The end is in sight now for my post-grad. It should have finished in July but for reasons too boring to explain, we’re still here at start of October slogging away and procrastinating.
Anyway, there are a tonne of things I haven’t done and can’t wait to get done once the 8th October deadline has passed. So in a spectacular display of procrastination, here’s my post-uni to do list!
This blog has been gathering dust and I am looking forward to finding new and inspiring things to share with you.
I also love to write lists- I am a little OCD. If it is written on a list I can chill out, know it will get done. I’m itching to get stated on my Christmas gift list and a things that need doing around the house before Christmas list.
One big writing project is to pull together a reference list of all my favourite recipes and where they are (book, filed, online). I’ve been getting into a rut making dull evening meals so I need to go back through all of my books and cuttings and online saves and make a reference list to inspire me each week when I am menu planning.
This may also inspire me to join in meal planning Monday again when I’m not too ashamed of what I am putting on the table!
Anything which isn’t a uni book! I got some food books for my birthday which I need to get my teeth into and I am desperate to find some decent fiction (recommendations welcome. I love ghosts but open to most things!).
One of my first jobs is Christmas cake- my hubby has been asking about it with concern because I am usually on the case in September! Am thinking of doing a smaller round one this year which I will decorate and two or three loaf ones for general scoffing. In terms of decoration I am loving this pin- seems totally accessible for my rubbish artistic skills!
I’m also going to spend a weekend batch cooking for the freezer. I find this so therapeutic and I love indulging in a whole weekend in the kitchen. I don’t want to live on freezer meals seven days a week but it is good to know that a couple of times a week we can come in from work and not spend ages cooking. I might chuck a couple of things like ginger cake in there too for impromptu midweek treats!
I didn’t grow veg this year to concentrate on uni, but I still need to clear out the greenhouse, cut back the rhubarb and weed the veg patch before it gets too cold.
I’m going to give all my herbs a good cutting and dry some mint, tarragon and other bits to see me through.
Having had a cold for two weeks has made me realise I need to get my health in to order. I’m not sure yet if I can bear to join a gym but I have a work mate who I can cajole into walking / Zumba with me hopefully!
So there we have it. I have put off writing for a few moments longer by doing this post and now I have a weird urge to do some tidying before I carry on…no willpower at all! See you on the other side of the 8th! Xxxx