How are you?

How are you feeling during this utterly bizarre and scary moment in time? I’m up and down. One moment it feels quite cosy to be tucked up on the couch with a cup of tea and the next I’m floored by the despair of wondering when I’ll get to hug my parents or sister again. It really helps not to think too far in advance, and to think about what I’m grateful for, like having a job where I can work from home.

Both Andy and I are working from home, he’s set up in the spare room and I’m at the dining table next to a giant dried floral arrangement from our wedding. It seems OK so far!

Watching: a TV show made in 2015 called The Last Man on Earth. It may seem like the opposite of what you’d want to watch right now- it’s about the last few remaining people in the world following a major virus that wipes out humankind, but it’s actually hilarious and quite uplifting! We just started Ozark on Netflix, which is totally bleak. And like everyone else in the world we watched and enjoyed Tiger King.  I can’t understand why Carole Baskin has copped the most hate given that everyone on that show is bonkers. I binged Unorthodox on Sunday which was excellent.

Cooking: A bunch of things I’ve never made before! Stuffed peppers, eggplant parmigiana… but the real MVP here is Andy who has made brisket, matzah for Passover, fried chicken, potato bake and a very delicious green couscous salad from Ottolenghi’s Plenty cookbook.

Baking: Andy’s has baked beer bread, is working on sourdough starter, has made choc chip cookies and his childhood favourite- an chocolate oatmeal cake. So far I have made 3 ingredient peanut butter cookies, cinnamon tea cake.

Listening to: not a lot to be honest. I mostly listen to podcasts on the commute to work or the gym, I’ve been listening to my usual favourites while walking including  My Favorite Murder and This American Life.

Ordering: ice cream from Piccolina’s and puzzles! We also ordered a beautiful wedding album from our photographer, Kyra Boyer. Can’t wait to get it in the mail.

Walking: through rain, hail or shine.

Buying: not bread flour. We tried three supermarkets yesterday and can’t find it anywhere!

Wondering: like everyone, when things will go back to normal. It feels weird to be in an endless holding pattern. Still, please follow your local lock down restrictions so we can return to something resembling normal ASAP!

How are you going? Got any book/show/movie/recipe recommendations? Stay safe and healthy x

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