I put my baking apron back on this month and there has been a near constant stream of ginger cake. I came across a recipe for pear and ginger pudding in Country Living Magazine and have been a tad hooked on it. I missed one of the ingredients out the first time I made it (the milk) and ended up with pear and ginger brownie. I wasn't disappointed!
There's also a recipe for pear and cheese tarts, which I also made and recommend. The leftover pastry made sausage rolls which I'll also be making again. It's been a month of good eating!
Another month without stocking up on anything. Unless presents count? I did my Christmas shopping a while ago and appear to have presents
More work on the ripple, more baubles, some cross stitch and quite a few catnip mice...
More of a rediscovery actually, but lately I've been working on something from a book of French style cross stitch. I bought it a while ago after drooling over it in a bookshop and doing that page-stroking thing for long enough that the store assistants started looking at me funny. I finally sat down to make something from it (more about that later, it's a present for a friend, so you're not allowed to see it before she does) and it was a delight. Also, don't tell anyone, but it was really quite enjoyable to do something other than crochet for a bit. A change is as good as a rest, eh?
This month was the month for what has become an annual pre-Christmas get together with some friends. We usually pick a town or city and descend for a couple of days, but this time we had it here in my wee cottage. It was very cosy, with lots of card games, a frosty morning walk, plenty of tea and cake and good company. It was lovely to have the cottage full of laughter, chatter and friends and to be honest, it feels a bit empty now...
So there you go. Not the busiest slow living month, but a very enjoyable one nonetheless. Don't forget, you can catch up with lots of other slow living posts over at the slow living blog.