It’s Monday (December 14, 2020)

We spent the past few weekdays after school dropping by a few friends’ houses to have a socially-distanced visit (outdoors and with masks on) and passing out presents and homemade cookies. I wrote about the Christmas cookies I made here.

It was nice to see some friends we hadn’t seen for a while and the kids had fun playing with their classmates, even if it meant grabbing broomsticks to use as hockey sticks or just running around and playing tag.

Christmas came early! Heh, sort of.

The Staub cocotte I ordered around Black Friday finally came. It was a great price at just $99! I haven’t owned an enamelled cast iron pot before. I really like the look of this one, with its black interior.

They were all giggly about new jingle jammies.

Our usual pizza order

My kids aren’t fans of mushrooms but they did enjoy this mushroom mushroom spaghetti (baby Bella and bunashimeji). 




I’ve been mostly reading this book, as I knew there’s no chance to renew this library ebook. Also, it’s long! But rather interesting.

The Look of the Book – Peter Mendelsund, David J. Alworth

Who am I?? I am reading two nonfiction books? That never happens. But this one is really quite interesting, all about the design of book covers. Be warned though that this book has more than one title. It’s also known as The Book Cover: Art at the Edges of Literature.

Also Harrow the Ninth!! Finally…



I started Westworld on HBO Max.

I’m looking forward to watching the episode(s?) that they filmed in Singapore (more about that here).


As I Lay Dying – William Faulkner


I had homemade sourdough toast for breakfast, with butter and a slice of brie. Also black tea with milk.


I promised the boys I would make bolognese. And oh boy I just realised that I haven’t taken ground beef out of the freezer yet. Oops. Off to do that now…

Last week:

I read:

I don’t think I finished any books this past week, as I have been wrapped up in reading the two nonfiction books, which are taking a while to get through….! This must be a record for me…

I posted:

Christmas cookies #WeekendCooking

Book Covers to Gaze At So I Can Pretend It’s Snowing Outside #TopTenTuesday

Library Loot (December 9 to 15, 2020)

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week. This meme started with J Kaye’s Blog   and then was taken up by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at the Book Date


  1. Sourdough looks good. I made Swedish cardamon buns and found out that Isabel has always liked Chelsea buns, they were one of the first things I made when I started blogging. I will have to start making them again. Isabel said she thought my Swedish buns were dense! But your sourdough looks well risen.

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  2. My library loan of Harrow the Ninth on ebook just came through, but I can’t decide whether to take it now or postpone delivery. i don’t know if I’ll have time for it over the next 14 days! The cookies look delicious!

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