Such a pretty pattern: how could it be?
Plus: A Pudding podcast, other people's days and library cafes.
Waiting for the bus, we ran our fingers along the pure white of the wooden farm entrance. Brittle stalks of tiny ice make our fingers a raw red. There’s been a blanket frost. The biggest one this year. The bird bath on the veranda is frozen and so too are their little noses. We look closely and wonder how the crystals can stick out so far from the wood and make such a pretty pattern.
I walk back up the hill to the kitchen and scroll Instagram. The UN has reported with certainty that 2023-2027 will be the warmest five year period ever recorded as El Nino and greenhouse gases combine in the atmosphere. I drink my lemon tea and muddle through the confluence of it all. Life and environment, hot days and frozen days, wet days and dry days.
Hmph, now: there is far more happiness inside the newsletter this week, including heirloom recipes, routines heaps of routines and lovely lampshades. That was just my musing on a minute moment for the week. Sxx
I’ve been gobbling up Little Pudding by Larissa Huntington this week and really loved listening to Amy Minchiello, who I’ve followed on instagram for a long time. I messaged Larissa to say I’ve been loving it and she says she’s on the look our for regional bakers to interview. If that’s you get in touch with her @littlepudding.
If you are an English lover, a grammar queen you must listen to Richard Fielder’s Conversation The World of English, according to Benjamin Dreyer.
On the recommendation of Podstack which read, ‘have you ever listened to something so powerful that it makes you actually say ‘holy shit’ out loud as you are listening’, I listened to Expectant - The North. A six part series on the consideration of having children during a climate crisis. I didn’t say holy shit - but it made me feel queasy. Really eye opening into Gen Z and their thoughts for the future.
Lay your eyes on these instagram accounts
@lizes_lampshades || @sophieisadorahaber || @nikolator
This pile of things to read
Read this daily routine and make yourself feel better.
Do you know about The Guardian’s ‘What makes me happy now’ segment? Enjoy xx
A peek inside Alisha Ramos of Girls Night In newsletter’s Wellness Bag.
Speaking of Wellness - it’s catching on in the content world too, check out this: Wellness Dairies by The Nessie.
This is nice. Please Eat in the Library via Taste Cooking.
One percent better is Amantha Imber’s (from the How I Work podcast) new newsletter on Substack. And upon further rabbit-holing I see she has renamed her podcast to How I Live. Here she is chatting with Jessie Stephens from Mamamia.
At 9am on Wednesday, feeling sluggish and guilty about the fact that I should be up and into the day, I read this (below) from Rae Katz and breathed a sign of relief. If you love Daily Routines make sure you check out the comments.
This is week 3 of 4 where I’m offering free subscribers an insight into the paid version of this newsletter. If you’d like to continue in this vein, go ahead and make my Sunday by becoming a part of my paid community. xx
And for those of you who’d like a dose of the Green Room - here it is with the beautiful Julia Roche’s art. Possibly my favourite thing in the house.