Hello! Are you well? I am well. My wrist is all healed and I am going to start crocheting again tomorrow. I am looking forward to it as I was quite forlorn sans crochet over the weekend. It was still nice, don’t get me wrong, but I have a blanket to finish and its been staring at me from its basket for many, many days now. I will be very glad to get back to it.
The weather is cool and drizzly here. I saw three girls wearing tartan today (one was me) which is a sure sign that the weather has well and truly shifted and Easter is nearly here. I’m so looking forward to buns.
I wanted to tell you that on Wednesday (25th) at 11am Melbourne time – tomorrow – I’m going to be on a panel on the radio with my friend Clare Bowditch and my other friend Rachel Power. We’re going to talk about Motherhood and Creativity. You can tune in here and listen if you like. We’re on The Conversation Hour from 11am to 12noon with Jon Faine.
I started watching a new TV show last night. It’s called Bloodline. Have you watched it or heard about it? It’s quite uncomfortable to watch, but I am loving it so far. It stars Ben Mendelsohn, Kyle Chandler (who played Coach Taylor in Friday Night Lights) and Sissy Spacek, amongst others. Stellar cast, right?
(Click here to watch, if you are reading my blog via email and the trailer isn’t loading for you)
This morning I had a cute catch up with my friends at Grub Food Van. It was really lovely and I was really lucky because I got some little presents too. A beautiful drawing from my friend Leroy, some nut spread from Jesse, some Croque Monsieur from Clare, a special wordy envelope from Defah, a beautiful handmade decoration from Lisa. SO LUCKY.
Do you like Croque Monsieur? Honestly, I really do. Food has become the enemy for some, but if they’d just eat a Croque they’d realise how friendly it can be… (Also, how good is Dijon mustard?)
I was noticing this thing yesterday. It was that some people like to define others by the things the other people don’t love. They’re super ready to write you off or judge you, just because you don’t love a thing that they do. I think it’s bonkers to judge people by the things they don’t love. People are people. The things they don’t love make them as interesting as the things that they do. I am sure you are not one of those love-the-things-i-love-or-get-knotted types, so you are probably agreeing wholeheartedly with me right now. (But if you aren’t I still like you. A LOT.)
I’ve been working on a new book and getting excited about my current book starting to pop up here and there. Someone borrowed one from a media friend. Someone got an early copy from the library (very early! It’s not officially out til April 22nd!) It’s nice to get some feedback and finally see the fruits of my labour. Do you know we shot the book one year ago?! And I wrote it way before then! It’s been the longest book hatching ever, for me! Like a crafty tortoise!
In unrelated news, after school today I greeted Ari with a potato pie. He was pretty happy because he’d just walked home in the rain and I felt like the best mum ever handing him a toasty golden snack. It sort of distracted us from the fact that I didn’t pick him up… Pies are often a great distraction.
We’re having Spaghetti and Meatballs again tonight. We’re on a bit of a meatball run at ours because a) thrifty and b) delicious. Are you a meatball (or lentil ball) fan? I like to put rice in my meatballs. I think a lot of people like to do that. I also found this recipe today and I really want to make it. How good does it look? Just my cup of tea, I think. Tart.
I’m going to scoot now because I need to finish up my work and roll my balls etc.
Love to you,