Me Time Musings, February 2022


February 2022:  Here's the things we're reading, loving, cooking and thinking about ... Enjoy!

Bath-time reading ...

Personally, to date, I find the whole veg growing thing quite complex.  Last year's perfectly formed mini courgettes, squashes and pumpkins were devoured by slugs and I gave up. This year my ambition is curtailed, but I'm not giving up and hoping less is more.  I came across this wonderful book by Huw Richards Veg in One Bed!  It gives month by month guidance as to exactly what to do when, with plenty of helpful pictures and diagrams and is designed for a single 10 x 4ft raised bed. This to me sounds perfect.  After all, a goal should be achievable at a stretch and this still feels both! The even better thing is in January there was nothing to do and February is buying seeds; very achievable.  I'll give you updates later in the year.   Here's a video where Huw explains more. Learn More

Thinking ...

I met a traditional soap maker recently who was saying that with shampoo bars there is a 'transition' period while your hair gets used to it.  I actually did not remember that. Curious to explore this point,  I've spoken to a couple of clients who have just 'transitioned' so to speak and they found the process seamless.  I just thought I'd share this incase you were thinking of giving them a try! 


 shampoo bars that work

Loving ...

Monty Don's Adriatic Gardens!

There's no need to say more than ...

Three hours of sheer bliss!


Cooking ...

Chocolate chip cookies: an old family recipe that I've had in a note book for 30 years! Utterly moorish and always a firm favourite!

225g Baking Margarine
140g Sugar
285g Self raising flour
1 egg
Chocolate chips

Set oven to 190C
Line a baking sheet with baking parchment

Blend all ingredients together, before adding the chocolate chips.  With a dessert spoon dollop spoons of mixture onto the baking sheet.  Should make at least 12 cookies.  
Bake for 10-12 mins. 

Try not to eat them all at once!