** As the relentless summer continues (minimum of 35*C almost daily) there's been little action in the kitchen, although I did bake some bread this week (using the breadmaker), stewed the figs from last week (in the morning before it got too hot), and cooked most meals outside to keep the inside as cool as possible (it's what BBQs were made for!).
** I spent a fair portion of my time this last week lost in correspondence as I try to catch up on some of my letter-writing. I desperately need to go to the post office to get postage stamps but there was a movie being filmed in the centre of town for most of this week and I decided it was just too much hassle, especially with the daily influx of people (I'm not just referring to cast and crew because every day also brought in an influx of onlookers. I hope they didn't leave disappointed).
** I finally
found made the time to get in a bit of reading for the online course I'm currently doing and worked on the assignments: If I can't go outside on account of the weather I'm going to at least put to good use the time I'm stuck indoors, because I know the moment it begins to feel like autumn I'll be spending endless hours in the garden (it is going to need a lot of work after this summer).
** I'm currently reading two books: The Great War by Les Carlyon and Not Wisely but Too Well by Pauline Montagna. I normally recommend people not do this but as they are completely different from one another there's no risk of confusing them. I've just reached the halfway point in The Great War, which is no small feat considering the book is over 800 pages in length. It's emotionally wrecking and yet I can't seem to drag myself away from its pages...
** Speaking of books, I also got the most wonderful surprise from Laura, who decided she needed to cull a few books from her shelves and so sent them my way. Even though I've no room left on my own bookshelf, I can never say no to a book or two, and I'm pleased as punch with the selection.
What occupied your time this week?