Tuesday, 5 May 2020

The Simple Woman's Daybook . . .


FOR TODAY, May 5th, 2020 

Outside my window...
The days are really becoming noticeably longer now.  I am getting up in daylight at 5:30 am and going to bed in daylight at 9:00 pm.  The birds have never sung sweeter. 

I am thinking ...
Trying not to do that too much at the moment, so staying busy busy as I can and getting loads done. 

I am thankful for ...
My faith, good neighbors, the NHS, friends, my health, etc. My glass is still half full.

In the kitchen ... 
Sourdough Biscuits, made from some of the discard from my sourdough starter.  So delicious!

On my "To Cook" list ...  

Crostata al mascarpone con gocce di cioccolato...e una frolla speciale!  Its in Italian, but I can use an online translator, hopefully!

Good to know ...  

I can't remember the last time I had hiccups, but you never know when this might come in handy! 

I am creating ... 


Ruffled.  DIY Star Confetti Tape. 

A Crocheted Simplicity.  Flat stitch seam.  Love this!  

Daisy Farm Crafts.  Crochet Teal Gingham Blanket.  

Potato Stamps.  No source.  Looks easy enough however. 


Family Bunny Slippers.  Church Mouse Yarns

I am reading ... 

Normal People, by Sally Rooney 
Connell and Marianne grow up in the same small town in the west of Ireland, but the similarities end there. In school, Connell is popular and well-liked, while Marianne is a loner. But when the two strike up a conversation - awkward but electrifying - something life-changing begins. Normal People is a story of mutual fascination, friendship and love. It takes us from that first conversation to the years beyond, in the company of two people who try to stay apart but find they can't.

Dreaming of ... 

One day visiting Ireland  . . . 

One day I would love to have a cat again  . . . 


One day making my own ice cream from scratch  . . . my mother's bread tins  . . .

Pretty blue gates  . . . .  

Stone crofts with window ledges large enough to hold kettle planters  . . . 

Something to watch ... 


Seasons 1 and 2 of After Life on Netflix. Cringeworthy language, but once you get past that, the show is pretty good.   And when I say cringeworthy, I mean cringeworthy. Not recommended if you are overly sensitive to that type of thing.

A thought to carry with you ... 

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When you arise in the morning,
think of what a precious priveledge it is
to be alive, to breathe, to think ,
to enjoy, to love  . . . 
~marcus aurelius•。★★ 。* 。 

Corners of my kingdom ... 

Taking Monique's cue and trying to root basil on my windowsil.  I might have more success than I have done from seed . . .  fingers crossed! 

And that's my daybook for this week!

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⋯ ◯ ⋯ Take time to enjoy the small *´¯`.¸¸.☆

  ⋰ ⋮ ⋱ blessings in life.*´¯`.¸¸.☆ 

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Have a beautiful day!  JUST STAY HOME ♥  Be safe and don't forget!   

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And I do too!    


  1. Your basil looks so pretty!Fingers crossed!!I knew you would have jars lol:):)
    I know re After Life..the comedian to me could have been left out too crude..the rest I got over.
    Fab show.
    Will check the book out:)

    1. Oh yes, I have jars, lol. yeh, some very crude moments but overall a good story. xoxo The book is fab! The show based on it is fab too. Watching it on the BBC. xoxo

  2. Hi, Marie! GOOD to catch up with you today! :) Like you, I'm trying not to think too much--about most things! My brain works a lot overtime, and it's not always the best way to function... haha! I've been online a little less, and this with the not thinking, I think I'm doing a little "better"... ;)
    It's been fun seeing about your sourdough adventures! I have yet to try this kind of baking. Thank gingham crochet blanket is GORGEOUS! I want one of those--gotta add that to the To Make List! Your current reading sounds very sweet... VERY much hope you'll have a cat again some day. I can't imagine life without a kitty! Wishing you all a LOVE-filled week there! Be keeping well, and safe... ((LOVE & BIG HUGS))

    1. I would love the gingham blanket also in different colours, was trying to figure them out. Thanks for your sweet comment. Love and hugs to you TJ and Luna. xoxo

  3. Those Sourdough biscuits looks so yummy! I loved all the crocheted items. Right now, I do want to start something. However, I gave away a lot of yarn for a project and now I need to buy more and when I looked recently in a store that was opened; they didn't have much. I guess that means there are alot of people crocheting.
    You book looks interesting; I always love a good love story.
    Your dreams area, it is always fun. I loved the photos. I would love to visit Ireland too; since I have ancestors from there. I loved cats too and probably can't have them again because of Allergies. Sammy is enough for now, he is our precious fur baby.
    Sending loving thoughts and hugs!

    1. I gave away a lot of yarn also LeAnn! Thanks always for reading and commenting. Love you! xoxo

  4. So many neat ideas like always...thanks for sharing about your sourdough successes!! And I am so glad you are having fun doing that...we need all the fun we can find right now. Also, that blanket is just gorgeous!!
    hugs, Elizabeth xoxo

    1. Thanks very much Elizabeth! Hope you are both staying safe and happy. Love and hugs. xoxo


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