Good Things 009

Two nights in a row I have gone to sleep feeling as though I may turn into a block of ice at any given moment, and two mornings in a row I have woken up feeling scratchy-throated and sniffly-nosed. In an attempt to not be a maungy ill person, here are some good things that don’t involve a tickly cough.

  1. My new favourite breakfast. I don’t know where this breakfast has been all my life, or why I have yet to photograph its stunning beauty. Step one: chop some vegetables of your choice. My choice is some combination of courgette, mushroom, red onion and pepper. Chop some bacon (optional – but gooooooooood). Heat some oil in a small saucepan and throw everything in. Step two: crack two eggs into a bowl and whisk them with some milk – butter, cream, cream cheese all optional but again, very good. Step three: when the vegetables and bacon are nearly ready, turn the heat down and tip the egg into the pan. Stir it around inside the pan to scramble it. Step four: serve on the bread of your choice (an English muffin) and smother with Frank’s Red Hot Sauce. The sauce isn’t necessary but you’d be pretty foolish to miss it out.
  2. Volunteering. I know, I’m turning into one of those people who won’t shut up about all the volunteer work they’re doing. As well as other responsibilities, I’m helping out as part of the Communications team at Brimham Rocks. It’s a truly wonderful place and I’m very excited to get to work on all manner of things including their website, social media presence, events and promotions. I also love volunteering because it gives me an excuse to eat six biscuits and drink two cups of coffee in 3 hours.
  3. The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood. I am loving this book. As per a Twitter suggestion by MJ I decided to download it to my Kindle. I’m so excited to be reading Atwood again; I’ve read a few of her other novels and I don’t know why I’ve spent so many years not reading anything else by her.


A few weekends ago I went to a beer festival and won all manner of weird and wonderful things on a tombola, including (but not limited to) a cat toy (as seen above, attached to my wrist), a door handle and a stack of magazines with titles such as ‘Coin Collector’s Weekly’. I also found a wheat beer that I fell head over heels in love with and now I can’t remember what it was called other than ‘weissbier’ which isn’t particularly helpful.

Tell me about all the good things that are happening in your life!

6 thoughts on “Good Things 009

  1. Firstly I’m so sorry that you’re so poorly, it sounds really horrible, I hope you feel much better soon!

    Your favourite breakfast sounds amazing – a true breakfast of kings (you know – lunch as a prince, dine as a pauper :-P) I adore courgettes and mushrooms, just my sort of thing, plus I don’t eat enough eggs so this could be the perfect solution. I definitely want to see a photo of this beauty!

    I’m really glad you’re enjoying your volunteering. It sounds like a brilliant thing to do and you seem to be getting heaps of opportunities through it. Sounds like a great work experience too! Volunteering definitely does make you a better person, feel free to go on about it ;-)

    I love Margaret Atwood and like you, for some unknown reason, I haven’t read any of her books in ages. To be changed!

    Lastly, as I appear to have written you a mini essay instead of a comment, the beer festival sounds like some serious fun! I love tombola, best thing about the church fete if you ask me…

    • Ha, it is rather a breakfast of kings isn’t it! I’ll take a picture next time I eat it. You should definitely try it if you want to eat more eggs, it’s so easy to make whereas a lot of egg dishes are a bit of a fiddle.

      I’m glad you say that because I’m planning a ‘lessons learned from volunteering’ post and was a bit wary that everyone was going to roll their eyes at it, haha.

      Which Atwood novels have you read?

      I enjoy this mini essay comment! :) The beer festival was great fun, and tombola is always a good thing.

      • I have read Lady Oracle, Cat’s Eye, Alias Grace, The Handmaid’s Tale and Oryx & Crake. I’ve never encountered any of her short stories but I bet I would love them, I might have to hunt them down.

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