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Taking Stock

Hello! How's tricks?  It's been a while between drinks.   Because I don't know where to begin, I'm borrowing Pip's Taking Stock idea.   It's such a good one.  With unrelated photos. Are you ready? 










Making : A book - it's a lot of work!  
Cooking : Cakes, so many cakes
Drinking : cups of strong milky tea 
Reading: Wuthering Heights 
Wanting: Some more snow 
Playing: The Kick Inside 
Deciding: On Christmas plans 
Wishing: For more marmalade 
Enjoying: All the eggs our chickens are laying
Waiting: For my summer seeds to arrive in the mail - this will be the year of the bean
Liking: Where I am right now
Wondering: How Elsa is growing up so fast
Loving: Our new dog Patch 
Pondering: How to keep him away from the chickens 
Considering: A bigger fence
Watching: Outlanders  with big tartan skirts. 
Hoping: For a happy ending 
Marvelling: At our impending 10 year wedding anniversary 
Needing: Nothing made of tin
Smelling: Daffodils 
Wearing: Gum boots 
Following: This story of Shaun the sheep
Noticing: The changing seasons
Knowing: I have to hang out the laundry 
Thinking: About all the good things happening in September 
Admiring: Amanda's dreamy late summer garden 
Sorting: Through hundreds of photos 
Buying: Vintage kitchen props as always 
Getting: A new shelf to store them all on 
Bookmarking: Hob nob biscuit recipes 
Disliking: Plastic 
Opening: The windows to let in fresh air 
Giggling: At Nation Building on Utopia 
Feeling: Like a walk because I've been... 
Snacking: On too many hob nobs 
Coveting: A trip to Camp Wandawega 
Helping: Hugo learn to read 
Hearing: Him read aloud.

Looking: At the weather forecast  

What's been happening in your world? 



15 comments:

  1. That blossom photo is absolutely stunning...

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    1. Thank you Joolz, it's showy almond blossom, always the first to arrive!

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  2. Tin is a hard one isn't it? We settled on a letter box, because we really did need a new one. Looks like spring has arrived in the Huon Valley. I would love a slow walk around your place, and perhaps a handful of hobnobs too. x

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    1. A letter box is a great idea, ours is looking a little sad. Come over anytime for hobnobs x

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  3. But what about all those fabulous vintage tin baking accessories... surely some more would be appropriate ;)

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    1. Of course! Such a great idea! Thanks Anna x

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  4. Lovely to see you here Michelle...love your words and photos. Have a great weekend x

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    1. Thanks Jane, you have a lovely weekend too xx

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  5. A lovey list to catch up on what's been happening.
    How about a vintage biscuit tin or two, I do like those printed with florals or birds. And they'd make good props for your biscuit baking. x

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  6. I am glad to find another fan of the album 'The Kick Inside' by Kate Bush, I have had this album since I was seven years old (on vinyl, I am showing my age...) I truly love it, (although I always skip the song 'James and the Cold Gun......).
    I am reading and cooking from two new cookbooks one is 'My Darling Lemon Thyme' by Emma Galloway, so many fantastic recipes I really love her blog, and the other is; 'Community' by Hetty McKinnon who runs the Arthur Street Kitchen in Surry Hills in NSW, its full of amazing salad recipes, and I am going to start Hermon Koch's new book 'Summer House with Swimming Pool' his previous book 'The Dinner' was such a gripping read!
    We are having a wonderful warm spring day here and tomorrow it is going to be the same, I am making the most of it do washing and going for walks and sitting outside with my cat drinking coffee

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    1. All this publicity about Kate Bush's concerts have reminded me how great she is, so it's been great to have a listen after all these years. A timeless album. And yes I think Hetty's Cookbook is one of all time favourites. Enjoy the rest of the warm weekend, it sounds lovely!

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  7. Mmmm. Cake. The last three or four blog posts I've read on my feed have all featured cake. I do believe you are all trying to tell me something ... now, what could that be?!

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  8. i love this. especially patch and then the fence...we have chicken loving dogs too- but not in the "cuddly" way. Always a challenge! Have I told you just how excited i am for your book? because i am! happy sunday dear michelle. xx

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  9. Your pictures are amazing and so inspiring.
    Keep up the good work :)

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