Wednesday, February 14, 2007

He's a baby, herbs and romance.

1. Douglas has shaved his head and looks like a large baby.

2. On Monday my parents bought us a bag of bayleaves and rosemary. I wreathe the bayleaves over the mirror so they can dry out. I add bayleaf to most of my meat dishes almost unconsciously but I don't notice the spicy, resiny taste except by its absence if I forget to add one. I won't deal with the rosemary until our veggie box comes on Thursday. It'll include apples in a paper bag that I can put the rosemary in while it dries. That way, the needles don't shed everywhere.

3. Oli saying that although he hadn't got a Valentine's card for his wife yet, he had written her a song. Oli told us on Monday that he is going to be a father, which caused much celebration in the office. We called people in so we could watch him telling them.

PS: The idea of gratitude journals comes up quite often in the comments, so some of you might be interested in what Dr Michelle Tempest's post about feeling and expressing gratitude.


  1. Turning round from buttering your toast to discover your husband down on one knee with a rose clenched between his teeth.

  2. Thanks for the mention on your blog today. As always your 3 beautiful things are an inspiration to read. I am a fan of your blog. Michelle

  3. 3 beautiful things! thanks for posting. i just randomly came across your blog via the 'next blog' button. what a fabulous and thoughtful idea!


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