Happy New Year to you!
No time for lazing around lately, but I've been doing the things I love. Working on a big summer project, styling delicious food for a cookbook with some of my favourite people. In the evenings, we've been scoffing peaches, spitting cherry pips and roasting plums in the oven. There's been picnics in paddocks and trips to the farm in rattly old Percy. Tents are pitched in the back yard and the house is full of props.
I can't help but hope that there is more of this to come in the year. Working with good friends, arranging pretty things with tasty things to eat.
I finished my own book just before Christmas - it's gone to the printers. Hooray! It will be out around May. It's called A Table in the Orchard. I still can't believe it. But here is the proof.
Next week we set sail for Bruny Island for a camping trip with friends. I can't wait. Then the proper summer holidays can start. Family, dogs and good friends, eating delicious food by the beach with quite a bit of lazing around. More of the things I love.
How has your summer been so far?