For a long time now my intention has been to simplify my life; and yet at 4.30am on a Monday morning I find myself boiling eggs and ironing while the rest of England sleeps. All because I cannot switch my brain off for long enough to have a proper rest. Suffice it to say if I was succeeding in the simplification process this would not be a problem...
One of my many frustrations is that whilst I am creating more new things than ever before, I am not actually allowed to share any of them with you yet. And I really miss being here. I miss the writing for its own sake and because it helps give a little direction to my wandering thoughts; I miss the sense of community I get from sharing things with you all and hearing your thoughts on them; and I miss having something tangible that I can look back on to help me remember just what it is I have been doing with my time.
And so instead of running around doing chores in this bonus time that I should be sleeping, I thought I would stop and say hello. And I am going to try to do so more often, even if I don't have any new work to show you. I hope that's ok.
"That's all well and good," I hear you say "but what does it have to do with a picture of a quiche?". Well nothing really. I just don't like blog posts without pictures and it is the one thing I have made recently that I am allowed to show you. It is my first ever quiche and, as is my way, I sort of made it up as I went along and probably couldn't reproduce it. But it was really scrumptious - chorizo, cheese and red onion. I am pretty sure the pastry isn't actually supposed to look quite as rustic as that but I absolutely love it! It looked like an enormous baked crown and fed me for the best part of a week. I need to try a smaller one next time, and I will try and write the recipe down as I go along so that I can share it.