Saturday 28th March and day five of the UK Coronavirus lockdown. How is everyone feeling today? Ordinarily on a Saturday, I’d be doing housework and catching up on chores. Harry would be at work in a local café and if Ian’s here we’d go for an afternoon stroll or perhaps have a look around some interiors shops for inspo. Poppy would of course be doing her own thing at uni. It seems, as Harry said, like a waste of a weekend. I know what he means. Today doesn’t feel much different to the last four. But, it is the perfect opportunity to do those things that we wish we had time for during a normal working week.
So today I made some soup, something I used to do a lot, but haven’t had/made time for recently. I got two large leeks for five pence, yes five pence yesterday from Morrison’s. I already had potatoes, onions, veg stock and milk, so it was a matter of finding a recipe and getting on with it. It’s healthy, nutritious and inexpensive. Perfect, especially as it’s been cooler today.
This is a little job I, (as in Ian) did the other day too. When I upcycled my Lloyd Loom chair, I had some fabric left with which I covered two blank canvases. I finally decided where I would like the smaller of the two: in a little corner of the kitchen dining area.
The fabric is by Emma J Shipley and she is currently offering two free downloadable colouring pages featuring her beautiful designs. And just so you know, this isn’t sponsored in any way. I bought the fabric myself and heard about the colouring pages from an email. If I had any artistic talent, I’d use watercolours because I love the designs. I don’t, so I might try coloured pencils. If I do and make a good job, I’ll post some photos of the finished product.
I wonder how Prince Charles and Boris Johnson are doing having both tested positive for Covid-19? The news looks bleak and the evidence from other countries means we are likely to experience a spike in the number of Coronavirus cases over the next 48 hours. I certainly won’t be doing any more food shopping for a few days. Stay home and stay safe and thank you for reading these short updates.
Canvas covered with Lost World Fabric by Emma J Shipley.
Copper table lamp: TK Maxx (Approx 2015)