After months of working extra to cover colleagues sick leave I have had my first Friday off for months. I was ridiculously excited by the thought of having the day off, I hadn't actually planned anything but that was the pleasure of it. So what exciting things did I get up to?...........Well I cleaned the fridge and cooker, caught up with washing and general tidying up.....yes I know, but they really needed doing.
It has been a cold and miserable day so I didn't feel like going out anywhere instead I spent the afternoon knitting, drinking cups of tea and listening to the Archers. It was bliss!
So in celebration of the return of Five on Friday, here are my five little things I did today.
1. I didn't get out of bed until 7.30
Isn't it lovely when you don't have to be anywhere at a certain time and you can just get up when you want and decide what to do depending how you feel on the day. Hair tied back in a scrunchy, no make-up and scruffy old clothes. Bring on retirement, I'm sure I will be just as busy but at least I will be setting the agenda.
2. I had the time to try a new recipe
I'm not sure what to call these but they were tasty. After eating more convenience food due to being so busy and getting a little careless with checking labels lately I have been suffering badly from my gluten intolerance. It was fun to have the time to make some gluten free food from scratch. I'm not sure the label 'wraps' was a good description of these but by adding some cumin to a basic batter of gram flour, water and salt, these were delicious served warm. They would be nice to dip into a curry or with home-made hummus.
3. Working on my winter wooly
I don't know what's happened, but this cardi has turned out huge. Usually my knitting comes up just the right size so I don't bother to make a sample anymore. I came very close to ripping it all out and starting again but there was hours of work in it already, so I am turning it into a chunky oversized jacket instead. I'm sure it will keep me toasty in the winter.
4. Caught up with the Archers
Funny how you can miss this for months and then just fit back into it as if you have never been away. I thought it would help to catch up with what is happening among 'country folk' for when we become country folk ourselves.
Anyone else a fan?
5. Collecting Bees
I am not a philatelist, but when I saw these advertised I couldn't resist, aren't they gorgeous. They come in a lovely presentation pack. I have enjoyed reading about the bees on the stamps today.
I hope you had a lovely Friday as well, it really is the little things that make life enjoyable.