We awakened to grey skies and drizzle, but no snow. As the weather is rather unpredictable at the moment, and there is snow in other parts of the county and on Dartmoor (which is not a million miles away) we thought it best to get our shopping done early this morning.
So off to Waitrose, with the List and the money-off vouchers. I used six of the eight vouchers. The store always looks so fresh and clean and inviting, it is a pleasure to shop there. At the entrance, a lovely display of winter-warming ingredients for comfort-food meals. I had a look at all the jars and cartons of passata, and red wines and so forth, but decided that we didn’t really need any today (I make my own tomato sauce, anyway.) But the display did look lovely.
The next display was the flower display, which always looks beautiful and I bought two-for-£5 bunches of tulips.
Oh, to be able to spend freely on flowers; I’d have bought the lot!!!
The tulips are now in our sitting room, brightening the room up on what has turned into a very wet, windy and cold afternoon, making us very grateful that we have a warm home in which to live.
Flame-edged-with-yellow tulips always look good in our sitting room. And at the other far end of the room, on the bookcase, are purple tulips.
Another jug (above) inherited from my mother – it is a piece of lustreware so has a lovely sheen (and a design including some purple flowers on the front.)
The white cyclamen (I bought two pots of them before Christmas) are still doing well. They obviously enjoy life in the bay window, where it is both cool and light (when it’s not as dull as it is today!)
I bought the magazine above today, seduced as always by a lovely cover. But, unfortunately, the contents aren’t really ‘me’. There is one lovely historic house to admire and read about, but the rest of the houses are both rather grand and very modern, far too modern for my tastes. But I do like the new-style cover, with the broad white border, very chic.
A couple of weeks’ ago I bought some more white hyacinths, already potted and in bud, and they have now opened and are in the kitchen.
I took this photo above in the kitchen last night, the scent of hyacinths was lovely.
And now to think about supper. My mind is never far from food, especially on such a cold evening. Some of the veggie soup made yesterday, I think, and then a light salad, with coleslaw and new potatoes and ham (making life easy for myself!)
Until next time.