Welcome to another edition of Friday Night Lights! Perhaps it’s your first time here? If so I am so pleased to meet you. If you’re an old hand than I offer you our secret handshake and special wink.
Now let’s get into it!
What have you been watching? I have been tucking into some new and old favourites and adding stuff to my watch list as well …
1/ I FaceTimed my mum last night to show off my favourite t-shirt dress and she reminded me that Rebecca (as previously discussed in Friday Night Lights) is now on Netflix. I started watching it last night but was too tired to concentrate. What I saw, I LOVED, though. (THE CLOTHES!!) I am going to watch the rest this weekend when I am less tired, so that I don’t miss a single detail. Also? The original 1940 film version of Rebecca is on YouTube here.
2/ Have you ever watched Ackley Bridge (above)? It’s on Amazon Prime and I started on it this week. It’s great! Perhaps you know that, though. Good one, if so!
3/ Call The Midwife. This is a re-watch for me, and I’m savouring each episode instead of rushing through, binge-style.
4/ This week we also have an excellent suggestion from Susan H. How To Be Champion Storytime on YouTube. Get amongst it! Thank you, SH!
6/ And KATE sent me a message about the reboot of All Creatures Great and Small. I’m excited to watch it! I loved the original so much and rewatched it recently via YouTube before some twit removed the videos. Good one, Kate!
Speaking of homey, have you ever thought about the enduring allure of rattan. Gotta say I have. I LOVE rattan. Lulu Lytle does too and she’d like to tell you about it. More here.
Goodness! The colourful floors in this house (below) are pretty amazing! More (colours) here.
David Byrne liked reading aloud to his friends. (Related: I’m currently reading Persuasion aloud to my dogs and they are absolutely loving it.)
Incredible photos of birds taken mid-flight. Just gosh. So beautiful. See them here.
Speaking of birds, perhaps you’d like to go virtual birdwatching with Frankie Magazine and Remember The Wild? I think it’s a good idea. I spend a LOT of my time talking to birds I don’t know. More info here.
THIS is one of my favourite columns to read in the whole wide world.
I bookmarked this, but didn’t get to it yet. –> Louise Gluck: Whisperer of the seasons.
Dear gosh I would love one of these beautiful glass French Presses from Yield Design Co. So gorgeous they bring a tear to the eye!
Found via Miss Moss.
If you know me, you know that focaccia is one of my favourite things. Perhaps you feel the same? I am trying a new recipe this weekend, this time the one by gorgeous-face Silvia Colloca. Recipe here.
15 Minute broccoli pasta with basil oil
Rin loves broccoli pasta, so I am going to make this for her when dinners at home are allowed again in Melbourne. Recipe here.
Fish Finger Sandwich
I’m not hugely into fish, but I think that someone dear to me would LOVE this recipe. So simple, so stodgy, so crispy! Recipe here.
Perfect Spaghetti and Meatballs
Madeleine Dore: Let your pile of small good things grow.
Lucy Jones: Pathways in the urban wild.
Pip Lincolne: Eff you, everyone. (Also I love you!)
Also? I love this puff-sleeved dress! (Below) I would make it longer, naturally, but it’s also beautiful just as it is. Grab the Mindy Dress pattern at The Foldline.
Nigella’s new book is nearly here. Can not wait to snuggle down with this one!
And I’m about to start Night and Day by Virginia Woolf, because I’m dead keen on this online lecture series from Cambridge. (I recently read The Voyage Out for this reason, too!) I enrolled in this weekend’s lecture a while ago, and I’m hoping if I spend carefully I will be able to afford next month’s Night and Day one too!
Pip Newell! Second-hand digger + fancier of beaut, quirky and spiky things. More here.
What could be better than Dolly Parton and Patti LaBelle in puff sleeve sequins playing their acrylic nails as they sing? (Also did you know that Dolly just donated $1 million to fund COVID-19 research?)
I hope you enjoyed FNL for this week. I DO try to write it every week, but sometimes my health is not up to scratch and I miss a turn. Sorry ’bout that!
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PS: For those following along … You may have noticed that I have abandoned the ‘newsletter’ platform in favour of a good old blog post for Friday Night Lights. I find those platforms pesky and too much like work! Blog platforms are my happy place. Hopefully it’s still easy to read.