If we were having coffee we’d be marvelling at the moon, and discussing how over the space of the week the light has got better and the day slightly longer.
I’ve had the title of this post bouncing in my head all week since Monday. I had the pleasure of seeing a full moon at both ends of the day.
With a 6am start it drifted across the house roof tops that we can see from the kitchen window and then slowly drifted below sight as I packed my bag. Then later that evening just before leaving work. At the moment I’m fortunate to have a seat that has full view of some of the castle, and the moon in full splendour moved across the horizon just dancing on the clouds.
I’ve taken pictures before, but the reflection of the office lights on the glass always detracts from the image. I get the same feeling when I walk in onto the office floor….I’ve been getting in early as part of my new routine, usually first in where I trigger the annoying sensors that flick on the minute I open the door. Just once it would be nice to walk up to the window and take a deep breath before turning the lights on. Still I have amazing moments from my vantage point that I know won’t last as the ebb and flow of office movements take place as teams morph and change to meet the needs of the organisation.
This week has been a hard come down from the last, and a great deal of will power to reduce my calorie intake of the bad stuff (not a diet!) in order to reverse the cheese and wine effects of last week. I thought the scale was lying last weekend……amazingly today I feel slightly better as I’ve brought the needle into tolerance levels, albeit high….so lots to do.
I tackled the Cullen Skink recipe from “The Almanac, a Seasonal Guide to 2019”. A fairly healthy version of a chowder, just full fat milk rather than cream. I made the mistake of adding mushrooms which turned it a little grey in colour…but none the less tasty. The Almanac is a lovely little book, a reinvention of a traditional rural almanac with charts, thoughts, seasonal ingredients,phases of the moon, sun, tides and recipes. This month I have my eye on the blood orange and pistachio cake. I’m trying to use it as a prompt….if I make one thing this month it will be….
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