Monday, February 17, 2014

Lazy daze....a great cuppa, a good book and the hum of domestic machines.

Ah I love a quiet morning in The Humble Bungalow.
A day where life unfolds slowly as I potter about watering the plants, wiping the kitchen counters, tidying up the kitchen and doing some laundry. A pretty ordinary day really but that is how I like it.

Apart from the hum of the washing machine and a snoring cat snoozing on the kitchen chair it's hushed and calm.
The startling sound of a whistling kettle signals that it is time for tea.

I do love a great blend of tea and I have several that I keep on hand.

The everyday pedestrian tea is Ty-phoo decaf tea and I drink copious amounts of this brew.

In my tea cupboard I currently have Murchie's "Golden Jubilee", Harrods "Stronger Tea"
 assorted Silk Road favourite being The Abkhazi blend.

Cookies made a couple of days ago ~ chocolate chip and dried cranberry.

Taste great on the first bite.
No need to have more than one...nibble it slowly and savour the flavour.

I started to read this novel awhile back but then a library hold came available so I put this down.
I am back reading it now and it is a fun read despite the morbid topic.
Australian author Debra Adelaide's novel was nominated for the Orange Prize for Fiction.
I'm almost finished and don't want to put it down.
I love when a book grabs you and holds your interest.
 I think with a title like this, I might have an inkling what might happen in the end.

So I bid you fond adieu, 
I'm off to read in our Humble Bungalow living room.
I think there will be one Morris chair available as Chester has settled onto a kitchen chair so I predict that Pepper will be on the other Morris chair!

Hope that your week is chock full of good things.


  1. Hostess, your day sounds great! I also have machines humming at my house, PLUS two painters and a carpenter in the house. I've reorganized three kitchen drawers and I am beginning to pack for a trip! Manicure and pedicure this afternoon. Oh---and I did a bit of mending/sewing. I hope your day continues to be a good one!

  2. It's a lazy sort of day with the rain falling down and the clouds trying to clear away. The wind awoke me in the night so things are moving a bit more slowly around here, too. Someone else recommended that book to me. Let me know what you think. Have a wonderful day!

  3. Sounds like my kind of day. I will need to check out the teas you mentioned. Love a strong, dark brew myself. My "everyday pedestrian" is PG Tips. You are quite disciplined to be able to just have one homemade cookie. Homemade cookies are a weakness of mine.