Monday, January 23, 2012

I'm back, and I made jam!



Life's been pretty hard in Christchurch in recent times. Turbulent doesn't really begin to describe it. So I've spent a few weeks off remembering to enjoy the simple things. I've baked bread, made pasta, picked raspberries and bottled my first ever jam. I played my first game of golf (nine holes), had a picnic in Peel Forest and walked to a waterfall with Carina, and went on a day trip with friends to Quail Island for Emma's 30 Before 30.

I don't do New Year's resolutions, but I am resolved this year to do more things just for fun. I plan to spend more hours reading or playing guitar in the comfy chair in our backyard sunshine, to try new recipes and to get better at golf.



2 comments:

Deidre in Interwebland said...

Welcome back jam queen! In my book vowing to have more fun is a great idea at any time, but doubly so given what you have been through over the past year and a half. And what a fancy bird! Much love, Deidre

Lucy said...

Thank you! I also made strawberry jam since writing this post, and photographed it on a backdrop of one stunning Shaky Isles manuka teatowel, to make it look even yummier.

Would you believe I had no idea Quail Island had quails?

Lucy x