the thing that surprised me was that I was about to open one of the jars of yogurt in the fridge
(and thought to myself that I had purchased these awhile back...)
lo and behold the last two jars in the fridge were beyond their best before dates!
I used to think that stale dated foods kept in the fridge only happened to the elderly...
Welcome to the world of the advanced age Hostess
the first symptom is forgetting what day it is...
Retirement has had that effect on me...
I know the days of the week but not necessarily the actual date.
seen on my walk
a burst of colour
these flowers are so tiny
that I had to bend down to my toes to capture their beauty.
I have actioned a fridge clean out and chucked out the older condiments
read all the dates on all the jars
wiped out the drawers
and freshened up all the surfaces.
Dani P Mop Philosopher did this last week.
I thank her for inspiring me to get on with this job.
(we both buy the same type of yogurt made in Quebec and are fans of Bonne Maman jam)
( we both reuse the jars)
I organized my "work station" at the sink.
Polished stones make a great base for the soap.
It sits above the moisture which allows it to dry out and so it lasts longer.
Emma Bridgewater tray and bowl are re purposed for this arrangement.
I like to keep my "tools" close at hand.
I am not loyal to any one dish soap and seem to flit around like a butterfly
looking for the one with the prettiest container, the nicest scent and the best performer.
Are you loyal to a brand?
What makes it special?
Having an organized work area is worth the little bit of time and effort.
It is the "little things" that make a big difference.
Two of the books that I ordered from Ivy's on The Avenue arrived.
Style Forever was my first read...I enjoy and follow Alyson Walsh's blog
She has some great pointers about dressing and Fashion
after reading her book I felt like going shopping.
(which I did!)
The other evening after dinner
I lit my favourite Diptyque candle to set the mood.
Time to relax.
Dessert was a bowl of cafe au lait and Garance Dore's new book.
I love this book.
She looks so much like my former French Teacher...in fact they could be sisters.
I am not quite finished her book but know it will be a keeper and one that I will read again.
The black Hellebores from the Vancouver Van Dusen Garden shop are blooming
in The Humble Bungalow Garden.
The plant has grown and soon seedlings will pop up and I will pot up some in the greenhouse to share with friends and neighbours.
Snowdrops are putting on their show.
Snowdrops are so elegant with their wee bonnets of white.
Spring is coming...
February can feel like a long month as we wait for the arrival of Spring.
It feels like Spring is early and that February is going by fast.
I bid you adieu from The Humble Bungalow...
until next time when
I will share with you some fashion focused posts.
Be Well and Be Kind.