A Cuppa With Clare

With the isolation restrictions easing and Elliot being back at school, I was inspired by Celia to do a little blog post every day in June. So here goes. Some may be longer, some just short little snippets but I’d love to get back into the habit of blogging.

Hearing: I’m currently listening to Shameless podcasts latest episode. I love their tag line of “a podcast for smart people who love dumb stuff”. With each episode I feel like my eyes are opened to so many smart things around the world.

My current favourite Spotify playlist is Divine Fem, and it’s on repeat, and I love it.

Drinking: decaf coffee every morning, a lot more water than usual for me (something I am really working on) and home-made kombucha.

Eating/cooking: a lot of bread. I’ve been baking a lot of sourdough bread. This delicious carrot cake that Jay made for afternoon tea yesterday. A lot of tray bakes, slow cooked food and soups.

Wanting: to eat something. It’s a late breakfast time. And I’m thinking freshly baked sourdough with eggs, and homemade sauerkraut.

Looking: at Pinterest for design inspo. Modern boho is my focus.

Deciding: on what to do next. I’ve never been one for a 5 year plan and it shows. Now that we’re home from Wollangarra and Elliot has settled into school, I need to find my next personal adventure.

Enjoying: redecorating our house on a very low budget. When we built our house all those years ago, we were so nervous to do anything to the very white walls. It’s been a few years now, and we’ve had a few experiences, and now we’re not afraid to paint walls because we know we can paint over it, we’re not afraid of nailing into the walls because we know we can patch it.

So we’re painting fun things, putting up new shelves and decorating with things we’re finding on Facebook market place.

Savouring: morning snuggles with Elliot. Now that he’s back at school (thank the teachers!), I savour the early morning cuddles.

Watching: Masterchef Back to Win. Seriously loving it! I have always been a Masterchef fan and I was honestly a little concerned when we heard the judges were changing. Well I was WRONG! The new judges have brought a breath of fresh air to the show. It’s almost a completely different show. Melissa Leong has brought a wonderful gentleness to the show as well as wonderful diversity to the judging panel.

Reading: Oh my gosh, I have been reading a lot this year. I’m currently reading The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes: A Hunger Games Novel and I’m so enjoying it. The Hunger Games books are ones I return to regularly, when I need something easy to read, something familiar and to know the end, it’s comfortable. So last week I reread the trilogy and now I’m enjoying my early mornings nestled up with this book.

I have also just started reading the Me and White Supremacy Workbook by Layla F Saad. I downloaded the PDF when it was originally available after she ran the very first free instagram journey. With everything that’s bene happening this week around the world and daily not in the public eye, it’s time for me to become an anti racist and do the work.

Wearing: a lot of drop crotch tracksuit pants and warm snuggly jumpers.

Buying: most recently, a bike rack for our car. At the start of iso, I got an electric bike and now it’s my most favourite thing. And during this time Elliot learnt how to ride his bike. So now that we’re allowed to travel, I’m excited to take our bikes away with us.

Planning: a weekend away in a few weeks to visit friends and take our bikes with us.

Craving: a wood fire, mugs of hot chocolate, blankets, ugg boots and movies.

Loving: reading. I’ve got my head in a book a lot at the moment. Mostly trashy love stories (you can see my 2020 reads in Instagram) and the occasional high brow book.

Playing: with Lego, a lot.

Feeling: proud, excited, tired, cold, inspired, sad, disbelief.

Thanks for reading, see you tomorrow.

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