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October 7, 2022

I’m waking up so early these days. I stare at the gap between the curtains and the window frame, wishing for light, trying not to to shift about under the blankets too much, lest the dogs realise I’m awake and begin a well-intentioned, smoochy pre-dawn onslaught. Here’s hoping this early waking is just a temporary thing because once we’re up the dogs MUST go outside and they can be a bit excitedly barky and don’t care a jot if the dark neighbourhood is sleeping. I don’t want to wake the neighbours and Fawkner is SO VERY QUIET at that time of day.

Now, seeing as I’ve been up for one zillion hours, how about I publish this old-school blog post about good things? I think it’s a good idea.Let’s go …

1/ First up, I LOVE this tubular scarf! Such nice colours, too. >>>  (Purl Soho) I want to make it!

2/ Eleven of the best films to watch this October >>> (via the BBC). The Sally Hawkins one looks ace, doesn’t it? Isn’t she great? I think so.

My favourite books RN

Yellow Rice with Cauliflower and Tomato

3/ What would your desert island book choices be? >>> (The Literary Edit) Top of my list would be The Shell Seekers and Winter Solstice by Rosamunde Pilcher. Also A Week in Winter and Light A Penny Candle by Maeve Binchy.

4/ Every single photo in this homey-deco post is a winner. Chef’s kiss to these folks! >>> (Tat London)

(above image from Tat London by @annapalaaanna)

5/ I made a delish cauliflower and basmati rice dish this week. You can grab the recipe with a free subscription. >>> (Hungry Hungry Pippo)

6/ How wonderful is this kitchen island loaded with cookbooks? So good. >>> (Bon Appetit)

7/ I love these van life photos. Perhaps you will too. >>> (InBed)

Interior of van

8/ The Frankie Good Stuff Awards finalists for this year have been announced. Go see! So many clever creatives! >>> (Frankie Magazine)

9/ I bookmarked this story ages ago and now that beans are not too pricey at the market, I’m v. keen to make the green bean curry! How good does it look?! >>> (The Guardian)

10/ Reading this post is like going on a holiday. >>> (Little Birdie)

(Above image by little birdie)

11/ 39 personal truths learned by the age of 39. >>> (Wit and Delight)

12/ Why the late superstar singer Loretta Lynn is so important. >>> (The Conversation)

13/ Clever green thumbs in Melbourne brought BUTTERFLIES back to the CBD! >>> (The Age)

There ya go! I hope you found something you liked amongst this bunch.

Thank you for reading and for being a chum. Have an okay weekend, won’t you?!

x pip



  • Reply Edie October 7, 2022 at 8:24 PM

    Omg the tat London one about the smithery. I AM SCREAMING! Going on about it a lot. Etc. Thanks for your sharings xxxxxx

  • Reply Reannon October 7, 2022 at 6:44 PM

    I love that list from wit & delight, thanks for sharing xx

  • Reply Cathy October 7, 2022 at 2:52 PM

    Lovely things!
    Thanks Pip x

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