclined to try to make decisions if I can avoid doing so! Plus the vague feeling that I should make more inroads in the to-read pile ... which, of course, is why I'm re-reading old favourites.

1:0

Nov. 19th, 2006 10:03 pm
Read:
Weekend Wodehouse - collection of essays and excerpts from P G Wodehouse; relaxing and rather soothing in the middle of a somewhat frantic day (collecting books from M's parents' house; rehearsal for Clockwork Orange; marking; trying to finish sorting out post-building mess; laundry ...!)
73 exam scripts - I'm an examiner for a professional institute, and this is marking season. 163 marked, about 400 to go ...

Bought:
None. No time, and I'm trying to remind myself that there's no need either - we're starting to collect the books from storage post-building work.

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