Making time for simple pleasures …
Baking scones. One of the easiest and quickest things to bake. Less than ten minutes to get everything weighed out, mixed and in the oven. Another ten or fifteen minutes in the oven and they’re on the plate. Almost as quick as wrestling open a packet of biscuits with their annoying little Open Here tag.
Making the most of my library card. Our local library has reduced its hours as part of the cutbacks and I wonder how long the council will consider it viable. It’s the best thing about our town, so it would be a terrible shame to lose it. Currently I am between fiction books so Bill offered me some of his – I could choose from Dead Man’s Land, A Time to Kill or The Dying Hours. Hmmm. A bit of a theme running through those titles.
Sitting for five minutes on the back doorstep with a cup of tea. Time enough to enjoy the late afternoon sunshine and listen to the birdsong. And just long enough to realise that there’s a lot to do in the garden.
Making the bed with sheets that have hung outside on the washing line to blow dry in the spring sunshine. So much better than winter sheets dried above the boiler with their faint whiff of kerosene.
Deciding how to drink my Strawberry Gin. I know, it’s a tough life.
Happy Friday, friends (to borrow Jane’s phrase).