Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Year of Action?

My 'year of action' hasn't exactly gone to plan so far. I have had a stinker of a cold since New Years Day and have spent the last few days hibernating. I still have the cold but am feeling better in myself so today I decided to just get on with it!

So far today I have:

  • poached some dried fruit with honey and served with a warming bowl of porridge for breakfast
  • made a thick, nutritious, garlicky lentil soup for lunch
  • baked a clove studded ham with a marmalade glaze for dinner tonight
  • written a short poem whilst watching the snow falling:

Silent snow softly falling
Flake on flake on flake

Silent snow softly drifting
bewildered birds on frozen lake

Silent snow softly settling
Patterns and tracks animals make

Silent snow

I hope that you are all well and staying safe and warm if the snow is causing you problems.x


Lyn said...

I like your poem and so impressed with what you have achieved in the kitchen this morning!
I think I may be back at work tomorrow-hope it's not to icy!!

Rosie said...

Glad to hear you are feeling a bit better now - your cooking sounds very tasty. I love your poem - I can feel the soft silence of newly fallen snow:)

Amanda and Tim said...

What a beautiful poem!

Sorry to hear you have been feeling so rough, hoping you feel much better soon x

Michela said...

Hello my lovely friend! Sorry you've been unwell, hope you feel soon 100% yourself! You've been a busy bee I read! Love your poem, snow makes everything so unreal

KC'sCourt! said...

Lovely poem. plans haven't gone to plan either. No wonder I don't make resolutions! Mine resolution was to walk home from work every other day - Huh!

Rosie said...

Hibernating is propbably the best thing at the moment.Hope you are feeling much better. Loved the poem :-)

Dragonfly said...

I love the silence of snow, broken by the crunch when you walk in it.

I think I'll make soup tomorrow...

lou said...

I love the snow poem, you are clever!
All that cooking sounds lovely…must think diet. ;0(

I hope you feel better soon…love Lou xxx

Beansieleigh said...

Your poem is beautiful Simone! Sorry to hear you've been sick, but I'm glad to hear you're feeling a little better! Keep taking care of you, and be sure to give Gizmo a little kiss from his Aunt Beansie in Blogland! (0; ~tina

Julia said...

Get well soon, keep warm - your recipies sound divine and just the job for a cold snap!

Ps, beautiful poem!

Take care
Julia xxx

cathleen said...

Simone...hope you are feeling better today. You sure know how to cook up a storm...and have the time to write poetry too. Lovely little poem, by the way.

Julia said...

A 'PS' about jam...

try Waitrose if you have one, or sainsburys might - its not all that readily available in these parts although you might strike lucky!

Love Julia x x x

Julia said...

Lovely poem Simone and I hope your cold is better soon:0)

Carol said...

Happy New Year Simone. I do hope you are feeling much better.
I have never grown up, doesn't matter how old I look, I still feel like a kid inside and am loveling all this snow.
It has been great meeting you and hope we can share so much more togther in 2010.
Carol xxx

Kathy said...

Hello Simone - I've just stumbled upon your blog .... I think we may be kindred spirits. My favourite childhood book was Tales of Toyland. I even hunted it down when my own daughter was little and loved it all again.... I also remember making a new crepe paper dress for our Christmas fairy every year ..... simple pleasures!

Teresa said...

Beautiful poem... inspires quiet reflection.