Hello friends, nice to be back. My ankle is pretty much healed - huzzah! Man, that was frustrating. So I shall tentatively return to yoga this week and hopefully to aerobics the week after, because I have been feeling like a right slug for six weeks now and I can't wait to get my body moving again!
Happily, my re-emergence into society has coincided with the sun's tentative re-emergence from wherever she goes all winter (New Zealand, I suppose? Lucky girl). It is a bright sunny Sunday and I am at home putting my room in order. It was beginning to look a little neglected since my boyfriend got a new flat and I've been round there all the time (no housemates - such luxury!). I've been cleaning and tidying and planting seeds, and it's so rare that I can take a decent photo indoors I wanted to capture the lovely fresh spring light. So here I am with some hyacinths which have just started to peep out:
I'm feeling very seventies, as I usually do when the weather warms up. I am wearing a T-shirt I got at a clothes swap (which I am predicting I will wear to death) and my new favourite pair of jeans (flares!) which I got from Ebay sometime last year, but they'd been languishing in my sewing pile ever since, for want of two simple darts at the back to prevent bum gape-age. Shameful. I blitzed my sewing pile a couple of weekends ago and re-hemmed two pairs of trousers, cinched in these jeans, shortened a dress, and changed a dress into a skirt. Bam! Five new items of clothing to wear. Extremely satisfying.
What else have I been up to? Sadly those lettuce leaves I was attempting to regrow only made it to about two inches high then gave up the ghost. As did my charity shop salad leaves - alas! So today I've planted some coriander seeds which were not second-hand and so hopefully will be more productive. I love fresh coriander, it's a smell that always reminds me of Cyprus (as do lemons, cinnamon, and church incense).
Has spring spring where you are yet? Have you been cleaning and tidying and planting as well? Show me!
And as an added bonus, would you like to see an arty, pouty, just-out-of-frame picture of me in my natural habitat? Of course you would:
It looks completely posed but this actually happened completely by accident while I was checking my camera angles - I had to laugh. Hooray for unintentionally arty out-takes. I don't share pictures of myself very often on here - I don't generally do outfit photos unless there's some craftiness involved - but I love seeing you guys in your everyday environments: unplanned outfits, people's houses, pets, neighborhoods, etc, so I suppose maybe some of you might like a little glimpse into my everyday, too. It's always nice to have you :)