~ Tea ~
The Elixir of the Gods
I partake in afternoon tea each day.
It might be served with a silver service or poured over a bag in a humble mug.
Tea is good accompanied with a small snack...
a cookie, an apple, or a few bites of chocolate.
Decaf tea is my go to brew after 4pm and later in the evening, after dinner.
Tea goes well with my knitting :-))
The Miriam pattern sweater (available on Ravelry)
Rowan Felted Tweed yarn.
Italian wool and alpaca blend, so soft.
You may remember that I knit one of these casual cardigans in soft grey and love it!
I chose this turquoise shade as I think it will pair well
with my classic denim and black wardrobe.
My chunky pearls and the new shirt...
Caught my eye while shopping... versatile soft Tencel shirt
inexpensive and will fit in well with my minimalist wardrobe.
I don't buy a lot of clothes,
but when I see something that meets all the criteria that I have for garments I pounce!
Life continues to be busy...
lots of social opportunities and meet ups are on the calendar.
Being a social being I quite like the flurry of activity.
I do enjoy quiet time and spend part of each day here in The Humble Bungalow
tidying, cooking, doing laundry, knitting and reading.
Am immersed in this story set in Tuscany...
loving the characters and the setting.
It spans several decades and follows the lives of a group of friends
and acquaintances on their adventures.
Apparently it was named number one of the "best books" for 2023.
I've got quite a few books on my TBR list...
have some Holds at the library and a few on my bookshelf.
Reading continues to be one of the luxuries that I really enjoy since retiring.
I used to be too busy when I worked full time to really get into a novel.
Holidays were the only time that I could devote a chunk of my days to books.
I was such an avid reader as a young girl growing up...
I always had my nose in a book!
I was a regular at the local Carnegie library downtown.
It all started with Nancy Drew mystery books,
then L. M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables series.
I graduated to more serious fiction in High School
reading various authors among them:
Fyodor Dostoevsky, Leon Uris, Ayn Rand, Leo Tolstoy
I have read and continue to enjoy many genres.
Reading is definitely a passion of mine and I always have a book on the go.
Are you an avid reader?
Who are your favourite writers?
What are you reading now?
It is time for me to close this post and get busy with dinner.
Hope that you are well and enjoying the start to the New Year.
~Be Well and Be Kind ~