The weeks annual leave does not feel enough, that I am contemplating taking another week off in not too long.
I feel like I have hardly done anything worthwhile.
Then D gently reminded me that I did a lot of learning. And this is true, I did a lot of reading, I even attended a on-line Cyber School. We went for a walk and discovered for ourselves the most magnificent tree. I've done some gardening. I have overslept without feeling guilty. I have stayed up late and watched some films and documentaries and mostly and more importantly. I switched off from thinking about work and got to rest and I guess that is what matters.
I also got to revisit and thumb through some academic and non-academic books that were tucked away in boxes from my youth as well as from my University days.
Then I began to mourn all those I gave away when I moved from Scotland to Wales because I did not have the space to put them, you see we were renting a house at the time. Some things had to go and it was hard parting with many of them, but then I remind myself that many went to good places. Some went to a community centre library and others to a women's library, some were donated to Oxfam Bookshop on Byres Road in Glasgow, so perhaps found their way to appreciative readers homes.
I've also done quite a bit of cooking and baking and a lot of eating. I've experimented further with vital wheat gluten too, making these Seitan Chick n , but more about that later.
Today I share these delicious vegan 'Peanut Butter Pancakes' that were made for brunch. They were light, fluffy and delicious. I served them with sliced banana and maple syrup. The recipe for the Peanut Butter Pancakes was bookmarked from Colour Me Vegan by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau. I will be making them again, for sure.
I've also made this flavourful Groundnut Curry with Sweet Potatoes and Kale which will be good for three days. The recipe was adapted from this Sweet Potato, Kidney Bean Groundnut Curry, I replaced the kidney beans with adzuki beans in place of spinach and the addition of homegrown kale. Okay, I am off to enjoy the rest of my Sunday in the sunshine.