Outside my window...It's dark. well I imagine it is, the curtains are snugly pulled against the night.
I am thinking...how satisfying challenge-setting can be. We have several for this year, from our new mortgage target, to doing lots of walking!
I am thankful...for the fact that we have the resources to be able to tackle those challenges.
In the kitchen...There is the lingering smell of dinner - a slow-cooked beef stew using Ox Cheek. Some of the meat has been rescued to be turned into a ragu tomorrow night to have as cannelloni, AND there are leftovers of the stew for the night after, too!
I am wearing...Pyjamas, of course, and a large snuggly fleece. And cosy knitted boot-slippers. It's cold, you know!
I am creating...lists. A list of this year's walks, a list of the birds we've seen this year. I pretty much always have to-do lists on the go too!
I am going...adventuring! Thanks to the East Coast trains ticket sale we have a day trip to York booked, and I'm doing a day trip to Leeds, too. Total cost of all these tickets was just £30!
I am wondering...How much further we can get on our next walking section of the Thames Path - we got all the way from our starting point at Hampton Court to Richmond Bridge on Sunday - very exciting!
I am reading...Nella Last in the 1950's - one of the "Nella Last's Diary" Series, about a lady who kept Mass Observation diaries. The first book "Nella Last's War" was turned into a TV film - "Housewife 49" starring Victoria Wood.
I am hoping...to keep the cash spent on groceries through February to an absolute minimum. I'll be posting about this challenge on the blog shortly.
I am looking forward to...so many things, this year!
I am learning... that the more you walk, the further you want to go. Who knew?!
Around the house...there are many books waiting to be read - we got absolutely masses of them for christmas!
I am pondering...Where we need to park the car to do our next stretch of the Lea Valley Walk -we're hoping to do a "Walk out, train back" this time. Maybe sunday...
A favorite quote for today...Not a quote as such, instead the RAF's motto "Per Ardua ad Astra" - Through Struggles to the Stars"
One of my favorite things...Currently, my 50mm lens. Having used it for our long walk on Sunday I'm remembering why I like it so much!
A few plans for the rest of the week: A quick shopping trip, more walking, and hopefully some quiet time.
A peek into my day...This is actually a peek into my Sunday - the very flooded Thames Path just east of Hampton Court - and yes, that is the back of a bench you can see!
This post is of course part of the Simple Woman's daybook which can be found HERE.