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Episode Six: Something Good for the Weekend

February 1, 2020

Hooray! It’s the weekend! For me, this means doing some work-y things and some studying things. But I am totally happy about all that.

I’m also going to do some cooking and some sewing and some library-ing and reading too.

How are there not three days in a weekend? It seems unfair. I am all for the three day weekend, to be honest. Alas my bank balance is not quite so keen on it. Go. Figure.

Now, because this post is called Something Good for the Weekend, I feel compelled to share a few good things.

Here they come …

Something GOOD For the Weekend

Something GOOD to do

It’s been very hot in Melbourne. Like, ridiculously so. If you are in Melbourne you should have some quiet times watching the rain later today. Sipping coffee and eating pastries and saying helpful little mantras to make it not flood anywhere.  And go to Beatrix. Do that also.

If you are not in Melbourne, I think those things still apply, to be honest.

I’m going to bake some bread now that it’s set to cool down enough to turn the oven on without seeming like a total twit.

No Knead bread

Something GOOD to watch

I just started watching a show called The Stranger. It seems great so far and is on Netflix if you fancy watching (heck, maybe you already have been watching!)

And this video of Olivia Laing’s home is so lovely. You will faint when you watch it. In a pretend-fainty sort of way. You must, must, must watch it.

Also? YouTube videos of a cute human cooking Korean food.

Renee Zellweger’s Judy is on YouTube Movies now, in case you want to rent it and take it in.

Something GOOD to buy?

This nail polish? LOOK AT IT.

Orly Nail Polish

Something GOOD to read

Read Nick Cave’s lovely response to a fan’s letter.

Read The Glad Shout (I just did and it’s great and the plot feels eerily possible).

Baked Feta with Chickpeas and GreensBig Flavour Broccoli

Something GOOD to cook

Three Cup Vegetables

Baked Feta with Chickpeas and Greens 

Big Flavour Broccoli

3 cup vegetables

Something/s GOOD to listen to

How about a podcast about writing by the very clever and creative author, Charlotte Wood? (Thanks to the reader who tipped me off about this!) —-> The Writer’s Room by Charlotte Wood.

And, as always, The Bookshelf. Of course!

Also, music wise, how about a bit of Bill Callahan?

Something/s GOOD to make

I’m going to cheat and put food here instead of craft! That’s because I want to make the pickled carrots from this recipe.  And in fact I want to make this whole recipe on white rolls.

Pick Up Limes Banh Mi

And here is a poem.

Hurt No Living Thing
by Christina Georgina Rossetti

Hurt no living thing:
Ladybird, nor butterfly,
Nor moth with dusty wing,
Nor cricket chirping cheerily,
Nor grasshopper so light of leap,
Nor dancing gnat, nor beetle fat,
Nor harmless worms that creep.

Have a brilliant weekend, champs!

x Pip

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1 Comment

  • Reply leonie February 2, 2020 at 7:08 AM

    So much good stuff in here, thanks for sharing. The Stranger looks so good and the Korean food on YouTube is making me all kinds of hungry and inspired.

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