Sunday, 12 February 2017

Sunday Post (6) Grey, Cold, Rain

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It's depressing, that's what it is. The weather. It's grey, cold and there's endless rain. It doesn't help that we have a leak in our conservatory. It's not the biggest problem because it's technically an outside area, where the washing machine lives along with the bikes and the lawn mower, but it's water and it's inside and I don't like it because water always brings the dreaded black mould. Hopefully it'll be fixed soon.
It was my girlfriend's birthday this week and we went to the science museum to look at the Tim Peake's Soyuz capsule. Which according to her was used to travel to and from the ISS. No clue why anyone would cram themselves into such a tiny space only to get shot into actual space where it's dark and scary.

We also had a mini spa day. Possibly the three most uncomfortable hours I've spent in 2017 so far (I think I'd prefer the Soyuz capsule). I'm always too hot, always sweating, and I find it uncomfortable and do not appreciate being placed into a sauna.

On my blog this week: A review of Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas. And a Top Ten Tuesday post talking about the characters I wish we'd seen more of in books.

In my kitchen this week: A roast chicken stuffed with lemon, sage and garlic. A marble cake, which sadly turned out a bit dry. A hot dish with chicken legs placed in a honey, garlic, olive oil, lemon juice marinade into which I chopped chillies. And a stew with parmesan dumplings. Trust me, if you like dumplings, add some parmesan into the flour, it's gorgeous.

Cinema: Hacksaw Ridge. A bit too much violence for my taste, but if you like your war movie to look authentic and realistic, that's the one.

Books: I've finished Andre Agassi's Open and hope to review it next week. Almost done with Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas. Still got The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt going and am trying to finish Lolita this weekend.

I wish everyone a great next week. Do your best.

14 comments:

  1. Sorry about the leak, but I must admit, I totally envy your weather! It's so freakin' hot here, and I HATE the heat :(
    Glad you thought Hacksaw Ridge was good :) I really want to watch it, but I'm not a big fan of war movies either.
    That food sounds amazing! You've got my mouth watering now ;)

    Happy reading!

    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

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    1. I don't like hot either, but I find it depressing that there's no sun ever. How about just some 15-20 degrees Celsius and a bit of sun and a few clouds? How hard would that be?

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  2. Our snow has been turning into ice pellets. Not fun. Your kitchen meals made my mouth water! I love roast chicken. I have the Goldfinch on my bookshelf but have yet to read it. Hope you have a great reading week.

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    1. Thank you :) Hope you have a great week.

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  3. You weather sounds like a good day here in New England :) Too bad you didn't enjoy your mini spa day! I think I'll be making roasted chicken today and I like your lemon and sage idea Thanks! dumplings with parmesan definitely sounds good too! I'm not a big fan of war movies but my husband is so I'm sure I'll be watching Hacksaw Ridge soon.

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    1. Hahaha, have fun. And I hope your chicken turned out nicely!

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  4. Oh, yikes, that leak reminds me of the years I lived in an apartment that developed a new leak every year! Finally I just moved, as the landlords did a piecemeal fix.

    Now when it rains, I always run around checking for leaks. LOL.

    Your meals sound wonderful. I haven't had dumplings in ages! Love them!

    Enjoy your week and thanks for sharing.

    Here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

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    1. Yes, it would be nice if the landlord would fix things fast hehe. Can't wait to have my own house. Thank you for stopping by :)

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  5. Water leaks are always a pain, sorry to hear about that. Hopefully it's not too serious. And the weather sounds like february in Michigan. :) I can relate. although we did get some sun today- felt miraculous! lol about the space capsule- I love science fiction but have no desire to go into space!

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    1. Water is annoying. And no, no desire whatsoever to go into space, I agree haha!

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  6. Hope the leak is remedied soon. I know you must be tired of the rain but I'm happy to trade. It's unseasonably warm here for February and I'd love a few cool and rainy/gloomy days so it actually felt like winter. The roast chicken sounds divine. I did a beef pot roast with potatoes and carrots yesterday and it was such comfort food. I'll be happy when it's lunchtime so I can enjoy some leftovers. :)

    Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

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    1. Beef with potatoes and carrots is some of the best for winter! And it's even better the next day when it could infuse with flavour! Also you may have my rain, I'd just like a couple hours of sun so I can fill my tank!

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  7. So sorry to hear about your awful weather. :( It can be so depressing!

    Your food all sounds so delicious! And now I really want dumplings, thanks. Ha ha.

    Waiting to see your Heir of Fire review!!!

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  8. I've heard good things about Hacksaw Ridge, but think it's something I'll wait and watch on TV.

    I had to laugh at your spa day comments. I'm not a fan of saunas, but like massages and facials...

    And the chicken sounds delicious!

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