I "planted" the paper whites so that they will be blooming for Christmas.
These bulbs are forced into bloom using glass pebbles and water at their roots.
I love their heady fragrance and pure white flowers.
Keep the water levelled at the roots and you will be surprised how fast they grow.
We woke up to see a light frosting of snow this morning and it is still snowing.
I love an excuse to stay home, keep warm and putter in The Humble Bungalow.
Our house guest left yesterday...
we had a wonderful visit.
I served her a curried chicken soup which proved out be a great time saver as we had gone to the late afternoon showing of Philomena starring Dame Judi Dench and Steve Coogan.
Steve wrote the screenplay, produced and starred in the film.
We had a funny experience at the ticket wicket...
The young fellow on duty assumed that we were both seniors!
I was ahead of my friend and I quickly moved aside to make room for her at the wicket
and I was out of earshot while she was paying.
When she caught up with me she was smiling broadly...as was I.
I told her that I got in for $4.75 the seniors rate!
She told me she got the seniors rate too but the fellow had a problem with her debit card...
so he said go on in the movie is on me today.
I highly recommend the film.
The soup "mix" base.
All you need to add are onions, chicken or prawns, a can of coconut milk, water and a few carrots.
I made this the previous day.
This hearty soup made a great meal.
We walked to and from the theatre and did not get back until just about 7 pm.
I put out some fresh veggies and dip while I heated up the soup and we sat and had a glass of wine while we waited for it to get hot.
I'm going to spend some of the afternoon cooking before sitting down to finish reading my current novel.
The forecast is for a wind chill factor which will give the impression of minus 15...
I might need to light a fire in the fireplace to chase the chill away.
Cashmere socks and a thick fleece jacket are not quite enough!
Definitely not my usual OOTD!