Come on in and take a seat, it’s a weekend of no plans…perhaps a cup of tea or coffee and some afternoon reading. The morning chores have been done….the shops are starting to get a little bit busier than normal with the extra items appearing in the basket. I managed to find the bottle of British Cassis that’s going in the Christmas hamper. I picked up the Guardian with my favourite food section and the new Waitrose magazine, which shouldn’t have the new year calendar attached but it does!
I managed the Edinburgh 10k last Sunday and I feel I’ve been suffering muscle wise since. It was a cold cold day, blue skies and the city had its best face on for the event. Starting at the castle it winds down to Princess street, the gardens and then back onto the Royal Mile heading down to Holyrood palace, the bottom of Arthurs seat and then a long hike to Murray Field stadium taking in the Grass Market. It’s full of history and a genuine city run…..(Not like the Edinburgh Marathon!). Did I tell you it was cold and that my muscles have been aching all week!
Psychologically I need to get back in the saddle. Not been able to face running since. I’ve been on my bike though, a means of getting to and from work quickly….strangely no aches and pains.
Weekend foodie wise…..the Guardian is covering Pasta and Waitrose the big roasts under the guise of ‘How to Feast’ over the festive period.
Myself, I took on Nigel’s bonfire sausages, except I really made it my own, I made too much in case my in-laws wanted to stay after the pre tea fizz. I made two types of bread, a wholemeal and a white, to serve with Olives, Serrano ham, Melon and crudités (Carrot, Pepper and Celery) with Hummus. The white was really an afterthought to keep the kids happy by making dough balls.
Music wise….this week I’ve gone back catalogue with a little bit of Deacon Blue and the album ‘Whatever You Say, Say Nothing’ an album that I loved at the time and only revisit for the odd track that appears on a best off. Probably the last 12 inch vinyl that I bought a good 20 years ago.
The city is really starting to prepare itself for the Christmas Market the Dome having had its lights on since October is starting to feel like a welcome beacon when I leave work for home. I’ve been tracking the progress of the big wheel and although it doesn’t add any class to the proceedings the lights do add some razzmatazz as the dark and cold hits the lungs on my cycle home, especially over the Mound.
Thanks for popping by and spending some time at my table, and my nod to the weekly rewind #DSFWeeklyRewind