It’s Monday (January 25, 2020)

That was a weird week in terms of weather. We had a very sunny Monday (Martin Luther King Jr Day) then it became a very windy Monday night. The kind of howling battering wind that makes you wonder if a tree is going to come crashing down and take out power lines with it. Luckily, it didn’t happen in my neighbourhood, but quite a lot of the Bay Area was affected by power outages and downed power lines. The wind kept up pretty much all night and then into the day as well. I guess it’s a good thing everyone’s at distance learning so the kids didn’t have to go out in that crazy wind.

Some things from last week…


Sunday sushi lunch!


Tried out a garlic rosemary bread (recipe here)


Made linguini carbonara on Saturday – I just used bacon as that’s what I have at home.



Citizen by Claudia Rankine


James May’s Oh Cook on Amazon video. James May is probably most famous for being one of the Top Gear/The Grand Tour presenters. He’s also done a few other shows of his own, and this one is actually a cooking show. It’s quite amusing as he’s not much of a cook, and definitely not a baker, so this show has him trying new things with the help of a home economist who regularly emerges from the pantry cupboard to help him out. I reckon it’s quite a decent show that encourages complete beginners to try out cooking some simple recipes.


I’ve been trying to listen to A Tale of Two Cities but I keep getting distracted…


I had homemade waffles for breakfast (made them on the weekend and I always make a couple of extra batches for the next day and the freezer).


Earl Gray


It looks like it’s going to be a colder week with some rain and wind. I’m thinking of making a baked pasta, maybe some tomato soup too.

Last week:

I read:


Majesty – Katherine McGee

Parade – Shuichi Yoshida

The Stonekeeper – Kazu Kibuishi

I posted:

Parade by Shuichi Yoshida

Library Loot (January 20 to 26)

Books I meant to read in 2020 #TopTenTuesday

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

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