October is shaping up to be a pretty low key month which is great for getting some books read but not so great for coming up with introductory content for blog posts. Except maybe introductions talking about introductory content, which appears to have become a thing.
We’ll stop that right now. Here’s a few wonderful bits from the last week.
Side note: You’ll be happy to know, that a certain Ham has ceased to chew on the cage and keep me up half the night. Hamsterville is once again a quiet and peaceful place to live. Although he did escape from his exercise ball, but that’s another story for another day.
7 years of love
And hoovering up someone else’s toenails occasionally.
On Saturday, Kris and I reached the milestone of seven years in a relationship. Kris would tell you it’s eight, but I’m sure it’s seven. Either way, we’ve been together for at least six.
We decided to celebrate by tidying the garage, hauling stuff up and down from the apartment and then walking our dusty selves into town for some very sophisticated Wok-To-Go. Which we ate on a bench whilst I attempted to tell Kris the 428 different ideas I have for dog training and making my own dog toys. His contribution to the conversation was something along the lines of “did you eat the coriander?”.
Still seven or eight years, that’s a lot of love. I quite like it.
I’ve been spending a lot of time photographing items for selling this last week so I’ve had ample opportunity to listen to some audiobooks. I resumed my Audible membership and got myself a few credits to spend so I’m looking forward to tucking into some more books whilst I have all this extra listening time. Currently, I’m listening to The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy as this is the only book I’ve known Kris to read so I thought I’d read it too and then we can talk books! Or not. Extra wonderfulness goes to Monday and finishing a whole audiobook in one day! Oh yeah. Another one for that Goodreads goal.
Cold and rainy days
Because you can’t feel bad about not doing anything with your weekends when the weather’s pants now, can you?
Getting back on the bike
As Kris has been dying from Man-Flu for the last week or so, we decided to take the week off from cycling, it was nice but I definitely missed my hour of fresh air in the morning. The ten minute walk to the bus stop just doesn’t cut it. Now that Kris is less dead, we’re back on the bikes. And you never know, my daily photos might even get a little interesting again, or at least take themselves outdoors.
A week of good noms
This week has been a jolly good one for my tummy. We’ve already covered the aforementioned Wok-To-Go, which never fails to be good despite the coriander. But we’ve also covered:
Homemade spaghetti bolognese. We opted for some dehydrated soy “mince” this time instead of tempeh and it turned out delicious. We made a big batch and froze some away for later days. I see many a spag bol, cottage pie, lasagna and anything else I can think to make with it, in the future. Maybe bolognese on jacket potatoes, that sounds good.
Homemade pumpkin soup. This could have been questionable since the pumpkin has been in the freezer since who knows when, but a little paprika powder and some taters, it’s all good. That’s also frozen down in the freezer too. No recipe coming soon. If interested the recipe can be summarised as: cook your veg as desired (I steamed everything). Make some hot water or stock (what ever floats your boat). Add to veggies and blend until smooth. Tadaa, you have soup. Maybe add some herbs or something to spice it up a little if you feel like it.
Chocolate and peanut butter ice cream. Oh this was good. Chocolate ice cream with chunks of frozen peanut butter in it, oh yeah, that’s how we vegans get our protein. And how we spend €8.95 on something that I ate in two sittings. Protein is expensive.
Golden vegetable rice. We decided to spice up the rice cooker this week (if owning a rice cooker wasn’t spicy enough) and made some golden vegetable rice in it. It wasn’t so much cooking as it was throwing everything in the rice cooker and hoping the internet wasn’t lying when it said you could do this. You can. It was great.
More spaghetti squash. We continued on with the theme of spicing things up and found a “cheesy” spaghetti squash recipe on the ol’ tinternets to try out. It started off with so much nutritional yeast that my dinner smelt like it has a bad case of athletes foot but in the end it wasn’t half bad.
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to eat these three stale Oreos before Kris gets home. Tell me something wonderful about your week!
Don’t forget to check out all the other Wonderful Wednesday-ers starting with the inspiration Sally, and then the rest of us raggedy bunch: Kate, Helen, Jo, Cat, Michelle, Emma, Sam, Laura, Peta, Sarah, Jasmin, Eleanor & another Sarah!